Sav Brown Photography
Sav Brown PhotographyWildly In Love

The great thing about having a bohemian wedding theme is that no two boho weddings are alike—this decor style means something different to every couple, so yours is bound to be unique! But if you're wondering where to start, there are some common design elements and wedding details that always work when it comes to bohemian wedding ideas (we're looking at you, pampas grass). Keep reading for everything you need to know to get started.  

What is a bohemian wedding theme?

The bohemian wedding theme started as a trend several years ago—most notably, it introduced us to the concepts of flower crowns, mix-and-match bridesmaid dresses, leafy greenery, and unexpected nature-inspired elements as decor (like feathers and deer antlers). 

Today, the boho wedding aesthetic is all about creating an eclectic, whimsical setting filled with various textures, earthy elements, rich color palettes, dreamy wildflower-style arrangements, and "collected" decor (think vintage rugs and assorted vases). It's less about achieving a matchy-matchy look and more about the overall vibe, so don't worry if your details aren't perfectly coordinated! Outdoor wedding venues like gardens, forests, and beaches are especially common for a bohemian wedding, but you can also recreate this decor style at most casual venues, such as barns and industrial spaces. 

You can also pair bohemian wedding style with other aesthetics—for example, a bohemian glam theme, bohemian tropical or beach wedding theme, bohemian rustic theme, or even a bohemian gothic theme with moody colors. 

Boho Wedding Inspiration

Once you've decided on a bohemian wedding theme for your big day, it's time for the really fun part of wedding planning: finalizing your wedding decor. Here are some of our fave ideas.

Paper Tie Affair
Paper Tie AffairLiz Koston Photography

Bohemian wedding invitations

Your invitations are the first glimpse that your guests have of your wedding day, so it can be fun to tease your theme a bit. Set the tone for a stylish boho wedding with unique rounded invitations featuring bold, artsy typography.

Greylilycalligraphy
Greylilycalligraphy

Calligraphy vow books

Paper with torn edges (fun fact: the technical term is "deckled") is another way to give your wedding stationery a bohemian twist. We love these adorable keepsake vow books tied with colorful mustard yellow ribbons.

Ink & Opal Co.
Ink & Opal Co.

Crochet shoes

Going barefoot is popular at bohemian weddings, but if you are planning to wear shoes, keep them on the casual (and comfortable) side. A pair of crochet sandals or flats will complement a flowy, loose-fitting wedding dress. 

Cleveland Makeup Artistry by Karin Dodge
Cleveland Makeup Artistry by Karin Dodge

Natural bridal makeup

Gold, pink, and peach tones look gorgeous on boho brides, since they'll give your skin a sun-kissed glow. Keep your makeup dewy and simple, especially if you're getting married outside, for the most laid-back look.

La Petite Photo
La Petite Photo

Bohemian wedding dress

Shopping for boho chic wedding dresses? Look for loose or slightly fitted styles with details like fringe, bell sleeves, lace, off-the-shoulder necklines, and sheer panels. Some of our favorite bohemian wedding dress designers include Willowby by Watters, Grace Loves Lace, and BHDLN. 

Catalina Jean Photography
Catalina Jean PhotographyFlora Amor

Colorful bridesmaid dresses

A bohemian wedding theme is the perfect opportunity to have your bridesmaids wear brightly colored dresses, mix-and-match styles, or patterned gowns. Orange, yellow, hot pink, or floral print dresses are just a few ideas.

LUSTREbella
LUSTREbella

Bridal hat

This bridal accessory is especially fun—and practical—if your wedding is taking place somewhere hot and sunny, like the desert or the beach. Plus, a wide-brim rancher hat looks cool in photos, even if you don't wear it for the entire day. 

Oversized boutonniere

Unlike more traditional wedding styles, a boho wedding theme leaves plenty of room for experimenting and going bold with your details. Try using an oversized flower, like a protea, as the base for your boutonniere.

Avonné Photography
Avonné PhotographyCarolina County Weddings and Events

Patterned button-down shirt

Suits and ties are appropriate for a boho-meets-glam wedding theme, but if your aesthetic is more informal, you can skip the jacket and wear a colorful patterned shirt instead. A floral print is a stylish idea for the groom who wants to make a fashion statement. 

Breezy Day
Breezy Day

Wooden wedding signage

Signs provide your guests with important information during your wedding ceremony and reception, but they also double as decor. A wooden sign with white lettering or calligraphy will fit nicely into a boho wedding theme.  

Gianny Campos Photography
Gianny Campos PhotographyPrimrose Floral & Event Design

Boho style ceremony backdrop

Oversized floral backdrops are a staple decor element when it comes to bohemian weddings. This trendy hoop backdrop acts as a frame for the water view in the distance.

Ines Naftali Floral & Event Design
Ines Naftali Floral & Event Design

Eclectic ceremony seating

Create a unique ceremony setup by incorporating vintage upholstered chairs and sofas into your ceremony guest seating. The end result: a homey, kitschy vibe, plus special seats for your VIP guests (like parents and grandparents).

Onyx & Redwood
Onyx & Redwood

Succulent and cactus decor

There are so many ways to use succulents, cacti, and other potted plants for a bohemian wedding theme. Display them as centerpieces in place of flowers, use them to decorate your ceremony altar, or send guests home with miniature plants as wedding favors.

Jordan Voth Photography
Jordan Voth PhotographyPetals and Fields Florist

Boho wedding tent

Tents and teepees are two popular decor elements of bohemian style, and they're amazing for creating a focal point or lounge area at your wedding reception. Decorate yours with colorful pampas grass and cozy throw pillows to recreate this 'grammable backdrop. 

Jessie Bennett Photography
Jessie Bennett PhotographyWander Event Rentals

Rattan chairs

No bohemian wedding is complete without a touch of rattan, bamboo, or wicker furniture. Add rattan chairs to your reception tables (or just your head table to make it stand out) and you'll get a groovy, '70s-style vibe.

Apryl Ann Photography
Apryl Ann PhotographyBirds of a Feather Events

Geode or crystal escort cards

Crystals and geodes can bring good energy to your wedding day, but they also look beautiful as decor. This suspended display of geodes is an unexpected way to showcase escort cards and table assignments.

Sav Brown Photography
Sav Brown PhotographyWildly In Love

Vintage kilim rugs

You already know how quickly a rug can transform a room in your home—and the same applies for your wedding venue, whether you're getting married indoors or out. Source a few vintage rugs from a local event rental company and place them throughout your venue to instantly add bohemian flair. 

Primrose Floral & Event Design
Primrose Floral & Event Design

Hanging wedding centerpiece

If traditional wedding centerpieces aren't your thing, try hanging them from the ceiling instead. This technique works especially well with pampas grass and greenery arrangements, but it will involve more planning and logistics, so work closely with your florist to decide if it's possible at your venue. 

Bloominous
Bloominous

Macramé reception table runner

Decorate bare wood tables with macramé or crochet runners for a quick boho tablescape idea. 

Boho Chic Dreams
Boho Chic Dreams

Dried greenery wedding cake

You've seen greenery wedding cakes before, but using dried greenery and other botanicals is a more unique spin on the trend. This boho cake is decorated with bleached Italian ruscus, a fan palm, and dried eucalyptus.