When I think of a village fete wedding theme I automatically think of Summer, bright colours and lots of laughter! This style of wedding sways more towards an informal, relaxed vibe that’s all about enjoyment. You can have a ton of fun with your wedding décor and details, so it’s time to get inspired…
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I think a short Fifties style dress suits this theme really well. If you’re planning lots of fun stalls and games you want to be able to move around, which can be difficult if chosen a longer dress. If your wedding reception is outside, it might be best to change into some cute pumps after the ceremony. We’ve all had the nightmare of high heels sinking into the grass!
Opt for accessories that compliment your dress and shoes. Flowers are a beautiful idea if you’re having a village fete inspired do, and will suit the relaxed vibe completely. If you wanted to add a hint of sparkle to your wedding style, Glitzy Secrets have a gorgeous range of crystal adorned hair combs that will meet all of your glittery needs!
If you’ve opted for a short vintage dress, your girls will look fab in shorter dresses too. Floral gowns full of colour will look gorgeous on your girls, and is perfect for a fab village fete themed wedding day. And for your hubby-to-be, we’re thinking tweed jackets, colourful bow ties and braces.
Wild, natural flowers are the perfect choice for a village fete wedding theme. Bright colours and big blooms will look fabulous amongst the colourful décor and laidback vibe. While we’re on the subject of flowers, I think they’re a great option for your table centrepieces. An assortment of blooms in jam jars will look wonderful and natural placed on wooden slices. Collect jam jars from friends and family, and even pick your own flowers before the big day for a totally budget-friendly centrepiece.
I love the idea of having a dessert table full of an assortment of wedding cakes. You could use a naked Victoria sponge as the main event, and then add lots of different smaller cakes in proper village fete style! Not only does this look fabulous, it’s a great alternative to a separate dessert course. If your budget will stretch, consider hiring an ice cream van. Your guests will absolutely love this and it’ll help to keep people cool if the weather is extremely hot. Small jars of homemade jam, honey or chutney make great wedding favours and are definitely in keeping with village fete traditions.
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Bunting is obviously a must-have at a village fete, so it needs to be at your wedding too! Drape it across the ceiling of your reception room, or hang outside if you’re having your reception in the sunshine. You can use bunting in the little details too, such as your wedding stationery or even as a wedding cake topper! If you wanted an alternative to bunting, why not consider streaming ribbon or colour pinwheels and pom-poms? Using bunting or ribbon will really bring your wedding venue to life and injects a splash of colour.
Use blackboard signs to detail the timings of your wedding day and directions to the toilets, dancing area and bar etc. If you’re having lots of stalls and fete-inspired games be sure to sign-post this. Speaking of fun and games, there are plenty of ways to keep your wedding guests entertaining during the reception antics. You can either hire or create your own fete games, such as an egg and spoon race, a coconut shies or a Hook-a-Duck. They’ll also be an ice-breaker between guests and you’re guaranteed a lot of giggling!
This is such a fab wedding theme especially if you want a fun wedding that your guests will definitely remember…
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