Ideas for planning a Festival Wedding

Music can be an important part of a couples history and memories, and often festivals, whether it be Glastonbury, Bestival or a smaller event like Latitude, can play a big part in that.  We are finding it more and more common that our clients are excited to bring a variety of music to their day and re-create the amazing atmosphere of their favourite festival. So today I'm going to give share with you some ideas for planning your very own festival wedding! Obviously music is the most important thing 😉 but I'll also be talking about some other great ideas that I have seen on my travels.


A Wandering Band in A Crowd Of People

I think that a busking style band during the afternoon drinks reception is a wonderful idea. It's the point during the day where guests can feel like they are just waiting for the wedding breakfast to be served, but a bit of entertainment can turn it into one of the highlights!  One of our most popular bands at the moment is Wanderlust (pictured above). See their video and find out more about them here. Some other great bands that would be perfect afternoon entertainment are The London Acoustic Project, The Boots  and The Cotton Piccadilly's if you want a super fun, tongue in cheek vibe.

If you can afford it, hiring a band for the evening as well will definitely continue the festival feel, just make sure you pick one that can carry off that 'Mumford and Sons' style! A band such as Classic Kanish, Great Scott or Uptown Folk can bring the best of both worlds by playing 2 styles of music. First they can do a folk inspired set, playing instruments such as double bass and banjo, and then for their next set they can play in an electric style to really get the party going!

Here's a good example of one of our festival styled bands - The Shapers.

Wedding drinks ideas


Watching your favourite band with a pint of cider in hand (I'm a poet and I didn't know it), is undoubtedly a key part of enjoying a festival.  So why not buy barrelled cider from a local brewery? We actually did this at our own wedding, admittedly we bought beer rather than cider, but it went down a treat! We bought ours at the Sixpenny Brewery which has one of the smallest pubs in England, and only has room for 17 people to stand at a time!

If you want to go a bit fancier, I really love the idea of 'Pimping your prosecco' that I have spotted lately. The picture I have included above is from a real wedding showcased on Love My Dress. I'd definitely love to get creative adding lots of flavours to my prosecco!

tipi wedding venue


Well, there's only one place you can have a festival wedding isn't there? A field! But you'll need a marquee or tent too! My favourite tents are definitely the giant hat tipi's pictured above!

wedding flowers in tins


Decorating a festival style wedding is pretty easy and also can come in at quite a low price. Bales of hay with blankets for seating areas, cute homemade signposts, pretty wildflowers in tins and lots of fairy lights!

wristbands for wedding guests


Festivals always mean wristbands, so why should your wedding-festival be any different. These wristbands from WedFest would make a really quirky and fun keepsake for your guests, and they'll also look great on the day!

I hope that little post has inspired you! Do get in touch if you are looking for music for your special day, we'd love to help!


Find A Band For Your Festival Wedding

Take Your First Step To Booking Your Wedding Band

Fill out this form and we'll send you some suggestions for your date and location.

Female VocalsMale VocalsLike The RecordUnique Arrangements Of SongsUnusual InstrumentsUnder £1000£1000 to £1500£1500 to £2000£2000+Background MusicParty Music

Or Start Looking At Bands

UK Wedding Band – Mister Kanish

Rock and pop wedding band

Award winning quintet playing 90s hip hop, pumping dance, 50s rock n roll, modern chart hits and more in their own rocking style. Previous clients include Merryl Lynch, Williams Engineering, NotOnTheHighStreet, White Stuff, Holland and Barrett and Microsoft and hundreds of happy brides and grooms....

Zazu – Folk Wedding Band with banjo, Sussex

Sussex Wedding Band

Brighton's hottest wedding and party band. Zazu play a repertoire of well known rock, pop, folk, hip hop and RnB and mix in their own quirky style to create a setlist perfect for dancing....

Classic Kanish – Vintage Style Wedding Band

Mumford & Sons Style Wedding Band

Classic Kanish have played together with the same line-up since 2005. With this experience they have crafted the perfect dance floor filling set of tunes. They offer a quirky take on hip hop, pop and rock using a double bass, mandolin, violin, acoustic guitars and 4 male vocalists....

MK3 – Wandering Wedding Trio

Wedding music trio from Hampshire

MK3 are a trio with vast amounts of experience entertaining at wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions and dinners. They offer a tried and tested selection of songs perfect for listening or even dancing for those weddings that have sound restrictions....

Signal – Surrey Based Party Band

Signal party band

Surrey based party band that play awesome self-styled covers of all your favourite songs. An affordable, high quality 6-piece with male and female vocals and brass....

The Skip Jacks – Folk & Pop Wedding Band, London

London Folk Wedding Band

The Skip Jacks are a London based wedding band offering a mix of folk, rock and pop. They offer two unique styles great for a festival wedding with a line-up of female vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, double bass, drums and keys....

The Flyaways – Incredible London Party Band

London based party band

The Flyaways are a highly experienced, talented, and super energetic party and wedding band. They've cut their teeth in clubs and pubs around London and really know how to get a crowd moving. Check out their folk and electric styles....

Scroll to top