The UK festival season is in full swing and this year’s Glastonbury is sure to have inspired many real brides who want a festival vive for their own celebrations! If you’re planning a rustic, outdoors wedding, why not ask your guests to go glamping! Top celebrity events planner Steven Duggan gives us his 7 top tips for planning your very own glamping weekend!

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Glam it up!

Glamping is obviously all about the GLAM! Don’t be scared to use big, bold, strong colours! It’s summer so think pinks, blues, greens and yellow!

Light it up!

Funky lighting can transform any area! Long summer evening festoon lights and coloured lighting will turn a boring field into a space ready to party all night long!

British bunting

Nothing says British like bunting! Thanks to the Royal Jubilee, bunting is back and here to stay! You can make your own out of anything you can get your hands on; from old patchwork to boat sails, get creative!

Popping corks

Glamping and Champagne go hand in hand! This summer has seen a variety of ice bag wine coolers come on to the market. So wherever you are, you can have a bottle of bubbly within arm’s reach!

Scenery props

From upturned boats to farmyard machinery, incorporate anything that’s natural to the environment.

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Candles, candles, candles!

Have a variety and scatter them far and wide! Place tea lights and hang them from trees. Group them together but position them at different heights to create features dotted around your site!

Fun food

Choose food which involves everyone. Whether you’re with friends or family everyone can roll their sleeves up and muck in. Break chunks of fresh bread into baskets and serve hot food on rustic oak serving boards.

If a rustic festival-style wedding sounds right up your street, then head on over to our Wedding Themes section for more amazing inspiration.

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