Wedding themes are a great way to explore your creativity and the different types of emotions it can evoke. They can also be a nice escape from everyday life, because they tend to be set in a world that is very different from our own. In this article, we will give you all the info you need about choosing a theme for your wedding.
Choosing the right wedding theme can be challenging. One of the many great things about weddings is that they provide you with plenty of options to choose from. You can pick a fancy, elegant theme or go for a more casual wedding. You need to think about your budget and your venue, then go with a theme to suit it. For instance, if you are marrying at a grand hotel, a rustic theme might be harder to pull off. So, you would be better suited to an elegant soiree with black tie and fancy food stations.
All the elements of your wedding theme should be tied in well to create an aesthetic that is delightful for guests and that will look great in photos. The most important thing though, is that the happy couple love it, and that it can be enjoyed by all.
Themes are not gender-specific; you can choose from a huge variety of them and they can be embraced by both genders with no problem.
If you’re struggling with deciding on an appropriate theme for your big day, here are some ideas to help get the wheels turning:
For a traditional wedding you could simply pick a colour theme, and then go with that throughout all of your accessories. I had a gold themed wedding, with gold thread through my dress, and the bridesmaids all wore gold. The invitations and stationery were cream and gold, and therefore we managed to link the gold theme into everything.
This could be perfect for a destination wedding. Picture yourself wearing a floaty dress, marrying on the beach, with just candles or tiny flowers placed around. There will be no need for too much bling for this sort of theme, which also cuts down on the cost. Fill a box with flip flops for your guests in case they mis judged their heels!
Great for garden weddings. You can decorate long tables with jam jars filled with garden flowers. Collect mis matched china from charity shops and donate it again after the wedding. You can buy hay bales from local farmers and even use them as seating for around your dance floor.
Truly flash and fancy wedding theme. Go for black tie for all guest, and even ask ladies to wear ball gowns or cocktail dresses. Try to have the wedding in the evening, and it will be like a traditional ball. Get a band to play, and have canapes handed around all evening. It could really be a night to remember!