The scene is set on a beautiful day. Floral décor that seems to be taken right out of a fairy tale with arrangements placed strategically all over the venue A large room filled with people that are dressed in their best attire. The emotions that fill the room are more than palpable. Seeing your guests amazed when they arrive at your wedding is a wonderful feeling.
Having a wedding theme could change your wedding in a dramatic way. There are numerous themes to choose from. The wedding theme you choose could have meaning to you as a couple or it could be related to the location you grew up in. You can have a simulation of the way you met or it can be something that you simply love and would like to have implemented to your wedding day.
Here are some of the best wedding themes to help you decide what would be best for you and your wedding.
One of the more popular and sought out wedding themes is the rustic theme. A theme that can take you back to a simpler time when life was less complicated and décor was ruff yet chic. A rustic theme is very beautiful and it also works with every season. It is very easy to create do-it-yourself decorations for this particular theme. The best venue for a rustic wedding theme could be set in a barn. You can use chic props like hay bales, jam jars for drinking and apple crates for décor. You can even place the wedding cake on top of staked apple crates for a very unique presentation. Tree logs can be used to place candles on. Twinkle lights are a must and they give off a cozy feel making all your guest feel comfortable.
This décor is especially dedicated to those that have a special bond with the sea, the beach or anything maritime. This certain décor applies to a specific type of wedding. It might be best if you happen to live near a beach and have the wedding there but it is not mandatory. The main colors of a beach themed wedding are white and blue. You can always bring the beach to you. Nothing is more thematic than sand and seashells when it comes to a beach themed wedding. You can even add some Hawaiian lei, also know as their wreath or garland to make it more thematic for when your guests arrive. For décor, you can have surfboards placed around the venue and they will be perfect photo spots. You can have a basket with flip flops set near the restrooms for your unprepared guests. They will love the idea.
You can even have a beach themed cake decorated with seashells and light aquatic colors. The invitations can be ingenious as well, from a message in a bottle to a cruise ticket. The possibilities are sunny and endless.
This décor is perfect for those that are fans of a simpler time when elegance was at its peak. A romantic ambiance that can only be created with the help of all that is old. For a vintage theme wedding, the bride can complete the day by choosing to wear a vintage lace wedding dress that can be accessories with vintage brooches on the bridal bouquet. The chairs can be dressed in fabric that flows to the ground giving it a distinct elegant touch.
Vintage lanterns placed on the tables for décor lit with small tea light candles. Old fashionable urns with classic pillars for oversize floral arrangements placed at the entrance will be appreciated and admired by all your guests. An old automobile placed at the entrance of the venue will be the center of all photographs.
Escort cards for your guest can be attached to an antique key to help your guest find their table and it will make for a great party favor.
There is something special about a garden themed wedding. Flowers represent life and so much more. There is nothing more beautiful than a wedding that is surrounded by flowers. There is color everywhere giving the wedding a special touch. You can incorporate flowers in all the details, from the tables to the signs that point to the party. The ceremony can take place under a floral arch that will create some of the most beautiful photos a bride and groom could ever dream about.
Light colored dresses would be the best choice for your bridesmaids. Casual hairstyles are the way to go. Your bridal bouquet can be the same color as the bridesmaid’s attire to complete your look in perfect balance. If the weather permits for the ceremony to be outside it would be a wonderful plus. If it happens to be a rainy day you can bring the garden inside a tent for an ethereal reception.
For those that love to travel and are passionate about certain places, they can certainly bring a little bit of that to their own event. You can either create a location theme for each table, like Paris table, New York table, London table and so on. Or you could have one location represent the theme of the whole wedding. For instance say you want to have an Italian themed wedding. You can choose all that is representative of that location and make it happen. From Vespas, Italian cuisine, which everyone loves, to scenes depicted from Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita”, the possibilities are endless.
For those that are cinematographic fans, you could incorporate your love for a certain movie in your wedding. In the last years having a movie-themed wedding has become very popular. From “Star Wars” to “Aline in wonderland” you can have anything you wish for. Thematic food and arrangements can be printed and arranged to suit all your wishes. You can even have a red carpet at the entrance of the venue, for a Hollywood experience.
You can have an admission-style ticket for your invitations and have an usher at the entrance as a host to welcome your guest. You can have concession-style favors for your guest. This theme is also favorable for those that are on a budget.
A beautiful idea that will take all of your guest on a journey that you and your significant other embarked on. It can show the way you met and different stages of your relationship. Maybe you had your first date at a certain restaurant and you can even have your wedding there. If you met in another city you can decorate the venue in iconic monuments that specific city might have.
This theme is a personal one that will require a lot of thought. All the details will have to be put in order but in the end, it will make for a unique experience that will surpass all of your guest’s expectations.
It might be the summer season but there is no way to ignore the fall season and all the beauty that it brings. With its amazing pallet of colors, the gold yellow that the autumn brings is undeniably one of the most vivid seasons of all. The weather is just perfect. There might be small chances of rain, but that is a risk in all wedding season. You can have a “Fall in Love” banner at the entry of the venue. The ceremony aisle can be decorated with autumn leaves on the ground for a beautiful color effect. You can have a fall foliage centerpiece.
You can have your guest throw fall leaves instead of confetti or petals and it will leave you with beautiful pictures. We still suggest you keep the rice, it is tradition and it brings fortune and good luck to the newly-wed couple. You can spay paint pumpkins in gold and have them for a beautiful décor setting or even as party favors. You can fill the candy bar air with the smell of apples. Apple sweets are easy to make and smell amazing. You can serve apple cider and have a pumpkin drink cooler. The possibilities are endless.
For the child in you, there is one theme that will make you smile and bring you and your guest back to a simpler time. Walt Disney managed to create a world where many young and older people could go to get away from real life. A world that is surrounded by magic and fairy tales.
If there is a Princess that has profound meaning for you there is no reason not to embrace her on your wedding day. After all, what is a Princess without a grand ball to attend?
The colors for a Disney thematic wedding are light ice blues and vivid colors. It all depends on the animated movie you choose to have as a theme at your wedding.
If you decide to have a Cinderella wedding you could rent a beautiful carriage to arrive at the venue in. All of your guests will want to snag a photo in it. Having a Disney wedding will also be very appreciated by your younger guests, leaving them memorized.
The perfect theme for those who love the roaring 20’s. A time when everything had charm and elegance. When gentlemen roamed the streets and gracefully gave women proper salutations. A time when women wore feathers and strappy sandals. A time when jewelry and accessories were taken to new heights. Men all dressed up in tuxedos looking their sharpers.
A time when music was made for dancing is the perfect décor for a wedding. You can choose a glam venue and have the perfect Gatsby wedding. Imagine a refreshment stand with a pyramid of champagne glasses serving as décor and refreshments. You can even serve champagne gelatin as a desert, just for adults. The choices you have to work with a 1920’s themed wedding are endless and at all price ranges fit for all budgets. Just because you choose something glamorous it does not mean it has to be expensive.
There are so many choices when it comes to thematic weddings. The possibilities are endless and the first thing to do is to decide on one. Once you have done that you can start making lists of decorations and party related favors to add to your big day. Make a list and always keep it near you so that you can add any new ideas that you might have. There is no reason you can not have fun when planning your wedding. After all, it only comes once in a lifetime.
Jane Wingrove is a writer specialising in all things about wedding planning and works for Newton Hall in Northumberland. Married in 2007, Jane now has 2 children and lives happily on the Northumberland coast in the North East UK.