When thinking of a themed wedding, two things probably come to mind: holiday and Disney. While holiday and Disney themed weddings are common, they are many types of themes that you can have for your wedding! Themes can extend from color, to style, to movie inspired, to simply one word! In a sense, all weddings have a “theme” however, it is how the theme is executed and exaggerated that makes it completely unforgettable.
Holiday Themed Weddings:
With St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and Cinco de Mayo approaching within the next couple of months, holiday themed weddings seem appropriate. A holiday themed wedding provides an uplifted and entertaining element. Also, having a wedding celebrating your favorite holiday makes it easier to find décor and perhaps even cheaper. Getting married on a holiday will also ensure that your special day is never forgotten! However, if you overdo your “holiday wedding” it may take away from your day, do not let the holiday outshine your wedding.
Color Themed Weddings:
A color themed wedding is one of the more common themes. You can select two to three colors and work around your palette. Remember, color does not limit you to just the colors of the rainbow! You can incorporate glitters, metallic and even patterns! There are just a few things to be aware of. First, you do not want to pick clashing colors, make sure your colors compliment each other, as well as your venuw. For example, you could use the same color, but in different shades. Second, you do not want to pick too many colors and then add a pattern to the mix! This can create a confusing and unappealing visual. Lastly, make sure you, your vendors, and your bridal party all know the right shade of the color.
Style Themed Weddings:
Style themed weddings are another common theme amongst brides. The style can be anything from a time period, to rustic, to glamour. Styled weddings create an imaginative and unique atmosphere. If you decide to go with an 80’s theme, your guests will feel like you are transporting them back in time and you will provide them with a truly extraordinary experience. Or if you decide to host an outdoors rustic wedding, you will be utilizing nature and provide a less formal setting for your guests (just don’t show up in a camo dress!). However, if you are a more glitzy type of bride you could consider a glamorous theme, which would provide your guests with a black tie event and an exceptional evening.
Movie Inspired Weddings:
We all have our favorite wedding scene from our favorite movie and say to ourselves “I wish I could do something like that.” Well, why can’t you?! Duplicating a scene from a wedding is more common than you may think and also, even easier! Since you have a complete visual of what you want, you will be able to envision your day to the last letter (trust me, your vendors will like this advantage as well)!
“Word” Themed Weddings:
This theme is a fairly new concept. It may seem like a vague idea but think of all the ideas that pop in you head when you hear the word love. You think red, pink, hearts, your favorite place to be, or your favorite song. You can put together a theme with all of these elements. Yes, if your going with a “word theme” it may take some extra time to get your ideas out there, but once you get the ball rolling, you will find yourself encapsulated with ideas!
When you are picking your theme for your wedding, don’t limit your possibilities and don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. Start with a holiday, color, style, movie or word and let your imagination take over!