Having a themed wedding is alluring. Everything becomes much easier to plan when there’s a narrative guiding the planning process. It is also easier to think of ideas when there’s an overarching theme already present. Unfortunately, themed weddings are also incredibly difficult to pull off elegantly.
Many themed weddings turn out looking tacky and not elegant or classy at all. That happens when there is too much focus on the theme and not enough attention on planning the wedding. If you wanted a themed wedding but are having a tough time choosing what theme, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some themes that won’t steal the attention of your special day.
If you want to pick a wedding theme quickly, you can’t go wrong with any of the seasons. You can also choose a nature-focused theme if you don’t feel comfortable picking one or the other season as well. Under this category, most people usually opt for Spring as it gives you a lot of leeway in terms of decor. Plus, everyone loves spring.
Spring and summer-themed weddings have a light, floral, breezy vibe to them. Winter weddings can also be beautiful, and you can utilize crystals and other shiny, ethereal motifs to be part of the decor. If you are having your wedding in the winter, consider shifting the venue outside for free as long as it is not too cold. Your guests can enjoy the natural scenery accentuated by fairy lights.
You might be cringing at the thought of limiting your color options, but everyone has a favorite color, right? Choose several shades of your favorite as a guide to deciding other factors in your wedding, including cake decorations and bridesmaids’ dresses. You could combine your and your partner’s favorite colors to make an easy decision as well.
If you want to go all out, you can choose rainbow or unicorn themes as well. Either choice would give you a wide range of colors to choose from. For example, if you like blue, the groom can wear a navy wedding suit while the bride gets a ring with sapphire gemstones. The decorators can work with blue flowers, while your baker can have a power blue angel cake waiting for you at the table.
TV Show Wedding
Before you dismiss this idea as childish, hear us out. Everyone has TV shows and movies that they are obsessed with. If you and your partner have anything close to your heart, don’t think that it is tacky to include it in your wedding in small ways. You can include subtle nods to your interests in your wedding without it looking overbearing.
You can recreate famous TV or movie wedding cakes. Ask your baker how close they can get to the original to have a slice of your favorite show at your wedding. If you have centerpieces on your tables, you can add elements to these to personalize them. Finally, you can also incorporate small tokens of homage to your party favors or anything else at the wedding. This would keep the additions elegant and tasteful.
We understand that a romantic wedding can sound vague. Isn’t every wedding romantic? Sure, but not every wedding has a romantic theme. Here, you choose stereotypically over-the-top romantic elements for all aspects of your wedding. Choose a 4 tier wedding cake instead of 2, have the bride walking down an aisle littered with rose petals.
Typically, your wedding colors would be shades of red, pink, white, and gold. Your wedding gown would have to be ethereal and princess-like. Since the focus is on your relationship, have pictures from your courtship or dating years sprinkled throughout the venue.
If you want to take your themed wedding a step further, op to go all-out with a fabulous destination wedding! The most popular destinations for weddings are beaches and mountains. Both these places offer exquisite backdrops for you to have the wedding of your dreams. When choosing this, keep in mind that not everyone you invite will be able to join you if your desired destination is very exotic.
You can do a destination wedding in your home country as well. You can choose popular historic or scenic places to do so. This would ensure that more people will be able to come as this is closer than having an overseas wedding. As these things can get quite expensive, make sure you make a budget for this and start planning and saving for at least two years before the wedding.