In choosing a theme, you are better able to know how to portray your vision. How to choose a theme is another thing altogether.
My husband and I had decided that we would be married on our property so we knew we were going to have an outdoor wedding. I’m a romantic and he is an outdoors kind of guy ~ it just fit. We both knew we wanted an elegant yet comfortable wedding where our guest would enjoy a wonderful day complete with music, food, drinks and laughter, but exactly what was the theme? It seemed to be a conglomeration of many different details and how to combine all our wants seemed to be the question. What we decided on was a Tuscan, romantic, garden style wedding theme. No, not just one theme, but a few combined to create the vision that was perfect for us. Did this take a lot of planning, re-thinking and re-evaluating? Most definitely, but it was so worth it!
There are so many ideas, and here area a few to get you thinking:
For a more unique twist on themes, some thoughts may be:
Angelic ~ columns, doves, white feathers
Going Fishing ~ a fisherman’s paradise as the perfect catch
Golf ~ tee time
Kentucky Derby ~ complete with elegant hats
Las Vegas ~ let the party begin Vegas style with lucky in love
Mardi Gras ~ the charm of New Orleans
Masquerade Ball ~ complete with full glamour
Medieval ~ back to the time of merry-making
Mexican ~ it’s a fiesta
Movie ~ a black tie affair
Pirate ~ ahoy my mate
Retro ~ a step back in time
World Travelers ~ let the journey begin
Think of the seasons and when you will be married. Spring with cherry blossoms, birds, and bright daffodils into Summer bringing butterflies, beach, boats, daisies, Fourth of July, rose covered gazebos, parks, zoos, and garden type themes. Fall has the beautiful changing autumn leaves, vineyard celebrations, Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins and a rustic time of year. Winter brings the magical winter wonderland complete with ice, snowflakes, fur, deep colors of warmth with jewel tones. There’s twinkling lights, crackling fires, and that every popular Christmas and Valentine theme.
Look at art galleries, beaches, boats, destinations, farms, parks, lakes, lodges, restaurants, museums, and zoos for inspiration of your venue. You just may be surprised that your theme will come from your location as well.
Let you imagination dream of your perfect day. Make a list of your different themes, your wants and needs; you will be surprised that even writing the pros and cons of each theme will help you in making this big decision. No matter what you chose, make sure your wedding portrays you and your wants. Remember, this is your special day!