wedding theme ideas
wedding theme ideas

Why choose a wedding theme?

Have you decided on a wedding theme yet? Do you have any wedding theme ideas? You may not be convinced that you even need one. It’s not a necessity, but you may be surprised by how much easier it can make things. Take a look at our hack on wedding themes to find out why this is.

Let’s assume you’re going ahead with a wedding theme. Where do you start?


1. What do you both like? Shared interests

If you want to go for an interest-based theme. Look at both you and your partner’s shared interests and see if there is an obvious match. If you don’t want to go down the “interest” route. You may have shared tastes that makes choosing the theme much easier. E.g. you both like beach weddings.


2. What is your personality like?

Don’t over-think your theme choice. Do what comes natural.

If you are a minimalist at home, maybe a minimalist wedding is what feels right. If you like traditional styling, a more classic/formal theme might be a better fit.

Choose the theme that makes you feel most comfortable.


3. What “feel” do you want to create?

This could be easily missed. How do you want your guests(and yourself) to feel on the day? Formal/informal? Serious/Playful? The choice is up to you. Just make sure your theme matches the “feel” you want to create. E.g. a formal feel will struggle to match a rustic farm theme(although if you want to give it a go, you could mash it up to create a new theme – lets call it ……“farmal”…….terrible…….just terrible)

I digress. Onto number 4


4. How much does it cost to make this theme happen?

Some themes are more expensive to pull off. Ok, let’s look at the garden wedding theme for example. If you(or somebody you know) has a large garden, you could buy some bunting, bottles of lemonade and – voila – you have a garden wedding. If you wanted a star wars themed wedding however, you will probably need to spend a lot of money on props and decor. I admit that these are extreme examples, but you get the idea. Your theme will most likely be somewhere in-between. A good idea is to sit down with a notepad or spreadsheet and write out EVERYTHING you need(including decorations) and the cost for each item. This will show you if this theme is achievable or not.


5. Something to get you started

To save you some research time, we’ve put together a small list of some example themes to get your creative juices flowing. You are welcome! Check them out below:

1920s
1930s
1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
Alternative
Autumn
Barn
Beach
Boho
Classic
Contemporary
Elegant
Fairground
Festival
Floral
Formal
Garden
Glamorous
Hollywood
Minimalist
Modern
Nautical
Parisian
Pastel
Patterned
Quirky
Relaxed
Renaissance
Reportage
Rock n Roll
Romantic
Rustic
Seaside
Spring
Summer
Tea Party
Traditional
Travel
Urban
Victorian
Vintage
Watercolour
Winter
Woodland

Check out more wedding theme ideas on our Pinterest page


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