Why Have a Wedding Theme?
Paperia | April 2014
Why should you incorporate a theme when planning your wedding celebration? Well, for starters, it’s a great way to personalize your big day and to center it upon something that is special or unique to your relationship.
A theme can be very specific or more of a general style / mood. Usually, a wedding theme is based around a color, location, season/holiday, or concept.
A major benefit of having a wedding theme is that it will help guide you in the seemingly endless number of styling decisions with which you’ll be faced, such as picking your dress, selecting table linens, deciding on a wedding invitation, etc., etc. Having a theme will give your entire celebration a unified and cohesive feel.
A few examples of possible wedding themes could be:
- Seaside Celebration: preppy, nautical, boats, bold navy and white stripes
- Rustic Chic: outdoors, farm, vintage, mixed patterns, milk glass vases
- Tropical Paradise: destination wedding, sand, hibiscus flowers, bright colors
- Old School Romance: lush pinks and gold, overgrown flowers, flowing gowns, glitz-n-glam
- Classic Elegance: formal, sophisticated, ivory, traditional etiquette
- Modern Simplicity: clean lines, minimalist décor, black-and-white, tailored centerpieces
But really, the sky’s the limit!
Some ways to incorporate your theme into the physical components of your wedding include:
- Style of attire for the bride, groom, and wedding party
- Your wedding stationery suite
- Table décor: linens, china, centerpieces, chairs, candles
- Room lighting
- Floral arrangements
- Programs, place cards, favors