You may not think you need a theme in the traditional sense, and I agree, you don't.But a theme comes in handy as you select your wedding elements;it narrows down your choices and keeps everything cohesive.Here's how to find wedding theme ideas that'll suit you and your groom.
Pick a place.
Your wedding is a party, but it's also a setting.So choosing a location that's special to you is a great jumping-off point for your wedding theme.Places to consider: The beach, wine country, the tropics, the forest, an old European city, a trendy American city.If there's no particular place that feels right, other broad scene-setters, like seasons, work.
Pick a mood.
True, Disney World is a place (and what a wonderful place it is), but it's hard to pull off a wedding themed around it because it's designed to be a destination for kids.That can come off as corny if you nod to it at a party that's celebrating something as adult as love.If you adore Disney, why not design your wedding around a similar theme, like whimsy or fantasy.
It's natural to want to pick up every slightly relevant tchotchke that fits your theme.Resist because you'll quickly run out of places to put those items.I've seen weddings where every surface, from the guest tables to the buffet, was covered in things that clearly were bought for the sole purpose of pushing a theme.Focus on what colors, lighting, sounds, and flavors would fit your theme instead of making repeat visits to the dollar store and leaving with bags full of tiny plastic stuff.
I know of a woman who held a rainbow-themed wedding in the 1980s.And that wedding looks like it only could have occurred in the 1980s.Not that it's so terrible if your wedding represents the time in which it took place;you just don't want to regret picking a strong theme because it was all the rage that one year.On the other hand, certain time periods, like the 1940s and early 1960s, are popular for weddings now because vintage and retro looks are in.Before you settle on one of those, ask yourself if you'd be happy that you went for that vibe years from now.
Are you having a clear wedding theme?Or will you just try to set a mood with your decorations?What themes don't belong at weddings?
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