Wedding Theme Ideas and Tips
Designing a wedding theme is a relatively new phenomenon. Gone are the days when a wedding was simply a wedding. Today most brides will plan their wedding day according to a theme, which can vary from a simple colour to an all out vintage affair. Either way the wedding theme will motivate and inform many elements of the day including the bridal party attire, venue, flowers, cakes, decorations, cars and more. A theme ties all the strands of your day together to create a well-coordinated and stylish celebration.
There are no rules when it comes to a wedding theme. The important thing is how the theme is executed. A garden wedding, beach wedding, casual wedding or outdoor wedding are all location based wedding themes to consider. Mix with an era to give your wedding a vintage or retro flair, but perhaps you’d like to keep things classic or sleek and modern. Introduce some colour and you’ve got yourself a wedding theme!
Your reception is the main focus of a wedding theme and your reception venue should dictate the best way to decorate. Venues that have relatively simple décor are best if you want to transform a function room into a medieval theatre or the set of the next Star Trek movie. While grand ballrooms or historic houses can present you with a ready-made set for your celebration. Uncomplicated wedding themes that use colours and motifs are most common and can look extremely effective.
Once you have decided on your first priorities with decorating for your theme, the smaller decisions such as the wedding favours and table centrepieces will fall easily into place. Before you finalise any aspect of your wedding, ask yourself “Does this promote my wedding theme or detract from it?” If in doubt, leave it out! Another thing to avoid is adding too many uneccessary decorations simply because they fit with your theme. You want things to look simple and uncluttered.
A well thought out and executed theme creates a vibrant party atmosphere, helping everyone get into the mood. Browse through dozens of inspiration shoots on the Modern Wedding Blog for ideas and suppliers who can make them happen! The colour wheel tool will also assist you with colour specific inspiration!