“If you thought choosing your outfit for the day was tough, try selecting a wedding theme!” says all brides who’ve ever been there. And by there, of course that means having to comulgate both yours and your hubby’s passions into one shared theme and then designing it so all the tiny aspects, like the wedding favors, invites, colors can come together in a unique, harmonious way that just oozes both your symbolic love and idyllic dream wedding. Whew! No pressure, right?
Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed or just wanting a few extra tips to tackle the existential question of “What will be our wedding theme?” then read on to discover the best advice from brides who, yep, have been there.
Write It All Down
The number one tip from brides on planning a wedding theme is to simply write down your and your partner’s likes, passions, hobbies, etc. Essentially, write down what makes you guys, you. These concepts are going to be the building blocks upon which you select and design your wedding theme.
Create A Story
Your wedding day, and more importantly your wedding theme, tells a story. Whether you realize it or not, from the cake you cut to the flowers and table decorations, everything has something to say.
Think about your wedding theme as a novel, and the contents you write will tell your story of love. Chapters might vary, and so might your wedding colors and types of food you serve. It doesn’t all have to be all homogenous but weaving the different aspects of your relationship together is the plot of your wedding theme!
Choose Your Location
The location of your wedding says just as much about your relationship as does your wedding invitations and favors. Are you both nature lovers? Luxurious travelers? Wine connoisseurs? Beach babes?
The spot you choose to host your big day must go along with your theme. For example, it would be quite bizarre to have an “Under the Sea” themed wedding in the middle of the forest, don’t ya think? That’s why location should be one of the first things you choose when selecting a wedding theme.
Like It? Pin It!
Since we’re in the 21st century and websites like Pinterest exist, most people would agree that getting ideas for wedding planning has been made a little easier.
If you’re truly clueless about what to do for your wedding theme, or if you just like to steal some ideas from truly fantastic wedding boards, websites for weddings and Pinterest are great resources to get the creative juices flowing.
There are a whole variety of brides and bloggers willing to share their most favorite wedding theme tips and ideas!
Consider Your Budget
Although money doesn’t need to be that important when it comes to your wedding day, it’s wise nonetheless to select a wedding theme that’s not going to blow your budget out of the water.
Sticking close to home and making your own DIY table props, photo booth, bouquets, and more will greatly reduce the cost of your dream wedding. However, if your wedding theme is acting as prince and princess in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle, well, there’s not much you can do to avoid the price tag of such a fairytale wedding.
Ask for Help
When in doubt, and when Google fails you, the best tip for choosing a wedding theme is to ask your family and friends. If you’re stuck on what would look nice here and there, with what color dress and so on, don’t be shy to ask for a helping hand. You might just be surprised by how much their suggestions line up with what you had in mind.
Wedding Theme Tips & Ideas from Brides
Perhaps the most valuable tip from former brides for choosing a wedding theme is to simply trust your gut. It’s not all that big of a deal if your favorite cake caterer is busy the day of your wedding, so instead of worrying about the nitty-gritty details and design, make life easier for yourself and select a wedding theme that’s encompassing of you and your love without going overboard.