When it comes to weddings, we all have an idea of what mood, color, venue and season we will want to have our wedding. These things when put together will determine your theme. It is always important to note your theme for your guests on the invitations. This will guide them on how to dress and what to expect at your wedding. Remember your guests will bring out your theme more if they are alerted early enough. Below is a list of 5 of my favourite and what i believe are the most common and trendy themes. Enjoy your read…
- Wild West / Country / Rustic Theme
Color palettes are limitless with this theme. If you are a country girl at heart, this is the theme for you. The theme is inspired by ranches, farms, barns, hay stalks, wild flowers & rustic decor such as burlap, mason jars & lace. Alcoholic cocktails are also a thing to look out for in country themed weddings (not always though).
Instead of using chairs such as chiavaris, hay is used. It can either be covered with rustic fabric or left bare. Mason jars are used as vases, and also to serve cocktails. Old wagons can be used as food points, find fun ways to incorporate farm tools into your decor. This theme exudes a mood full of fun and relaxation.
- British Invasion / Kate & William Inspired
Let’s face it guys, we were all in awe of the royal wedding and some of us still want that royal feeling at our weddings. Royalty is something taken very seriously in the UK and any other country that has a kingdom anyway. When you think of British culture, we think high tea, garden parties, lace, al fresco dinning (this simply means vintage tables that are left uncovered or they may be covered with vintage cloth and lace). This theme calls for a gown that is mainly lace, gloves, hats, A-line dresses and women in fascinators! Loosely styled floral centerpieces and lots of lace on the tables and chairs is very common.
When going for this theme, LACE IS A MUST. One can either use it on the gown, as table runners and also on chairs as tiebacks. A muted color palette with ivory, slate, gold, grey, rose will be ideal for this theme. A very major characteristic of this theme is in the use of chandeliers and lanterns as decor pieces.
Large floral arrangements in vintage vases are also common. A tiered delightful ‘old fashioned’ cake and vintage cutlery set on a vintage table is ideal for dessert. This theme captures the beauty and elegance of a bygone era. Instead of using a stretch limo, consider a vintage car or horse and wagon as your main mean of transport.
- Classic Romance
First, the bride should be in a fit and flare kind of gown, groom in a fitting tux, and bridesmaids in uniform floor length or midi dresses in a romantic color such as pink. Consider color palettes that have hues that leave one feeling ‘warm’.
The best color to bring this theme out tends to be white, consider elaborate flower arrangements, walkway / aisle full of petals, beautiful lighting for a ballroom wedding and white furniture. Inspirations such as frosty wonderland can be used. Remember to go large on the decor, more is more in this theme! Consider having a largely romantic music playlist for your guests and give personalised thank you notes with your most appropriately romantic pictures on it.
- Seaside Fun / Beach Wedding
If you are a fun and sporty kind of person, this is the theme for you. You must be ready to have lots of sand stuck between your toes, and hair all over your face from being blown by the ocean breeze. Blues, oranges, bright yellows, greens, are colors you can play around with for this.
Remember the idea is to be vibrant. Be sure to serve summary drinks such as mojitos and indulge your guests in an array of sea foods. This theme allows the guests to be fun, dress down and really have a good time. Go all out with this theme!
There are so many other themes that one can use on their special day. I mean you can even create a theme of your own! The idea is to have fun and create beautiful memories.