Choosing Your Wedding Theme

September 1, 2021

If there is one thing that every bride considers for her wedding, it’s the theme. The theme of the wedding that you have. Whether you choose a particular flower theme or you go for a color theme, you need to consider what you would like your wedding day to look like. You might base your flowers on your color choices, or you might choose to have a quirky cake because your partner loves superheroes. Whatever you choose, your wedding theme has to come into consideration - but that’s not an easy decision to make.

Putting your wedding vision on paper is not always easy to do, especially if you’ve got contrasting ideas with the person you’re planning to marry. If you can narrow down your vision that you have for your wedding day, however, you’re going to be able to choose a wedding day theme and then contact the right vendors for more information on how you can complement everything. There are so many fantastic ideas out there for your wedding, but when it comes down to it, you need to think about what’s right for you and what looks good for your big day. With this in mind, here are some of the nicest things to think about when choosing your wedding theme.

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  1. Think about your venue. The very first thing that you have to consider is the venue that you’ll be using for your day. Have you chosen this yet? Most engaged couples use the venue as the baseline for their big day, and then they plan the rest of their theme around it. So, if you have a castle venue,  you’re hardly going to go for a lime green theme with purple splats of color throughout. You’re going to choose softer, classier colors, or even stick with gold and nudes. If your wedding is outside, you might choose earthier colors with splashes of burnt orange. 

  2. Make it a personal theme. What is it that the two of you love as a couple? Whatever that is, own that and make it yours for your day. If you have a funny inside story about red paint, consider red hues throughout your day and make sure your flowers are red, too. You can be really personal with your wedding theme and match it down to your nail polish or your lipstick.

  3. Don't be too obvious. We just talked about red, and it’s one that pops up very commonly through the wedding theme. If you have it as an inside joke, that’s fine, but try to stay away from the red and white theme in general. The old wives’ tales suggest red and white means “blood and bandages”, like the marriage won’t last. You can also steer clear of obvious patterns if you are theming your wedding with a nautical theme. It doesn't have to be navy and red. Seasonal colors are lovely, but there’s nothing like a warm yellow and orange wedding in the depths of winter, or an icy blue and mint green wedding in the height of summer. The colors can be airy in the colder months and warm in the hotter months and you’ll still have the desired effect.

  4. Be unique. Ideally, you want your wedding to be different. If you flip through the wedding magazines, you’ll see all of the wedding things that are on trend right now and breaking away from those trends is going to make a big difference to how you view your day. Don't forget: the trendy items will have a higher markup in price, too, because everyone wants them. You don't have to go down that route for your wedding day if you want to be a little more unique. 

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  1. Have more than one color. Did you know that your wedding theme can be made up of two or more colors? You don't just have to stick to one color + white, you know. You are two personalities coming together and while they may be happy for you to choose everything for your wedding day, you should be discussing it as a couple. Even if you have conflicting viewpoints, you can put those together and have the most spectacular day as a result. 

  2. Take advice but don't be pushed. Your mother and his mother are going to have an opinion on what you should do and who you should use as vendors. They’re going to want to have their input because you’re their children and they feel they should have a say. It’s important to remember that despite outside pressure, this is YOUR wedding day and no one else's. Take the advice you get if you want it, but if you don't want it, make it gently but firmly clear that they are more than welcome to advise but that you’re not obliged to take it! 

  3. Always pick what makes you happy. If you want a cat themed wedding, or you want people to turn up in fancy dress, it’s all you. If you love balloons and pink, and you want a room filled with pink balloons, go for that, too. No matter what will make you happy on your wedding day, you should choose it and make sure that you indulge in it. Hopefully, this is the only wedding day that you will get. You want to know that you are making the right choices, and those are the things that make you feel happy.

  4. Be peaceful. Your theme is going to make your day look beautiful, but the most important thing to remember is your own peace. If you don't feel peaceful with any wedding decisions, then the time comes for change. From your songs to your colors, you need your day to reflect who you are as a couple in love. Whatever that means for you should be what you do - and you should enjoy every single second.

Your wedding day theme is just the small pieces of what makes a life good. Embrace it!

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