Let's be frank. Planning a wedding can get overwhelming. There's always something to search for, something to buy, or something to do. The key to enjoying your wedding from planning to execution lies in how best you can simplify your wedding planning. To achieve this, you need to choose a theme. Once done, it becomes easier to put everything else into perspective. A theme is great because it helps narrow down your choices for the cake, venue, wedding dress, and music. If you’re planning a wedding and are unsure which theme to go with, listed below are some of the most popular wedding themes.
Believe it or not, there was a time when life wasn't as hurried as it is now. There were days where conversations lingered, and life unfolded ever so slowly. You can relive these moments on your wedding day with a vintage theme.
You first need to find the ultimate vintage location. This can be a historic courthouse, mansion, or an estate. These places tell original stories of several generations, adding to a feeling of nostalgia for you and your guests. When decorating your space, opt for muted colors and softer fabrics instead of white tablecloths. You can also use flickering candles that depict a casual elegance many will love.
Another great way to incorporate the vintage theme into your wedding is via your vehicle choice.
If you're looking to get married in London, for example, you can find many vintage wedding cars in London for hire. Opt for classic, vintage vehicles like the Bentley or Maserati, as these provide you with a refined, romantic, yet grand way of traveling.
A bohemian wedding theme should include a playful, fun, laid-back, and comfortable setting that offers just a hint of sophistication to guests. Boho weddings are inspired by warm, natural colors easily found in a garden. They feature wildflowers such as pampas grass, baby's breath, and pressed palms, which remind us of the '60s.
Choosing a boho-themed wedding means you can opt for a naked cake or a pumpkin spice cake, with wedding dresses that are effortless to wear, thanks to their simple lines. The best clothing styles feature puffed sleeves and empire-style waistlines.
With the romantic theme, things are taken to a different romantic level. The elements that bring this theme to life include the choice of delicate colors, low lighting, flowing dresses, and gentle shades. Soft pastels, blush, and ivory makes for great color palettes in a romantic theme, not forgetting the necessary presence of fresh flowers. The best locations for a true romantic theme are castles or elegant historic homes with a fountain or lake for breathtaking photos.
To glam up a romantic theme, you can also add layers of luxury and sparkles. However, to successfully pull off a romantic-glamorous theme, your ideal location will be a ballroom, a gorgeous rooftop, or a luxe estate. Also, note that the base color for romantic-glamorous decor is white, as it's easier to build upon. You can then opt for one or two accent colors and, of course, some metallics.
Before decorating for a rustic theme, locations like a renovated barn, ranch, or a real farm are great venues that give you a down-to-earth atmosphere, complete with natural textures such as stone and wood. The rustic theme uses natural textures and colors; thus, your decor will display naked wooden tables dressed with low, sprawling floral centerpieces, mix and match glassware, and some twine with burlap for an added touch of raw beauty.
In the end, the theme you go with should be one you love and have the most fun with. Talk with your coordinator about the various themes and choose one that best suits your personality and that wedding you've always envisaged since high school.