Deciding on your wedding theme is one of the hardest decisions to make because it influences almost every aspect of the wedding. The theme is the overarching concept or idea that defines an event or ceremony. For a wedding, the theme determines location, clothes, invitations, activities, décor, and even food.
If you’re still on the fence about the theme to choose, we’ve assembled three choice themes you can think about for your wedding. You’ll also get ideas on the best way to implement the various aspects to bring your theme together.
The Great Gatsby
The roaring 20s were exceptional, and have defined the themes for many parties and weddings in America. It was before The Great Depression, jazz had just been born, and the flapper style just came in. The Great Gatsby brings a whole new level of glitz and glamor to vintage weddings.
A few buzz words associated with this wedding theme are elegance, lavishness, and glitz. You’re looking at an over-the-top embellished ball gown with statement jewelry, the kind that reeks of the upper class of society.
Add geometric patterns to your wedding stationery and play around with a range of metallic colors. Choose quotes from the movie to inspire your wedding signs; use metallic pens and calligraphy to add that glitz. See if you can echo those geometric patterns in the sartorial choices of the bride and groom party—patterned socks for the groomsmen, for example. No Cold Feet offers a variety of groomsmen socks in geometric patterns.
The wedding cake and table settings should feature your statement colors (black and gold or metallic colors are super). Choose a band or DJ that’s familiar with 20’s classics, and let the cocktails flow freely.
Top this off with a vintage wedding car and dress up your party in tails and lavish frocks. You can skip the canes with the groomsmen, but match your hairdos to the sleekness that defined the roaring 20’s. Finally, golden confetti is a must for the picture-perfect moments.
Game of Thrones
The just-concluded George R.R. Martin series Game of Thrones is probably the best thing to happen to television in the 10’s. If you were obsessed with the series and want to recreate an affair fit to host the Seven Kingdoms, here’s how to do it:
Set the tone with old-world feel invitations made from thick cardstock with textured or irregular edges. Typeset with elegant, hand-written fonts with lavish gold accents and a wax seal to boot. Add images of ravens, lions, wolves or squid from the show’s artwork, family crests and GOT quotes for your wedding signs.
For the venue, rustic barns, lush estates or castles resembling Winterfell or the elegant King’s Landing are ideal. Much of GOT happens outdoors, so it’s great for an outdoor soiree at the beach, in woodlands or anywhere really. You can use GOT-inspired décor to transform any venue, such as using torches or rich-colored banners.
GOT’s leading ladies can inspire your style, from Queen Cersei and Lady Sansa Stark to Lady Brienne of Tarth, Arya Stark and even Daenerys Targaryen. Elegant braided styles with curled tendrils should complete the hair nicely. An ornate headband or sparling jewelry will complement the simplicity of the hairdo.
Focus on rich purples, reds, golds, and blues and serve a traditional feast that might be laid out in a Westerosi great hall. An Iron Throne-topped cake is one way to go or just infuse subtler details reminiscent of the Seven Kingdoms style. Flames, torches or lanterns instead of LED lights work better for an evening wedding.
Bohemian Chic Wedding
The Boho Chic wedding theme was created for the carefree and simple bride and groom. It features romantic styles paired with natural elements and has some influence of the hippie culture. You can check here for all the dress ideas you want for your style.
Set the tone with Boho stationery that gives information on the intended theme of the big day – simple cards with wildflower pictures and sisal-strong bows would work. You can offer feather boutonnieres for the wedding guests or groomsmen.
For the décor, woven yarn and wood structures at an outdoor wedding are perfect. Whimsical DIY decals can find their way somewhere and reduce your décor budget. For example, create wooden fish and paper feathers and hang them up with woven yarn on trees (outdoors) or in the venue.
Bypass regular wedding flowers for ranunculus, peonies, foxglove, café latte roses, climate recta, bougainvillea, and other lesser-known flowers-of-the-season. Use these for the décor, bridal hair crown, boutonnieres, and bouquets.
Custom gowns in silks and satins can express opulence amid the simplicity of bohemian style dresses. Accessorize simply with DIY bracelets or make a statement with diamond, sapphire, emerald and turquoise accessories.
There are many more themes and ideas for creating your dream wedding, one that lets your personality shine through. From Star Wars-themed weddings to Romantic themes, there are hundreds of ways to combine various aspects and create your custom theme.
If you’re looking into a themed wedding, remember to choose an immediately recognizable theme. It should be personal, too; a guest should see you shining through the theme. Finally, it should stand out – avoid common themes or infuse unique aspects of your personality in them.
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