Planning a Wedding Theme
Planning a wedding theme can be a fun way to incorporate a specific
interest that the couple shares into the wedding.
A wedding theme can be a fun way for the couple to express themselves and share a
little bit of their personalities with the guests. The wedding theme can be incorporated
into just about every aspect of the wedding. From the couple’s attire, to the decorations, music, favors and even
wording of the vows the couple can ensure that every aspect of the wedding reflects their chosen theme.
While incorporating a wedding theme into a wedding can be a lot of fun, it’s important
to not go too overboard with the wedding theme because the results could be extremely tacky. Below are
just a few examples of wedding themes and how they can be incorporated tastefully into
your ceremony or reception.
A medieval theme is a popular choice for couples who pine for the romance and tradition of earlier times. You
could incorporate this wedding theme by making your reception a costume party and
suggesting that your guests dress accordingly. The couple could choose their attire to reflect the
wedding theme by wearing outfits that are indicative of the chosen time period. They can
do this by either renting costumes or searching far and wide for attire that suits their needs. This
wedding theme can also be carried over into the food and entertainment choices. A couple
may opt to have a multi-course meal that includes traditional medieval fare. They may also wish to provide
entertainment such as musicians and troubadours to perform between each of the courses. Using medieval language
during the ceremony and in the vows is another way to incorporate a medieval theme.
A fairly tale wedding is another popular wedding
theme for many couples.
As many young girls are first exposed to the idea of a wedding in common fairy tales, it is understandable that
many brides dream about a fairy tale wedding. This simple wedding theme translates well to wedding preparations and
can be incorporated into the wedding in a variety of ways. The couple’s attire is one of the easiest ways to
incorporate a fairy tale theme. A form fitting bodice with a tulle skirt is very reminiscent of fairy tale
weddings. Furthermore this style of dress is readily available in many bridal shops. In many cases it is even
referred to as a “Cinderella Gown”. Simply letting the bridal shop attendants know that you are planning a fairy
tale themed wedding will result in them producing a multitude of dresses for you to try on that will be very
fitting for the wedding theme.
The groom may wish to opt for attire reminiscent of Prince Charming such as a white tuxedo with tails. The theme
can be carried forward and included in the transportation that the couple chooses. Arriving in a horse drawn
carriage is a very elegant way to include the fairy tale theme. The couple may also choose to perform their first
dance together as husband and wife to a traditional ballroom medley. A careful choreographed ballroom dance will
look elegant and further convey the fairy tale theme.
An under the sea theme is another common wedding theme.
A couple choosing this type of wedding theme may want to consider holding their
ceremony and reception on a beach. As always the attire can be incorporated into the wedding theme. If the wedding
is held on a beach, the bride may choose to adorn herself in a simple white dress and may opt to be married without
shoes. The groom could choose a casual linen suit and may even consider shorts with a lightweight sports jacket. He
too could choose to not wear shoes. The decoration possibilities are limitless with this wedding theme. One very
popular and appropriate centerpiece idea is to fill glass bowls with sand and seashells. This simple centerpiece is
an excellent way to incorporate thewedding theme into the decorations. The couple could
also cover the tables in a blue table cloth that is similar to the color of the ocean and layer fishing net over
A simple favor idea is to present each guest with a collection of seashell shaped soaps. These are relatively
inexpensive and readily available. While it’s not required for a wedding to have a wedding theme, choosing one can
be an excellent way to tie the different elements of the wedding together. The attire, entertainment, decorations,
favors and food are all elements that can be used to reflect the theme. Subtle hints at your wedding
theme are nice touches but it is possible to go overboard with a wedding
theme and the results are often tacky.
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