Shortly after you say “yes” when he pops the question, visions of the wedding day may begin to swirl through your brain. Picture the dress, the aisle, the two of you linked arm in arm as Mr. and Mrs., but is your vision able to include the theme?
Many couples have not given any thought to where they would get married until they decide that they will get married. The location or setting of your wedding may logically coincide with the theme of your wedding, or you may decide to be unique.
Although I write about tropical destination themes here, this time I am including all types of wedding themes. There are many ways to incorporate your own style into the wedding day, whether it’s a tropical location or not. Ceremonies can be personalized with special vows or rituals, but the reception is where your particular style will have it’s place to shine.
This is where the choices can become overwhelming. Aside from the “Beach” theme, some other hot themes (pun intended), at the present time, include “Rustic”, “Vintage“, “Love Birds”, “Vinyard”, “Peacock”, “Country“, “Retro” and weddings by “Color”. Within these themes there are numerous ways to evoke the style in decor and on paper. And there are many more than this. Sometimes it may be best to not look around too much.
Then there are the couples who stray far from the norm. They want their wedding to be so totally different that no one on earth would ever copy their style. We won’t go there. But if it’s right for them, then so be it.
Somewhere in between, the bride and groom must find their own style. Being too far out there means you may have trouble finding decorations, accessories, and stationery to meet your needs. Of course there is always the do-it-yourself route, and that is great, if you have the time. If the couple has common interests and likes (and shouldn’t they?) then finding a cute and original theme may be easier than you think.
Dig deeper than the normal likes and activities to find a that special theme unique to both of you and then find ways to share it with the guests. The more personal you can get, the more unique your theme will be.
Do you both like to watch old movies? Have a vintage movie wedding.
Travel a lot together? Have a Road Trip wedding. (very cute ideas)
Make your own beer? Book a local brewery for the reception.
Do you like to camp? …Fly kites? …Bird watch? …Raise goats? Get the idea?
Of course with all the specific themes to choose from, not having a theme of any kind may be the most unique “theme” of all!
The picture studded Style Unveiled site will give you even more ideas – as if you want that!