Choosing a theme for your wedding can be a challenge. However, having a theme can add a sense of cohesion to the various elements of your big day. It creates a framework for planning that will help you decide which centerpieces to choose, which venue to pick, and even what dress to wear.
There are endless possibilities for wedding themes. Here are five of the most amazing wedding theme ideas worldwide.
Why spend extra money on florals when you can get married in a place surrounded by natural beauty? The enchanted garden theme is perfect for those who want a dreamy outdoor wedding and a gorgeous backdrop for photos.
For this theme, you’ll need to find a garden venue. Many parks and public gardens are available for booking events for a moderate fee. Some even market themselves as a wedding venue and can host the reception as well. Get a beautiful dress from, rent seating for your guests, and don’t worry about decor.
Beach weddings are a classic wedding theme that people around the world love. Like heading to a garden, using the ocean as your backdrop is a stunning way to save on decor. This theme is also great for destination weddings, where you can roll your wedding and honeymoon into one.
For this theme, think bright colors: blues, pinks, and whites. Offer beachy favors, like saltwater taffy, customized sunglasses, and flip-flops in a sand bucket. Be sure to plan for the elements by having tents or a backup location, but don’t hesitate to get a little wet for some incredible wedding photos.
The country rustic theme is simple-yet-elegant. Many couples find this theme more authentic to who they are and use it as an opportunity to celebrate their roots.
For wedding theme ideas such as this, look for an old, refurbished barn as the venue. Use haybales in your decor, mason jars with fresh flowers as your centerpieces, and understated decor highlighted with twinkle lights. This theme is affordable and enjoyable, making it perfect for those who want the party to be a big part of their special day. This is also a sustainable wedding option, and you can use re-usable products – such as barrels modified to serve as a guestbook!
There’s something romantic about getting married in the place you call home. It adds an intimate, personal element to the day and gives you free rein to create the event you want.
Some things to keep in mind when hosting a backyard bliss wedding include:
- Food and food safety
- Planning for weather
- Guest comfort
- Insurance and licensing
This theme is ideal for couples who want to have a small affair and need a good reason to limit the guest list.
If you’ve always dreamed of a fairy tale wedding, the castle courtship theme is the one for you. There are a surprising amount of castle (and castle-like) venues around the world. Even downtown Toronto in Canada has a huge medieval-style castle.
The castle courtship theme allows you to live like royalty for the day and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Showcase your inner queen with a custom-designed crown and serve roasted squab as your main dish. Embrace the theme with numerous page boys and flower girls; make it as magical as you want.
These five wedding theme ideas are favored around the world. Take them and shape them to make them your own, adding your personal flair and customizing the event to celebrate your unique love.
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