How many weddings have you attended so far? Do you recall any particular one that has stuck to your memory? Did it have a certain theme? Most people avoid planning a themed wedding because they are afraid it would be too much. While you might enjoy Star Trek or Harry Potter, a wedding with one of these themes would most likely look rather peculiar. However, this does not mean that you still need to figure out what your wedding would look like. Once you will have a certain idea in mind, everything else will fall into place a lot simpler and with less hassle. You will manage to design your invitations and choose the food and drinks and all the decorations according to the theme.
Tip #1: The Location Will Determine Your Theme
The location of your wedding will largely contribute to the theme of your wedding. For example, if you have chosen a Las Vegas venue for your wedding, you probably don’t want a Hawaii-themed wedding but rather a casino or gaming theme. You can decorate the venue and print out invitations and table decorations featuring various casino-related elements. Think in terms of red and black as the main colors or take a look at a few top casinos online that specialize in blackjack games for inspiration if you are a big fan of the game 21. You should be able to come across a series of inspirational elements that you will be able to include in your wedding theme.
Another example is if you plan on having a wedding on a beach, you could consider opting for a tropical theme and use coconut drinks and exotic fruits as snacks with inspiration from receipt sites or travel magazines.
Tip #2: Find Inspiration online
Pinterest, Instagram and wedding sites, in general, are filled with loads of examples and creative ideas to look at, compare and contrast. Pin and save all the things you find interesting enough that you might actually use and pay attention to the path you tend to walk on. Which themes do you notice you tend to save more often than others? They are an indicator of the preferences you might have known you had.
Tip #3: The Heart Wants What It Wants
Deep down, you probably already know what your wedding will look like and what the theme will be. You just need to look at it from the right angle or make it come out to the surface one way or the other. Have a heart-to-heart talk with your future spouse and see what his or her ideas are. Figure out what you have in common and work things out. If you are both hikers or passionate about photography, you could use these elements when deciding upon a theme. Decorate your invitations using a camera or a photo you took on your most fun rip as a couple and write down the details on the back. Use a casino chip inside an envelope and write down the date of the wedding and the address of the venue if you are both passionate gamblers.
Tip #4: Think Of The Past (And Future)
What would you say your favorite moments as a couple would be? Do you have any precious holiday or vacation memories you would like to include in your wedding? Maybe you have a preferred food you had on your first date and you would like to include it in your menu, or a song you an entire playlist you would like to hear.
You should also take your time and think about your golden years and the regrets you might have concerning your wedding. Don’t choose to do certain things in the spur of the moment, out of impulse or for the wrong reasons. You may end up regretting an Elvis-themed wedding in Vegas and probably wish you would have opted for a classic theme instead. If you are the kind of person that does not have many or any regrets in life, follow your heart and instincts and plan the wedding of your dreams regardless of what others may have to say about it.
Tip #5: Hire A Wedding Planner To Help
While friends and relatives can be good sample testers when it comes to the cake you will be serving at your wedding, try not to pick their brain in terms of wedding themes. They will most likely advise you in accordance with their personal preferences and make things even more complicated. Instead, hire a local wedding planner whose job is to plan the ideal wedding and is well familiar with venues in your area.