You’ve found your perfect love match and you’re now engaged to be married. What could be more exciting than that?
Well, planning how you will start your married life together should be an equally thrilling prospect. Unfortunately, for some loved up couples choosing a wedding theme for the big day can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you feel overwhelmed by the number of things that you need to plan and organize.
If you’ve managed to get as far as writing out a guest list and the save the date invitations but now you’re stuck on ideas for a theme, relax, put your feet up and read on…
Consider Your Venue
The venue of your wedding can greatly influence the overall theme of your big day. To simplify matters, consider whether you want to get wed in a traditional manner or if you prefer something a little more modern, unusual or original. As the wedding venue tends to set the scene, choose a location that feels totally comfortable for you and your partner.
You don’t have to get married in a church or register office if that doesn’t appeal to you. If you dream of tying the knot on a sun-kissed beach, to the sound of waves gently lapping on the shore, go for it! If a lavish fairytale wedding in a grand manor house is more your style, choose the venue that creates the perfect atmosphere.
Your wedding venue will also influence your style of wedding dress and possibly even your wedding bands. An upscale venue is the ideal location in which you can show off a sophisticated, traditional wedding gown, with all the trimmings. A venue that is more low-key offers an opportunity for you to get fashionably creative on your wedding day. Although you may have to carefully consider your budget, when picking the venue for your wedding, there’s always a way to let your heart have what it wants.
When Is The Big Day?
The season of your nuptials will hugely help you to choose a theme for your wedding. Weddings that take place in the spring and summer traditionally offer a lot of flexibility when it comes to picking a venue and wedding theme colours. You’ll also be able to take advantage of the good weather, when planning an outdoor celebration and making arrangements for wedding photography and videography.
Autumn and winter weddings can be romantically cosy affairs. While you may not have as much access to the outdoors and natural lighting, you can create the perfect atmosphere with rich, darker colours and plenty of twinkling lights and seasonal decorations. For inspiration, think about the kind of party you would most love to host for your guests, on the date that you have chosen to wed, and select the theme that that best reflects your joint personal tastes.
What’s Your Style?
Not everyone feels comfortable in formal attire and upscale environments. Some people are just naturally more casual. When it comes to celebrating one of the most important days in your life, your personal style should play a big part in it. Choose a wedding theme that complements you and your partner’s styles, and your likes and dislikes.
Do you want to walk down the aisle in a one-of-a-kind designer princess ballgown wedding dress, or get hitched in a wedding outfit that is off the peg? If you’re comfortable in a formal vibe, an elegant traditional or black-tie wedding may be perfect for you. A laidback bohemian wedding theme is more likely to resonate with you if you’re a chilled out couple. Beach and DIY weddings are popular relaxed options that may suit your taste and mood, if you can’t quite agree on how you’ll combine your individual styles. You can also check out the latest trending inspirations to help you pick a theme for your wedding.
Choose A Customized Color Combo
Wedding colors can give your big day a touch of designer glamor. The colors that you choose should beautifully pull your entire wedding theme together. Think about your favorite colours, and select up to three that complement each other. Classic timeless colors like white, silver and gold can easily be blended with a variety of shades and tones from virtually any color palette. Light, bright and pastel colors generally suit spring and summer weddings, whereas richer, muted and darker colors work best for weddings in the autumn and winter.
Consider your venue, wedding season and personal style when picking out a color combo that is customized just for you. You can go for various shades of one color family or for opposite color wheel attractions that contrast, harmonize and tone. Think about warm/hot or cool/cold colors that effortlessly complement the season. Avoid clashing colors by choosing a neutral color as your base and adding two vibrant accent colors.
Once you’ve selected your favorite color combo it’s a great idea to create a mood board of wedding images that you like. You can do this online on Pinterest or Instagram, or physically put together a mood board in an old-fashioned way – using a large piece of cardboard or a wall mounted notice board. Playing around with the images you’ve collated will help you make your final decision about your customized color combo. You can now get all excited about sending out your save the date invitations, and get stuck into your wedding planning and preparations!