Post # 1
Ok, I’m a second time around “mature” bride. (nice way of saying old) Things have changed a whole lot since I did all this the first time. I don’t have a theme for my wedding. Do I need one? Will it make things more cohesive? Do guests care? Should I care?
AHHHHH!!!!! So confused.
Post # 2
Take a deep breath and relax, bonbon. No you do not need a theme. A wedding is a celebration of your love for each other. However you choose to celebrate that love is your choice and it’s a fabulous choice. Theme, no theme, 5 themes… it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you’re happy with how the day played out.
We’re not doing a theme per say. I love the fall, so we’re doing some pumpkins and a purple/orange color scheme. I fell in love with a purple and orange clip art of these two birds, so we’re adding in some bird stuff too. Not so much because I want a theme, but because I think they’re cute!
Post # 3
I’m only 24 and I don’t really have a ‘theme’ to speak of. I told our wedding planner that I like the color green and leafy things, but that’s as detailed as I’ve been 🙂
To be perfectly honest, I didn’t want a big wedding to begin with. I wanted to elope. We decided it would offend too many people if we didn’t invite anyone. I personally don’t care about that, but my fiance does, so we’re doing the whole wedding thing. Weddings, especially themes, seem very much like a parade to me. I just want to get married and get on with it!
Post # 4
bonbon663: I was 28 when I got married, and I didn’t have a theme. Follow your heart, and do whatever makes you happiest 🙂
Post # 5
I am 23 and I am not having a theme to our wedding. The only thing we are doing are the wedding colors red, white, and black. But mostly red and white.
Post # 6
- Wedding: A very pretty church.
bonbon663: I’ve been working my planning around a “wedding” theme. The theme is “wedding”.
Post # 7
I am 24 years old and I don’t have a theme for my wedding either. I have no idea what a theme is or anything. All I have are my colors, which are ivory, black and burgundy.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2015 - Firehouse Restaurant
I don’t think a theme is required for a wedding. I have one myself but only because it happen to fit into everything that I had already had in mind and it fit perfectly. My theme is The Secret Garden like the book. But like I said no need for a theme. Colors are just fine that’s what I was going to do originally.
Post # 9
bonbon663: Getting married at 22 and we won’t have a theme just a color scheme
Post # 10
Kaites4: I think I like the purple (eggplant) and burnt orange colours too. I have made that decision at least. It’s hard not to get caught up in the big “wedding machine”.
Post # 11
Taiki: Ok, good, that’s my “theme” too. Thank you Bees!!
Post # 13
I agree with PP…let the ‘theme’ be getting married and stuff you like!
I’ll be a 32 year old first time bride (FI has been married once before) and when we first started planning I got into the whole ‘we need a theme’ mindset! I pitched a couple of ideas to FI but he wouldn’t have any of it asking why we needed a random tacky theme (his words not mine) when we were getting married in such a beautiful country/setting anyway (DW in the Italian Lakes). I saw his point so now we are just doing things we love.
I’ve stopped caring about how cohesive it will all look.
Post # 14
Tbh I think themes are cheesy and there’s way to much focus on them. Your theme is wedding. You can have an aesthetic or colors to make the look cohesive but to me themes are for kids bdays parties so don’t sweat it.
Post # 15
No law requires that you have a theme. Some people like the idea, others not so much. It’s your day–do what you enjoy!