Post # 1
All I hear about is theme, and does this fit into the theme from friends and family and I was wondering how important was/is your theme to you? I sometimes get frustrated trying to fit a particular element I like into an overall theme. Have you ever just put something in because you liked even though it wasn’t strictly a part of your theme?
Post # 3
We did not do a theme in fact before coming here I had never seen a wedding with a “theme” to it. Still haven’t in real life seen one yet
Post # 4
@renwoman: We didn’t have a “theme” per se. We had a color scheme, with a vintage urban garden feel (hehe, yes, very much made up. I wish I had my pro pics back to show you what I mean! lol)
Our theme was basically all things that aligned with my asthetic taste, so nothing was “out of bounds.” If I liked it, I used it. I think it turned out beautifully.
What is your theme exactly, OP? Maybe we can help guide you in opinions as to whether certain elements are you considering would still work within your “theme.”
Post # 5
My wedding doesn’t have a theme and I’ve never seen (attended) weddings which do have a theme. The closest theme I can think of was my cousin’s wedding in New Orleans, LA which had the colors purple, green, and gold for mardi gras, and there was a band which we “marched” with up and down the streets with our flower bouquets.
Post # 6
It’s important for me to have a ”theme”, or let’s say an inspiration, just because I want to focuss on something more precise (and personalized) and it will be sooo easier to decorate once we follow our own ”guideline”. In the same manner, before we renovated our living room, we took some time to think about what atmosphere/feeling we wanted in that room : thus, it oriented our choice of colors and furniture style. After that, all the decorating process (curtains, cushions, carpet, etc.) was extremely easy, because we knew exactly what we wanted and all we had to do was looking for elements of decoration that fitted the style we wanted. That’s exactly the same for our wedding. While we don’t have a ”theme”, we’ll have a choice of colors or patterns and ”inspirations” (ex.: vintage) that will serve as a guideline for a harmonious decor, one that represents us and that gives a particular atmosphere (ex.: can be romantic, glamour, urban, country, etc.)
Post # 7
No theme here….I don’t think its needed as long as you have cohesive decor.
Post # 8
I started out planning this gorgeous “Old Hollywood Glam” themed wedding in red, black and ivory. After about 3-4 months, I said to hell with the theme and just kept the colors and decor cohesive. Pulling off a theme, IMHO, was too much pressure and sucked the fun right out of my planning. Making sure that this matched that and it all made sense. I said screw it and slowly backed away from the wedding blogs and just kind of did my own thing.
Post # 9
I think that people confuse “theme” with “look.” It seems to me that people think that “theme” equates to your color scheme and decor, which I guess it does (according to Google, it can mean “give a particular setting or ambience to (a venue or activity)”).
Post # 10
@MrsSkeletonKey: We’ve never had a stated theme, but since we’re getting married overlooking the beach everyone just seems to assume that we’re having a beach themed wedding. While we’re incorperating beach elements, doing everything all beach all the time just seems over the top. It just seems wierd that I never thought about a theme until I started planning our wedding. Even more odd is that when I ask people of my parent’s age they just had weddings, he furtherest they ever got to a theme seems to be a color. It just seems odd to me.
Post # 11
@renwoman: Yeah, I TOTALLY don’t think you have to do everything beach/nautical themed. In fact, I find that at a beach wedding, keeping everything within that theme almost seems like overkill & very predictable.
You can have subtle hints of it here & there, but by no means should that limit you. As long as the colors coordinate & there isn’t this huge jump from one decor item to the next (such as random tinkerbell figurines floating around in your nautical decor or something really strange like that lol) then you should be a-okay.
I think the fact that most people equate “vintage” to being country &/or rustic actually sort of gave my wedding a fun edge considering that my wedding was vintage & urban. If you’re interested, I get my pics back in a couple day & I’ll link you to my recap so you can see how not having everything match can actually be a good thing 🙂
Post # 12
@renwoman: …a theme is only relevant to the person planning within the confines of one….I honestly wouldn’t notice one way or the other…sometimes I wonder if themes aren’t just another control device for brides that want what they want, but don’t want to say it that way…with a theme…they have the failsafe, “It doesn’t fit with the __________ theme.”
Post # 13
We aren’t having a theme, so I say it’s not important.
Post # 14
I think a theme/colour scheme is important because it helps make decisions easier for a bride(or any event) especially with all overwhelming ideas out there. I think it helps you stay focused and organized. Most importantly, it helps tie the whole event together in regards to look and feel. That doesn’t mean it has to be a tight theme that is overwhelming and too much. It can be a loose one. At least somethin should tie it all together.
Post # 15
I don’t have a theme…just colors and an idea of what I want things to look like.