(Closed) In need of wedding themes!

posted 3 years ago in Themes
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

You theme is “getting married”. It’s not a theme party, it’s a wedding. You have a color scheme, let the venue and your choice of decor reflect your tastes rather than a theme. (i.e. upscale and elegant, rustic, trendy, etc)

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

 

you don’t need a theme.  i’ve never been to a wedding that had a theme.  if it did, i didn’t even know.

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Plus, those aren’t even themes. “2 hearts, 1 love?” What does that even mean? Obviously a wedding is celebrating your love, your guests aren’t dumb! “Elegant romance?” I don’t think I’ve ever walked into a party and thought “Ahh….this is an Elegant Romance themed party.”

I had some peacock feathers in my centerpieces, but my theme wasn’t “Birds of a Feather”. You don’t need a theme.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I think you are on a good start with your color scheme. Pick some centerpieces that use those colors, same with linens, and it will all kind of fall into place, promise. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

Most weddings dont have a theme. Most have a color scheme.

I wont lie my celebration wedding is centered around halloween but we are a little kooky like that. I know that theming a wedding is not the norm though.

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Weddings never used to be themed. You chose the overall look and colours and went from there. To be honest, themes are now getting out of hand and well nigh uninterpretable! With respect, what IS “2 hearts, 1 love” anyway in an understandable context?

Also, I really do think that if I see any more so-called “vintage” weddings where quite possibly the only truly vintage elements are the grandparents, I might go somewhere quiet and bang my head on the nearest wall!

I can honestly say that I know nobody who could walk into a wedding and, with a wise and knowledgeable nod, say “Aha! Elegant Romance, I see!”

So I’d start by working out what you like so far as colours, accessories, lighting, centerpieces etc., are concerned. Can they be interpreted well in your chosen venue? Is this an affordable look? How much DIY could I do or would I prefer to do none? And then it’ll all start falling into place. It doesn’t need a named theme since it is a wedding. Your wedding. 

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

lajerica:  As the pp’s have said, a theme is not 100% necessary.Although it helps create a consistent look, a name for your theme is not mandatory. You already know you want elegant and romantic, so when looking at decor items, just think to yourself “Is this consistent with the look I want?”

A black candelabra? yes  a black colonial style lamp? not so much.

 

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