No Theme!?!

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@alevesque2000:  Your theme is “marrying the man I love.” But seriously, aside from professional wedding planners, there is no requirement to have a theme. Instead of saying you have no theme, tell them what your colors are and where your venue is. We’re having a turquoise and lime wedding on the beach at sunset. Bam. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We don’t really have a theme per-se. More of just, I like brass animals and airplanes, thus, we are going to have those around.

Our colors have developed the theme for us. We’re having navy, ivory and brass and the animals just started appearing. FI loves airplanes, so we’ve added a few of those here and there.

No theme. Just random stuff we like.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@alevesque2000:  No theme here either. We’ve only just settled on the colors. I didn’t realize it was expected, I just figured it was a way to pull the ceremony and reception decor and colors togther. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@beachbride1216:  +1  Never understood how “wedding” isn’t enough of a theme!

 

I have a color scheme and a vision for how I want everything to “feel” but no actual theme.  Unless the theme is really meaningful to the couple, I don’t see a reason for one. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

i think a lot of people don’t mean theme as in “hollywood glamour”, “fire and ice”,  in the same way they might be used for proms or evening events but more of a summary of the vibe youre going for

eg “simple and rustic” “beach chic” “casual elegance” etc

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You don’t NEED a theme, but it does help in decision making . Keeping the decor cohesive is easier when you can say to yourself “Does this fit with art deco, rustic chic, superhero” etc?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

When I am asked about a theme, I just say we’re going for a romantic look. Its not necessarily a THEME, but we’re using roses and pastel colored flowers with lots of white and lots of candles all over. The venue is very romantic. You don’t need a theme!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@alevesque2000:  Wedding themes are a comparatively recent trend. But weddings don’t need a theme, and I get the impression that most people don’t. If anyone insists you need a theme, tell them your themes is “love” or “marriage”.

(There’s nothing wrong with a theme if that’s what the bride and groom truly want of course).

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@alevesque2000:  “Casual elegance” works for me. Reaxed but sophisticated. 

Hay bales wouldn’t fit your theme, but candles would.

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We have no theme- 

we are totally laid back, and I don’t like themes (absolutely no offense to those who DO like themes- they can be gorgeous.  They’re just not for me)- I’m a tasteful, mismatchy person.  

My son has never had a “theme” for his room- and one of the biggest reasons why?  Because I feel like once you’ve invested in a theme, you’re stuck.  If you have a kids room and match ALL the things (wallpaper/border/decals/bedding/art/lampshade/diaper stacker/light switch cover/etc…)- and then you find the most absolutely fantastic not-theme piece- whether it’s furniture/extra bedding/cool wall art- it feels out of place.  You’re sort of forced to go with whatever’s already there- especially if it’s dominant.

We are getting married in a mansion and we have a formal-laid back, elegant with a touch of rustic thing going on.  We are going to have a few chalkboard signs, candles, torch lanterns with flowers- it’s all pretty simple, but elegant.

I think it would be impossible for me to have a theme anyway since neither one of us fit that mold!

Have fun with your decor- you don’t NEED to have a theme 😉

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I suspect that a lot of the drive to have an overblown theme comes from a desire to sell wedding magazines. I don’t consider my wedding to have a theme. I do have a rough colour scheme and everything will be fairly cohesive in terms of feel and formality, but I don’t think I need an actual themE. 

 

I actually quite like the idea of people theming their wedding around their interests which they feel passionate about (for example people having a subtle comic book theme), but its the themes that are there for the sake of having one (say enchanted forest or winter wonderland) that I don’t get, especially when people stress about fitting everything in with that theme. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I actually haven’t been asked about a theme! People generally just ask me about our color scheme, which is peacock-oriented. We picked colors and a theme sort of just fell into it by association. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@MrsEME:  Actually you just said what I wanted to say but better. 

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