Post # 1
My cousin has a floral/event design business and has graciously offered to help me with my wedding. Yesterday we had our first “in depth” meeting discussing things other than the flowers, and she asked me what my theme was. I told her I didn’t have a theme, just wanted to incorporate my colors (teal, gray, white), but she’s having none of this. So now I have to decide on a theme (I tried to slide by with “simple and clean” but she wouldn’t accept that, lol) so she has more of an idea of how to decorate.
I’m leaning towards “romantic modern winter” (which is just a shmarmy way of saying there can be lace and snow effects and glitter, but I don’t want pinecones/bark/all that other rustic stuff), because it’s easy and won’t really deviate from the “clean and simple” way I was planning on decorating.
Ugh! Designers! LOL
Have any of you had a hard time choosing a theme, or plain not wanted to, like me?
Post # 3
@acciotoni: Stick to your guns and don’t pick one. You don’t need one. If she needs more direction then show her pictures of things you like.
Post # 4
Instead of picking a theme, can you give her a “style board” – aka a print out of a bunch of the photos you love for inspiration? Hand her that and say, “I don’t know what this is called, but this is my style.”
I would be worried with the word winter you’re going to end up with pinecones & bark.
Post # 5
My colors were my theme, too. There’s nothing wrong with that. I agree with a PP to just show her pictures of things you like and let her label it a theme as she wills. As long as you like it in the end, that’s what matters!
Post # 6
I don’t have a theme, just colors and stuff I like 😛
Post # 7
I also didn’t have a theme. My reception room had a lot of flowing white chiffon so the room was already fairly decorated. I just made a pinterest board with different things I liked and showed those to my florist, baker, etc.
I feel like a “theme” is more for a bar mitzvah or something- unless you want it rustic or something in particular. But “clean & simple” should be easy to do without calling it that!
Post # 8
I chose a winter theme simply because it is going to be held in the winter.
Post # 9
You don’t need a theme. If she can’t figure it out from your colors and the formalness of the event based on venue, time, etc., then you should find someone else!