Post # 1
When people ask about my wedding, I always try to describe my theme. The problem with that is “understated elegance” means different things to each person. I also have little personal touches here and there that don’t quite fit with my theme. According to the Knot, there are only 8 different themes(Classic, Modern, Outdoors,Vintage, Rustic, Beach,Offbeat, Vineyard). I guess if I had to go by their standards my wedding would be classified as “classic”. Attached are a few of my inspiration photos(my colors are white and silver). If you had to go by The Knot’s standards what would your theme be? How do your decribe your theme to others?
*PS- Sorry for the massive photos. I tried to scale them down and it didn’t work!
Post # 3
@Soon_To_Be_Mrs_T: The bouquet, centrepiece and place settings are gorgeous! They would be exactly what would come to my mind if you said “understated elegance”
By the Knot’s standards, I suppose our wedding would be between offbeat and vintage, but I voted for “offbeat”. When people ask me what our theme is, we decribe it as Vintage Glamour with touches of the Burlesque and the Macabre.
Post # 4
I voted vintage, but to be more specific my theme is shabby chic. I don’t actual get into detail about the wedding because when I do people don’t seem to “get it” so to save myself the strange looks I just say traditional. lol! Here are some of my inspo pics.
Post # 5
Offbeat fits me best. I think it’s kind of funny that it’s the most popular option so far – offbeat may not be so offbeat after all! But it works as a catch all for people who are just trying to have a wedding that is very personalized, and perhaps evades traditions. I like to see more and more brides like me – who want to find their own path to being married instead of just going with the default choices just because “it’s tradition.”
I describe my theme as “sh*t me and FH like.” Alternate description: Geeky sky pirate theme.
Post # 6
We didn’t really have a theme outside of sunflowers everywhere and our colors so I voted classic since it was pretty traditional. I didn’t have a single person ask me what my theme was while I was planning. I probably wouldn’t have known what to answer!
Post # 7
@Bebealways: +1 on your description of what “offbeat” is. Also props to how you initially described your theme – I may have to steal that.
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@Miss Circe: love the details!!!
Post # 10
I voted offbeat because I wouldn’t call it classic, modern, beach, outdoor, rustic, etc
Here is my venue
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
I don’t know what to vote. Classic? I always said my wedding theme was romance. I didn’t get married in a church, so I’m not sure what to put. I didn’t vote.
These are actual wedding photos.
Post # 12
@Soon_To_Be_Mrs_T: WTH? Vineyard??? Mine was classic I guess…
Post # 13
We are doing a Great Gastby/Roaring 20’s theme.
Post # 14
I’d like to say my theme is natural, earthy with some elegant touches.
Everything I wanted to have a charming and quaint feeling. Our venue is a history bed and breakfast. It is on the water. It has a private beach to take pictures on and there are also other areas in which to take pictures on the wtaer with out the beach feel. These pictures are also years old. Some of the venue has been updated and is a little different (like there is no carpet in the reception area).
We will an elecletic feel of full blooms and wild flowers. For centerpieces we are having tall brown trees and birdcages 6 of each. (Some pics from our florist, none are mock ups just ideas we played around with).
My dress and bridesmaid dresses. My dress will have a modified neckline (will be strapless sweetheart with out the netting).
Post # 15
I am not sure what to vote but my theme was called “Romantic Glam”.. I wanted to get the romantic feel with flowers and candles lit everywhere.. I brought in the Glamorous feel with bling to the candleholders, decor etc.. My colors were eggplant purple and ivory.. I think it turned out beautiful and elegant.. I don’t have pro pics yet but will share as soon as I get them.
Post # 16
I guess ours would be vintage. However its more vintage/book/elegant.