Post # 1
Do I have to have a theme? My girlfriends keep asking me what I want my theme to be and telling me that I have to have a theme so that I know what decorations, flowers, and colors to use, etc. I’m on a budget and not very artistic, so I’m sort of at a loss.
I guess I figured I would just pick out colors, but didn’t need a theme… but I can’t decide on colors, and my friend told me it is b/c I don’t have a theme! 🙂
I don’t know what I’m looking for here… I guess I’m just confused and wondering if I have to have a theme. I mean, can I just figure out colors when I go to the florist or something?
Post # 3
I didn’t have a theme for my wedding, just colors! You do need to think about the colors for more than just flowers though. They go into all the decor, bridesmaids dresses and accessories, and table decorations.
Post # 4
You don’t have to have a theme. “Themes” are relatively new I think.
Post # 5
I think colors definitely can be a theme. Some people use themes to help tie together your invitations, decorations, food, etc. But you don’t need to have any of that to put together a beautiful wedding. Colors are just fine!
Post # 6
How did you all pick your colors? My wedding is in the summer. I think my problem is that I like most colors! The Fiance just doesn’t want a lot of pink…
Post # 7
We picked colors, and when things started getting complicated, we ditched them and picked other ones. TO THIS DAY, I wish I would have picked other colors. I am in LOVE with color. I could have planned 1000 weddings with all the color combos I love.
What we did, we started with what we had. A white dress, and a black tux. Added a simple color that we both liked, light green & called it a day. We switched to this scheme about 6 months out, so we needed something simple…. and it works for us. I wish we would have gone with tan, brown green & ivory, but alas, we didn’t & I have to love what we are doing.
Just know that you aren’t cemented into anything for a while yet. Start buying magazines, looking at photos online, see what things you are drawn to. Save all the photos you love, and you will start to see a recurring theme. Ours ended up being a little more vintagey than I thought it would, but it works.
Post # 8
A theme can sort of develop- think how fancy how formal etc. think like a font- swirly- wimsical formal modern etc. thoise are the things a “theme” can achieve. you dont have to have like “casino night” but “casual chique” or “elegant garden” can help narrow down style choices, like decor etc. what are your colors? Do you have a venye? A dress? Those will help you narrow down a theme!
Post # 9
My theme just became apparent after awhile. We decided on dark purple/black/silver/white for the wedding colors. Then the Fiance was adament he wanted a butterfly release, so I encorporated that. Then I found some cute fake butterflies to put on the flowers which I liked. Then I found a veil with embroidered butterflies on it.
So, I gave in and made the theme butterflies!
Post # 10
It has a lot of flowers outside, but the reception would be under a white tent with a brick floor.
The only thing I know is that I don’t want anything too fancy… I guess I like more romantic/whimsical.
Post # 11
Look up some blogs, look at project wedding and other wedding sites. Just see what you are drawn, See what types of things you repeatedly like to or try to do an inspiration board. That should give you a good start. You could do lots of things with that venue. Very nice.
Post # 12
Our theme came out of our lifestyle, home decor and casualness/formality of our event. We didn’t just pick a theme, it picked us! If you really want a theme (or want to figure out what colors you’d love the most) browse your home! What is your home decorated like? Which room (if they’re all differently decorated) do you love the most/spend the most time in? Is there a color pallette in your home that seems to spread throughout? And… what are your passions!?!? Together and individually? We have a pretty earthy decorated home (except for our punk rock bedroom, which is all FH), we love the outdoors and took our first trip together to the Redwoods Natl Forest. I love lavender flowers… and browns are super neutral and go really well with purples. So that’s how we pulled it all together. Lavender and Brown colors – rustic, casual theme.
Post # 13
It’s helpful to think of a theme as a style or a vibe. This will ensure that things flow together well. Colors won’t necessarily bring the whole thing together.
Imagine pink tinted champagne passed on silver trays and pink paper streamers hanging from the ceiling and a pink disco light on the dance floor.
Now add to it a “fun and rustic” theme and you might get pink lemonade (w/ and w/o vodka ;), pink paper lanterns hanging from the trees, and bridesmaids in various shades of pink dresses having a great time out on the dance floor.
Post # 14
i think it’s all in the lingo. Some wedding def have themes (beach, christmas, etc) but others don’t really.
My wedding is in November, so my theme is “Fall harvest.” It’s not really a “theme party” just a way to describe the type of decorations I want.
Post # 15
Everyone has a theme, even if they don’t call it by that name. Your theme encompasses the color scheme you pick, or the flowers and other decorations. It basically is what ties everything together so that it doesn’t look like a random mismash of stuff thrown together.
It’s your wedding so do whatever you want.