(Closed) Crap, I still don't have a theme…help! How did you pick yours?

posted 5 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

You don’t need a theme! Your colors and the garden setting sound perfect already. Adding some kind of theme would be overkill IMO. 

Post # 4
46664 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@chickspartan:  A theme pe se, is not necessary, but it can help to make the decor cohesive.

Yes, many couples only use colors and have beautiful weddings. If you have any trouble knowing whether something works or not, a theme can help you make that decision. If you are having a vintage rustic theme and find a great buy on square stainless steel chargers, you will know they are not going to work.

Do you and your Fiance share any interests? Travel, sports, wine, cooking, reading?

You could build off the quote “Sunset is nature’s painting” and use easels for family pics, a photo guestbook, art elated props for a photobooth, little paintings for placecards or escort cards etc etc etc


Art Themed Wedding by Nasher Events, via Flickr







Post # 5
3229 posts
Sugar bee

I had no theme other than marriage 🙂

Post # 6
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@chickspartan:  You don’t need an official theme for your wedding.  The theme will always be “the wedding of Mr. & Mrs. Chickspartan”.  It’s not like your theme gets written all over programs and stuff for guests to read.  If people ask (it’s only because the wedding shows encourage themes) then tell them your colors and that it’s going to be on a romantic terrace overlooking a lake.  That will give them an idea of what to expect without naming a specific theme.

P.S. Gardens in many places only include greenery or a huge green lawn so it’s not just about flowers.

Post # 7
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@chickspartan:  Sounds like your colors and “garden” are your theme! Our colors, autumn and “east meets west” are our themes. 

Post # 10
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Yeah, you don’t really need a theme, necessarily.  All you really need is to make sure the decorations, the favors, etc. are cohesive so that everything looks pulled together.  It might help to think of it more as what kind of *vibe* you want your wedding to have, rather than what you might normally think of as a theme.  Do you want it laid back and outdoorsy or a more formal ballroom-type affair?  What colors do you want to use?  Do you want bright lights or candles?  Once you figure out what kind of feel you want your wedding to have, it’ll be much easier to choose the right decorations, stationery, and whatnot.  I actually designed my wedding around the invitations and it worked out really well.

Post # 11
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@chickspartan:  We are having a superhero theme, it comes from my FI’s love of Marvel and DC Smile

Post # 12
5 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

I wanted to make my theme an autumn leafy wedding the man had chosen a blue shirt. He refused to wear anything but the blue shirt. We didn’t have a fancy formal wedding so I knew the blue shirt would make his eyes beautiful so I didn’t not object.  I just looked at a ton of pictures with the same color blue.  We had a wonderful peacock wedding with his blue shirt. We used daisy for our flowers because they were cheap. I spent 400$ on the entire wedding including my $55 dress.

Post # 13
2510 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We don’t have a theme.  I mostly just picked flowers i liked that went with our colors and all the decorations at the reception just goes with the venue.  Getting married is enough of a theme

Post # 14
415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Please don’t force a theme!

Post # 15
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We didnt pick a theme. If anything we tried to avoid one. All it takes is one little idea and before you know it your whole wedding will be littered with that one idea.

Nothing wrong with “Ms Chickspartan and Mr Chickspartan’s wedding” as your theme!!

Post # 16
481 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think loose themes make it a little easier to decide on things. Wine is an awesome theme and there are lots of things you can do with empty wine bottles. Also, I think the art thing is a great idea. Sounds like you’re on your way!


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