(Closed) Do I need a Theme?

posted 9 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
5243 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

We didn’t have a theme and everything came out beautiful.

Post # 4
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

NO! just have certian colors and no one will care.

Post # 5
6610 posts
Bee Keeper

I didn’t have a theme. I’ve never actually been to a wedding with a theme, I don’t think. That’s not to say that themes can’t work — just to say that they aren’t a necessity. Like you, I just had my colors, and the “vibe” I was going for, and that was plenty for me!

Post # 6
2340 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I was just talking about this with my hairdresser on Sunday! We we discussing My Fair Wedding and how I wouldn’t have anything to offer David if he came over and asked me to lay out decor that go with our “theme”. My theme is: Wedding. I think themed wedding are cool, but it wasn’t something I was all that interested in doing.

Post # 7
9168 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

No you don’t need a theme! I don’t get why people think you need a theme for a wedding – it’s not a child’s birthday party! The theme of a wedding is wedding theme!  Pick colors, great but I absolutely cannot stand the wedding theme question!

Post # 8
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

lol I totally understand the “you don’t need a theme” idea but I think people ask just so they can get a general feel of what to expect from your wedding so maybe just think of the adjectives that describe how you want your day to feel and represent…

As for me, we got married on a yacht so I let the venue & our love of the ocean as a couple morph into a nautical theme and it was great for giving me elements of personalization & fun.

I think “wedding” is a theme but there is so much variety that there is often the question of what kiiiiiind of wedding you are having… I might just answer “traditional” as your theme and people will understand Wink

Post # 9
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have no theme…just colors.

Post # 10
1223 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We don’t have a theme our colors are our theme!

Post # 11
522 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

No! Color scheme yes, theme nope. 😉

Post # 12
537 posts
Busy bee

Nope, but you should have a vision of sorts.

Post # 13
21 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

our theme is ombre, which is colors! colors that fade from dark to light…i mean i guess its considered a theme but all it really is are colors.

Post # 14
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

All you need is the guy, the dress, and someone to get you hitched.  Anything else is icing.

Post # 15
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You don’t need a theme!  BUT you can get around the questions by describing your style.  I have no theme, but after making my pinterst board, I just picked a bunch of adjectives that described what I generally like and the feel I’d like to go for – Natural, Simple, Vintage, Magic – that encompasses our love of hot jazz, reclaimed wood, our dislike of tchochkies and plastic crap, and my desire for twinkly lights.  Tada!  Another idea I’ve gone with is just saying I’ve got a “La Vie En Rose” theme – it’s our song and covers so many things, without any of them being “themey”.  A slight New Orleans feel, a kind of jazz that spans a few decades (20s-40s), simple musical structure, etc. 

Mke the wedding what you want, and if people ask, just pick something random from your wedding.  People are pretty easily satisfied if you offer them something appropriately vague.  🙂

Post # 16
4 posts
  • Wedding: February 2013

Agreed – a theme is not necessary.  But you’ll find that when you have to pick out: invitations, favors, dishes, etc. – it keeps the decision making process simpler.  For example, I only picked out colors too- but because our date is in February- I tended to pick out all things seasonal. 

The idea started because we were originally going to do a photo invite- but then we thought it silly that our engagement shoot was taken at the beach/boardwalk (thats no longer there by the way- thanks to Sandy).  So we opted for something with bare trees.  Smile


My point is that the trees just became a recurring theme.  So no – you dont have to pick out a theme- but being seasonal does help to make things simpler.  Anything that keeps stress levels down is good Cool




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