(Closed) Do I need a theme? Do I want a theme? But what theme?

posted 6 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

NO, you do not need a theme! Thats something that only entered the wedding world in like, the last decade anyway.

I suppose ours was “rustic,” but being there that day, it didn’t feel thematic. It didn’t even seem like we had real “colors.” No one noticed or cared.

Post # 4
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I didn’t have theme, just a color scheme which was black and white. You can absolutely get away without a theme, but you probably should know what kind of “feel” you want the wedding to have. Elegant, casual, romantic, traditional etc. Not all of those are mutually exclusive by the way, you can have several! What you want the atmosphere to feel like will have a greater impact on your actual day.

Post # 5
46611 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You don’t have to have a theme, but sometimes it helps to pull disparate elements together.

You can just use your colors. Purple and turquoise could be viewed as jewel tones instead of peacock.

Post # 6
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Definitelly do not need a theme, but if you don’t like peacocks maybe you could go vintage? As I read it, whether or not you need a theme you want one! So my vote is vintage. I see The Great Gatsby in your future!

Post # 8
5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

You don’t need a theme. I don’t have a theme, just a “feel” that I’m going for

Post # 10
7689 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Great Gatsby would be nice, or Arabian nights type colors?

Post # 11
2450 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i started out with a theme… but then i kept wanting things and colors and stuff that didn’t fit with my theme. so i threw out the theme. 

when people ask what my theme is, i just say “my theme is AWESOME” “that’s not a theme” “it’s MY theme”.


Post # 12
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We have a theme.  i like it because as I’m planning it gives me somrthing to refer to so I don’t get too off track.   It came about very easily.  My fiance proposed while we were out flying kites so our colors are coral and navy with some gold and our theme is “love is in the air”.  

Post # 13
194 posts
Blushing bee

No themes, just a color scheme. Wink

Post # 14
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wish I had a theme to tell you the truth, but right now we’re just working with a colour scheme. I think themes keep the look very cohesive but I’ve been to weddings where there was no obvious theme and everything seemed to flow beautifully. As long as you have a colour palette, your good to go.

Post # 16
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think the color scheme for a peacock themed wedding is beautiful, however, I HATE peacocks as well. I cringe at the sight of feathers! You don’t have to have a theme. Colors will be fine, I’m doing a color theme. It’s pretty common just to have a color theme in my area.

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