Post # 1
Half the people I talk to say I need a theme and the other half says I don’t. I don’t even know if I want a theme but I think thats because I have no clue what to do for a theme. And no one around me is being very helpful with ides. My colors are purple and turquoise so of course everyone goes to Peacock! I hate peacocks, pretty colors but I’m not a fan of birds and I am positive all the guys in the wedding party will be going around saying its a peaCOCK theme, funny but not for my wedding. So what are all of your themes and how did you decide on them? Maybe I can get some ideas from you lovely bees and see if a theme would be right for us.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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 # 7
@Mrs.Maeby: Your right, I think I want one, I don’t like the idea of just throwing stuff together, I think a theme will give me a direction to go in. I never thought of The Great Gatsby!! I will have to mention that to Fiance 🙂
Post # 8
You don’t need a theme. I don’t have a theme, just a “feel” that I’m going for
Post # 9
@MsJ2theZ: How do you get a feel? I’m not creative at all and no idea what I’m doin. What feel are you going for?
Post # 10
Great Gatsby would be nice, or Arabian nights type colors?
Post # 11
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
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
No themes, just a color scheme.
Post # 14
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.
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Post # 16
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.