Post # 1
I know what kind of “atmosphere” I want, but am not sure if I need a theme.
Here’s the scoop: We are having a beach wedding in Key West, but I don’t want a beach/sand/shells theme. I think my biggest concern is when I choose my bridesmaid-dress color, do I have to go all-out with decorating in that color? I am still deciding if I want the girls’ dresses to be yellow or a reddish-coral. My heart has always been set on yellow, but my dress is ivory and every other wedding (photography) I’ve seen in the Keys is yellow based. And, I want red roses to incorporated into the decor, so that’s where I got the latter color idea.
Can anyone help with this oh so important beginning to my theme/decoration planning?
P.S. I have the locations: beach and reception, and music and photo. I just don’t have anything else! THANKS!
Post # 3
I don’t see why you need a theme at all! If you want yellow dresses, get them! Don’t worry about what everyone else does! If you LOVE yellow, make it yellow! If you love coral, red, blue, black….all mixed together…it’s your wedding! Make it respresent you and your FH!
Are you getting married in the sand or inside? There are TONS of beach ceremony photos out there!
Post # 4
You don’t have to have a theme, I think one just naturally falls into place with your choices. I knew I would wear pearls and carry roses, and that we’d do a few Scrabble things, then everything fell into place as a roses and pearls theme.
For the color, no way do you have to do it all to match the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses! Yellow Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses will look gorgeous, and how many of your guests have seen all those photos from other weddings? Most wedding guests have very few experiences to base their opinions of your wedding on, and virtually no one has been to a wedding that will be just like yours, so no matter what you choose, you’re golden. You’ll be looking at your photos forever, not other brides’, so choose what you’ll look back on in 10 years and still be in love with.
Yellow dresses would pair easily with lots of other colors, like gunmetal gray, splashes of coral red, nautical blue, etc.
PS – I’m worried if you want red roses that they would clash with coral red Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, maybe you could get a fabric swatch and test it out?
Post # 5
Thanks! I am most likely going to go with the yellow. My heart’s set on it!
Post # 6
You do not need a theme, mostly themes are used to help decide what direction the wedding will take. But if you already know the decor and colors that you want to use, your fine!
Post # 7
My advice is go with what the heart is set on otherwise you will always second guess yourself. But I agree with the person whom said the coral and red roses might clash. But it pink and red goes well you never know. However I can see Yellow dresses going well with Red roses in the bouqet.
I don’t want to be married on the beach, but I have always loved the idea of it. Have fun with it and find another theme that matches well w/you and your man!
Post # 9
Most people use a favorite color, flower, season, etc and that is their theme. Figure out what best fits you, whatever that may be, and run with it. It can be as simple or elaborate as you want since you are the one calling the shots. It doesn’t matter what other people think of your choices or what they are doing at their own weddings.