(Closed) Do we need a theme???

posted 8 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

You don’t NEED a theme. Actually, it took me long enough to just pick my colors let alone a theme. But, after we chose our colors a theme slowly started developing. We chose a springy pink & yellow, and decided that with our venue we wanted the “Southern Plantation” theme. You definitely don’t need one, but you’ll find that with your style & the way you put things together…you’ll have a theme in itself! Whether it be contemporary, southern, retro, etc. You definitely don’t need to stress over it…you have PLENTY of time! My friend’s wedding was in October, too, and she didn’t have a theme…just ORANGE! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

Personally, I do not think you need a “theme” per se.  We are using a color palette (jewel tones), and having our wedding at a Botanical Garden, so things like using plantable paper and seed packets as table numbers have come naturally (haha no pun intended), but I do not think you need a theme.  The color scheme can lend itself to a theme, at least enough for you to have a cohesive look.  I would not stress out about this!

Post # 5
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

Some people like themes because they set the color palette on their own. I.E. a Parisienne theme would probably be black and pinks, while a western theme could bring in more apricots and earth tones.

I would look through the color palettes on http://www.100layercake.com/blog, they have a ton of beautiful ideas.. Your theme doesn’t have to be something rigid, but more like a mood, if that helps!

Post # 6
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I personally don’t think you need a theme.  We’re not having one.  We (I) just chose colors I wanted and that was it.  I like a theme for a wedding but it was something we weren’t hard pressed to find.  I wouldn’t suggest going with a theme if its going to cause stress!  Just go with the colors you love and the rest will fall into place ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Um, you can have “wedding/getting married” as your theme.  These bridal fairs and things give you things to stress about that you probably never in your life imagined!  If there’s nothing that pops out at you, don’t do it.  People can tell when a theme is forced/overdone and it’s an unneeded headache for you.  When you’ve been to weddings, have you ever said, “well that was beautiful and everyone was happy but it really needed a theme?”  Personally, I’m more likely to say, “nice, but was it really necessary to have disney princesses on the canapes _and_ the toilet paper?” 

Post # 8
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

no, you don’t need a theme. i’ve been to plenty of weddings that just use their colors as their “theme,” or like others said, your style will come out in your wedding and that will eventually come into a theme that you didn’t even mean to have, so i wouldn’t stress over it.

if you do want a theme, you mentioned coffee which could be fun for a fall wedding. i’ve seen some cute coffee centerpieces.

Post # 9
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

No you don’t need a theme.  Pick your colors and let everything else naturally evolve.  

If you both love books take a peek over at style me pretty where a couple brides have used thier love of books as their theme. 

As for the coffee.  My Fiance and I love starbucks coffee and teas, so toward the end of the night when we want people to start sobering up we are going to have a starbucks coffee and tea bar with a barista to make the drinks.  We are going to use the starbucks cups and custom coffee sleeves with our monogram and as saying on it.

Hope this helps. =)

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