Post # 1
Everyone has suggested to me that I should have a ‘theme’ for my wedding. Is one really necessary? I am hoping to go for just something romantic, but I wouldn’t say I have a theme like beachy, nautical, travel, wine, etc which is much more straightforward. Is it detrimental to the planning phase by not having a theme?
Post # 3
Oh course you don’t need a theme! Some people prefer to have themes because that’s just what they’ve always dreamed of, or it;s something that ties their Fiance and them together, but it’s certainly not a necessity. Besides, “romantic” can really be a theme in itself. I’m sure you will make everything tie together in whatever way makes you happy and that’s all that really matters when it comes down to it.
Post # 4
I don’t think so. I think you can make things cohesive and pretty and personal without having to stick your entire wedding into a box labeled “beach,” “travel,” etc. We’re getting married by the beach in a library but it won’t be all beach-themed, book-themed, etc., and our wedding colors are our college colors, but it’s not collegiate-themed. It’ll just incororate elements of things that make us who we are.
Post # 5
My theme is “wedding” and the motif is “awesome”. I picked this because my previous themes were all shot down.
The shot down themes were Betazoid, Dungeons & Dragons and medieval siege machines. My Fiance is a party pooper. 😉
So really, you don’t need a theme. You don’t even need coordinating colors, although I will because I like how it looks. It’s your wedding, make it however you want.
Post # 6
I think themes can be fun, but we didn’t have one and I have been to plenty of weddings where there was no identifiable theme.
Post # 7
@zomgwut: My theme is “wedding” and the motif is “awesome”.
Haha! I am going to say this now whenever someone asks me. 🙂
Post # 8
We’re not having a theme, but I don’t think this will be detrimental to the overall feel or appearance. I never had a set vision for my wedding (didn’t really think I would end up getting married until I met FI) and I didn’t want to spend a bunch of time trying to figure out a theme because I know I would end up changing my mind a million times and it would be a mess. I am a firm believer in making your wedding whatever you want it to be, theme or not.
Post # 9
@zomgwut: lol, I love your themes 🙂
Thank you all! I have seen themes pulled off very beautifully in some weddings, but I didn’t want to make it too literal where it’s overkill for the guests. We are planning to incorporate things that are very “us” but I would hate to be tied down to one specific thing! We are showing some restraint by limiting it to two or three facets of our personalities we want to incorporate so it’s not a hot mess 🙂
Post # 10
My theme is “wedding” and the motif is “awesome
I love the above expression! haha Everyone should say this! Then again, I’m a sarcastic person to the core lol
My theme is cherry blossoms and rustic country. But that is just what we love and want that apart of our special day that joined us together.
It’s not written in stone nor is it the “law” that you have a theme. If you don’t want one and everyone insists on that you do, tell them that it is your wedding and if they don’t like it well then “Bite me” lol