(Closed) Does every bee’s wedding have a theme?

posted 9 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
1037 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

You don’t have to have a huge “theme” to the wedding, at least, that is my opinion! Cohesion is important, but I wouldn’t feel the need to go overboard on matching everything (unless that is what you are going for). I just let our decor develop naturally; my mom and I found things that we liked, and it ended up tying together very nicely I think!

Post # 4
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t think you need a theme at all! I think once it is all put together it will go together naturally.  At first I was really worried about creating a certain “vibe” and making sure everything was perfect but when I stopped worrying and just did what I loved everything started coming together even better. I’m sure everything will be perfect!

Post # 5
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i don’t have a theme…im not really a theme kind of person. it can work sometimes, or just be cheesy. its nice to maybe have something you can carry through things with your wedding, some element, even just a graphic. i love damask patterns, so ive used things like that in different ways. im just going for elegant id say, so its not a theme. you have your colors which ties it all in together. so i wouldnt worry. its your day…people arent gonna be analyzing it.

Post # 6
1638 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t have a theme at all. We are getting married in the fall so I’m using fall colors and going to use leaves but that is as far as my theme is going.

Post # 7
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I don’t think it is absolutely necessary to have a theme, but I do believe that it is absolutely necessary to have a plan, so that everything comes together in a cohesive manner.

Post # 8
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree w/ Miss Buttons in that it does need to be cohesive but no rigid theme is necessary.

I’m going with a breezy, fun, beachside wedding!  My colors reflect the time of year and there are going to be subtle elements of the beach brought into everything but no, we’re not going all the way with a theme like I’ve seen at some weddings.

Sometimes imho, you can “over theme” things if you know what I mean!

Post # 9
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort, St. Thomas

Honestly, we really don’t have a theme either. With no bridal party, there’s no color scheme. I guess it’s beachy but I didn’t want a ton of cheesy shells and palm trees all over everything. It’s ok to not have a theme, it’ll all come together in the end!

Post # 10
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

ditto on the cohesion i guess my theme is things that i like glamorous? i LURVE chandeliers, adore touches of bling and the colors are very nye chic (so there ya go for themes lol)

Post # 11
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We really don’t have a theme, it’s more of a color scheme. As I’ve seen pictures of ideas and bought a few items, it definitely has a preppy-vintagey feel to it.

Post # 12
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I believe our theme was “getting married.”  It worked for us!

Seriously, we started with ideas we liked, then looked for other ideas that worked with them.  For example, we never picked our “colors.”  Instead, we started with ivory dresses, so we wanted to have the chuppah (wedding canopy), kippot (those little hats Jewish guys wear), pew bows, and linens ivory, too.  When we thought about what would go well with ivory, we both liked gold, so we added gold sashes to the chuppah and to the ceremony and reception chairs, and gold candle holders to the reception tables.  We also reused the chuppah to frame the cake table at the reception.

We also found a ketubah (Jewish wedding contract) that we liked.  The ketubah was displayed at both the ceremony and the reception.  We got the permission of the artist to use elements of the design in our paper products.  We used that for the invitations, programs, photo sharing cards, explanation of the Welsh love spoon we used as our cake topper, and thank-you cards.

So, we had elements that repeated throughout the ceremony and reception.  However, we didn’t even try to make sure every last thing matched or fitted with an artificial “theme.”  For example, all the chairs at the synagogue where we were married were blue.  We could have covered them with ivory chair covers (which we already had for the reception).  However, we decided that the blue looked just fine with our decorations, and left the chairs as is.  The maid of honor already owned a burgundy dress she had used as Maid/Matron of Honor in another wedding, and we saw no reason to make her buy another dress.  We used burgundy as the background for signs at the ceremony, and got pink flowers that went with her dress, but did not use burgundy at all at the reception (which was three days later, in a different city, and she did not attend). The dude of honor’s only suit was a navy blue, and his two ties were blue and red.  We told him to wear the blue tie, so he would not clash with the Maid/Matron of Honor, but did not otherwise attempt to match him with anything.

Conversely, we used a lot of pinks and browns at the reception (brown backgrounds to signs; pink uplighting; amber, “natural,” and pink lanterns).  They looked nice with the colors we were otherwise using, but weren’t picking up any colors in use at the ceremony.

I guess what I would say is that you should think about how the stuff you are getting will look together, as opposed to just looking at each thing in isolation.  However, if it all works, you don’t need to drive yourself nuts looking for some cutesy “theme.”

Post # 13
4566 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We don’t have a theme… yet or ever. Well, I guess our theme is “GORGEOUS”…

Post # 14
1565 posts
Bumble bee

We have colors but no real theme. Like bellenga, we’re going for a breezy, light riverside vibe. I think if you don’t have a ton of clashing styles (i.e. glamorous and informal and vintage all together), you’ll be just fine.

Post # 15
1569 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I’ve actually  never really grasped the concept of having a wedding theme. Like 2dbride said, I feel like the theme of any wedding is getting married! It seems to make more sense to describe the “feel” of a wedding, so that your vendors and you and your Fiance can grasp whether you’re going for black-tie elegant or beachy-casual. When I think of a themed event, I think of like a James Bond-themed party or something – not really what you go for at a wedding.

Post # 16
2404 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

we don’t really have a theme, but a color palette and look / “feel”. I really want to have chocolate brown-elegant-chic goodness going on at our wedding 🙂

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