Post # 1
This is my first time posting and I’m afraid it is a plea for help!
I have no idea what to do about my wedding theme. I see so many beautiful weddings on blogs but none of them I can imagine myself being the bride at.
I am planning on having a central London wedding reception in a pub or rowing club. All the inspiration I can find for these locations have shabby chic or vintage themes. Whilst lovely, that isn’t very me and makes me feel like my close friends would straight away see that it isn’t what my fiance and I would chose for any other area of our lives.
Anyway, you seem like a bright bunch with loads of ideas so pretty please, any ideas for a London wedding that isn’t vintage would be much appreciated.
To help, I am someone who likes plain/simple design and colours (my wardrobe is predominently black, navy, white and grey) and our home is very industrial mixed with bright colours.
Post # 3
@maddis136: It sounds to me like you just said your theme..plain and simple with pops of color. Light grey dresses, dark grey suits, yellow and royal ties/flowers. Don’t get sucked into what a wedding “should” be. Make it you. Use your defining characteristics to define your wedding.
ETA: Welcome to the bee! 😀
Post # 4
How about “We’re getting married”? I do not understand this whole theme thing. It’s a marriage – not a kiddie birthday party.
Post # 5
@maddis136: First, you don’t “NEED” a theme. Themed weddings are gaining popularity because of things like wedding blogs and pinterest. It’s perfectly acceptable to just buy crap you like and decorate with that. It will match because it is you.
That said, navy black white and grey with pops of color SCREAMS rowing club to me. You could go with sort of a chic nautical/rowing theme.
Post # 6
@maddis136: Oh, the finer details can be so perplexing. I want to tell you my theme. It may be unique around here but I’m going to share. My theme is “WEDDING!” Yes, it’s that simple. I’ll be in gold and my groom will be in a tux. We’ll have flowers, favors, complimentary linens and chairs, lots of food, drink and entertainment. Beyond that? I’m not having a theme. I’m throwing a giant party and the theme is going to be “party with us!” and “enjoy the night” and “be happy for us.”
Post # 7
@maddis136: A wedding “theme” doesn’t have to be something tangible or catchy (rustic barn or causal elegance, for example). It just needs to be the kind of vibe you want your wedding to have! My “theme” was bright colors, flowers, happy. Oh yeah, and wedding! Go with what you and your fiance want- if that’s a black and white wedding with pops of color I think that’s perfect! This is your day, your night, your wedding- make it however you want and don’t worry about giving it a name. Just find things that make you go “oh, I like that!”
Post # 8
@maddis136: First off welcome to the bee! There is so much inspiration you can get from this site. Check out some of our blogger bees! I know some of them didn’t have a “theme” but more of a feel of the day, and how the defined this.
Secondly, I wouldn’t focus too much on a theme, more about what do you like/dislike. I gave our wedding the theme of “Town bird” But it was just a way to make me feel organised because everyone was always asking what the theme of the wedding was.
I agree that you have already sorted slated your theme, you want something neural with pops of colour. If you need to get a visual try this:
I loved Mrs Blue Whale’s wedding because she had fairly neutral backdrop/venue with these beauitful pops of rainbow colour!
Post # 9
No theme required! Pick the things you like, and go for cohesive colors and details, but as long as it all sort of goes together, it’s fine! For example, we used a lot of chalkboard details in our wedding – but I wouldn’t say our “theme” was chalkboards! We just likes the look, and we liked the look. I’ve been to “themed” weddings and it’s fine, but not necessary. For example, I went to a wedding with a horserace theme – the tables were named after racehorses, sig drinks were common “race” drinks…but that was about it. We just did table #s. Our venue was pretty neutrally colored, and then we used a lot of fall colors (married in October), but that was…about it!
Pick what you like, keep it cohesive – no theme needed.
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Agreed with PP, no real “theme” is needed. Our wedding was amazing, but no theme. We had our wedding and reception at a “non-traditional” location-an industrial museum. I let that influence some of the details (had gears on the invites and back of the programs, etc.), and used our favorite colors plus a neutral. So before you get into the details, I’d pick your venue- that will be the best starting point for the “feel” of your wedding.