Post # 17
I don’t have a theme either. Jewish weddings don’t typically have a theme because Bar and Bat Mitvahs are heavy on the theme thing. We are sticking to a color scheme really closely, and trying for different feels during the cocktail hour, ceremony and reception, but none of it is a theem.
Post # 18
In one of the bridal shops I went to, the woman kept on badgering me about my theme and kept going on about how I couldn’t possibly have a wedding without a theme because without a theme how would I choose my dress? My mum said “Erm, I think the theme is just ‘wedding’.” Just one of the aspects of that particular shopping trip that went badly!
Post # 19
My wedding didn’t have a theme, just overall colors, and elegance, with some sparkle!
Post # 20
Well done theme weddings can be so much fun, and so beautiful… but that seems like a LOT of work.
Post # 21
Our theme is “you better drink up at the open bar because it costs the same if you leave sober or if you don’t, so help us get our money’s worth.”
Honestly I’ve never wanted a theme and I didn’t even pick an official color scheme– our venue doesn’t need either. If you want a theme, do a theme, just do so cautiously as I’ve been to some themed weddings that were so over-the-top that the theme detracted from the day. As a guest, I don’t really want to play Robin Hood with you, and there’s only so many times I can read the phrase “Ye Olde Whatever” on your menus, placecards, programs, and such before it just feels silly. Done right, themes are great and fun and make a wedding memorable, but done wrong, ugh no thanks.
Post # 22
Not only did we have not “theme,” we had no “colors.” We still managed to get married and have a lot of fun. 🙂
Post # 23
It’s Theme Week here on Wheel of Fortune…
no, no theme.
we want it to feel like a party with a wedding at the beginning of it
Post # 24
@MrsDTMajor: I have a theme, but only because I need one for my own sanity. I need that pattern and the guidelines so I can stay focused and not go crazy over making decisions. I like that themes help narrow down options. It’s helpful for me, but not everyone needs that or wants it. I went to a beautiful wedding last weekend where there was no theme and it was still every bit as perfect for her! I think it depends on your personality.
Post # 25
We had a theme, but it was accidental. DH loves Italy, so he wanted his groom’s cake in the shape of Italy…then we thought of having our favorite Italian restaurant cater the reception, which made us rethink our decor. We didn’t choose our colors and a lot of other things based on the “theme,” but I think it fit us and pulled things together without being overwhelmingly cheesy. I’ve seen plenty of beautiful weddings without a theme!
Post # 26
I have ended up with a theme but it kinda just happened rather than me setting out to ‘pick’ one. Mine really happened because of the venue we booked (a castle in scotland) and then the dress that I chose (celtic medieval).. so we seem to be having a ‘Celtic Medieval’ theme! although there will be NO ‘Ye Olde….” this or that!!! lol
Post # 27
We don’t have a theme nor colour scheme. When I first started planning my wedding, my wedding planner insisted that I needed a colour scheme and theme so that everything would match. That is so not us!!! But I listened to her and decided on green and coral. When came the time to shop for the fabric for the bridesmaids dresses (my mom and I are making the dresses) I almost cried in the store because I hated everything coral that the poor saleslady was showing. Finally she told me to take a big breath and said “honey, pick something that makes you smile”. I ended up picking this beautiful blue-silvery fabric. My bridesmaids adore the colour and that’s when I decided to say “fudge colour scheme, I’m just going with what I love.” FH and I make decisions based on what fits our personality and honestly things are working themselves out beautifully and more importantly, my stress level has gone down tremendously since nixing the theme idea.
Post # 28
I don’t plan on having a “theme” so to speak. I would like it to have vintage touches from the 1940’s and 1950’s but that’s just because I like the vintage styles better than modern styles.
Post # 29
I look at a theme as a way of tying everything together cohesively. My wedding theme was “Victorian winter Romance” – took place in a pioneer village, we had a contra dance, a horse darn wagon for guests, we made everything very warm… fire places going, lotts of candles, pinecones, colourswere cranberry and plum, hot cholocate bar and it took place in Feb!
For some people this isn’t important, but for us we really wanted a wauy to pull it all together so that our guests had a cohesive experience from start to finish 🙂
Post # 30
Theme: Hey, wassup? I just married you!
Post # 31
haha I definitly think themes are a product of wedding blogs and magazines. I love seeing some of the wedding where a couple picked a theme and ran with it, like rockabilly, 1940s vintage hollywood glamour, of course of ever popular outdoor rustic romantic.
However everyone doesn’t need to do that for their weddings. I think “wedding” is an awesome theme.