(Closed) theme? oh my!

posted 7 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
11246 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@pandora76: Well I always wanted red but with getting married in June I thought red would be too heavy. I started like aqua for a kitchen so whilst searching for aqua kitchens or something I came across this and fell in love with how bold it was and the fact that it was wedding stationary made something click

So that was it and I then created this

When looking for stuff to make the invitations in these colours I wasn’t fixated on anything inparticular so I came across some red bows which I used for the front of the invites, as shown below and i’ve bought some to put on the place cards as well, plus the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are chiffon and have ruched material around the stomach and ties in a bow at the back so bows have become the theme too, which wasn’t planned but I like it.

Post # 5
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Have you picked your venue yet?

After we picked our venue is when our theme/style came together.

Post # 6
14 posts
  • Wedding: December 1990

I suggest you consider your ceremony and reception venues prior to picking a theme.  In additon, be careful selecting colors.  Consider what colors will look good on your bridesmaids, what  colors will look good at your event venue and also what colors you and the groom like.  Also think about what colors will be easy to match things with such as table linens, chair cover sashes, shoes, flowers…

Post # 8
11246 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ooh yeah I forgot that bit, pick a venue first.

Post # 9
46401 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It definitely helps to pick your venue first, but sometimes that choice is also determined by the look you like overall. It’s helpful to narrow down what it is that you and your Fiance are going for.

Do you want something elegant and formal? something more colorful and casual? indoors? outdoors? what are your favorite colors?

Start by looking online and surfing wedding sites, photographers and florists blogs. Save pics to a file (ALWAYS REMEMBER to save the source in case you want more information from that site later!)

You will start to notice a trend in the pics you save. Once you identify what the common factor is in the pics you like, move those pics to a “Our Wedding Look” folder.

Determining your budget is paramount in moving on to bringing your dream to reality. The budget will determine your venue.

You may or may not find a venue that fits your budget that will fit your dreams. You may fall in love with a casual venue when you thought you wanted a formal, elegant wedding. But you will have your folders to help adapt your vision to your venue.

Post # 10
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Don’t forget you don’t HAVE to have a theme!  🙂  If nothing specific calls out to you that you want to carry through the whole wedding then don’t worry about it.  My hubby and I had colors that we went with throughout the wedding, but multiple themes that had a basis in us and our relationship.  We had a bit of gamer geek chic going on, along with Dutch influence, along with some other smaller theme influences.

The most important thing is to go with things that you and your FH like/love and have fun with it!

Post # 11
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@pandora76: We picked a venue that was very art deco, so it gaves us a jumping off point. We did an old hollywood theme.  I went with my favorite color – purple.

Post # 12
1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree – decide on a venue first.

My dress also played into my decision.  I originally pictured chartreuse green and navy blue colors and was trying to figure out a theme.  Then I found my gown, which is very antique looking, ivory and lace and suddenly vintage became my theme.  I scrapped the chartreuse green and switched to ivory and navy blue and everything else fell into place.

I also agree with dodgercpkl, you don’t have to have a definitive theme – just a cohesive look.

Post # 13
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Venue, colors, time of year (aka season).  Those all can help in figuring out a theme. Spring and Fall offer different ideas from Summer and Winter.  Also, hobbies are a good place to look at for theme ideas.

Since we’re both fantasy nuts (from Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Star Trek, etc to Advanced Dungeons and Dragons to James Bond and Firefly) we went with “fantasy” for our theme.  With a strong essense of our alter egos from our so-far-unpublished novels.  (That and his original ad&d character ends up married to my originally MSN group character, lol).  

We even managed to include Monty Python in our RSVP cards. Soooo can’t wait to send those out later this year!!!!  

Post # 14
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’m not really sure how in depth a theme is supposed to be but I guess if I have one, it would be sunflowers because they will be everywhere!  

Post # 15
8 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011


I LOVE this color scheme! I was going to do the same thing but I changed it to aqua, black and white since I’m getting married in October. Do you happen to know the designer of those bridesmaid dresses in the lower left of your board? They would be perfect for my girls.


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