(Closed) Ummm…am I supposed to have a theme?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - University of Toronto Faculty Club

You definitely don’t need to have a theme!  Just keep picking things you like.

Post # 4
15963 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Haha. I SO don’t have a theme. And my planning is going just fine. So don’t worry. 🙂

Post # 5
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You don’t need to have one at all! If you are creative enough to find things you like that all work together without a theme I say go for it! Some people like to have a theme to keep their choices focused, I just made an inspiration board to keep me focused on patterns and looks that I like as I start making choices.

Post # 6
2288 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Nope, you certainly don’t. Sometimes in the course of acquiring ideas and items, themes happen (that’s what happened to me AND my dear friend who is getting married this Saturday) but they’re not required.

Post # 7
49 posts
  • Wedding: December 1989

I don’t have a theme.. but after picking stuff I like there seems to be a common thread: vintage with a very modern touch.  Which is odd thought because my reception is at a Greek restaurant lol. 

I also don’t have colors… pretty much any color you see in a sunset will probably be present somewhere. 

Themes are for parties, not weddings In My Humble Opinion.

Post # 8
5271 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Nope! Some people like themes to create a consistency and flow, but in reality a theme could even be your colors, or not one at all. Anything goes with weddings! 🙂

Post # 9
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Your wedding can have a theme if that floats your boat, but for most people the theme of their wedding is just “wedding”. 😉

Post # 10
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Like others have said, themes are not required.  I think they can be cute if the theme has a special meaning to you and Fiance, but they are not necessary.

Post # 12
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You don’t have to have a “theme” per say, but it helps to keep things cohesive with a consistant or complementary color scheme so that it doesn’t feel or look like a random mish mash.

Post # 13
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

No theme here!

Post # 14
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My Future Brother-In-Law just got married a few months ago and their “theme” was a beach reception. While we’re at the wedding, FSIL’s (FBIL wife) family-all 982394 of them- starts asking my FMIL what my theme is going to be. All she says is “Um, her theme is wedding” hahahaha i high fived her on that one.

Post # 15
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I didn’t have a “theme” or “colour” per say, I had a vibe we were going for. I guess you could say my theme was “Mr Bakerella & I get married!” or just plain old “wedding”! LOL! I’m not a theme-y type person. But I ended up going with a elegant vintage vibe inspired by the tabletops with silver teapots centrepieces set on barnboard. I certainly wasn’t going to sweat making sure every shade of blue matched every other or anything like that. I love the way it turned out! I can hardly wait for our pro photos to come in!!!

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