(Closed) What's your Theme?

posted 8 years ago in Themes
Post # 32
625 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My “theme” was trees. Trees, trees, trees. I originally wanted a fall(ish) wedding but because of scheduling difficulties it got pushed up to early August. I decided I didn’t care and was going to throw a fall(ish) wedding anyway, and so chose my colors as green, orange & brown to symbolize the trees changing. I had Manzanita centerpieces and a wishing tree, leaf themed escort cards, and a wooden guestbook with a tree burned into it. I loved every minute of it. As it turned out, there was even a tree right outside of my reception that had begun to turn orange… even in early August!! It was just perfect. 

As far as OP’s wedding goes, I’d have a hard time thinking of themes off of just the colors alone… though they do suggest to me either tropical or S.E. Asian influences (maybe just because you mentioned the lanterns?) Very pretty colors though! I agree that you don’t actually need a theme… and your colors are so bold to begin with, that’s sort of a theme in and of itself 🙂

Post # 33
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It is a cross between “Wedding” and “Stuff we like”.

Post # 34
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I also agree a theme is not necessary at all. The only reason we ended up with a theme is because I was all over the place and couldn’t decide on anything but once I saw an inspiration picture it just helped me to streamline decor and isolate the feel that I wanted the wedding to have. Also helped me narrow down colour choices.

The difficult part of using a theme instead of just going with colours is that you have to have a good balance between honouring the theme and turning it into a child’s birthday party. I don’t want my venue COVERED in stars but I definitely want people to be able to see how things were inspired by that idea.

Post # 35
6354 posts
Bee Keeper

No theme aside from the “us getting married” one. Our wedding will be more formal and intimate than many current ones, things will go together rather than clash, and there will be details that reflect our unique tastes, but I wouldn’t call that a theme.

Post # 36
8572 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Our theme is romantic-rustic.

It really wasn’t a theme, until I came on a bee.

We wanted a candlelit, romantic reception.

Lots of candles & romance, pink lighting. Maybe even a light vanilla fragrance in the air type of feel.

We were incorporating wood slices as coasters & to put candles on. I really liked the look of chalkboard signs.

We are trying to stay clear of burlap, although we do have a few burlap banners.


Post # 37
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Whimsical and modern. Our colours are bold and soft shades of purple, grey, white and silver. We’re using geometric modern prints for our invites, table numbers and other signs, also incorporating them into details like the bridesmaids clutches. We’ll have lots of hanging coloured lanterns, pom poms and fabric tassels. Flowers will be Dahlias, Baby’s Breath, Lisianthus and Trachelium. Elements will feel light and care free but met with clean lines and symmetry. 

Post # 38
1510 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Mine is  Romance-Rustic as well!  Deep colors of Navy,Plum,Raspberry, a lot of candles with mason jars as holders, lanterns, wood slabs for the lanterns to sit on, white pumpkins and colored mums, just nice warm and cozy 🙂








Post # 39
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We are doing Country Vintage! Our colors are light pink and teal, and the flowers consist of various colored gerber daisies (mostly white with some dyed pink and teal). Our centerpieces are mason jars filled with water beads and candles accompanied by jars with flowers. The wedding venue (hopefully) will be in a local orchard. Straw-bales will be set up across the outdoor reception area in sofa-style and we will be wrapping trees in white lights as outdoor lighting. Bridesmaids will be in simple dresses and boots, and groomsmen in jeans and button ups and boots as well. We are using very afforable materials combined with things we already have! What do yall think of my ideas so far?



Post # 40
2689 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We are having a steampunk themed wedding! We found it searching Pinterest actually, and we are totally smitten and I am super excited.

I don’t think it’s bad to not have a theme.


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