When it comes to wedding planning, there’s so much to think about that it can quickly become overwhelming. From securing the date you want to finding the perfect venue and everything that comes next, it’s definitely an event you’ll want to plan properly. Many couples choose an overall theme for their wedding. This can be a useful way to ensure everything and everyone looks the part, while often being a great starting point to work from when planning the most important wedding elements. But which theme should I choose, we hear you cry. Don’t panic because we’ve got you covered. Here are the 10 hottest wedding themes we know you will love.
With so many amazing barn wedding venues out there, this is the perfect theme if you love the countryside, want stunning outdoors photographs, and love the thought of a DIY wedding. One of the most versatile options, you’ll often get your choice of outside caterer which is ideal if you don’t want a traditional sit-down meal for your wedding breakfast. Not only that but you’ll often have free reign on drinks and any outside entertainment you choose to bring in.
Love a bit of sun, sea and sand? Many couples are choosing to have a destination wedding which means flying abroad with a select few of your nearest and dearest, getting married at sunset on the beach with the sound of the waves in the background. Sounds good? Then a beach wedding may be perfect for you. You could also just extend your stay and have your honeymoon there too!
All of you hippie chicks out there will love a boho themed wedding. Think long wavy hair adorned with a flower crown. A long, flowing white dress, maybe an outdoors ceremony. How about outdoor teepees and bridal wellies instead of high heeled shoes? Perfect for the couple who love a good outdoors knees-up.
Lush greenery can be a cheaper way of achieving an expensive-looking chic wedding. The perfect way to combine the outdoors with an elegant indoor ceremony and reception. You could also incorporate the green theme into headpieces for bridesmaids or choose varying colours of green for bridesmaid dresses and the groomsmen.
- Classic black tie
It’s a well-known fact that every man looks super-hot in a tuxedo – and while this may not be your primary reason for choosing a black tie theme, we think it’s a good one all the same! Ideal for the traditional couple who love a touch of glam, it’s the perfect excuse for all of your guests to get dressed to the nines. You could combine this theme with monochrome and ask your guests to come dressed in black and white.
A lot of couples choose to have a colourful theme. It’s an easy decision as you could just choose your favourite colour – and then the remaining wedding elements are based on that. For example a blush pink and ivory theme could be incorporated into bridal party outfits, headpieces, flowers, chair covers and sashes, favours – you name it! Whether you go all out bright and bold or stick to a neutral palette, the choice is yours.
- Fairy tale
The perfect wedding theme for the wannabe Disney princesses out there! Think big princess ballgown dresses, stunning floral and crystal hair accents, arriving in a horse-drawn carriage, dancing the night away in a castle – this wedding theme really is the one you always dreamed of as a little girl. And what groom would deny his beautiful bride the chance to have her dream wedding?
- Glitz and glam
If you love a bit of sparkle then this is the theme for you. From glitter and crystal-encrusted invitations to stunning headpieces and bridal jewellery, the glitz and glam theme is a go-all-out showstopper. And why shouldn’t your wedding be the biggest deal of your life? They don’t call it the Big Day for nothing!
If you’re a non-traditional bride, you may love the idea of a retro wedding. Think 40s and 50s theme – a shorter than average wedding dress, bright red shoes and matching lippie, a live band and lots and lots of dancing! The ideal theme for the bold and beautiful.
A super-hot trend right now, look back to yesteryear for inspiration. Think birdcage veils, lace, a neutral colour scheme, old photographs of your married guests from their wedding day. The options are endless with this oh-so-popular theme and it gives you the chance to truly put your own stamp on the day.
So now you’ve seen our top 10 themes, which one’s your favourite? Get in touch to see how we can help you recreate that theme for your own big day. Had one of these themes for your own wedding? Send us in the photos, we’d love to see them!