Most people won’t set up the theme for their wedding because they are afraid that it may change the event into a cheesy one. On the contrary, a theme can actually help you plan out the wedding just the way you want it. Not only a theme can narrow down your choice, it also provides a certain guidance of what you should and shouldn’t do. Of course, you need to stay away from cheesy theme that can turn your elegant wedding event into your prom party – avoid such theme like Finding Nemo or Under the Sea. You will be surprised to find out that there are so many wedding decoration ideas and themes that you can choose for your special event.
The Classic and Timeless Options
There are some themes that are considered classic, elegant, and timeless. Of course, you need to talk about the theme with your partner, but as long as you both have mutual agreement about a certain theme – and it is not cheesy at all – you can move on. A theme can be fun and enjoyable, but it doesn’t mean that it can’t be mature and elegant too. Here are some options to create fun and yet classic and elegant wedding.
Black and white. This is the most classic and timeless theme that will never go old. Since most weddings are generally white, you only need to add the black elements and accents so monochromatic black and white will be visible. For instance, go with black and white wedding cake, on top of a white cake table with black ribbon accents. For the seats, you can choose black and white cover; you can even have the meals, deserts, and cakes made in black and white. The wedding gown can also be made into black and white, with more decors and accessories in this color combination. Believe me, black and white is always great for a wedding theme, so go with it and plan it carefully.
Seasonal. Seasonal theme offers you loads of flexibility and easiness in managing your wedding event. You can choose summer, winter, or spring wedding theme, or even go with specific theme like Valentine, Christmas, or even Halloween. For instance, when you plan out a spring theme, you can have a strapless or sleeveless wedding gown with outdoor setting for the reception – garden party theme will be perfect. Choose bright and bold colors like yellow, green, and blue to spark up your event. You can have lighter meals with seafood inclusion that represents the beach into your theme. However, when you plan out a winter theme, you can go with long sleeve lace wedding down with accompaniment of warm colors such as gold, silver, copper, and brown. Choose ‘heavier’ beverages and meals like wine to deliver more exclusive and yet elegant feel into your event. Seasonal theme is highly versatile; you can basically choose whatever accompaniments and accessories you want.
Zen. Zen theme is all about peace and serenity. The main point of having a Zen theme is that you want to create refreshing, relaxing, and also peaceful wedding condition. You can include a water fountain at the main entrance or place some of them within the important venues of the place. A perfect accompaniment will be origami, rock gardens, lanterns, parasols, or bonsai trees. Include environment-friendly tablecloth or naturally woven fabrics into the decoration. The lights and the colors should be bright – but not too bright – creating serene and peaceful effect.
Cherry blossom. Also known as the sakura in Japan, the flower has very beautiful and attractive natural colors that are ranging from white, pale pink, and dark pink. Incorporating the cherry blossom into the theme is very easy and simple. You can have cherry blossom branches for the table centerpieces. Simply put the branches within tall and white vases. Have a pink and white paper lanterns around the venue. You can also have white and pink napkins with pink champagne to complete the day. For the giveaway packets, you can always have cherry blossom lotion, shower gel, and body mists – some brands have their variants – and it is a guarantee that your guests will love them!
The More Popular Options
There are also some great options for the wedding theme that you can choose for your special day, such as:
Shabby chic. The main signature of shabby chic theme is the worn and torn old stuffs, delivering antique feel. However, it should also be combined with minimalistic, soft, and feminine feel that will differentiate the whole décor from the common vintage look. You can include unique stuffs like jelly cupboards and pie safes into your décor. Use vintage cloths and chandeliers and pair them up with roses – you are free to choose red or pink. Consider adding dried lavender that is tied with dried grasses as a part of your accessories. Candles and wreaths can be used to decorate the table center and windows or walls.
Beach. It is one of the most relaxing and laid back themes that will never go old. Feel free to use bold and bright colors like blue, yellow, green, and aquamarine. You can place sand into glass containers and use them as centerpiece. Another alternative is to put colorful corals into glass containers and see how the colors can spark up your days. Napkins with starfish or shell patterns will bright up the day. This kind of theme can be implemented in indoor as well as outdoor setting, but remember to check the weather if you are planning an outdoor event – you really don’t want your special day ruined by rain.
Butterfly. It may seem girly and all feminine, but you can go for it if you really want to. You can choose all white butterfly themes or colored one. You can add butterfly confetti on the table decoration, with floating butterfly candle and small potted plants with butterfly accents on them. You can have the venue decorated with flower garlands. Choosing napkins with butterfly patterns or have them tied with butterfly knots will add the appeal.