Choosing Your Theme
Choosing your theme is a major step along your wedding planning journey. A theme will permeate your entire day and is meant to reflect both you and your partner’s style or personalities. It’s a wonderful way to put your own stamp on your wedding and a way to make it feel really personal and bespoke. That said, it can be difficult to settle on one theme that suits both parties, but with a few simple steps you should be able to come to a decision that keeps both of you happy! Plus once you pick your theme, the fun of planning really begins! Of course if you are feeling a little overwhelmed or could do with a bit of expert advice, we can help you with every aspect of your theme and wedding planning, so don’t hesitate to get in touch [link to the contact us page] if you’d like to know more.
In the meantime, here’s some handy top tips on how to pick your theme, plus a look at some of the hottest themes for the year ahead.
Your venue will have a great deal of sway on your theme. For example if you are after that barn-style feel, then perhaps a city centre hotel may not be the right choice to bring your theme to life. Try and chose a venue that has the right ingredients to reflect your chosen theme. For example, if you’re set on fairy-tale castle style wedding, then a venue with an old world feel and grounds is a priority.
It’s About Both of You!
When you start thinking about your theme, bear in mind it needs to reflect you both as a couple, so think about your shared passions! Do you enjoy globe-trotting? Are you major movie buffs? Do you have a passion for music and going to festivals? Do you love nothing better than reading, or do you have a shared love of the outdoors? Are you avid amateur photographers or do you both fancy yourself as foodies? Whatever it is, it’s a safe bet that your common interests will help you to personalise you day and make it feel like your own.
Sometimes the thoughts of a ‘theme’ can equal hassle and hard work. But in reality a theme can be easily conveyed with small touches, such as personalised favours on your guest’s tables, a certain type of receptions drinks/nibbles, creative table names, candles, fairy lights, a sweet table, a bespoke table plan or even your cake! The little details can make a big impact.
Some Popular Themes for 2015
Boho – Bohemian, barn-style weddings were big last year and will certainly continue to make an impact in 2015. Even if you don’t have an actual barn for your venue, you can still bring that rustic feel to your day with little touches such as wooden place names, woodland posies, burlap and mason jars
Classic Elegance – As something of an antidote to the barn-style theme, 2015 will see a return to the idea of elegance, with whites and ivory’s taking the lead, along with a pop of colour or metallics. Think ornate style features, silver tablescapes and soft romantic lighting.
Secret Garden – Flowers are always popular with weddings, but expect that burst of secret garden chic to make an appearance this year, thanks in part to the likes of Jessica Simpson and Kim Kardashian who featured florals heavily in their nuptials last year. And speaking of Mrs Kardashian-West, her floral backdrop may prove a popular choice for wedding photos this year.