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How To Pick The Perfect Wedding Theme

By Aundrea Goodwin

June 3, 2020
How To Pick The Perfect Wedding Theme

A wedding theme helps to narrow down venue options, influences things like floral and menu selections and even helps you decide on outfits for the bride, groom and wedding party.

  Your wedding theme should represent you and your fiancé(e)’s relationship. But, with so many choices out there, it can be overwhelming to even know where to begin. To help spark some inspiration, we’ve put together a list of unique wedding themes based on your interests.  

If : You two are down to earth, enjoy time outdoors and prefer relaxing over partying

Choose : A boho earthy wedding theme

  You two are totally the type of people to have your bridesmaids wear not only different styles of dresses, but different shades too. And, it’s important to you that your guests are comfortable and have fun. You’re likely drawn to an outdoor venue adorned with lots of greenery to embrace those earthy vibes. For drinks, try serving up a signature cocktail to kickstart the socializing among guests. As for your menu, choose dishes that feature fresh, local produce.  

If : You and your fiancé(e) are globetrotters

Choose : A travel-themed wedding

  There are so many fun ways to incorporate your love for travelling on your special day:
  • Ditch traditional table numbers and name each table after a place the two of you have travelled to together.
  • Instead of a traditional guest book, ask guests to sign their name on an atlas or globe.
  • People are always looking for unique alternatives to wedding cake – why not serve a famous dessert from one of your favourite places you’ve visited?
  • We absolutely love the idea of luggage tag bombonieres (both practical and memorable for your guests!)

If : You two are hopeless romantics and believe in love at first sight

Choose : Traditional/formal

  There’s something special about a traditional wedding. It might feel like the traditional wedding theme is overdone, but with so many people trying to think outside of the box these days, traditional is unique. Host your ceremony in a church or chapel and choose formal attire for your wedding party. As for dessert, you’ll definitely want a traditional wedding cake so you can get the perfect cake-cutting photo.   Worried that choosing traditional elements won’t make your wedding stand out to your guests? Don’t worry – there are still a ton of ways to put your own spin on the day. We love the idea of a pastel blue wedding dress. It’s not a color you see brides wear too often, but the color blue gives us princess vibes – a great way to combine traditional with something a little out of the box. Plus, you don’t have to worry about finding “something blue” – it will already be taken care of.  

If : Date night involves cheering on your favourite sports team

Choose : An all-star wedding 

  If you two are sports fans, there are some really fun ways to incorporate your favorite date-night activity into your wedding while still keeping things tasteful. Draw inspiration from your favorite sports team to help choose your wedding colors. As for food, we love the idea of serving concession-inspired snacks at a late-night table. Think: pizzas, fries, corn dogs and nachos (yum!). The cake is another area where you can incorporate your favorite sport or team into the design. And lastly, don’t forget some fun props to show off your team spirit in wedding photos!  

If : You and your fiancé(e) appreciate the finer things in life: art, music, cuisine etc.

Choose : Artsy 

  A less traditional wedding venue like a craft beer brewery or an art museum is right up your alley. If you love literature, why not try DIY bouquets made from old book pages? Bonus points if you make the bouquets with pages from your favorite books. Lastly, your wedding wouldn’t be complete without some live entertainment – a band is a great addition to any reception.  

If : You two are social butterflies and want to throw a party your friends will never forget

Choose : A preppy wedding theme

  You want everything to be memorable about your wedding, even down to the colors you choose. To pull off the preppy vibe, incorporate some bright and vibrant shades into your wedding party’s outfits. For the perfect décor, keep centrepieces low (it will help the conversation flow smoothly). Book a venue with a big dance floor so there’s lots of space to keep the party going all night long.   Don’t be afraid to draw inspiration from any wedding themes you come across and put your own spin on them so they better reflect who you are as a couple. Need some help getting started? We can bring your special day to life – from planning tips, to full-service catering, to cake design and more, everyone here at JP Events has the expertise to help plan the wedding of your dreams.  

In conclusion

The hardest part about choosing a wedding theme may be listening to everyone’s opinions about what they think your wedding should be. You’ll never have a shortage of opinions from friends and family about your special day. But remember: it’s your wedding, so don’t be afraid to celebrate however you choose!   Photo by Emma Bauso from Pexels  

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