Choosing a theme for your wedding is easy. Incorporating it is another story entirely. After all, you don’t want to overdo it, but you still want your day to look cohesive, from the ceremony to the reception.
To help you out, we’ve put together a few tips on finding the perfect theme for your wedding day and weaving it throughout your décor, attire and details.
Look to the seasons
Florists will tell you that they let the season direct their designs, and that’s a good tip for your entire wedding. Anything that belongs to a different season than the one you’re celebrating in will naturally seem out of place. For example, you wouldn’t want to include holly in a summer wedding or daisies in autumn. By looking to the season, you can get a clear idea of where your décor should go without it feeling forced.
Think about your own style
It’s your day, so you and your partner should feel comfortable. If you’re a casual couple, a formal black-tie wedding definitely won’t be your thing. Think about your shared style: how you dress, the places you go, the way you decorate your home. If your wedding style matches the style of your daily life, it will feel more natural.
Don’t overdo your theme
Once you’ve chosen a theme, it can be tempting to look for themed everything, from favors to signs to programs. But you don’t want to shove your theme in your guests’ face. Instead, keep it subtle and incorporate your style into specific areas of your wedding day, like the invitations and ceremony space. You don’t need a themed cocktail or dessert.
Go light on the flowers
Flowers are one of the most expensive parts of a wedding, and while they definitely add elegance and romance, too many flowers can quickly become overwhelming and costly. Let your flowers work with your lighting, sound and décor to create a cohesive style and feel for your wedding day.
Be careful when shopping online
You can find items online to match any theme, but be careful ordering in bulk. You won’t know what these items look like in real life until they arrive, and by then you may have to rush to replace them if they’re not what you wanted. If you do shop online, stick to websites you’ve used before and trust and be sure to read the reviews. You may even want to order a sample first before committing to a larger purchase.
No matter what theme you choose, there are plenty of ways to weave it into your wedding and make your big day one you’ll never forget!