If you are currently in the process of planning your wedding, then one question you may regularly come across is “What’s your theme?” Picking your wedding theme doesn’t have to be a challenge. In fact, there are a few things that you should consider to help you come to a final decision. Here are some top tips to help you choose your ideal wedding theme.
Consider Your Personality
Your wedding should reflect both you and your partners relationship. So, a great place to start when choosing your theme is to investigate each other’s personality and interests. Ask yourselves, what are some interests and hobbies that you both have in common? This could be anything from a sport to a love for a historic era. Once you can find something you both share, this can then become the basis of your theme.
It can help to research some popular wedding themes so, you both can identify the types of things you are looking for. The important thing to remember is your wedding day is about you and your partner. Try not to worry about what other people will like and choose a theme that both you and your partner will remember for a lifetime.
Choose Your Favorite Colors
Sometimes, your wedding theme doesn’t have to be so elaborate. Your theme can be based off a specific color palette. Choosing colors for your wedding can be quite daunting but as long as you and your partner can decide on colors you both love then you are onto a winner. If you are struggling to imagine what specific colors will look like next to one another then we recommend buying some pots of paint. Place the swatches of paint in front of you and experiment putting colors together until you find your perfect color palette.
Think Of the Season
If you are struggling to pick your wedding theme, then why not consider the seasons? If your wedding is going to take place during the winter months, then you could make your theme a winter wonderland. Pick colors and decorations that are associated with the seasons and before you know it you have your chosen theme! If you and your partner met during a specific season this can also help your theme become more personal to you. Who said you can’t have a fall inspired wedding in the summer? Certainly not us!
If you need some fall wedding ideas, then check out this article by Greenvelope. They share 18 ideas that you can use for a fall inspired wedding from sunflower bouquets to floral wedding arches.
Take The Venue into Account
The venue and the location that your wedding is in sets the foundations of the whole day. You want your venue to reflect your personality so when choosing your theme, it is important to take this into consideration. If you already have your venue, then take a good look at it and let it inspire you. For example, if your wedding is set in a barn then you may consider a country theme to match the setting.
Ideally, you don’t want to opt for a theme that won’t match your location and setting. It can help to take a look at some wedding venues for inspiration.
Do Your Research
You may be surprised at just how many wedding themes are out there. If you find yourself stuck when choosing your theme, it can really help to put in a lot of research. There are likely to be themes out there that you didn’t even know existed. The internet is a fantastic resource and its full of blogs, articles and magazines that you can gain inspiration from.
It is important to remember that planning a wedding is a long process. You really want to make sure that you find a theme that you love. If you change your mind a few months down the line, then this can be costly. If you have doubts in your mind, then the chances are you’ve not found your ideal theme yet. Patience is key but with enough planning and research you will get there in the end.
Stick To Your Budget
Some of us can have extravagant themes come to mind, but the reality is, your budget may not stretch that far to help make it a reality. It is no secret that weddings can be costly. So, when choosing your theme, it is vital that you know your budget and stick to it. This can help you avoid any disappointment which may have occurred if your expectations were too high. Budgeting is an essential part of any wedding, but it can be easy to get carried away from time to time. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help you stay on top of your finances.
There is plenty of advice online which can help you work out your wedding budget. There may be some costs that you haven’t yet considered. So, it can be a good idea to have a budget planning book. That way, you can right down the cost of each item like your dress, venue and food. Knowing your budget will allow you to set realistic goals for your theme and it will certainly prevent you from overspending.
Remember It Is About You and Your Partner
The all-important thing to remember about your wedding is that it is about you and your partner, no one else. We can often get caught up in worrying about what others may think of our theme, venue and even dress. However, as long as you and your partner love every bit about your wedding, nothing else matters. It can be easy to get influenced by others’ opinions, but ask yourself – Why would I choose something that I don’t like? The answer is – you wouldn’t! So, choose a theme that truly reflects your personality and most importantly don’t forget to have fun. Planning doesn’t have to be so stressful after all. We hope you enjoyed this collaborative post.
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