Fabulous wedding theme ideas

Written by    Last updated: June 6, 2006

Great ideas for a stylish wedding theme to impress your guests

A wedding or party ‘theme’ is simply a certain style choice for your day that you then reflect in your choice of invitations, dress code, decorations, and music… in fact any or all aspects of your day!

If you fancy choosing a theme, here are some ideas for you…

Chocolate

Because who doesn’t like it?! You could really go to town with this theme and have chocolate coloured invites, chocolate favours, a chocolate fountain at the reception, brown ribbons adorning you dress, tables, and flowers, chocolate cupcakes or a truly indulgent chocolate cake as your wedding cake! (We are starting to feel fat just thinking about it!)

Football

This is definitely one for the grooms, but you could easily base the colour of your bridesmaid’s dresses, flowers, table decorations and venue décor around the colour, even strip of your favourite football team’s colours. The invitations could be designed to look like a football programme or ticket, the cake decorated in the chosen colours and you could give mini chocolate footballs as favours. Imagine how chuffed would you husband‐to‐be would feel…

Fairy tale

If you manage to persuade your groom against a football theme, you could always opt for a fairy tale theme and convince him it is your day to feel like a princess after all! You could have prince and princess caricatures on your invites, fairy cakes instead of a big wedding cake, candlelight or fairy lights at the reception venue and you could sprinkle pretty table confetti to add extra magic.

By the seaside

This theme works particularly well if you’re getting married near the coast. Use seashells to decorate your invites and tables, seagull‐shaped table number holders would look cute and favours could be a tiny keepsake bottle of sand, a place name tied around a shell, or pieces of rock. Ask your cake designer to decorate your cake with sugar‐seashells and seaside‐inspired bits and pieces.

Black and white

For sheer elegance, nothing beats black and white. You could get sophisticated table accessories, stunning gift boxes and chic monochrome decorations to create your theme and give black and white chocolate dice as favours! Bring even more fun to the table with black and white party poppers and black and white ribbon favour boxes, then for a sophisticated and elegant look, use a black felt table runner on a white table cloth and sprinkle silver and black mini metallic dots over the table for extra glamour. You could even extend the theme by asking your guests to wear black tie!

We’ve also got a guide to holding a Christmas theme or eco‐themed wedding for your big day that you can have a look through and once you’ve chosen your theme, you’ll then find ideas for everything from glasses to centerpieces and place names to sparklers in the buyers guide on our site.

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