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Written by Paula Jones Last updated: June 4, 2014
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! But how do you choose a theme? Here’s a guide for you, and some great ideas for a stylish wedding theme to impress your guests.
Lots of things can give you inspiration for your wedding theme and your wedding venue is a great place to start. Marrying in a country barn would be a great place to have a rustic‐style theme to your wedding and decorations, while a stately home would look great with a more glamorous theme for example.
You could also think about choosing a theme based on your personalities or shared interests as a couple ‐ a love of film, places you have visited, a favourite sport, even or music that you both love can spark the idea for a theme.
Butterflies make a fabulous and very popular wedding theme choice as they can add colour, glitter, and romance to your day.
They give a delicate feel to any celebration and you can use them as much or as little as you want to give your day a magical look.
Take a look at our inspiration gallery and choose from a huge array of butterfly themed stationery, trims and wraps for a fluttery finish.
For the reception, sprinkle butterfly confetti over tables and deck the edges of your glasses with laser cut butterflies. Butterfly place cards will help guests find their seats and use glittery butterflies around napkins, on favour boxes, bags, tied on to confetti cones and even as a centrepiece.
Finally, add a soft glow to your tables with butterfly tea lights.
Above, clockwise from top left: Beautiful Butterfly Cake Sets | Decorating Glass Bottle Set | Ceramic Butterfly Dishes | Love Letter Ceremony Box Set | Purple Disposable Camera | Beautiful Butterfly Filigree Paper Cupcake Wrappers | Beautiful Butterfly Cake Sets
See more Butterfly inspiration in the Confetti shop.
Jewels make a wedding special and if you take a look at our inspiration gallery, you’ll see we have a huge variety of them for you to choose from.
Try adding crystals to your stationery – mini hearts and stars look lovely, or choose crystal flowers for extra romance.
You could also tie crystal bead embellished wire around your napkins or wine glasses, or add them to your bouquet for extra sparkle.
Favour boxes and bags look lovely finished with slim ribbons edged in beaded jewel charms and make sure you sprinkle crystal diamantes on your tables to give an extra shimmer.
Above, clockwise from left: Silver Plated Diamond Napkin Holders | “Fridge Bling” Diamond Magnets in Gift Packaging Favour | Novelty Diamond Key Chain in Gift Favour Box
Pearls are a great choice for a wedding theme because their creamy look makes everything look super‐luxurious, just take a look at our inspiration gallery and we are sure you’ll agree.
Pearl stationery from Confetti is an elegant choice, or make your own with our pearl filigree range.
Alternatively use a plain invitation base and add pearl beads or trims. We also suggest you print your menus, place cards and order of service and on our PC‐compatible pearl paper.
Favour boxes look expensive tied with pearl trims – try pearl buckles or cameras to continue the theme.
If you fancy a relaxed, fun wedding, a theme like Love Hearts helps makes the whole day romantic but humorous.
The chic Love Hearts collection, exclusively from Confetti, gives any celebration the sweet touch and is fun, frivolous and pretty.
Silver hearts on a crisp, white board or sugary pastels on a white or pearl board add a stylish and humorous touch to invitations from this range and you can add to the theme with matching cameras, place cards and table planners.
Love Heart sweets add a retro touch and can be used in so many ways – pop the tubes in to a tall vase in the centre of the table, wrap them in ribbon around each person’s napkin, scatter them loosely across the table or decorate cup cakes with single sweets, each with a special message.
Have your initials printed on Love Heart paper confetti to cover your tables, Love heart bubbles on hand as gifts and make sure you indulge in having elegant albums and guest books from the range too!
Above: Hearts Paper Bunting
Flowers are used to decorate the church or civil venue, to dress the tables at the reception, and are carried or worn by all the main players in the wedding party. It’s hard to imagine a wedding at all where flowers don’t play a major part, so why not make them your theme for the day?
Above, clockwise from top left: Decorating Glass Bottle Set | Stainless Lantern with Glass Panels | Miniature Framed Chalkboard with Glass Flower Holder | Shabby Chic Spindle Candle Holder Set
For starters, incorporate flowers in to your stationery, as you can choose from a whole variety of floral themed invitations at confetti.
One of the most popular invitation styles and flower‐themed ranges is Scatter Petals, which has an image of rose petals on a sophisticated white board invite and is available in a whole host of different shades.
For a really elegant look, be inspired by our Silver Petals range, where embossed swirls adorn a pearl board highlighted with shimmering silver petals.
You could also sprinkle real dried rose petals on your tables, use them in vases or favour bags, have your flower girls carry small baskets filled with scented rose petals and scatter petals on your pillow for your first night!
Above, clockwise from left: Vintage Inspired Taper Candle Holder | Vintage Inspired Stationery/Photo Holder with Floral Detail | Vintage Inspired Iron Taper Candle Holder
For more ideas, visit our wedding inspiration gallery.