Top 5 Wedding Themes

Written by    Last updated: August 7, 2013

When you’re planning a wedding, you might feel like every detail has to be perfect or the whole thing will be a disaster… Well relax – the key to a successful wedding lies in the particulars. Take your time. Come up with a theme for your big day. This way you’ll be able to fit everything in and around it and you’ll have a clear idea of the way things should be. Here are top 5 wedding themes popular now and for many years to come.

Vintage wedding theme

Vintage wedding theme

Image from Lucy & Adam’s real wedding

The vintage revolution has been growing in popularity over the years, with fashionistas everywhere embracing what once was new to give it a second lease of life. You can really play with this theme and make it your own. Perhaps you and your partner have always admired your parents’ wedding photographs, why not recreate these scenes for your own big day? In terms of colours for this theme, think traditional: pale pinks, whites and soft greens. Bouquets of wildflowers and homemade table decorations will really transport people back to a simpler time.

Beach wedding theme

Beach wedding theme

Above, clockwise from top left: beach couple cake topper | beach theme wooden trinket box | mini woven beach bags | wooden deck chair candle or candy holder

While a beach wedding is what many people dream of, sometimes it’s just not as practical as it seems. But if you can’t go to the beach, why not bring the beach to you? This theme is perfect for laidback couples who like nothing more than relaxing in the sun. Imagine your guests sipping cocktails from coconut shells, eating classic beach barbeque fare and surrounded by driftwood decorations. Take a look online for some great champagne offers – what can be better than a sparkling bottle of bubble in the sunshine?

Traditional country wedding

Country wedding

In recent years traditional period dramas have made a real comeback, with Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs inspiring swathes of turn-of-the-century fashion and art. This can be a really beautiful theme for a wedding, giving you the opportunity to ride in a horse-drawn carriage and really embrace the rustic charms of the countryside. Browns, greens and golds will give an earthy quality to your day and you can add accents of deep reds and purples. This is the perfect theme for an autumn wedding.

Travel wedding theme

Travel wedding theme

Above, clockwise from top left: mini travel trolley favour box | mini suitcase wishing well | Mr & Mrs luggage tags | ‘smooth sailing’ boat magnet wedding favour

This is the perfect theme for globetrotting couples who want to share their passion with their loved ones on their big day. If you don’t want to ask your guests to travel across the world to share your special day, though, you can incorporate motifs from your favourite country by naming your tables accordingly and ordering local cuisine from your country of choice. You could also make decorations out of old maps and use luggage tags as place settings.

Rock’n’roll wedding theme

Image courtesy of assassynation.co.uk

For music lovers, this theme can be the perfect way to express your inner rock star. A timeless palette of black-and-white can be offset with any colour you like. Perhaps you’d like to see t he groomsmen in snappy red Converse to compliment your bouquet of red roses? Or decorate your tables with old LP records and have people dancing to your favourite classics? The choice is yours!

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