Coolest Wedding Themes for 2016

Written by    Last updated: May 4, 2016

Go wild with your wedding planning and create a show-stopping celebration in your own unique style. Here are four of the coolest wedding themes for 2016, and how you can incorporate them into your big day.

1. Bohemian Wedding Theme

2016 is set to be the summer of Bohemian style with more couples than ever before choosing a relaxed and informal festival wedding with an array of alternative bohemian wedding favours and table decorations. Be inspired by Arabian tents filled with eclectic collections of lanterns and jam jars of wild flowers.

For an uber cool alternative informal wedding, let your free spirits unite with this mix and match of myth and legend with the beauty of nature’s wild flowers in this gloriously unconventional style.

2. Industrial Wedding Theme

In direct contrast to the Bohemian look is the industrial theme, with its clean lines, cityscapes, steel greys and gorgeous metalwork. A popular theme with anyone who wants a city wedding with cutting edge style, something contemporary and quite different to anything that has gone before.

This is a bolder and more striking look. Mix and match these pieces with something completely unique by commissioning a bespoke piece of metalwork from a sculptor for your top table or matching pieces for each reception table.

Bespoke metalwork by Richard Stickney at |

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3. Wanderlust Wedding Theme

If you have a passion for travel then this is the theme for you. The romance of hot air balloons can be brought into your wedding decor with these amazing paper lanterns, add luggage tags to favours and vintage postcards to table numbers to incorporate this theme into your wedding.

The fun of flying to far flung continents can be echoed in your invitations right through to your reception tables. This is a gorgeous theme for weddings at home or away.

4. Garden Wedding Theme

The garden theme makes the most of the colour and light of sunny summer weddings with pretty florals, butterflies or love birds. Use colourful paper lanterns, vintage decorative birdcages and over sized floral garlands to create the look.

Make your own summer garden inspired wedding favours by filling tiny glass jars with home-made jam and decorating each with a personalised label, ribbons and a floral decoration.

Mini mason jars for homemade favours|

Mini mason jars for homemade favours

These wedding themes for 2016 are all pretty cool and different in their own way from the classic ivory wedding. And many of the accessories can be saved as keepsakes of your day and used to decorate your home for years to come. Let us know below what you think of these themes and what you’re planning for your wedding.

This article was written by

Kate Thompson
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.

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