Top Tips For Themed Weddings |

Top Tips For Themed Weddings

Traditional wedding themes include the much-loved classic and vintage, but there are many couples who want to push the boat out a little further and theme their wedding around something much closer to their hearts. But, to make this a success, there are a few things you’ll want to consider. Here are’s top tips for themed weddings!

Top Tips For Themed Weddings |
Above, clockwise from the left: Dress Style 246 – Tiana Wedding Dress by Alfred Angelo | Miniature Glass Tealight Holder with Wire Hanger, Decorating Glass Bottle Set, and Bell Shaped Glass Tealight Holder | Floral Bohemian Wedding Table

Choosing Your Wedding Theme

The biggie here is to choose a theme that means a lot to you—if it’s a last-minute whim it will show, but, more than that, it may be slightly less special when you look back on the day in months and years to come. Some couples may even want to choose a theme that will date well (one that won’t hang around for only a few months), and for this research is key.


Woodland Weddings |
Clockwise from the top-left: Kerrie and Carl in Wonderland Real Wedding | “Perching” White Ceramic Birds | Ruth and Toby’s Real Wedding by Douglas Fry Photography

Styling Your Wedding Theme

Themed weddings can cost a lot more than more simplistic weddings, especially if you go all-out with setting the scene. Of course, your theme doesn’t have to spread right across every single element of your wedding day; sometimes only hints work even better. But if you don’t have a large budget and still want a themed wedding right down to the last intricate detail, you should try and find inexpensive ways like DIY to create your vision.

Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella Themed Weddings |
Clockwise from the left: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Wedding by Cassandra LaneCinderella Themed Wedding by Bethann Greenberg
Glamorous Gatsby Wedding Theme |
From the left: The Great Gatsby Themed Wedding by Misty Miotto Photography | Glamorous Wedding Accessories Including: Mini Martini Glasses, Gold Chevron “Sipper” Straws, Clear Miniature Acrylic Phantom Chairs, Black and Gold Opulence Diecut Stickers, and Laser Expressions Feather Tags.

If you have your dream dress already, choose your wedding theme wisely. You may find that the theme you want clashes terribly with your dress. On the other hand, if you don’t have your wedding dress you should try and mould your gown, decor, etc, around your theme for a more cohesive look.

Consider Your Wedding Guests

It’s your wedding day, and you and your partner have every right to theme your wedding in whatever way you want. However, if you want your guests to have as good a time as you, you’ll want to take them into consideration—i.e. don’t serve a menu that’s too unusual and not everyone is going to like, don’t host your wedding in a location that’s very difficult to find and/or is in impractical (especially for older or very young guests), and make sure you give good notice to your guests if you want them to attend your wedding in special-dress.

Dressing For Your Wedding Theme |
Clockwise from the left: Cinderella Themed Wedding by Bethann Greenberg | Victorian Real Wedding by Matthew Bishop | JeZa Photography

For special-dress, you could insert the dress code somewhere in your wedding invitations and give help by offering costume ideas and places to buy or rent them from. However, bear in mind that your guests may end up spending more money to attend your wedding if they have to purchase a costume; this may put some people off. Furthermore, remember that some of your guests may be uncomfortable with dressing up, so it’s best to check in with people first. If it’s clear that fancy dress is a problem, offer alternatives at your wedding like a fun photo booth with provided props and costumes, thus allowing your guests to dress how they like while also letting them get into the fancy dress sprit.

Have Fun!

Finally, don’t forget to enjoy yourself—themes are supposed to be fun! So, enjoy!

Wedding karaoke |
Lucy & Adam’s Real Wedding

Get more advice on themed weddings when you read our article, How to Theme Your Wedding!

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