You’ve got the ring and you’ve even given the date some consideration. You’ve probably got a good idea about what kind of dress you want. But have you thought about what wedding theme you would like? You might know exactly what you want, but on the other hand, you may not even know where to start. Check out my five top tips for choosing a wedding theme.
When I was planning my wedding all those years ago, Pinterest wasn’t anywhere near as big as it is now. It was around, but I didn’t use it for my planning as I didn’t know enough about it. The whole process would have been so much easier if I had, so I can’t recommend it enough. Scroll for as long as you need. Create a few boards for various areas of the wedding and pin to your heart’s content. You will, sure enough, start to see a pattern forming of things that you like and that’s when you can start to get more specific. It makes planning your wedding so much easier.
Make it personal
Is there something that is personal between you and your fiance that you could use for your theme? Stars were always special for me and my husband and so this is the theme that we used. We had constellations on our homemade invitations and our table plan was decorated in the same way. My flower girl had a star wand with matching flowers and the wedding cake also had stars on it.
It made it that much more special because it was personal to us and there was a reason for everything that we chose. It wasn’t just because we had seen someone else do it or because it just looked pretty. The personal touch is definitely one worth exploring if there is something that you can use to help bring your day together.
Cut the cost
Did you know that the average cost of a wedding in 2017 was £27,161? That seems like a crazy amount doesn’t it? Recent research, by personal loans company Likely Loans, has revealed that many believe that the most they would spend on a wedding to be in the region of £10,000. In reality, wedding costs soar to an average of £27,161.
There are ways that you can cut the cost though. Now you have more of an idea what theme you want, think about making your own invitations, or get someone else to help you. Get your wedding party together, have a night in and get creative. This can save hundreds.
Have a look on eBay and Etsy for wedding table decorations that will go with your theme. You don’t have to spend a fortune on fancying up the tables. The same goes for the favours, get imaginative and give your guests something different to what they’ve ever had before.
Think of the season & venue
What time of year are you getting married? If you’re getting married in December then obviously a Summer garden wedding theme isn’t going to work for you. Think about what flowers are going to be available for you at the time of year that you are doing the deed. How can you incorporate them into a theme? Florists are very imaginative and can help here. My florist was great and came up with some great ideas to help me incorporate sparkles and stars into my bouquets and table arrangements.
Also, think about your venue and what space you’re going to have. Talk to the wedding coordinator at the venue (if they have one) and find out what areas are going to be accessible on the day. Tell them your ideas and you may be surprised to find that they can help too, remember this isn’t the first time they’ve done this!
If you want a December wedding with a Christmas theme, but your favourite colour is pink, then it’s worth thinking about what you want more out of the two, because they wouldn’t really fit together very well. If you can choose either of these first and then work them together so they compliment each other, then that’s even better. Once you’ve got colours in mind, the rest will come pretty naturally – especially if you refer back to those Pinterest boards you created earlier.
Planning my wedding was one of the most exciting things I’ve ever done. If I could give one extra tip it would be to give yourself plenty of time. Don’t rush and make sure you only have the wedding theme you really want. You don’t want to look back on the day and have regrets, wishing you had done something differently. But most of all, enjoy it. It’s the greatest day of your life and when you stand back, on the day and have a look at what you’ve created, it’s one of the best feelings in the world.
Do you have any tips to add? What wedding theme did you have at your wedding and how did you choose it? Let me know in the comments.
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