You’re finally tying the knot! That’s great news! Your family and friends must be very happy about this new chapter in your life. After numerous congratulatory messages and giving thanks to the well-wishers, it’s time to get serious and make a big decision: coming up with a wedding theme. We’ve heard you, and we know exactly how you feel. Choosing a theme for your wedding is undoubtedly overwhelming and confusing. Don’t fret because here is our fool-proof (yes, you read it right) guide to choose the best wedding theme for you with a look at some of our weddings!
1. Choose what is most comfortable for YOU.
It is high time that we debunk the idea that you must conform to what’s fresh and new in wedding trends. The rule of thumb in choosing the best theme is that you should choose where you can confidently pull off the idea – from the wedding dress and suits, venue, to the table arrangements, invitations, souvenirs, and the like. In the wedding industry, it does not really matter how simple or common your wedding theme is. The most important thing is that the couple should feel confident and comfortable with the theme that we will be working with.
2. Consider the venue
Your wedding venue will probably consume a reasonable amount of your budget. Because of this, the last thing you want to happen is for it to dampen your chosen theme. If you already made a shortlist for the venue, take into consideration what the place has to offer. You may want to pay attention to its features and ambiance, then choose a suitable theme from there. BUT if you don’t have a list of possible venues yet, the general rule is to envision your dream wedding before. What kind of theme and venue will bring to life the perfect wedding in your mind? Remember to be mindful about your budget though. Couple Kim & Kene loved The Landmark Center in Minneapolis for its grand architecture and timeless beauty. In their case, both the ceremony and reception were at the same venue.
3. Consider the season
If you’re one to look forward to an outdoor wedding, you might want to consider the season of your wedding celebration. For instance, it is not ideal to have a garden wedding during the winter season. Further, different seasons have varying atmospheres to offer, and choosing a season will help you decide on what color, venue, and overall theme will match your chosen season for celebrating.
4. The wedding’s overall ‘vibe’ and formality
The vibes that you put in your wedding will highly influence your wedding theme. Drawing back to the dream wedding that we talked about earlier, what kind of celebration do you imagine? What color do you see? What time of the day are you thinking? What type of attire will your guests wear? Will they come in suits and evening gowns or opt for a more relaxed outfit? If you are eyeing for a formal black and tie wedding, then a grandiose ballroom celebration is at the top of the list. But, if you are more of a laid-back person, a beach wedding or a garden party are great choices. Ben and Kadi’s wedding took place in the evening with bridesmaids wearing full-length gowns and guests in formal evening attire.
5. Celebrate beauty and diversity
Now, here’s where we dive a little deeper. If you and your fiancé came from different backgrounds, we are pretty sure a multi-cultural wedding has likely crossed your mind a couple of times already. If you both plan to pay tribute to your family’s cultural heritage, you might want to merge and infuse two different cultural traditions into your wedding celebration. Modern-day couples often combine their family’s practiced traditions with a touch of their own personal styles and modern sensibilities. At Elevated Style Events, we specialize in multi-cultural and fusion weddings. For Olamide and Yosola, we planned both a traditional cultural and Western wedding ceremony.
6. Your personality is the key.
This is an oldie but a goodie: staying true to yourself will go a long way in choosing the best wedding theme for you. A perfect theme must reflect you and your partner’s personalities, character, and most especially the common ground of your relationship. Your guests will truly appreciate and remember your wedding when you give them the opportunity to get to know you better as a couple. Remember that there is no mundane or dull wedding theme when you and your partner have chosen details that perfectly fit the two of you.
Elevated Style Events makes sure to help you envision, plan, and execute this one major decision for your wedding preparation. Our team understands how this can be an overwhelming yet exciting part of gearing up for your dream wedding. We are committed by giving our clients the utmost satisfaction and quality of service for your most-awaited lifetime celebration.
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