A Step-by-Step Guide To Picking A Wedding Theme

When you plan your wedding, you want it to look amazing, and it will. However, there are a couple things you need to do before proceeding with your wedding planning. Picking a wedding theme is one of them, as it sets the tone for every other thing.

It’s important to choose a wedding theme that you love, but you should also consider how well the theme will age. If you think you may end up looking back and wishing that you had kept it classic and timeless rather than springing for whatever the bridal magazines said was popular that year, then take that into consideration.

A wedding theme should be about more than mere looks or trends. Above all else, a wedding theme should reflect your true personality as a couple. Aside from that, a wedding theme should be able to pull every wedding element, from the venue to the tiniest of detail, together in harmony.

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Things To Consider When Picking A Wedding Theme

Prior to picking your wedding theme, you should make sure you’re on the same page with your partner. Try answering a few questions such as – what does your dream wedding day look like? What impression are you trying to have on your guests? What are your favourite colours? Where and when will your wedding be held?

These questions will help you decide on the kind of wedding that you and your partner will have.

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How To Pick The Perfect Wedding Theme

Create A Mood Board

Pinterest topped the list in our seven online tools and resources to make your wedding planning feasible.

It is probably the best search engine to look through when looking for inspiration for your wedding. There are endless photos of wedding-related content which will help you out when thinking of a theme for your wedding.

Create a board and pin the images that appeal to you the most. Then after a while, you’ll notice that your saved photos all seem to follow a specific trend which is usually the one that speaks to you.

Follow LÒFINDA’S Pinterest account here for all the wedding inspiration you need.

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Be Mindful Of Your Budget

Be realistic and stick to your wedding budget. An indoor garden-themed wedding party might not be the best choice if you’re on a budget as filling a ballroom with flowers will be very costly. Instead, opt for an actual garden that doesn’t need too many extra decorations.

A more formal theme is also likely to cost more than a rustic-country theme or a wedding that relies upon upcycled, thrifted, or vintage elements. Consider your wedding budget, available resources, and number of guests when creating your theme.

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When In Doubt, Ask For Help

If you feel stuck, you can ask family and friends for suggestions when it comes to picking a theme for your wedding. Of course, they aren’t going to be planning your wedding but their input can go a long way.

You can also hire a wedding planner to ease the stress of having to do it alone/with your partner.

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Consider Your Wedding Venue And Season

Venue: Let your wedding venue serve as a springboard for inspiration. Use the surroundings of your venue to inspire your wedding theme, and consider what natural elements work as a good foundation for your wedding styling.

If you don’t have a venue yet, refer to the dream wedding that you’ve envisioned before. What kind of venue will suit the theme you have in mind? Be mindful of your budget, though.

Season: When picking a theme for your wedding, you’ll want to consider the season you’ll be having your wedding in. You can’t have a garden wedding in the winter and a summer wedding should include bright and light colours to complement the atmosphere.

Also, different seasons offer different atmospheres and natural colors.

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Picking a wedding theme helps to ensure that your bridesmaids and groomsmen attire, decoration, invitations, venue etc are synchronised.

If you’re having a challenge choosing a theme, don’t worry. Take some time to look around you and gather some inspiration for your big day.

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