Turning Your Wedding Theme Into A Stunning Reality
Once you’ve said “yes,” ideas for your wedding day might swirl like buttercream frosting and the flair of your favorite gown. The flowers, the music, the dress, the food… whether you collect your favorite concepts in a binder, virtual vision board, or just in your mind, you’ll soon find that one cohesive theme stands out.
Your wedding theme is the unifying concept that ties together all of your best ideas into a truly fantastic experience for you and your guests.
How exactly do you make your wedding theme a stunning reality? Here are tips from the experts at Hangers Weddings and Events.
Narrow Down Your Style
Many times, your theme will inspire some of the elements of your wedding while leaving others up to your personal style. A “beach” theme would probably, though not always, take place in a tropical location, but the couple still has creative choices to make about how sophisticated or casual the celebration will be.
A “fairy tale” theme might lend itself to elements like a string quartet that make the married couple and guests feel like princesses and princes, but could take place at a vineyard, estate, or regal ballroom.
Once you’ve tied your theme to your style, you’ll have some ideas that will help you narrow down a location, caterer, and music.
Find the Perfect Color Palette
Start to think of the colors that go best with your theme. This step helps you choose the visual elements of your wedding celebration, such as the bridesmaids dresses, cake, flowers, invitations, and decorations.
Some colors convey soft romance, like pastel pinks and yellows, while a black and white wedding with red roses and sparkling crystals will channel sophistication and glamour. If your theme and style are more classic, think of shades of pearl and champagne.
Consistent colors help visually tie your theme together and can make it easier to communicate what you want to your vendors. You might even consider textures, such as lace, satin, burlap, and shimmer to be part of your wedding palette.
Choose Personal Details
Once you have the major elements of your wedding day feel and look planned, think about small details that add touches of your personality and that can help make your wedding theme your own.
Wedding favors are a fun way to let your guests take a bit of your theme home with them, such as personalized mason jars at a rustic wedding, or scarves at a winter one. Or you might consider adding some personal touches to the table settings, like sentimental pictures or objects.
These thematic details may seem small, but the tiniest touches are the ones you and your guests are most likely to remember and cherish long after your wedding day is over.
If you want some expert help making your theme a stunning reality, ask for help from a wedding coordinator or planner. They bring experience, resources, and creative ideas that put the ideal wedding within your reach.