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Sunday, June 27, 2010

WEDDING THEMES

Many couples fret over their wedding theme, but it does not need to be challenge. Think about your favorite colors, places, hobbies, season, holiday, type of food (Italian, Chinese, Polynesian, etc.)...make a list. There are many ways to incorporate the elements of your wedding into your theme...just think about what is meaningful to you both.
photo by Wilber Bergado

For example, are you wine lovers? Then, do colors of purples and earth tones. Create a vineyard or Tuscan setting for your wedding. Wedding favors can be wine corks, wine openers, a personalized bottle of wine, personalized wine glasses that they use during the reception, etc. Name tables after your favorite vintages, vineyards, wineries, wine locations, etc.

Many Hawaii bound couples choose a beach theme or island theme for their weddings. However, not every beach theme wedding looks the same. There are many unique and elegant ways to incorporate the island or beach theme into your wedding that represents YOUR vision and what YOU like about the beach.
photo by Arna Johnson

Are you musicians or music lovers? Perhaps a music theme will work for you. Use musical note place cards. Make a CD of your favorite or original music for your guests' favors. Incorporate musical note pins into the ring pillow and flower girl basket.  http://www.a-weddingday.com/cgi-bin/ShoppingPlaza/i-shop.cgi?product=music. Your printed items can be on plain staff paper or sheet music.

When selecting a theme for your wedding, keep in mind this is a wedding and not a birthday party. The theme should be centered around what defines you as a couple and focus a bit more on the bride than the groom. So, where you might choose an 80's theme for a party, it is not something we recommend for a wedding.

Below is a list of themes that you may want to consider for your wedding.

A Greek Wedding

A Little Romance
A Midsummer's Night Dream
A Platinum Wedding
A Victorian Wedding
All That Jazz
An Organic Wedding
Arabian Nights
Around the World/Travel
Art-Deco
Beach
Birds
Bling and Glitz
Butterfly
Caribbean
Carnival
Casino
Celestial
Chabby Chic
Chocolate
Color Palettes (choose a color theme instead of a concept)
Contemporary
Country Charm
Country Western
Deck the Halls
Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
Dragonfly
Ecofriendly/Green
Eye Candy (concentrate on sweets)
Fantasy
Fantasy Island
Feather
Fruits/Vegetables
Garden Party
Harvest
Holiday
Hollywood Glamour
Indian
Island
Italian/Tuscan
Love and Marriage
Luau
Lucky In Love
Mardi Gras
Mexican Fiesta
Monogram Wedding Theme
Moroccan
Musical
My Fairytale Wedding
My Funny Valentine
Nautical
Parisian
Peacock
Pineapple
Renaissance
Romeo and Juliet
Rustic
Seashell
Something Blue
Spring Blossoms
Starfish
Sunflowers
The Perfect Pear (everything is pears for the pair)
Tiffany Blue
Tropical
Turtle (Honu)
Two Tickets to Paradise
Under the Sea
Vineyard/Winery
Vintage
Whimsical
Winter Wonderland