Eight Wedding Day Themes To Engage Your Guests

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Getting the opportunity to say “I do” can be one of the most memorable days of your life. Finally getting the opportunity to commit to your partner on your wedding day can feel like a long time coming, and certainly can feel like there is a lot of planning involved. It can be frustrating on the lead up the big day, especially with everything you need to consider. The guest list can give you nightmares, the choice of venue can give you palpitations and lets not start on the decision about the dress and the finer details.

Laser Cut Lace Invitations by Ceci New York
Laser Cut Lace Invitations by Ceci New York

However, amongst all of the chaos and worry, the organisation and the decisions can also be quite fun. The day itself is going to be one to remember because you are marrying your soulmate, the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. One thing many brides to be like to achieve is an element of uniqueness to their big day, and they want to amaze their guests. A great way to do that is through a theme. I thought I would share with you some of the best themes to consider for your big day.

1. An outdoor wedding

Outdoor Weddings: Inspiration For Receptions Without Tents via Inside Weddings
Outdoor Weddings: Inspiration For Receptions Without Tents via Inside Weddings

One of the first things to consider when it comes to a theme is to use the great outdoors. It can be one of the easiest themes to choose. Green can be a colour that works well, and using natural additions to the theme can make it really stand out.An outdoor wedding can take place in the grounds of your venue, using their backdrop, or you can go all out and set up a marquee in a field. Looking into generator hire to ensure that you can get the party started with music and lighting, and then using the choice of backdrop from the rolling hills to a beach ceremony is the ultimate them for your outdoor wedding.

2. Go all out Disney themed

disney themed weddings
disney themed weddings

Are you a Disney fan? Many people are these days which is why a Disney wedding theme is becoming all too real for many brides to be. Your Disney theme could be specific around one film or character, it could be focused on all of the iconic Disney couples, or even themes around Disney in its entirety, leaving you plenty of scope to add in details. Adding elements like the Disney castle, mickey ears or just having hints of the theme by naming your tables after films and characters. The options are endless and thankfully Pinterest is full of ideas to bring this theme to life.

3. Stick with a specific colour

Jewel Tones Eggplant + Ruby + Fuchsia (via Pinterest)
Jewel Tones Eggplant + Ruby + Fuchsia (via Pinterest)

If you want to keep things simple you could still incorporate a theme and the most easiest way to do it would be by using a colour. Colour is a great theme, and you could choose one, two or more depending on the type of style you are hoping to create. Colour can be incorporated in things like your flowers, your venue dressing or what your bridesmaid wears. It is one of the easiest and most popular themes a wedding can have, but amazing nonetheless.

4. Make food the highlight of your day

Wedding Food Bar Ideas from (image from bridesonbudgets.com)
Wedding Food Bar Ideas from (image from bridesonbudgets.com)

Food is such a highlight for some that they can focus their whole wedding around it. Whether you choose to make something of the wedding breakfast, have food elements sprouting up throughout the day or night, or just like to run with a theme such as a specific cuisine, food can be a great way to add a unique touch to your day. One popular thing people add to their wedding reception is street food carts, which can create some amazing treats for your wedding guests.

5. Focus on the music or entertainment

first dance photography by verdi
first dance photography by verdi

Photo: Photography by Verdi

If you are a music lover our think entertainment is a must at a wedding then why not make that whole idea your theme and run with it? Whether you want a DJ, a harvest, a rock and roll band, choose the type of wedding musics and entertainment you love. After all, it is your party. Further entertainment options could be included such as a photo booth or personal entertaining acts like a magician.

6. Consider the seasons

Winter Wonderland Wedding (Credit: India Earl Photography)
Winter Wonderland Wedding (Credit: India Earl Photography)

Using the seasons to formulate your theme is also another popular one, and it could work in so many different ways. A winter wedding could see you use colour such as white and silver, it might enable you to incorporate Christmas in some way, or using weather symbols like snow. Spring and summer could see a focus on brighter colours and floral elements to your decor. Maybe a shabby chic look or something quite vintage. Autumn may see you look for warmer tones in colours, or use backdrops of fallen leaves off the trees to create stunning imagery as well as great ideas for venue dressing.

7. Use your favourite film as inspiration

Twighlight themed wedding
Twighlight themed wedding

Do you have a favourite film? Is there something you like to watch over and over again? Then this could be your wedding theme. Jane bond lovers might use the film titles as table names. Maybe you loved the twilight saga and want to create Bella and Edward’s wedding? Perhaps you love sci fi films and want to incorporate one of those in some way. There are always subtle or not subtle ways you can add these sorts of details to a wedding.

8. Royalty for the day

Royal Wedding Style Inspiration
Royal Wedding Style Inspiration

Finally, roll out the red carpet, light the candles, and get the champagne flowing. Maybe your wedding day theme is all about feeling like a princess for the day, and why shouldn’t you? You have the beautiful dress, the handsome groom, the gorgeous venue, all of which could be big details to create the royal wedding theme. Maybe Kate Middleton is your idol and you like her choice of wedding dress. Maybe you like the idea of picking a castle as a wedding venue. There are many ways you can add this sort of look to your wedding, and a quick look online will highlight the possibilities.

Rustic while glamorous wedding seating
Rustic while glamorous wedding seating

I hope that some of these themes have given you some inspiration for your day. You can check out my wedding Pinterest Board here…

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