The Right Theme
By Tresa Erickson
When planning their wedding, some couples elect to have a theme. Themes can run the gamut from colors to characters, and many couples look for one that will make their wedding unique. Does having a themed wedding interest you? Here are some tips to help you select the right theme.
Wedding themes often arise from common favorites and interests. Sit down with your beloved and write down your favorites and interests. Compare your lists and see what you have in common. Perhaps you both like the sport of skiing or are into jazz. Perhaps you have a favorite hobby. Whatever your findings, you might be able to pull a theme from them.
If you can’t pull a theme from your common favorites and interests, don’t despair. With some thought, you are sure to come up with one. Here are some areas you might want to consider pulling a theme from: • Art, like film or literature • Cultures, like the Irish or Japanese • Decades, like the 1920s or 1960s • Famous characters, like Romeo and Juliet or Bonnie and Clyde • Food, like chocolate or cheese • Holidays • Places, like Hollywood or the beach • Seasons • Special events, like Mardi Gras or Super Sunday • Time periods, like the Renaissance or the Victorian Age
You might even look to the venue you have selected for your wedding for inspiration. An old dance hall might be the perfect place to have a 1940s-themed wedding.
Wedding themes can come from anywhere. As you are looking for one, keep the details of your wedding in mind. You both might like wintry colors and sports, but neither of these would make a good theme for a spring wedding. The theme you select should suit the time and tone of your wedding.