Approach your wedding theme with an open mind, even if you already believe you have a vague idea of the direction you want to go in. Spend a good few hours exploring Pinterest boards, bridal sites and magazines and scrolling through Instagram hashtags to fully understand what’s out there and the variety of approaches you could take for your day. Your mind may just be broadened and you might be inspired to choose a path you hadn’t considered before.
- Consider your venue
Whether you have a venue booked or you simply have an idea of when and where you’d like to tie the knot, consider the season and your setting as a key ingredient of your theme planning. If you’re getting married in a stately home in summertime, then a rustic outdoorsy focus might best suit, and if you’re planning on an inner-city bash, you might want to consider some cosmopolitan glamour.
- Show personality
One of the most important things to remember is that this is your day, personal to your tastes and your relationship. The theme you choose should reflect your personalities and be recognisable by your guests as being a translation of you both. Don’t try and mould yourself into anything you’re not, but at the same time be aware of the options out there.
- Get organised
With so many inspiration boards flying around the internet, you might be tempted to indulge in a spot of wedding theme pick ‘n’ mix. Work to ensure that your theme is coordinated and complimentary of itself, even if you do think that rustic ‘to the beach’ sign might look good in your inner-city hall, it might throw off your day and cause some guest bewilderment.
- Enjoy yourselves
There are many apparent ‘do’s and don’ts’ of wedding themes, but it’s key to remember that this is your day and you’re not there to appease anybody else. Choose a theme which will make your day the one you’ve always dreamt of and get lost in the magic whirlwind of wedding planning without giving it a second chance.
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