Your wedding: You only plan to have it once and that’s why you want it to be perfect. The theme for your nuptials sets the mood of the event and is one of the details that will endure in your memory and that of each of your guests for a long time after that special day has passed. It is for this reason that every bride and groom sweats over selecting the perfect theme.
How To Choose Wedding Themes?
The following tips could go a long way in making this task easier:
1. Ensure it fits your budget – This is one of the most important considerations. Overspending can leave you paying unnecessary debts, and put a strain on the very union it is supposed to symbolize and celebrate. Some themes are really expensive. It is important to remember that spending lavishly doesn’t guarantee a great wedding. With a little creativity and proper preparation, you can still have a glamorous event full of color on a low-budget.
2. Consider the season and weather – It is important to ensure the weather is compatible with the theme that you select. For example it is not a great idea to have an outdoor theme such as a garden or beach wedding during the winter or when it is raining. Wedding themes can also be generated around a specific season. For example it can capture the orange leaves during autumn or snow during winter.
3. Consider the type of guests that you expect to invite – This can help you decide whether to go with a casual or formal theme. If you expect to have your workplace superiors attend, you can make an impression on them by having a formal, mature themes. The same applies if most of your family and friends are formal and conservative. If however most of your guests are simple, laid-back people, then there is no problem going with a casual fun-filled theme. Varying combinations of both may also work so as to accommodate different personalities as well as not to completely neutralize your own interests.
4. Capture your personality – This day is all about you so it is important that the theme represents you as a couple. If for example you love nature you can choose a jungle theme. You can also center your theme around your favorite sports team.
5. Continuity without overdoing it – Ensure each item captures your preferred theme from the cake to the invitation cards. However don’t overdo it. Some couples try to push the theme to extreme levels for example having every little thing from the tablecloth to the groom’s suit match, leading to disastrous effects.
6. Pick a timeless theme – Some themes are in and out within a few years or even months. Picking such a theme will have you regretting soon as your wedding pictures will look outdated in no time. When you show your pictures of your future grandchildren you want them to feel like it could have happened just a day before. A great way to achieve this is by picking a classic theme. For example a Victorian theme has little chance of ever getting outdated.