How do I choose a style or theme for my wedding? – where to start
So, you are wondering how to even begin to choose a style or theme for your wedding and if you even need to do this step. Is there a difference between a style and a theme? Are you thinking; I don’t want a theme, where do I go from here?
I am here to break it all down for you, so that you can crack on planning your wedding once all of this has been decided.
Our good friend and wedding planner, Illy from www.illyelizabethweddings.com, has given this insight into how she would initiate this thought process with her clients:
“I ask my clients to pick one thing; either an item or a colour and we then build up from there”
Style or Theme?
Ok, so lets first talk ‘style’. If you have already picked your venue, do keep this in mind at this point.
I shall list the various options of these below and this list is by no means exhaustive, but it might give you an idea of what it is that you like.
Bohemian (BOHO) – Relaxed and Carefree, think 70’s, flower power festivals.
Garden Party – Outside with lots of florals, afternoon tea
Festival – Hosting your own mini festival, lots of drinking and dancing, street food vendors
Formal – Black tie event with full sit-down meal
Romantic – Flowing materials and lots of candles and fairylights
Rustic – Haybales, hessian and mason jars
And now some themes, of course you may decide to combine the style with the theme……..for example modern Alice in Wonderland, vintage garden party.
Here are some ideas:
The Greatest Showman
The list here is endless and I would start this with your partner so decide what it is you would like to incorporate into your day.
I would encourage you now to start building your Pinterest, please have a read of my blog post HERE to see how to do this without complete overwhelm.
At this point you may have decided on just a colour as your theme, you can read more about how to choose a colour palette HERE.
As a case study here, we are going to look at my fictitious couple, who are ex dancers, and their chosen item is a pair of ‘Ballet Shoes’
Join me over on Instagram and Pinterest as I pull together the theme.