Getting married is a momentous occasion where an unbelievable amount of planning is required. Most couples need at least one entire year to plan and organize all of the logistics that are involved in pulling off the wedding of their dreams. Today, many couples hire a wedding planner or a consultant to help them with the several details of hiring different vendors, ordering unique wedding favors, helping with the wedding toast and tying it all together. Most wedding consultants start with asking the couple what type of theme they would like to have and convey at their wedding. Often times, the theme may be related to the time of year such as a Winter Wonderland theme or the location such as a wine theme that takes place in a vineyard. This article will explore some of the themes that may be used for a wedding and ideas surrounding them.
Many brides say their favorite season is Christmastime and that they absolutely wish to get married during this winter holiday season. One great benefit to this is that many churches and reception locations are already decorated for Christmas with evergreen trees, poinsettias and winter garlands so you would not have to spend hardly any money on decorations. A nice idea for the wedding cake would be to make the tiers look like wrapped presents with fresh evergreen sprigs around it. Also, bridesmaids and the bride could have some kind of faux muff or shrug with their dresses to fit the theme.
Another theme would be a nature centered one that is set in the outdoors or near the mountains. This outdoor ceremony would center on the natural beauty such as a beautiful mountain view to say your vows. Great places for this would be Jackson Hole (WY), Vail (CO) or Lake Tahoe (CA). This theme would be more relaxed in attire with the bride maybe wearing a short sundress and the groom in khakis or shorts with a casual shirt. Handpicked wildflowers would be the best flowers to be used and an organic vegetarian inspired menu to be served would be perfect. End the service by planting a tree in the spot you got married and plan to plant more on your anniversaries.
For Renaissance fair or period lovers, a medieval wedding theme would be fun. Go to a renaissance festival in your area for vendors that sell medieval clothing that would be perfect for your nuptials. Most people that get married with this theme dress in the royal style of the medieval times. Serve food such as turkey, venison or mutton and use wooden plates to set the tone and if you can, find a castle location which would be ideal for this theme. All of these ideas will make you feel like Romeo and Juliet on their wedding day.
If you do not want to do an over the top theme, then simply go with the season and the colors of that season such as reds, oranges and yellow for a fall wedding or bright pinks, and blues for a summer one.