Are you planning a wedding and wondering how to make the guests talk about your day for years to come? To do this, you must do something different and something unique. I hate to say “Theme” as I don’t want Star Wars or Balloons to come to mind. However, planning a theme wedding is the greatest way to make your wedding sparkle. If the word scares you, think “Element” or “Style”.
To venture toward a theme, start by thinking about your passions. What is important to you? What do you love? What are your hobbies? What do you love to do together? How did you meet? How did he propose? Where are you going on your honeymoon? Where will you live? What are your favorite colors, sounds, foods, textures, and smells? There are multitudes of ways to come up with your own personal style.
Contrary to what you might think, planning your wedding around a theme, will actually make wedding planning easier and give everything you do, each step of the way, more meaning and direction. There is a catch though, you must do it right. Do it all of the way or not at all. You want the theme to be obvious to your guests. If you just insert haphazard pieces here and there, your element will be lost. This does not mean that every little detail has to relate to the theme (although that is best). It just means that you want to incorporate the element into enough aspects so your guests are not confused. Yes, it is difficult to host a truly spectacular theme wedding on a small budget. However, the average cost of a wedding today is $30,000. And for that…it can be done elegantly and efficiently.
Speaking of elegant, keep this at the forefront. Stay away from “cheese”. Remember, it’s a wedding, not a birthday party. A few years ago we coordinated a wedding for the pitcher of the Pittsburgh Pirates. When we asked the bride about a theme, baseball did not seem like the appropriate title for her wedding day, although it is what they both loved. When we asked her what else made her happy, her answer was “Chocolate”. Thus, her theme was set. With this theme, we could definitely portray elegance.
Don’t shy away from a theme as it can truly be the best gift you give to yourselves and all the loved ones you invite. Most everyone has gone to a wedding. Many people go to weddings over and over again. After a while, they come to expect the same old thing. Once they eat dinner they look at their watches to see how much longer they have to stay to seem respectable. To many people, weddings tend to become boring. The trick-bring them to an event! Give them an experience. Entertain them and surprise them. Make it personal. Stimulate their senses and make it a night they will never forget.