Should you have a themed wedding?

Photo by  Nathan Dumlao  on  Unsplash

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

You love Harry Potter, the ocean, Alice in Wonderland, nature, Halloween, the Little Mermaid, you name it, it can be turned into a theme for your wedding.  And while themes are incredibly fun and they can help streamline a lot of your decisions, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when planning a themed wedding:

Tip #1: Choose a theme that’s timeless (to you). Not everyone will like a movie theme or a holiday theme so make sure the theme you choose is one that has a personal meaning for you and your fiancé.  

Tip #2: Don’t listen to the naysayers. Once you’ve chosen your theme, there will be many people in your inner circle that may not like your theme, disagree with it, or be flat out against it.  Throughout all their protests just remember, this is your wedding, not theirs, so choose what will make you happy.

Tip #3: Decide how much of the theme you want in your wedding. Do you want the entire wedding to be themed or have touches of it throughout your wedding? You can have bits and pieces of your theme spread throughout your wedding (like in your party favors) or you can have your entire wedding decked out in your theme (from your invitations to centerpieces to your wedding cake), it’s completely possible to do as little or as much as you want when it comes to sticking with a theme.

Tip #4: Make sure your theme doesn’t detract from your actual wedding. This may sound confusing, but a theme should be just that, a theme.  It shouldn’t be the main focus of your wedding.  The main focus of your wedding is you and your groom and if you spend all of your time and energy focusing on having the themed wedding cake, centerpieces, lighting, and party favors, you don’t want your guests so focused on your theme that they don’t focus on you and your groom.  

Don’t forget that the end goal is to make sure the theme you choose is something you won’t regret years from now.  Make sure it’s something you’ll love or can think fondly of when you look at your weddings photos years from your wedding day.  A theme can be fun and add to your wedding, but don't let it overtake the wedding, let it aid it.

Have you chosen a theme?  Will you choose a theme?  Share with us below!