Wedding themes are as endless as there are people and their interests, hobbies, passions and loves.
Take our Quiz: What is My Wedding Theme? to get a personalized result on a possible theme suited to your personality.
How do you narrow it down to just one? The best way to start is looking at all the things that are apart of your life everyday or nearly everyday?
Travel? Tropical? Beach Theme, Palm Trees, White, Green, blue. That is how you get ideas out of a picture. Write down all the things it makes you think of, the colors and the season.
Do you love to cook? What do you cook the most? Treats, Italian, American, Chinese? If you focus is food, your guests are really going to enjoy their gifts and the reception!
Passion for food or cooking
Do you ride a motorcycle?
Are you surrounded by butterflies?
Monarch Butterfly from a live butterfly release
what do you collect?
Do you travel a lot? On Elissa sailboat in Pier 21, Galveston Texas. Nautical themes are very personalized themes.
Beach, Nautical. Galveston Texas
Books, reading and writing your passion?
How do you narrow down from the number of things you do to just one that represents you both as a couple in your wedding?
- Make a list using images to make a visual list on your table (yes, Pinterest is perfect) (or your album on Facebook) of the things that are apart of your life the most or you love and enjoy the most.
- With each picture, write out what it makes you think of, the colors you see, the season it is items in the picture, the place it was taken.
- Work on crossing out the ones on the list or removing the pictures you find negative reasons for keeping. (people may not like it, I can’t find what I am looking for with that theme, it doesn’t fit my wedding colors, etc)
- Ask yourself, “Can I turn this into my wedding theme? Are their items available to create it? If not, can I find them or do them myself?”
- Do you and your fiancé both like it?
- How have other couples incorporated this theme? (hint, look on wedding blogs, youtube and photographer website galleries and wedding magazines.)
- What season do I enjoy the most? What color or colors show up the most?
- What activity do I or we participate in the most? (going to concerts, swimming, sporting events, going out to eat, etc.)
- Finalize the decision or narrow it down to just 2 or 3 possibilities. Now is the time to do your research. See if you can find the items, decor, flowers, cake and paper goods. Do you like what you see? Is it going to make your wedding everything you want it to be? Or at this point, discuss your ideas with your wedding planner and allow their professional opinion and what they can produce for you from their pool of wedding professionals.
- One theme! Plan your wedding and colors around the theme.