How to choose a theme for your wedding
Your wedding theme will have a huge impact on your big day, as well as the memories that will continue throughout your life. Clearly, it will determine the kind of images captured by your wedding photographer in Liverpool too. Here are some helpful hints on how to choose a theme for your wedding.
Surely any wedding theme should reflect your relationship, and individual personalities? A great theme can also unite all the elements – venue, clothing, decor, cars, flowers, reception and so on, creating one harmonious whole.
Try to imagine your big day in your mind’s eye. How does it look? How does it make you and your guests feel? What sort of mood are you going for? Are there any significant places, interests or styles you’d like to include?
Your wedding venue is where the big day will play out, so consider the type of backdrop this provides. Will it complement or clash with any theme you have in mind? It may be best to decide on a theme before you book the venue, to make sure that they will work together rather than against other. If you already have a venue – is it suited to any particular theme? Does thinking of the setting make any ideas come to mind?
If one definite theme isn’t obvious, then perhaps you need to do some homework. Research on sites like Pinterest, then save any ideas you come across. Do they reflect you as a couple, and can you imagine your wedding day including this theme?
The season may be key to your wedding theme. A beach theme will always work best in summer, while a winter wedding might include festive colours, decor and food. If your wedding falls on or very close to New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Easter or Halloween, you could also take your cues from those.
Another element that can determine anything from music to outfits and the menu is your family history. If someone in your family is renowned for playing an instrument, for example, then you could include a live performance, or you may want to create a musically themed day by featuring music from a particular era, artist or band. Those with Scottish ancestry might want to include their tartan, or a family that owns fish and chip shops might want to serve up their signature dish for the wedding breakfast.
A sense of place
Is there a significant place you’d like to feature? That might be the country or city you met in, or perhaps the place you plan to visit on your honeymoon. Places could also include settings, such as a forest, flower garden or cityscape.
Just a formality
How formal do you want to be? Is a wedding that’s laid-back and relaxed more your style, or would you prefer to project a smart, stylish and upmarket image?
A numbers game
Finally, don’t forget your budget. A bigger budget might give you more scope, but there are creative ways to theme your special day without spending a fortune.
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