Theme Weddings and Planning Your Wedding


In my last blog, I discussed using an event theme when planning events.  No matter if you are planning your wedding or any other special occasion, it is important to incorporate an event theme.  Even at the SAG Awards® which is coming up on January 23rd (simulcast on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT) we incorporate a theme for the table and room décor.

When you are planning events or planning your wedding, I always find it best to start with an event theme. Theme weddings help give an overall cohesive look and feel to the event from the invitations to the design and décor.  You can incorporate your dinner menu as well in your theme.  Wedding party ideas can include using a particular color, logo or destination or possibly combing all three to create a theme that brings the wedding to life.  

Incorporating Ideas for Theme Weddings when Planning Your Wedding

I am currently working on a wedding where the bride is incorporating the destination with a color as her event theme.  The location is new, hip and modern where the basic color scheme throughout the venue is black and white and hence, she is taking this inspiration but implementing a twist, a whimsical black and white wedding. 

Her linen is a black and white paisley and her napkins are black satin tied with white ribbon.  Her floral centerpiece is all white with silver branches on top added for height and she is using a combination of tall centerpieces and short centerpieces on the tables.  The centerpieces are accompanied by floating candles in glass cylinders wrapped with black ribbon and there are also small votives on the table as well.  Those too will be wrapped in black satin ribbon.

There are blue neon cubes in the glass cylinders that support the floral centerpieces.  This color is a spillover from the bridesmaid bouquets that will incorporate various shades of blues, purples and lavender.

Other wedding party ideas my bride is doing that illustrates the topic of theme weddings is that she took her and her fiancée’s initials and created a logo.  (An illustration of this can be found in my easy-to-read event and wedding planning book Budget Bash.)  She then used the logo on the invitation, and she will continue the event theme throughout the wedding by using the logo for a gobo at the ceremony site and on the reception dance floor.  The dinner menu too will have the logo on it and her cake is a reflection of her theme as well.  It is a black and white decorated cake.

When planning your wedding, think about creating an atmosphere of romance.  You can do this through lighting.  For my bride who is getting married around Valentine’s Day, she is holding her ceremony outdoors after dark.  Thus it will only be the atmospheric lighting we will be bringing to the site that will illuminate the two of them during the ceremony.  Under the arch in particular, we are bringing in a crystal chandelier and using pink bulbs instead of white to light the two of them. 

I can certainly go on for days about event theme and theme weddings but will be pretty busy in the upcoming week with planning for the SAG Awards® which will be televised on January 23rd.  In the meantime, remember to keep in mind the Budget Bash mantra; make it simple, delicious, stylish, fun & economical to all!

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