Article by Lee Glasgow
When planning a wedding, it is easy to get bogged down by details. One way to reduce the endless decisions and to ensure that your event makes a lasting impression is to go with a themed wedding. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.
I love you. I know. – Star Wars theme
Star Wars has made nerds of us all. If you are looking for a theme that is close to everyone’s heart, lends itself to endless décor options, and has pop culture permanence, then Star Wars is a great way to go. Everything from the bride’s hair and make-up to the cake (R2-D2 cupcakes, anyone?) can be inspired by this space saga. Have fun with photos by opting for costumes or props, and see if your wedding photographer is interested in getting creative with some Photoshop light sabers. And the perfect date for your Star Wars nuptials? May the 4th.
Fabulous ‘40s! – 1940s theme
A decade often overlooked in mainstream pop culture, the ‘40s offers something unique for your wedding theme. A time of both war and merriment, the 1940s and saw the rise in popularity of public dances. If you are looking for a theme that exudes both glamour and free-spiritedness this is the decade for you. Clean, elegant dresses were in vogue, as were cascading bouquets. You can play with your photos by going black and white or sepia, or by getting dressed up for the decade. Hire some big band musicians and your guests are sure to feel transported.
If you are looking for a low-key theme that will make for timeless photos, then consider a garden party theme. This theme is perfect for an intimate day-time ceremony, a picturesque location, and beautiful garden-inspired photos. Adding floral elements to your hair, the cake, and other décor will make your guests feel transported to a lush utopia. Just remember to time it right: while rain brings about full blooms, it is not ideal for an outdoor party.
Whether you choose to go with a theme or not, try to pick a few elements that you want to make really special and run with it. Having great photos will help you remember all those little details that you put your heart and soul into, and how special you felt surrounded by those you love.