Putting together a creative and one-of-a-kind wedding can be difficult. Looking at unique wedding themes that you and your spouse both love can be challenging but can make the wedding planning process that much more exciting.
You both want everything to be perfect for your special day, so starting the planning process right after the engagement with a comprehensive checklist can make all of the difference.
Let’s look at some unique wedding themes and locations to help you decide which is right for you as a couple!
Outdoor weddings are always a huge hit with friends and family, not to mention they are very romantic. Having your special day in the middle of a garden or overlooking pastures with flowers in full bloom is great for a summer or spring wedding.
Floral invitations would also add an elegant touch to the occasion. You and your partner will be one with nature as you walk down the aisle - birds chirping, the sun in the sky and wildlife all around you.
Tip: Wildflowers are great to include in your floral arrangements and vines or wood are also a great touch! It all starts with finding the right outdoor venue that is perfect for the occasion.
Modern City Wedding
A city wedding can create an absolute spectacle -- as the bright and colorful lights of the urban setting in the backdrop. The theme of the ceremony would be very modern, and rooftop weddings would give the best angle for city skyscapes and exceptional photographs.
Traveling to a new city, or even one abroad, can be a very memorable experience for the entire guest list. However, be sure to take into account the budget and travel expenses before deciding on this option.
Tip: Invitations should be sent out weeks or even over a month before typical wedding invitations if you plan to have your guests travel for a destination wedding. This will allow them time to put travel arrangements together, and prepare adequately beforehand.
Many couples will choose to have their special day during the winter season, whether it be inside or out in the freshly-fallen snow. The use of string-lighting would create a twinkling gleam that cascades over the entire alter.
Tip: Like any outdoor function, it is very important that you consider certain conditions for a winter wedding as well. Heavy snowfall or freezing temperatures are always possible, so brides consider wearing a nice fur shawl over your shoulders and a sleek peacoatfor the groom especially if you plan to take photos outside.
If you live on or near a beachfront setting, having the ceremony in the sand is always an experience you will never forget. It would be so romantic having the sounds of the ocean’s waves in the background and the sun cascading over the water with your partner by your side.
Tropical flowers would be perfect as centerpieces for this locale, and light colors for the wedding party, such as white or ivory would be ideal. If you’re not sure what to wear, there are tons of style guides online that specialize in helping you to decide the best outfit for beach weddings.
Tip: Wearing your hair down may be disastrous if wind speeds don’t cooperate. If you choose to wear a certain hairstyle, be sure to prep by taking the extra time to avoid split ends and use hair products that strengthen follicles regularly. Making sure your hair is at it’s best will ensure your wedding photos will be picture perfect!
Roaring 20’s Wedding
Having a roaring 20’s themed affair can incorporate a costume party into your wedding ceremony and/or reception. Inviting friends and family to be creative and put together their best “Great Gatsby” attire will have your entire guest lists excited to attend. The music could consist of a big band instead of a disc jockey, and the place settings could feature a very classic styling and simplistic design.
Tip: If you are planning to serve alcohol at the reception, setting the cocktail menu from the ‘jazz age’ is a great touch that gives an added flair to the reception and can make for a splendid conversation piece as you party through the night! The list of unique wedding themes is every growing and evolving each year.
With so many different options you and your partner are sure to find the theme that not only fits you, but shows your guests a memorable wedding that they never forget.