As an event and wedding planner, I often ask my brides during the initial planning phase if they have a wedding theme in mind. Typically they are unsure about wedding themes but usually express that they have trouble finding inspiration photos to send me that reflect their vision. Often times, once they have a few examples of themes/styles and keywords to search, they can quickly find an array of inspiration that they love. This makes decision making more manageable and gives more confidence in sending inspiration to a wedding planner. Once brides have a wedding theme set, it also eases any anxiety they were experiencing from trying to search for inspiration blindly.
Most importantly, here are the top 10 wedding themes that I like to suggest my brides browse to set the tone for wedding planning. Regardless of if you decide on one set wedding theme for your big day, or if you choose to do a mix of a few different themes you love, you’ll be able to make decisions at ease.
Classic wedding themes often have a timeless and traditional essence to them. Similarly, if you find yourself desiring a classic wedding, you may dream of a traditional ceremony and an elegant gown. Most colors in traditional weddings feature a soft color scheme with elegant stationery and decorations to pair.
Bohemian brides love to keep their wedding theme light and airy with flowy dresses and subtle hints of color. Most bohemian brides opt for hairstyles on their big day featuring a gorgeous flower crown. Decorations at bohemian-style weddings can incorporate dream catchers, macrame, beautifully colored vintage rugs, antique rugs, and pops of decorative pillows.
If you love to be bold and make a statement, you might find yourself choosing a glam wedding theme. Glam weddings feature sophisticated calligraphy and elegant furniture throughout the venue. The ambiance is kept moody with delicate lighting and bold, pretty florals to pop against soft hues of color.
Fairy tale weddings are often whimsical with soft pastels and flowy ball gowns. Sparkling chandeliers match effortlessly at a fairy tale wedding venue with tall ornate flowers to give the feel that you just stepped out of your favorite childhood fairytale novel.
You can expect lots of greenery at a garden-themed wedding. Floral brides gather a lot of their inspiration from botanical gardens. Many garden brides opt to get married in the Springtime to incorporate floral invitations, tailored organic bouquets, a flowery cake, and flowy bridesmaid’s dresses.
Modern weddings feature clean lines and geometric patterns to give you a sharp ambiance. If you love simple stationery with block lettering, simple backdrops, and mirrors, then you may find yourself to be a modern bride.
Romantic brides love to keep things feeling soft and intimate. If you have a smaller ceremony, you may find yourself choosing to go with a romantic wedding theme. Romantic weddings feature beautiful florals, tulle, delicate lighting, and soft hues.
Ribbons, streamers, and balloon garland decorate whimsical-themed weddings beautifully to create a gorgeously quaint venue. For example, whimsical brides love bright colors and mismatched furniture, and decorative items.
If you and your partner love the country and the outdoors, a rustic wedding may just be your style. Many rustic wedding themes are in barns with draped string lights, hay bales, and wagon wheels for decorations. The signage is typically wooden and features sunflowers or daises as a floral. Rustic brides love to choose a more casual dress to match the essence of their venue.
Southern brides love feeling like a perfect southern belle on their big day. You’ll find delicious comfort and cozy bourbon bars with cigar lounges to keep the men occupied. Many southern-inspired weddings incorporate rich blues into the decorations and colors of bridesmaid dresses.
In conclusion, having a wedding theme will make the wedding planning process a smooth experience. If you are located in the Charleston area and are looking for a wedding planner to help make your wedding effortless, you may inquire so I can support you on your special day!
Let’s connect in person or via Zoom so I can better learn about your dream wedding and share how I can support make it happen.
Love it. This is an excellent break down of the different styles. It actually helped me articulate some of my own thoughts about certain styles!