Having a themed wedding isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind as you begin the planning process for your big day. Or perhaps it is, but you just don’t know how to execute it in a tasteful manner. If you read our blog on Tuesday, you’ll remember how many great ideas there are for tasteful themed ideas. Today we’ll look at how to execute your idea in a flawless manner.
Less is more. This rule holds true for most events, really. When designing a space, a few large pieces and a few more smaller pieces usually balance out the room. It is the same for themed weddings. Choose 3-4 items that you are basing the look of the wedding off of and go from there. If you chose a nautical theme, don’t include every facet of a boat into the décor. Choose a few accessories that can be incorporated in a classy fashion and go from there.
Don’t abandon a committed color scheme. Just because you’ve chosen a specific theme does not mean you should disregard color altogether. Stick with the main palette you’ve chosen to keep every detail tied together. You don’t want a plethora of colors leaving the canvas that is your special day to be disoriented and over saturated, taking away from the important elements you’d like to highlight.
Ask yourself why. Sometimes you end up adding details to your own attire, bridal party attire, reception décor, ceremony, etc. that you are just adding because you feel they “go along with the theme.” When you start to get overwhelmed with too many ideas, start asking yourself why you wish you add whatever it is you’re adding. What will be the benefit? If you take the time to decipher the meaning of each detail, you can save a lot of wasted effort and money on fruitless particulars.
Aim for timeless over trendy. When you’re unsure about a decision, go with something that will be gorgeous through the years instead of gorgeous right now. It helps to take a look at a wedding magazine dating roughly 10 years prior to your wedding date. The trendier fashion during that time period usually looks fairly unappealing, while the more beautiful details end up catching your eye. You want your day to be memorable and timeless, so when making fashion or décor choices, consider what has been proved gorgeous time and time again instead of what’s hot right now. This is especially important when dealing with a theme because you want it to be accurately represented without being distasteful.
These general guidelines will help turn your themed wedding into one that will be remembered for all the right reasons. The main rule of thumb regarding said themes; you don’t have to go above and beyond for your day to be exceptionally stunning. Here’s to a classy themed special day to you and yours!