December 18

Ask Etta: Themed Wedding

While we dish about the hottest trends and latest designs, we also know how stressful prepping for the big day can be. Meet Etta, our expert in all things etiquette. She’s ready to delve into your every dilemma.

Amanda Asks…

I am thinking about having a themed wedding and doing something a little more fun and unique than a  traditional wedding. Can you give me advice on how to plan this?

Etta Says…
Planning a themed wedding is going to be a lot of fun and you can carry your own personalization into almost every aspect of the wedding, such as your wedding invitation and even your wedding cake.

When you are considering a theme for your wedding, it should be meaningful to both of you and not so far out there that your guests won’t get the idea. It is important to keep in mind that you shouldn’t choose a theme that will be too hard for your guests to prepare for, such as a period wedding where they need to dress up in extravagant Renaissance costumes. Planning a decorative themed wedding can also include more costs such as costumes for the wedding staff and more elaborate menus.

Your wedding theme can be carried out through the entire wedding or just at the reception. Planning a themed wedding is the perfect opportunity for you to be creative and plan a unique event with your partner.

Here are some categories and examples to help you start your brainstorming:

  • The season or the month of the wedding: October is perfect for hay, pumpkins and wheat décor.
  • A favorite place: Did you get engaged in Paris? Maybe serve French food.
  • A historical period or era: Do you both enjoy history or the romance or medieval courts?
  • A shared interest: Do you both love to camp? Offer a S’mores dessert table and decorate the venue with camping items or even have a campfire set up.
  • The wedding location: If your reception is on the lakeside or beach, you could have a BBQ or clambake.

When you are considering a theme for your wedding, it should be meaningful to both of you and not so far out there that your guests won’t get the idea. It is important to keep in mind that you shouldn’t choose a theme that will be too hard for your guests to prepare for, such as a period wedding where they need to dress up in extravagant Renaissance costumes. Planning a decorative themed wedding can also include more costs such as costumes for the wedding staff and more elaborate menus.

Check out our previous inspiration boards for more themed weddings ideas.

Big Top Wedding Inspiration Board

Vintage Speakeasy Wedding Inspiration Board

Chalkboard Wedding Inspiration Board

Your wedding theme can be carried out through the entire wedding or just at the reception. Planning a themed wedding is the perfect opportunity for you to be creative and plan a unique event with your partner.

 

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Have an etiquette question for Etta? Email us at etta@weddingpaperdivas.com and she’ll post an answer for you.

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