The wedding theme is one of the most creative and exciting parts of the wedding for a wedding planner.
This is where you have a chance to shine compared to other wedding planners.
The couple is what will hold the wedding together, but the theme is what makes the ceremony and party look cohesive. As a wedding planner, it is your job to help a couple establish a theme, plan the theme and execute the theme
The best part about choosing a theme is that it can be as simple or as complicated as you and the couple choose.
Some couples will want a simple, classic wedding while others might want to transport their guests into a far-off wonderland without leaving the country.
A wedding theme might be a traditional wedding. It may be a vintage theme, a Harry Potter theme or even a tea party theme. The sky is the limit when it comes to choosing the theme for a wedding. With a little creativity, you can make a lot of things work.
Some of the most common themes that you might see in weddings over the next few years include:
- 1920s themes
- Great Gatsby themes
- 1950s themes
- 1970s themes
- Game of Thrones theme
- Downton Abbey theme
- Shakespeare themes
- Floral themes
- Rustic themes
- Seaside themes
All of the themes listed above are basic style choices that will help you find a rhythm for the wedding planning.
The theme helps you to plan a party that has a cohesive style and label. What you need to do is transform your basic theme into a concept.
A wedding concept is like a theme, but it is more personal. The concept of the theme is the vision that lies underneath the idea. When you want to start planning the theme, you want to think about the kind of feelings and emotions that you want to evoke from both the couple and the guests.
Making the theme work for the wedding is easily the hardest part of planning the theme.
There are plenty of reasons why the theme won’t work. It might be out of the budget. The venue may not allow it. You may also not be able to find the essentials you need to put together the central part of the theme.
If your budget is not accommodating the theme, you will need to get creative. If you are trying to plan a million pound wedding on a shoe string, it is obvious that little can be done. However, if you are looking to find ways to cut costs on the theme, you might want to look around in non-traditional places.
For example, if you’re looking for vintage style table settings, you might consider visiting charity shops around town and buying up loads of vintage dinner service sets. At only a pound a piece, or less, in most shops, you will find that this is much cheaper than hiring these sets. It may take more labour to put it together, but you will be able to make it work.