Have you decided to host a themed wedding? If so, then you’ve probably begun considering ideas for your special day. The possibilities are endless; you could have a wedding that’s shabby-chic, Victorian, or even Roaring 20’s themed (we once did a Great Gatsby-themed wedding that was beautifully designed, elegant, and timeless).
Whatever theme (if any) you end up choosing for your wedding, however, what’s most important is that you choose one that comes from your heart and has significance in your relationship.
What Makes Your Relationship Special?
Your wedding ceremony should be a reflection of what defines you and your partner as a couple. As such, it can be helpful to sit down before the wedding and think about what makes your relationship unique; what’s your story? What’s significant to you?
It can also be helpful to sit down together and make a list of words that describe you as a couple (you could enlist the help of some close family and friends here as well). Those terms should get you going when it comes to developing a wedding theme that’s reflective of your relationship.
Break Out of the “Wedding Style” Mold
When thinking about wedding themes, it’s easy to become boxed in by themed wedding ideas that havealready been done in the past. For example, lots of people have done vintage weddings, rustic weddings, and the like.
Instead of thinking about your theme in terms of “wedding style,” then, break out of the mold and start thinking about it in terms of your personal style. After all, this day is all about the two of you—not society’s preconceived notions about what a wedding “should” be. Consider your style as a couple; what kinds of music do you like? How do you decorate your home? These are all questions that can lead you toward a meaningful theme.
Think About the Feelings You Want to Elicit
Finally, instead of focusing on what your wedding will look like, try to ground your wedding theme ideas in emotion and feelings. What kinds of feelings do you want your wedding ceremony to elicit for you and your partner? For your guests? By focusing on those feelings first, you can then develop ideas regarding visuals and sounds that will best elicit those feelings.
For example, if you want your wedding day to feel nostalgic, sentimental, and hopeful (who doesn’t?), then you might consider holding your ceremony at the beach you went to on your first date or the place where you first met.
There’s a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to developing a meaningful wedding theme that’s truly reflective of you and your partner as a couple. Coming up with a theme should involve more than just browsing through a list and picking one that you can agree upon. By tying in what makes your relationship special, breaking out of the “wedding style” mold, and focusing on feelings, you’ll be well on your way to creating a theme for your dream wedding in no time.
Make your wedding unforgettable. And let us at Bello Romance Photography in Indianapolis, IN capture every special moment.