Choosing wedding theme ideas can be tough, but fear not! We’ve asked the experts at Bliss Wedding Shows to show you how to achieve some of the hottest reception looks for 2014.

With a wealth of wedding industry experts and suppliers at their fingertips, they can help you plan your dream day in an instant. So what’s hot for 2014?

The Roaring Twenties

Following the huge success of The Great Gatsby blockbuster movie release, styles and inspirations from the roaring 20s have popped up everywhere. Sharp, tailored suits with waistcoats, elaborately adorned head pieces, Art Deco-inspired stationery and jazz bands make for a very stylish wedding.

What you’ll need…

  • Candelabra, draped in pearls
  • Large feathered accessories (feather boas if you’re really getting into the swing of things!)
  • A neutral colour scheme; subtle silvers, soft greys, cool beiges, pale pinks and monochrome black and whites
  • Large, dramatic but subtly coloured bouquets

Outdoors Eco Chic

If your thing is the great outdoors and embracing nature (and your wellies) then the current eco-friendly, outdoor wedding trend is perfect for you.

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This idea is also great for keeping budgets down as DIY favours and accessories are a perfect fit to this bohemian theme. Leave packets of wildflower seeds out for guests to take away and grow in their own gardens as a beautiful reminder of your day.

Source your catering from local farmers and print your invitations on fully recycled paper, to keep that a rustic yet eco-friendly feel.

What you’ll need…

  • Wild flowers for free-spirited bouquets, centrepieces and headwear
  • Jam jars or beer bottles filled with tea lights
  • Hang old photo frames from trees for some fun photo opportunities
  • Tousled, loose hippy style hair and smoky, sultry eyes
  • Wellies and a large umbrella (just in case)

Romantic Gothic

Forget black lipstick and heavy eyeliner and think elegant, Edwardian details, classic red roses and beautiful, corset dresses adorned with antique lace and you’re well on your way to planning a romantic, Gothic wedding.

Find a venue with decorative gothic features and ornate gardens for a perfect backdrop for your photos and feature black, flocked candle holders to create indulgent textures for dramatic centrepieces. Adding hints of black to your wedding dress with a sash belt, bow or accessories will give an elegant Gothic edge without overdoing the dark, heavy colours.

Gothic weddings are all about indulgence and drama so go for a rich red velvet cake or a classic Black Forest gateaux to make a real statement.

What you’ll need…

  • Black bird cages with red pillar candles
  • Antique, Edwardian wedding rings
  • Vintage, ornate silver cutlery
  • Gothic style fonts for your invitations
  • Deep red or polished, shiny black nails

Vintage Elegance

Shabby chic, retro, vintage…whatever you call it, it’s a classic wedding theme and a great excuse to get your creativity on! Send out letterpressed invitations, arrive in a camper van and treat your guests to cupcakes as a vintage alternative to the traditional wedding cake.

Mismatch your crockery and cutlery and include cute tea pots, cups and saucers and leave out an old, antique suitcase for your guests to leave cards in. A tea length dress accessorised with a pretty, antique parasol to use come rain or shine adds a gorgeous vintage touch.

Wedding favours could include vintage, embroidered handkerchiefs, a cute (and practical) keepsake to take away. And give the DJ a playlist of golden oldies to keep the theme running through to the dancefloor.

What you’ll need…

  • Vintage lace doilies
  • Homemade bunting and chalk boards for signage and good luck messages
  • Vintage books look great incorporated in to centrepieces
  • Vintage earrings, to accessorise your beautiful vintage dress
  • Classic, dirty martinis or daiquiris on arrival to keep that retro vibe

Colour Pop!

Out with pastels and in with brights! Bright pops of colour will be a big emerging trend for summer 2014 weddings, even down to the groom’s socks! Colourful macaroons are great looking, fashionable and a tasty alternative to traditional deserts and can be colour co-ordinated to tie in with your day.

Team your dress with modern, bold accessories such a statement necklace or over sized bangles or cuffs and bright shoes to add a modern pop of colour, whilst looking cool and glamorous.

Clash your bridesmaid dresses with their shoes by teaming aqua with red or teal with orange, or have a different yet complimentary colour for each dress. Ombre wedding cakes are a huge trend right now, with bright bold icing fading through to white. Keep your table linen crisp white with bright flowers and clear glass tea tealight holders as minimal centrepieces.

What you’ll need…

  • Mini versions of your bright Macaroons for guests to take away and enjoy
  • A bucket of flip flops so your cool guests can dance all night
  • Gifts of contemporary jewellery for your Bridesmaids such as a personalised pendant, earrings or a charm bracelet
  • Bright nail varnishes, compacts and make-up bags
  • Personalised, framed thank you pictures

Need more decoration inspiration? Our Themes section is bursting with ideas! Or perhaps you’ve already chosen your style – tell us about it on the Wedding Ideas Forum.