Planning your big day is easier if you have a wedding theme in place. It will tie your whole look together and give you a starting point from which to work.
Once you have a wedding theme in mind, the details will fall into place. Need some inspiration? Here are five fabulous wedding themes that are going to be hot in 2013…
The Great Gatsby, Downton Abbey… The thirst for everything 1920s is here to stay and we love it!
The ideal wedding theme, the glitz and glamour of the 1920s is easy to incorporate into a vintage-style reception. Tables should be lined with long Champagne-coloured runners, twinkling tealights and tall thin candles. Stationery should have an Art Deco feel, ideally in black and white or pale pastel colours. Jewelley will consist of feather-shaped statement hair pieces worn nestled into retro waves.
Dresses should be long column gowns embellished with beading and crystals. Think Jenny Packham’s latest collection and add sleeves if you really want an authentic 1920’s look. Give bridesmaids flapper style knee length dresses with fringed trims and strings of pearls, add a jazz trio to entertain guests and you’ve mastered the greatest wedding theme for 2013.
Fresh and fabulous, a vibrant citrus theme is a fun alternative to a subtle pastel colour scheme.
A zesty mix of orange, lemon and lime, this is the perfect theme for high summer. Bring your reception table centres to life with orange and lemons in tall vases, separate cake tiers with rows of limes, add a brightly coloured sash to your dress and give your bridesmaids citrus dresses with nude shoes.
Flower-wise, choose daffodills, orchids and ranunculus for a bold sun-filled bouquet.
If you want a full on romantic wedding theme that’s more grown up than girly, try this elegant idea.
Filled with cherubs and pretty metallic touches, Heaven Sent is the epitome of romantic wedding decoration. Think cupids, hearts, clouds, elegant italic writing on stationery – you could even hire a harpist to fill your ceremony with heavenly sounds.
This metallic theme, with its simple silver, gold and Champagne colour scheme is a great idea if your reception room is quite colourful or heavily patterned as it won’t clash with your surroundings.
Lace and Pearls
Vintage weddings are becoming less shabby and more chic in 2013, as this uber glamorous wedding theme proves.
The ultimate wedding fabric – lace – is used not only on dresses but also accessories, stationery and to decorate your reception. Think ribbons of lace hanging from the backs of chairs.
Diane Hassall has some gorgeous lace wedding shoes in her 2013 collection and Tantrums and Tiaras’ ‘Jade’ lace flower comb would look gorgeous placed in tumbling girls. On the tables, strings of pearls can act as napkin rings while vases can be easily decorated with strips of lace.
Navy and Gold
If you love the nautical look then why not add a glamorous gold touch and turn it into a timeless wedding theme.
The perfect theme for an elegant wedding reception perhaps in a country house or chic hotel, a navy and gold wedding theme is ideal for autumn or winter weddings. Rich, sumptuous colours mean you can you can go on town on things like crockery and glassware. Think gold tumblers, gold leaf charger plates and gold table crystals.
To widen the theme you could have navy bridesmaids dresses – elegant on the day and easy to wear again.