Choosing a theme for your wedding is one of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding. Trends change all the time, so we’ve asked The Wedding Gateway and their featured suppliers for their top tips on how to choose a style for your big day.

“When choosing your theme think about the style of your venue (or chose your venue to go with your theme),” says Louise from The Wedding Gateway. “Your theme should run throughout your wedding. But don’t get carried away with it – it  should also be personal and a true reflection of your own tastes, styles and personality.”


A 1920s wedding is an elegant and stylish theme and is perfect for Art Deco style wedding venues. Our suppliers below have shared some great ideas of how you can incorporate the retro theme into a modern wedding through your bridal style and jewellery, invitations and tablewear. Remember the atmosphere you create is important, too, so spend time planning the music and the dress code – how about inviting your guests in cocktail dress instead of normal wedding attire?

20s - Eden Craft Project 20s - LHG Designs 20s - The Wedding Ring 20s - Vintage China Delights


A floral themed wedding gives you the opportunity to be creative and you could go for bold or pastel shades. Don’t be fooled into thinking floral is all about real flowers, you can use prints and fabrics and mix florals with other textures or patterns to soften (or exaggerate) the look.

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Floral - Beautiful Unique Bespoke Bridal Accessories Floral - I Heart It


A bright wedding theme gives you the opportunity to be as creative and bold as you like throughout your day. When choosing your bright theme you can mix shades of one colour, have a limited colour palette or go all out with every colour you can find. Brights is a great theme if you’re not sure what to name your tables …. Why not name each one after a different colour and dress it appropriately?

Bright - Flowers by Sarah Bright - Petals & Confetti brights


A rustic themed wedding is perfect for any venue as its all about the accessories. It should be light, simple and natural. We suggest choosing one base neutral colour such as white, cream, latte, nude or brown and using natural materials throughout your day. Make sure your theme is captured in your photos, speak to your photographer and they can style some great shots for you linked to your theme.

rustic - Claire Colston Photography Rustic - Jill the Cakemaker rustic - Polka Dot Creations rustic Bogbain Farm

If you are looking for talented local suppliers who can help you create your dream theme then visit and click on your area on the interactive map to be taken to your local website.

Our Wedding Themes section is also crammed full of wonderful ideas and styles that you can use for your own big day!