Theme weddings are all the rage these days. Any theme that suits your fancy can be used. There sometimes is a lot of work to be done to pull off the theme, but one thing is certain... you can do it. There are many themes that lend themselves quite nicely to a wedding. Some would be the Princess or Cinderella theme and a Valentine theme would work wonderfully for a February wedding. I've seen comic strip themes and Beauty and the Beast. Any theme that you would like could be pulled off, but the difficulty level will vary by what you choose.
I did a Shrek theme for a friend. With a little creativity it was very tasteful.
She carried a bouquet with pods and a water lily. When we were making it we had the swamp in mind and chose flowers that gave us a swamp impression. She and her future husband even painted themselves green.
When trying to put together theme weddings simply pick that theme and start thinking of the colors, the feel and the atmosphere that needs to be present for the theme to work. Perhaps the music could also go along with it. In the wedding mentioned above we used the song “Fairytale” from Shrek to walk down the isle and when they had said there vows they exited the room to the song “I’m a Believer”, also from the Shrek movie.
If it’s a movie, storybook, or time period that you would like to use, find that movie or a great movie of the storybook or time period that you can watch, and try to get witty ideas of how to incorporate things into the wedding theme. For Beauty and the Beast use the song 'A Tale As Old As Time' for your first dance and set your table similar to this.
If it were a Valentine theme you could have a large red arch or simply lots of red roses as a focal point. Incorporate double hearts and give out heart shaped favors.
If it were a Cinderella theme, you could leave in a carriage, wear a hoop dress with a tiara and shoes that seem to be glass. The attendants would wear similar dresses. The groom could be the prince wearing a crown and the attendants all dressed in a similar fashion, minus the crown of course. I hope you are getting the idea.
So let your imagination take flight and get some suggestions from friends and family of how to incorporate the theme into your wedding. Many do it yourself ideas are useful here. And many party shops will have theme related items that may not be too expensive. You may be surprised at how many really great ideas can come from a group of people brainstorming.
Some of those brainstormers may be able to volunteer to do or make things that will make your day special and less of a hassle for you too. So tell them what you intend to do, ask for some help and let the fun begin.
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