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How do I choose my wedding theme or style?

All you need to get you started in order to describe the perfect style for you on your big day.


If you have a theme for your wedding in mind, then good on you! If not, we have put together a list of 22 themes that might interest you. They come with photos and descriptors to help you narrow down you theme.


It's not as hard as you might think!


We have some great ideas to help you.


Selecting your wedding theme can take your day from “just typical” to “terrific”.



After all, don’t you want your guests to go “WOW!”?


It is totally possible, with little stress, but it just takes a little planning.


Your theme is the perfect opportunity to make your special day a true reflection of you both. It should represent your taste and be true to who you both are. Your style should speak to you, regardless of what others think or what is trendy right now. A defined theme or style will help you personalise your big day, and also help you with other planning decisions, like the colour scheme, how the venue will look, what the vibe will be.


In other words, your wedding style needs to fit your personality.



Once you have chosen your style you can incorporate all sorts of elements from your overall theme in the invitations, at the ceremony area, and then right through to the reception venue. It is best if you can plan to have all the details joined together for a cohesive look – in perfect harmony, just like the two of you.





What about Trendy Wedding Themes?


While it might seem that you are following current styles and trends, there are simple tricks to make a theme unique to you, especially if the popular trend fits perfectly with you. Using popular themes can have the added advantage of making planning easier because you will find plenty of supplies and accessories readily available to hire or purchase.




Do I actually need a wedding theme?


It is your big day, so you decide what goes! However, a theme will help you create the cohesive look throughout your whole day, it will set the tone for the experience your guest will have, and it will help to dictate your budget.


If you want your wedding to be memorable for your guests, you need to tell a story from the moment they receive their wedding invitation, throughout the whole day - from ceremony to the last moment that they spend at your wedding event.






How do I get started?


We have created a list of 22 wedding theme ideas – just to get you started! We have included photos and keywords that will help you communicate your vision.


Our ideas will help you start the process so that you don’t get that overwhelmed feeling of not knowing where to begin.


Remember, our list is only a guide to help you spark your imagination. If any of them sound like you, let us know. We'd love to be able to develop your style for you! We can help to personalise your theme. We love to help with inspiration, design and can offer many practical ideas to help you make your dream wedding a reality.




Still having trouble picking a theme?


Set aside some time to reflect on what your perfect wedding day will look like.

These prompts might help:

  • What did you dream your big day would be like when you were a child?

  • Have you been to any weddings that took your breath away?

  • How do you want to feel walking down the aisle?

  • How do you want your guest to feel?

  • What kind of story do you want to tell that everyone attending will remember?




Here is a sneak preview of a rustic theme - a casual, natural, simple look with soft colours that embraces nature.


A popular theme at present, but also one that can be tailored very easily to look completely different to another bride’s vibe for a rustic look.


Here are just two examples of a Rustic theme but both have very different styles!












A Rustic Style incorporates some of the following details:


  • Muted Earthly Tones

  • Natural Wood, Twine

  • Hand-tied Bouquet

  • Mason Jars

  • Mismatched Vases

  • Florals with Greenery

  • Hessian and Lace

  • String Lights







What next?


Once you have an idea of your wedding style or theme, celebrate!

You’ve completed one of the very first wedding planning steps!


Brining it altogether does take careful planning and organisation so you may need to lean on professional stylists in order to take your theme from “ordinary” to “extraordinary”.


This is exactly what makes our hearts sing – we LOVE to design and create bespoke table decorations, from the ideas and inspiration into reality.




Give Leanne a call, email us, or simply click the button:


Leanne: 021-223-8770


info@elbee.co.nz





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