Congratulations. You’ve decided on having a themed wedding. Not only are these types of weddings classy and elegant, but they’re also a way for you to add your own personal touch and show off your personality as a couple to your guests. But, for your themed wedding to be successful, there are a few things that it must have.
Below are a few must-haves to pull off a successful themed wedding.
1. A Pretty Palette
Regardless of your theme, venue, or budget, any themed wedding starts with choosing the right colour palette that you will plan your entire theme, including the flowers, center pieces, and even the outfit of the bride and groom around.
For example, you can choose pretty pastels, fresh greens, or vibrant hues if you’re going for a Spring feel.
2. The Bridal Dance
The bridal dance is different from one culture to another. There are some that involve pinning dollars to the dress of the bride, seen as a way to help the couple recoup some of the costs of the wedding. In others, the money is placed in a shoe that’s passed around, while in other cultures, it’s the bridesmaid who goes around to collect them.
Regardless of where you come from, bridal dances are an integral part of a themed wedding. If you’re not sure about what kind of bridal dance is part of your family tradition, ask your parents and other older relatives. Scan old family pictures too to get an idea of what kind of dance they did in the past.
3. The Photo booth
A new, emerging trend when it comes to weddings is setting up a wedding photobooth, which is a good idea when you think about it.
By setting up a section of the reception dedicated entirely for guests to have their photos taken in, guests will be able to feel like they are truly part of one big event. Not only that, but it’s also a subtle way to save costs on hiring a photographer for the guests, and a nice way to add a more personal touch.
You can also up the ante by asking guests to post photos of the wedding with a specific hashtag so those that could not go can see what they missed out on! Additionally, you can also set up a guest book filled with photos of your guests from the photo booth instead of a standard guest book that you probably won’t bother looking through after the wedding.
4. Good Food, Great Music, and the Best Company
Of course, what more could you ask for? These are the three things that make for a big moment truly unforgettable.
In fact, it doesn’t matter what theme you go for. As long as you have these three taken care of, your entire wedding will go down smoothly and your guests will be talking about it for months if not years down the line.
Planning a wedding is stressful, especially if you want to follow a certain theme. However, these tips for must-haves can help you jot down the most important things about your wedding so you don’t have to worry as much about the little things anymore.