When a couple gets engaged, one of the first things they need to decide on is a theme for their upcoming wedding day. Themes don’t have to be over-the-top or cartoonish, which is a common misconception. On the contrary, many themes are elegant and help to provide a cohesive aesthetic for all aspects of a bride and groom’s big day. Here, you will discover five awesome wedding theme options to get your creative juices flowing!

1) Romantic

If you’re a bride who has dreamed of her wedding day since childhood, there’s no better aesthetic than pure romance. If you choose this type of theme, make sure you use plenty of pastels, delicate floral arrangements, and flowing fabrics. Stick to timeless colors like white, dusty rose, and taupe. To add to the overall look, you might even want to hang a chandelier over the dance floor. 

2) Vintage

If Old Hollywood style has your heart, a vintage themed wedding is probably the best fit for you. You can have a lot of fun with this sort of wedding, opting for either a glamorous look that features lots of glitz and sparkle or something that pays homage to a specific old film, such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Casablanca. 

3) Rustic

In recent years, rustic weddings have become extremely popular, in part due to the rise of the modern farmhouse trend within the home decor industry. If you’re interested in rustic nuptials, consider using reclaimed wood to construct an arbor for your ceremony and stick with weathered finds, like milk jugs and Mason jars, for your reception decorations. 

4) Contemporary

On the opposite end of the spectrum from rustic affairs, contemporary weddings make use of sleek lines and minimalist decor for an overall look that is ultramodern. Consider using acrylic chairs at your reception and sticking with a color scheme that is either monochromatic or black and white. In regard to floral arrangements, consider something striking, like a single orchid in a chic vase. 

5) Christmas

 Although many brides want spring or summer weddings, there are those who deign to wed in the wintertime instead. If you fall into this category, consider fully embracing your cold-weather wedding day with a Christmas theme. Subtlety is key to pulling this off. Consider, for instance, having the hot toddy be your signature cocktail and using plaid grosgrain ribbon in your floral arrangements. 

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These are just a few great wedding themes you can choose from for your big day. Remember to add some personal touches and, ultimately, to have a wonderful time! Savor every moment of your wedding day and cherish the special memories made with those closest to you.