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Themed weddings

Themed weddings are extremely popular, but it can be difficult to know where to start. You want a theme that expresses something unique about you both as a couple. An ideal place to start thinking about a theme for your wedding day is to select y...

Themed weddings are extremely popular, but it can be difficult to know where to start. You want a theme that expresses something unique about you both as a couple. An ideal place to start thinking about a theme for your wedding day is to select your color scheme.

Many modern brides choose to express themselves by planning a themed wedding and reception. Pick a theme for your invitations, name-cards and decorations at the reception. The following ideas will help you decide which theme is right for you as a couple.

Ideas for your color palette

The colors you choose for your bridesmaid dresses, bouquets, decorations, programs and invitations should match the surrounding environment. For example, those taking their vows outside may choose to match their palette to the colors of nature. Those who are tying-the-knot in a glamorous Victorian mansion will want to complement the interior decor in their color choices. While you are developing a theme for your wedding day, try to keep the color palette limited to three different shades. If there are too many different colors, you have no color scheme, only a collection of different hues and tones.

Black and white

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A black and white themed wedding offers all the glamour and sophistication of a white wedding with a modern twist. You can decorate the reception area with shiny black photo frames filled with name cards for your guests. There are beautiful black and white damask table overlays available online to match. A monochrome theme works well with burgundies and rich clarets or deep blue. Black looks amazing against purple or russets. A monochrome wedding theme will complement gold and silver or pearls and lace.

Cherry blossoms

Hot-pink teams beautifully with pastel pink flowers. Consider having your wedding cake designed with a Japanese cherry blossom motif. Pink, black and white are a winning color combination. Pink sugared almonds in an organza bag tied with hot-pink ribbon make pretty wedding favors. You can continue the Japanese theme by serving your guests a sushi buffet. If it is a summer wedding, consider buying some elegant lace parasols and fans for yourself and your bridesmaids.

Butterflies

Butterflies are a popular wedding theme as they symbolize: hope for the future, beauty and romance. A white tiered wedding cake looks amazing when decorated with butterflies. Alternatively, you can serve your guests afternoon tea with a cupcake, fitted with a butterfly perched on the icing. You can use butterfly motifs on your invitations and wedding stationery.

Silk and pearls theme

For timeless sophistication, dress yourself and your bridesmaids in silk with pearls. Have your wedding cake decorated with tiny sugar pearls around the edge of each tier. Fairy lights add a touch of magic to the reception area. They add an inexpensive touch of wonder to the occasion when used as decorations.

Whatever theme you choose for your wedding, there are a variety of places to hold wedding receptions. Above all, the most important thing to do is to have fun and enjoy the celebrations, however large your guest list.

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