What Should You Know About Wedding Themes?

For some, the idea of a themed wedding can seem cheesy. However, when done properly, wedding themes can be the perfect opportunity for creative couples to celebrate their marriage in a fun way that reflects their personalities. Themed wedding cans tell your story, showcase your common interest, give your guests a memorable experience, and look amazing.

Many weddings are themed—even the most high-end ones. Celebrities including Heidi Klum and Seal, Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz, Sean Parker, Kat von D, Aaron Paul, Katy Perry, and Kim Kardashian have hosted themed weddings. (Their wedding themes were white trash, Alice in Wonderland, Lord of the Rings, “gothic”, The Great Gatsby, “Indian”, and black-and-white.)

Wedding Themes - Game of Thrones
Image: Allie Dearie Photography

A wedding theme can speak to you as a couple and can translate beautifully to your guests. You can make it as subtle or spotlighted as you want, and with the right décor and planning, it can be just as stunning—or even more so—than a traditional wedding. It just takes a willingness to truly commit to the theme you choose.

Wedding Themes - Gothic
Image: Weddingbee

A wedding theme can give you the opportunity to be extremely creative, and it can also make the wedding planning process more fun. Everything from the catering to the attire to the wedding favors can be more unique and exciting with a themed wedding, and you will definitely be giving your guests a memorable experience that they will remember forever (especially if they have to dress accordingly or participate in some other way).

Wedding Themes - Lord of the Rings
Image: The Willinghams

Hosting a themed wedding is a very personal decision, but it very well may be right for you. From colors to holidays to literature to styles, there are countless theme options.

If you’re considering having a wedding theme for yourself, here are some questions to ask yourself first:

Do You Love Something Enough To Make It Your Wedding Theme?

A wedding is a big deal, so if you’re thinking about having a wedding theme, that theme should be something you truly love. It should be something that you not only like, but love. If you’re not into the color lavender, you shouldn’t have a lavender wedding just for the heck of it. If you kind of like the idea of Paris, but have never been, don’t choose a Paris theme. (You may go one day and hate it!) Ask yourself if your theme is important enough to you to be the focus of your wedding day, and the influence for all the décor, attire, flowers, catering, and music. That theme will be in all your wedding photos forever—so make sure it means a lot to you.

Wedding Themes - Alice in Wonderland
Image: Carmen and Ingo Photography

Does Your Soon-To-Be Spouse Also Love That Thing?

Now that you’ve considered the above, ask yourself if the person you’re marrying also loves the wedding theme idea. After all, it’s their wedding day, too. You want your day to focus on the love you have together, so be sure you’re not shoving your partner aside with an overwhelming theme that he or she isn’t really into. Even if they’re very sweet and are allowing you full range of freedom, consider their taste and preferences as well.

Wedding Themes - Star Wars
Image: Cacá Santoro

Is There A Chance You Will Ever Regret Your Theme?

Sure, you may be totally obsessed with Game of Thrones right now, but what about in 20 years? Consider if you’ll ever look back and regret making your flower girl dress like Arya Stark. You don’t want to regret your wedding theme and wish that you had gone with something more traditional and timeless. Then again, if you and your partner are die-hard fans that met at a Game of Thrones viewing party and both have character tattoos, then that theme couldn’t be more perfect.

Wedding Themes - Vintage Gangster
Image: Epic Photography

At Elite Banquet Hall, we love weddings of all kinds—both traditional and themed! Weddings are beautiful expressions of love, and are some of our favorite events to host. Whether you’re having a wedding theme or not, if you’re currently looking for your perfect Los Angeles wedding venue, please check out our online gallery or check our availability. We look forward to speaking with you!

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