Getting married is an exciting time for the engaged couple. With the nervousness of getting married comes the added concerns of where to have the wedding and the eventual theme. The theme of the wedding is going to be the most critical decision you will be making early on because it affects so many decisions that you will have to make along the way.
Choosing the right wedding theme can be as challenging as selecting the perfect wedding dress for the big day. Here is a list of the top wedding themes for 2014 that should motivate and inspire you at the same time.
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The Fairy Tale Wedding Theme
Women have been dreaming of wearing that sparkling tiara since they were little girls playing dress up with their dolls. The fancy flowing full skirted white wedding gown that many little girls envisioned can now become a reality. Feeling like a princess who has found her own prince is now possible. Choose a wedding facility large enough to handle a hundred to a thousand guests like The Wesley Center in Clermont Florida. They can help transform the reception area to your own unique ballroom that is equipped with ice sculptures, multi tiered wedding cake, and your own special limousine to be whisked away to your honeymoon when the clock strikes midnight.
The Outdoor Wedding
The great outdoors provides unending inspiration for wedding themes. From grassy fields and woodland settings to cultured gardens, nature provides an organic yet sophisticated setting. Tree branches with twinkling lights are mixed with green accents, wild flowers, and moss to create living centerpieces. A popular trend is to combine the flowing dresses and lace of bohemian chic with with an outdoor location for an effortless, relaxed, boho inspired outdoor wedding.
The Beach Wedding Theme
Having a wedding on the beach invokes images of bare feet with flowing dresses and casual attire with soft Caribbean in the background. If you can not have your wedding on the beach, the next best thing is going for a beach theme instead. This theme is extremely popular because it helps to put people in a more relaxed atmosphere. When everyone is calm and relaxed they can simply unwind and have a much better time. If you are not close enough to the beach to have your wedding ceremony, creating that beach atmosphere outdoors is easy. Having an open fire pit to roast a pig, beach drinks instead of the traditional cocktails, and even fun and relaxing beach themed songs to dance the night away. Guests arriving in skirts and flip flops are just part of the reason the beach theme is so popular.
The Rustic Country Wedding
Heading down south often brings to mind great home cooking and a unique laid back style that is perfect for a wedding theme. Creating the country theme for your reception is actually going to be more fun than you can imagine. Checkered tablecloths, honky-tonk music, southern themed food choices, bales of hay, mason jars, and a full skirted wedding dress are just part of the reason many are opting for the country wedding theme. The groomsmen can all show up in cowboy hats while the girls wear their sexiest cowboy boots. Kick up your heels and let yourself unwind for a unique good ‘ole home style country wedding. The staff at The Wesley Center in Clermont Florida can help you coordinate the decor in the hall to transform the look overnight.
The Vintage Glamour Wedding
Want to combine luxury and opulence with a tribute to the past? The vintage glamour theme plays homage to the roaring 20’s and gains inspiration from The Great Gatsby movie. Pearls, flapper dresses, feathers, headbands, antiques, and art deco detailing come together to create a romantic and elegant wedding celebration.
The Adventurous Wedding Theme
The adventurous wedding theme is very popular in 2014 and for good reason. With so many extreme sports like skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, and sky jumping more popular than ever, many people are trying to incorporate the fun into their weddings. Now although it might be impossible to get the wedding party to jump out of a perfectly good plane, or to scuba dive to the oceans floor for your nuptials, there are ways to bring the adventure to the wedding reception. Hosting the party at a facility nearby the landing zone of a sky jumping wedding will allow the guest to see the fun close up. Hosting the reception in a facility that will allow you to get married underwater while the guests watch on a closed circuit monitor is another way. Consider a cliff side restaurant where the two will bungee jump after the wedding vows and then celebrate the night away in that unique restaurant is another way to bring the adventurous side to the reception. Allowing the wedding party to see the excitement up close is something they will surely remember a lifetime.
The Whimsical and Quirky Wedding
With the popularity of television shows like Star Trek and Big Bang Theory, geeking it up at your wedding is actually a trend that is more clever and fun than once thought. If the wedding couple met at a Star Wars or comic book convention, having a wedding theme that represents a part of their favorite series is a fun way to really set yourselves apart. These novelty themed weddings can be held on the bridge of the Enterprise, the inside of the Death Star, or in a far away land the Hobbits live. Dressing the part is only half the fun, having the vows resemble lines from their favorite shows is a fun touch that will really touch everyone differently. Guests can come dressed as their favorite characters and enjoy meals and decor inspired by the actual surroundings of the movie theme.
Big Color Wedding Themes
Forget soft pinks and pastels! The emerging trend for summer weddings this year are bright pops of color, even down to the groom’s socks. Use a different color of the rainbow for each bridesmaid’s dress or select a big color inspired theme. Think Willy Wonka meets Dr. Seuss!
Celebrate the four seasons for a classic wedding theme that’s affordable and festive. During spring and summer take your inspiration from the outdoors by incorporating seasonal flowers. Embrace the vibrant colors of tulips, daisies, or sunflowers in your bouquets and centerpieces.
Getting married in the fall? Take your cues from the fall foliage and harvest colors including crimson, burnt orange, and chocolate brown. Decorate the wedding reception with fall leaves, gourds, apple and wheatgrass flower arrangements.
White is an elegant option for a winter ceremony and pairs well with both black and a striking accent color. Red and roses are obvious choices for adding color during the Valentine’s season.
The Completely Traditional Wedding
Some people simply want to have a traditional wedding like their parents had many moons ago. This particular theme is one that continues to be at the top of many lists year after year. The traditional wedding theme allows you to be as elaborate or conservative as you like. The popularity of this theme is because many of the difficult choices that needed to be made are all easily done in a traditional theme. Instead of fretting over a flower choice for weeks, simply let the time of year determine the flower that is popular and go with it.
Choosing music can be a challenge for many couples, but with a traditional wedding you pick and era and have fun. There is nothing wrong with Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack singing for a few hours during the reception. If nothing else, the elderly in attendance will definitely enjoy the music. From tux selection to the wedding gown, a traditional wedding takes away much of the stress associated with so many choices that you have to make over the next year.
Just remember that no matter the location, accent colors, or wedding theme selected, you are marrying the person you love and that in itself will make this day special and unique!