Every wedding is the tale of a love story and that is why it is special, but if there is something that can make it unique, it is definitely the choice of wedding theme.
The theme wedding, amidst skepticism and tradition, has had a remarkable response in recent years: there are many brides and grooms who prefer creativity and originality by centering their wedding on a theme from which they derive the choice of a precise style and a certain color palette. There are numerous ideas to be inspired by to bring a theme to life, and if many of these have already been put into practice at your friends’ weddings, you can rest assured that there are endless combinations to bring your own theme to life!
If you have no idea how to start designing your wedding theme, today I will explain the basic steps to follow.
BE TRUE TO YOURSELF
First try to help yourself by imagining your wedding and ask yourself these questions: what will it look like? What will it need to convey? It will come out your true essence to which you should be true since the choice of a theme always reflects the personality of the bride and groom.
My work as a Wedding Planner leads me to pay attention to every detail from the first meeting with my future spouses: it is essential to listen to their story, define their characters and interests so that a harmonious design is presented that is in line with the fusion of the personalities of both.
A delicate soul will choose a wedding theme that speaks of feelings, literary/musical romance or tells their own love story; on the contrary, a strong and exuberant personality will prefer a theme that expresses their “self” and thus connects to their passions, interests or origins.
If the bride’s personality is the exact opposite of the groom’s, you just have to find the right compromise, after all, that’s what love is all about!
Once you have defined your wedding theme, you can devote yourself to creating your moodboard: from the English “mood board,” this is a collage with inspirational photos that have a common thread and will help you design every aspect of your theme… from the color palette to the style of the wedding, from the details of the wedding stationery to the entire setup.
Whatever theme you choose, the palette should harmonize with the colors of your wedding location and season.Therefore, it is advisable to choose where and when you get married before defining the palette. For a wedding in a historic setting, depending on the season, warm, pastel colors or elegant total white are preferable; conversely, a wedding in nature will go perfectly with cool or bright, intense colors.
The creation of the moodboard will enable you to have a clear idea of what the design of the entire set-up should be and which suppliers you will need to carry it out. Select those who are closest to the style of the images you are taking inspiration from and show them your moodboard; in this way, in addition to getting a detailed quote, you will have the basis for refining a harmonious design with your suppliers.
In fact, the moodboard should be followed by a real graphic design at scale to reproduce as truthfully as possible what will be the entire layout of your day. If you are familiar with drawing, you might try your hand at graphic design for your wedding project or, conversely, you might consider enlisting outside help.
Personally, as a Wedding Planner & Designer, I design every arrangement starting from the moodboard and then draw on paper what to pay most attention to: the aisle of a church, the hall of a venue, the mise en place, the sweet table, the cake… everything has to be designed and taken care of in detail.
The prepared design should then be shared with the main suppliers involved in the stylistic aspect: the florist, graphic designer, and cake designer will then be able to faithfully reproduce what was designed.
A MATTER OF DETAILS
For a touch of originality, you will be the one to choose which details to use to personalize your theme. By details we mean all those decorative elements that give an imprint to your wedding: handcrafted items made of wood, glass or ceramics, custom-made items from creative workshops, work on paper… these are just a few ideas from which to take inspiration to personalize your day with wedding ring holders, wedding bags, place cards, tableau, wedding favors.
Details always make a difference, which is why the choice of wedding theme must match that of the formality and style of the wedding: a friendly and informal setting such as a wedding by the sea or in nature with a few intimates will require a few simple decorative elements compared to a wedding in a castle or historic palace for which, on the contrary, you will have to carefully select refined materials to match with a mise en place in line with the style of the entire event.
And if you just can’t find a theme you like, don’t panic: choose a trendy style that reflects your personality while remembering to match the colors that best match the setting and season of your wedding.