Here are more fabulous theme ideas to help you personalise your big day and make it memorable. Remember to reflect the theme in everything from your wedding stationery (think invitations, thank you notes, place cards) and table decor to your cake and colour scheme.
Globetrotter – For couples who love to travel, this theme is ideal. Embrace airmail-style invitations and boarding-card place names; decorate your venue with colourful flags; and use mini suitcases as centrepiece containers. Name tables after cities or countries you both love and use a giant world map as your table plan (attach a list of guests’ names to each location). Serve an international menu and play world music to reinforce your oh-so-cool theme.
Beach bliss – If low-key and laidback are the way you want to go, what could be more irresistible than saying “I do” on the shore, then partying in a beach hut wearing flip-flops, a floaty dress and flowers in your hair? Give guests fans or parasols to stave off the heat, use driftwood for table names and accessorise with jars of seashells and storm lanterns. Serve cool cocktails, fresh oysters and hire an ice-cream van for nostalgic fun.
Hollywood glamour – For all-out glitz inspired by the movies, you’ll need an ornate ballroom, black tuxedo for him, glamorous, floor-length gown for you, fine china, flowing bubbly and a colour scheme of gold, ivory and black. Reinforce the sophisticated feel with a lace-patterned cake, roses and calla lilies, crystal candelabra, laser-cut stationery, a chic cocktail bar and live band.
Back to school Fabulous for teachers and school sweethearts, this unique theme lends itself to nostalgic elements such as old school desks and books, place mats and seating plans made from chalkboards, name cards affixed to shiny apples, quiz sheets for guests (with questions relating to the bridal couple) and brown paper favour bags filled with little note books and personalised pencils. We love it!