This week’s podcast theme was… themes! Specifically, themed weddings—from holidays to decades to favorite movies, if you or your partner (hopefully both) are considering having a themed wedding, there can be a lot to consider! During this week’s podcast, we went over our own thoughts, tips, and a few examples of how to make a themed wedding go right.

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Theme Ideas!

There are a wide range of themes that can be done at a wedding! We’ve seen so many fun options from Harry Potter to September 21st (hello Earth, Wind and Fire), to a subtle Fall wedding, there are options for everyone. We’ve compiled a list of some common ideas:


  • Halloween
  • Christmas 
  • Valentine’s Day


  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer

Other Themes:

  • Movies (Star Wars, Harry Potter, etc.)
  • Disco
  • Roaring 20’s
  • Travel
  • Boho
  • Music
  • Disney
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Subtle vs. Extreme

Once you and your partner have determined what theme you want, the next decision is do you want to have these things incorporated in subtly or if you want to go all out. 

We had one wedding that we helped plan that had a Harry Potter theme, but they chose to do it in a subtle way. The bride walked down the aisle to a Harry Potter song, they had books as their centerpieces on the tables and had a special drink named after a Harry Potter movie. 

We’ve also seen weddings that are on the extreme side around Halloween, featuring “Til’ Death Do Us Part” with skeletons, pumpkins, spooky music, and more. Disney is another theme that is done time and time again and can get quite extravagant. 

Music can be a great way to give a nod to a theme. You can incorporate themes into your colors, floral options, decorations, etc. 

Another fun theme to do is little pieces of your lives as individuals and as a couple. Setting the treat table up with your favorite candies from your youth can be nostalgic, incorporating pictures from your childhood all the way up to your engagement photos is also a fun touch. 

There is no such thing as too small or too big when it comes to themes, do whatever feels best for the two of you as a couple! 

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Holiday themes (along with seasonal themes) can be a lot of fun to plan. Again, they can be subtle or you can go all out. 

Include Christmas colors into your big day using reds and greens, white, golds and silver, or even black and gold for a more elegant look! You can play both fun and traditional music throughout the night. We’ve seen weddings where people take down the Christmas tree at the venue and others where the couple has extra Christmas trees put up. Check out our Christmas-themed wedding blog for more ideas!

Valentine’s Day can be filled with reds, pinks, and whites. Create a cozy lounge area with pillows, blankets, and candles for your guests to relax and enjoy each other’s company. Roses are a great touch for Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to share the story of how you met and fell in love with your guests, maybe even have a few guests share their love story as well!

Do you have to tie a holiday in if it’s near a date?

Absolutely not. If you just have your wedding date near a holiday or season, you do not have to tie it in. Seasons often tie in whether on purpose or not, because of the flowers and foods that are in season, but you definitely do not have to go out of your way to tie in the holidays. 

As we always say, do what works best for you as a couple. Have a conversation with your partner about what will best represent you as a couple and go from there! Each wedding is individualized and unique to you! Don’t let anyone tell you to do something a certain way. As always we are available to help with your wedding planning needs, set up your free consultation today! We’d love to hear if you’ve done a themed wedding or if you have one planned for the future!

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