Getting married is an exciting time for not only the happy couple but for all of their family and friends. If you’re planning your wedding or maybe your chief bridesmaid and are on hand for added wedding inspiration, check out five fun wedding themes to add a touch of something different to your special day. From the venue and decorations to the colour scheme and the all-important dress, find out how you can incorporate any of these themes into your wedding.
1. Vintage Classic
If you want a classy affair with a touch of vintage charm, why not theme your wedding around the 50s. It’s the outfits that will really bring this theme to life so go all out when choosing the wedding party attire, specifically the dress! With a few vintage quirks thrown in including party favours and centre pieces, this charming theme will be a winner with the guests.
This floral print vintage cocktail dress is a great choice for the bridesmaids. Style their hair with victory rolls and even a matching flower for the ultimate 1950s rockabilly style. This dress is a steal at only £24.99 from My Evening Dress and you will also get 7% cashback. Who said weddings had to be expensive?
Hold a black tie themed wedding complete with a masquerade ball style evening party. Ask your guests to come wearing a mask or you could extend this theme out to your wedding favours and give them all a mask. Hiring out photo booths is now a popular extra for a lot of weddings so book one for your wedding and provide a range of fun masks for your guests to be snapped in. Start the masquerade theme off with your wedding invites. Get creative and make them yourself or get them printed. This wedding invite from Zazzle is just £2.10 per card but we also have a voucher code for 20% off all invitations plus 8% cashback!
With the festival season just about to kick off, why not bring the festival to your special day with a wedding theme. A chilled out festival vibe will keep your wedding low key and understated yet guarantee your guests will all have a fab time. A marquee is a must have for a festival wedding or if you’re brave enough to chance the weather, have your wedding reception outside. Instead of chairs, get hay bales for your guests to sit on and opt for easy barbeque food instead of a formal sit down meal. Forget the DJ, for a festival themed wedding you will definitely need a live band, or maybe even a few. You could even go all out and find a wedding venue that will let you camp out for the night. That depends if you want to spend your first night as man and wife sleeping in a tent. Hire an ice cream van for desert and decorate the marquee with bunting for simple decorations that won’t cost the earth. Arrive in festival style on your wedding day with a bohemian style wedding dress just like strapless number from Abbydress. Wear with a flower crown and even some wellies to finish off the festival look. Buy this dress for just £64.55 and you will also get 10.5% cashback! Abbydress also have some brilliant voucher codes of up to 12% so shop now to snap up a bargain!
Enjoy the glitz and glamour of an awards ceremony with an Oscar’s inspired themed wedding. This posh do will blow your guests away and give you a wedding to remember! Of course you will need a red carpet, have your photographer snap your guests as they arrive to the reception in a paparazzi style entrance. Name your tables after your favourite films or your favourite film couples and in true Oscar style, give each guest a miniature trophy as wedding favours. Decorate the rooms with vintage film equipment including clapboards. Send out invitations in the style of tickets and serve your guests delicious cocktails. Dress the groom in a classic suit and bow tie for a suave James Bond style look. Shop for suits at Moss Bros and take advantage of their great mix and match offer. Buy a suit and get a shirt and tie free. Buy this slim fit black dress suit from £149 and you will also receive up to 8% cashback!
Whether you’re having your wedding on the beach or you simply want a seaside theme, there are some brilliant DIY ideas that can save you money with a seaside wedding. Make your own place names by painting the names of your guests onto pebbles, collect shells from the beach and use them to make table centre pieces. You could get creative and make something or simply fill a glass bowl with shells. Travel in style in a Volkswagen Campervan, seat your guests in deck chairs for the ceremony and give sticks of rock as wedding favours. You could also buy a wedding cake in the shape of a sandcastle. There are so many ideas for a seaside wedding and you can make it as simple or complex as you like, it really is the small touches that will bring this theme to life! Something else we associate with the seaside is sweets. This Love Heart sweet tree will make a great centre piece for the table and will even double up as a wedding favour. Buy from LoveHearts.com for £29.99 and you will also get 10% cashback!
For more wedding inspiration and to find out how you can save yourself money, visit our how to save money on a wedding hub page.