Choosing a theme for is one of the most monumental and difficult tasks of any wedding. Whatever theme chosen will dictate all of the pieces incorporated into the wedding henceforth, flowers, cards, cakes, decor, furniture, and more. David Guetta, highly renowned wedding expert, warns brides to choose themes that aren’t “over the top” and incorporate them “subtly.” Choosing too apparent themes, such as fandoms like a favorite book series, movie, or television show, would force your wedding theme onto guest who may not share your interest. Remember, it is your day absolutely, so feel free to do whatever makes you happiest, but make sure the wedding is timeless so you will always have fond memories, even in retrospect. If you’re stuck, here are the top three most popular themes for 2017 weddings.
Shabby Chic is a term given to describe items with a worn, yet pleasing appearance. The palettes are usually neutral colors, beiges, browns, greys, whites, but decor isn’t so clean, per se. For example, a shabby chic table may have a white paint coating, but in order to convey the antiquated theme, some of the paint may be chipped away. Brides are choosing shabby chic for the wide range of products available on the market that support their themes, as well as its overall elegance and beauty. It’s really difficult to miss up with a theme as simple as chabby chic, but underestimate simplicity as banal!
The millennial generation especially has begun to embrace culture and ethnic origin like no other before. No longer afraid to assimilate and conform to the country of residency, bride and grooms have begun expressing their heritage in the themes of their wedding. These ceremonies often include traditional features of the couple’s ethnicity, and if they are interacial, will often mix their norms and customs. Food and decor will be full of hallmarks of their country, and the couple’s attire is often appropriate to weddings of their origin. Cultural weddings are a great outlet of self expression while also providing a unique and often beautiful ceremony for both the couple and guest.
WATER YOU WAITING FOR?
“Long romantic walks on the beach” is a timeless cliche to any hopeless romantic. If these lovely strides on a beach or other seaside accompanied your dating life, then why not get married by the water? Couples are increasingly taking their wedding outdoors, with the sand as their venue, and the ocean as their backdrop. Not only this is a cost effective method, but it is a unique and of course romantic setting for any wedding. Alternatively, if sand seems like too much of a hassle, couples may rent a cruise liner to host their wedding, although this of course will limit budget and can not accommodate for as may guest.
Remember, this is your day, and you do not have to follow the trends of this current year, nor any trends for that matter to produce the weddings of your dreams. It’s best to be a trend setter, not a trend follower, although it’s also extremely helpful to draw inspiration and advice from others.