Featured Photo Courtesy of Blane Marable

You’re officially engaged! This is truly a special time in any bride’s life. Whether you have been dreaming about your wedding since you were five, or haven’t given it much thought until now, the time to start turning plans into actions is finally here. To help you navigate the journey of wedding planning, here are five popular wedding themes that are sure to spark some inspiration.

Modern Wedding

Make your wedding a sleek and sophisticated event. Dressing the bridal party in monochromatic colors and choosing a wedding dress with clean lines will make a dramatic, modern statement. For decorations keep it simple by using greenery and vines for bouquets and floral arrangements. Dinner and cocktail hour can showcase an assortment of trendy appetizers and entrees with a tasty, yet unexpected flair. Don’t forget about the invitations as they are a key element and the first hint of your style.  Highlight the modern theme by choosing invitations with minimal design and bold print. 

Photo by Ventura Rental Party and Events

Country

Grassy fields and rustic-chic barns are the perfect venues for country inspired weddings. With this theme you can be as laid-back and casual or as formal as you want. For the ceremony, hay bales make a great seating option. Drape twinkle lights on exposed barn beams or hang them outside to create a romantic atmosphere. The bride can wear a lacy, feminine dress, paired with her favorite cowboy boots underneath. For a country affair, play around with colors. Dark and subdued tones create a bold atmosphere while soft pastels foster a more rustic feel. Decorating with floral arrangements is a must. Popular flower choices for a country theme include sunflowers, hydrangeas, baby’s breath and roses accompanied by lots of loose greenery.  

Photo by Blane Marable

Colorful

A colorful personality calls for a colorful wedding theme. This theme is great for brides who want to show-off their playful side. Set a color pallet of either bold, eye catching hues, or pale pastels and let the bridesmaids choose dresses that show off their personal style. Flowers with the coordinating color scheme can adorn white chairs, tables and even the cake. Really make the venue pop by decorating with balloons, tissue paper and streamers. Pack the guests’ invitations with colorful confetti and encourage them to dress according to the theme as well.

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Winter Wonderland

Winter weddings are always memorable. The chill in the air pairs well with a cozy venue filled with candles, white lights and holiday music. While an outdoor ceremony on a snow-covered mountain makes for a magical “I do,” guests will want to warm up indoors afterwards. For the reception, a lodge fireplace and some spiked hot chocolate are sure to please your family and friends. If decorating with fresh flowers, consider staying true to the theme by opting for ones that thrive in winter like poinsettias and winterberry. 

Photo by Quench Magazine

New Year’s Eve

Who doesn’t love a New Year’s Eve wedding? There is magic in the air as the bride and groom venture into the new year as a married couple. This glamorous night calls for a grand venue complete with tuxedos for the groomsman and satin for the bridesmaids. Throw a wedding that Jay Gatsby would take pride in by having crystal chandeliers, jewel toned colors and glitzy décor. If wanting to add a bit of playfulness, bring in fun props like New Year’s hats, glasses, and crowns. Stay true to the holiday by having a countdown to midnight followed by kisses and champagne. At the end of the night, guests can wave sparklers as they send the newlyweds off in a limousine.

Photo by Junebug Weddings

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