Wedding Theme Ideas To Consider

When it comes to planning your big day, it’s hard to know where to start. From bridesmaid dresses, to hiring bar staff, finding a place to start can be really overwhelming.

Choosing a wedding theme is a fantastic place to start. Once you have chosen a wedding theme, aspects such as decor, entertainment and venue will be inevitably easier to plan.

Read on for some wedding theme ideas that may be perfect for your big day…

Vintage Wedding Theme

A vintage wedding theme is fantastic for anyone who wants a classic wedding, with a quirky, feminine edge.

Antique decorations, lace and an abundance of red roses are key elements of the vintage wedding theme.

Vintage themed weddings can range from Marie Antoinette inspired opulence, to art deco influences taken from the 1920s.

Venue Ideas

If you have chosen a vintage wedding theme, opt for a venue that isn’t too modern or brand new.

Fantastic venue ideas include:

  • Old manors/ country homes
  • Ballrooms
  • Old hotels
  • Rustic barns
  • Marques in forests/country settings
  • Garden party

Dress Ideas

If you have a certain era in mind, choose a dress that reflects that! If you are just aiming for a romantic vintage theme, opt for classic necklines and an abundance of lace.

Don’t forget: your perfect dress may be found in a vintage shop, vintage fair or charity shop!

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Decor Ideas

1920s

Opt for pops of metallic, art deco prints, crystal table wear and sparkles.

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King Blue

From left: exotic Oriental table runner, hand embroidered rectangular table cloth, shimmering spiral placemats

Victoriana

This look is all about opulence! Go for lace, tall candles, chandeliers and classic, wooden tables and chairs.

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BeigeEspresso

Floral embroidered placemats and organza hand embroidered table runner

Bohemian Wedding Theme

If you’ve dreamed of saying your vows barefoot or feel at one with nature, a bohemian themed wedding is perfect for you!

A bohemian wedding is a fantastic option for any bride hoping to have a less formal celebration.

Venue Ideas

Bohemian weddings are well suited for areas outdoor in nature. Fantastic venue ideas include:

  • Beach
  • Parks
  • Forests
  • Farmhouses
  • Tropical jungles
  • Islands

Dress Ideas

Shorter dresses are a fantastic option for bohemian weddings. However, long flowing dresses are also made for brides who wish to wear flowers in their hair.

The general rule of thumb is: keep is dreamy, flowy and un-fitted.

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Decor

One word: greenery! Flowers and nature are a vital part of nailing bohemian wedding decor.

A rainbow of color is welcome. However, demure and minimal palettes can look just as stunning too. The general rule of thumb is to keep it textured and detailed.

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Green

Velvet sparkle rectangular tablecloth

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Exotic Oriental table runner, hand embroidered 7 piece table runner and placemat set

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Ethnic Wedding Theme

Whether you are planning a multicultural wedding, or just want to add an air of the exotic, an ethnic wedding theme is a fantastic way to make your big day stand apart from the rest!

Exotic, bright hues, rich fabrics and strong lighting are central elements of this theme.

Venue Ideas

When it comes to Indian-themed, or ethnic weddings, it’s all about how you decorate the venue! Despite this, the following venue ideas may lend themselves quite well to the theme:

  • Hotel
  • Ballroom
  • Manor
  • Castles
  • Convention centers/ function rooms

Dress Ideas

Two piece dresses are popular for ethnic or Indian themed weddings.

If you wish to go for the classic white dress, add an air of the exotic with hand-beaded details or pops of color.

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Decor Ideas

Rich fabrics and bright colors are a must! Add stunning, unique shapes with draped fabrics and finish with elements of burnished metal.

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Hand painted floral round tablecloth

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GreenGolden OrangeBrown

Velvet sparkle rectangular tablecloth, saree border table runner, saree border placemats

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Arabian velvet table runner, hand painted 7 piece table runner and placemat set

Looking for more wedding inspiration?

Check out our guide on how to choose a wedding venue.

Alternatively, browse our wedding-ready range of table decor here.

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Rachel Holliday

Rachel Holliday

Interior design and fashion contributor at Banarsi Designs. Writer and Aussie-based fashion and personal style blogger at www.thedailyluxe.net