Themed weddings can be an interesting idea. They can be wonderful spectacles, intertwining the theme with the personalities of the happy couple to facilitate a truly unique, romantic occasion. Or they can be an absolute horror show (in some cases quite literally!).
Organising a regular wedding usually involves significant expense and effort, and arranging one around a set theme can add on plenty of extra work. It can all be worth it in the end, but there are a few important elements to consider before going ahead.
Are You Sure?
Your wedding day is supposed to be the most magical, memorable and important in your life. Do you really want to look back on it and regret making your vows dressed as Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker? But, if such a theme brought the two of you together, then it can be a fitting way to commit to each other and a beautiful thing when done well. Seriously think it through beforehand, though.
Whatever theme you decide on, finding the perfect location to suit your decorative type is a necessity. For many a classy venue such as the incredible spaces on offer from One Events provide a great option, with varying sizes and interiors that are highly flexible and can be rearranged for modern, traditional and alternative styles. An outside reception can be more suitable for some, especially if a river or boat are involved in any element, though if you live in England you will have to make alternative arrangements for the ceremony, as weddings cannot legally be performed outside.
Depending on your theme, it can be wither easy or much harder to find a wedding dress which fits in with the theme while still obviously being a wedding dress and not fancy dress attire. For this reason, it may be sensible not to choose too extravagant a theme. A themed dress is also likely to cost a bit more than a traditional wedding as, if you can’t find anything suitable off the peg, you’ll need to arrange for the design and manufacture, as well as organising the groom’s outfit along with bridesmaids’ and groomsmen’s attire. Then there’s the issue of getting all your guests to dress appropriately – make sure to put the dress code on the invitations, but don’t be too upset if some guests don’t arrive in character.
From the drinks offered at the bar to the main meal and of course the cake, if you want to really stick with a particular theme a lot of attention needs to be paid to these areas too. Arranging a specialist cake shouldn’t be much more hassle, but the seating, décor and actual menu may present a few problems. Still, like any wedding, as long as everything is planned well in advance and done tastefully there’s no reason a themed wedding won’t be a success.