Your wedding marks the onset of a new and exciting chapter of your life. It is the beginning of a wonderful journey of love, sharing, and happiness that you set out on along with your loved one. It is the day when two hearts become one, when 'you' and 'me' become 'we'. Surely, you would want this day to be as beautiful, special, and romantic as possible. For that purpose, one of the first things you should do is select a theme for your reception.
Selecting a theme for a wedding reception is very important because it sets the stage for all further wedding planning, design, and decoration. Once you finalize upon a theme, you can then go about deciding your wedding dress, invitations, decorations, cake, banquet menu, and all other nitty-gritty. On that note, here are some interesting theme ideas which will make your big day both special and memorable.
Themes for Wedding Receptions
All-White Theme: White is a color that depicts purity and, therefore, is the natural choice of many at their weddings. An all-white themed wedding reception looks simple as well as suave, and it adds immense charm to the special occasion that a wedding is.
All-Black Theme: Another favorite of many, an all-black theme has class written all over it. It is an all-time favorite with the celebs and it gives a sleek, shiny look to the entire wedding proceedings. Let's face it, nothing can match the style of a black tailored tux and the legendary little black dress.
Formal Theme: One of the most popular wedding themes of all time, a formal theme gives the occasion a traditional, no-nonsense touch. If you are someone who is not typically flamboyant or who doesn't like to experiment much, then this is the safest and best option for you.
Hollywood Theme: Are you and your better half both movie buffs? If yes, then a Hollywood theme could be just about the perfect one for your wedding. You could dress up as your favorite Hollywood celebrity and ask the guests to follow suit. Plus, if you can manage to pull a few strings and get a Hollywood celebrity to actually make a guest appearance at your wedding, that would really be the icing on the cake.
Traditional Theme: Traditional themes are not to be confused with formal themes. By traditional theme, I mean a theme that is symbolic of your folk, culture, and nationality. For example, if you are of Italian origin whereas your partner is a pure Texan, you could have a theme that incorporates the wedding traditions, cultures, and customs of both the places.
Beach Theme: If you want to be innovative, try having a beach theme. Beach wedding themes are fast becoming a rage and they can be great fun as well. Make it even more enjoyable and entertaining by giving it a Hawaiian touch.
Musical Theme: You could opt for a melodious marriage and a lovely musical wedding reception. Along with the regular wedding music, make a CD of you and your spouse's favorite love songs and have it played in the background after the ceremony. Have the band play your partner's favorite love ballad when you take the floor for your first dance as a wedded couple. Once again, if you can somehow rope in your favorite singer to make a special musical appearance, there would be nothing like it.
Flower Theme: You can either consider this as a separate theme in itself, or you can combine it with any of the above-mentioned themes. Each flower symbolizes a particular quality or a behavioral aspect. Think about which ones would complement both of you as a couple and then go about deciding upon the wedding flower décor accordingly.
Rent a Tent: Remember that lovely movie 'Father of the Bride'? You could have a lovely wedding reception right in your home itself. Decorating your backyard with a beautiful white tent will give a nice cozy and homely touch to your wedding reception.
Fairytale Fantasy Theme: If you have forever dreamed of being a beautiful princess locked far away in a tall tower, who is rescued by a handsome prince in shining black armor, then you should really consider going for a fantasy theme for your wedding reception.
Think about all these various wedding themes and pick the one that suits you the best. It is sure to make your wedding an occasion to remember.