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Wedding Reception Themes

Wedding Reception Themes

When asked about the most special day of their lives, most people have a common answer - their wedding day. Here are some interesting themes that you can use for a wedding reception to make your special day even more special.
Wedessence Staff
Last Updated: Oct 31, 2018
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. Surely, you would want this day to be as beautiful, special and romantic as possible. For which, the first thing you should do is select a theme for your reception.
Selecting a theme for a wedding reception is important as it sets the stage for further wedding planning, design and decoration. Once you finalize the theme, you can decide your wedding dress, invitations, decorations, cake, banquet menu and other things. On that note, here are some interesting themes which will make your big day both special and memorable.
Themes for Wedding Receptions
All-White Theme
Restaurant tables set on white for wedding reception
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
Brides Squad
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. Nothing can match the style of a black tailored tux and the legendary little black dress.
Formal Theme
Groom with groomsmen
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 so, a Hollywood theme could be perfect 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 make a guest appearance at your wedding, it would be the icing on the cake.
Traditional Theme
Bridal Wearing Wedding Ring
Traditional themes aren't to be confused with formal themes. It's a theme symbolic of your folk, culture and nationality. E.g.,If you're an Italian and your partner is Texan, incorporates both the wedding traditions, cultures and customs.
Beach Theme
Wedding setting on a Caribbean beach
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
Wedding Speech
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.
Piano Musician
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
Beach Wedding Setup
You can either consider this as a separate theme in itself, or you can combine it with any of the mentioned themes. Each flower symbolizes a particular quality or a behavioral aspect.
Flowers in a Church
Think about which ones would complement both of you as a couple and then go about deciding upon the wedding flower d├ęcor accordingly.
Rent a Tent
White banquet 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
So Romantic
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.
Fairy Tale Beauty Iii
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.