© The Wedding Notebook - How to Choose a Wedding Theme

Venue
The venue is not just a place, but also a setting for your wedding. Sometimes the venue might dictate your wedding theme. For example, if you plan to have your wedding in a medieval castle like the couple here in The Tuscan Castle, you can have a medieval or glamorous theme.

Era
Think about significant eras, for instance the 1940s, 1950s, etc. Era-themed weddings, with retro and vintage styles, seem to be the trend for couples these days. Some examples of era-themed weddings from our featured stories are 1940s – Inspired Wedding Theme and 1960s Shanghai Style.

Colour
Some say that having a colour palette does not qualify as a wedding theme. We believe that choosing a colour palette that reflects your personalities can be a wedding theme. For example, your dinner reception dress might be your favourite colour, so you’ll need a colour theme with the same tone or that complements it. Just keep in mind that whatever colours you choose must look good together. To help you out, we have some colour combinations on our moodboards.

All About You
The most important aspect of a wedding theme is that it has to reflect your personalities as a couple. Hobbies, occupations and personal interests can be a source of inspiration when choosing a wedding theme that reflects your personality. For example, if both of you are superhero fans, you may want to have a superhero-themed wedding like the couples here in Superhero Ball and Comic Fans.

Heritage
Your family heritage is also a good place to start when choosing your wedding theme. Cultures such as ‘Peranakan’ that have a rich traditional and cultural heritage make ideal wedding themes. For example, you may want to wear a traditional ‘Peranakan Kebaya’ as a bridal gown or have the wedding at the Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

Season
In some countries, you can only find certain flowers during certain seasons. Also, our natural surroundings actually have the best colour combinations in the world. Allowing a particular season to dictate your wedding theme could make life easier for you. For example, if you’re planning an autumn wedding, consider using orange, brown or dark red as a colour palette.