Coordinating a Theme for Your Wedding

What type of bride are you? You may not be so sure. If you are feeling pressure to start planning your wedding, one of the necessary factors you need to determine is a bridal theme. This may include a color scheme of two or three shades. What type of things do you like? This can help pick your ceremony and reception venue. Your personality will be intertwined in all of your wedding essentials, from your dress to the cake. It will be easier to plan your wedding around one solid theme. Now there are tons of themes to choose from, including:

• Beach
• Floral and nature
• Vintage
• Rustic
• Traditional / classic
• Modern

From sleek and chic, to a backyard barbecue, the choice is yours! Your bridesmaids might wear cowgirl boots to match your barn theme. Your dress may be lace to appeal to a garden wedding. You may want a nautical theme at your reception after saying “I do!” with your toes in the sand. The possibilities are virtually endless! So where should you begin to make some decisions?

Your theme may derive from the season in which you are getting married. Spring, summer, fall, and winter all boast their own colors and styles. Spring may remind you of pastel shades adorning a garden. Summer reflects bright colors on the beach. Fall features gorgeous leaf-changing tones like reds, oranges, and yellows. The winter can be a white wonderland. According to The Huffington Post, there are seven simple steps to choosing the perfect season for your wedding day. Depending on the month you want, it will be easier to pick what flowers and foods are in season.

If you are torn between two seasons, your favorite colors may be the next determining factor. Although you adore the color green, you simply cannot envision your bridesmaids wearing this shade. Maybe you love royal blue, but the last three weddings you went to featured this same exact color. The Perfect Palette can help you discover the ideal scheme. You should keep in mind that you do not have to follow the traditional rainbow colors. Maybe your nautical theme could be a teal with red, or saffron and navy blue. Your formal affair may reflect a pattern, rather than a color, like damask or fleur de lis. The choice is yours and yours alone! According to The Knot, all of your stylistic decisions will be easy after you determine your color scheme. Keep in mind, not everything in your wedding has to match, but it should coordinate.

Pinterest is the perfect place to get inspired! With thousands of real-life pictures paired with top-rated magazine photos, you can get inspiration from a single flower, tea cup, or other random objects. You can search for everything from hair styles, nail designs, and makeup trends, to dresses, cakes, and bouquets. Even better, you can save all of your pictures in a collection to refer to with your mom, maid of honor, or wedding planner.

The most important thing to remember when choosing your theme or colors is to pick what you love. Do not worry about what other people may think; it is your wedding! If you want to be unique and original, go for it. If you are more conservative, then follow a traditional format. You can also discuss your ideas with your groom and other important people in your life for opinions. However, the final decision is still up to you. Sometimes it is even harder having multiple suggestions being thrown at you. Bridesmaid 101 offers a fantastic list of the duties of your wedding party, and where their advice is needed.

You may have noticed prices do not affect what color or theme you want. When it comes to picking venues and determining your vendors, your budget weighs heavily on your outcome. However, a color does not cost a thing. So this is one part of the wedding planning you can really do what your heart desires!

Our dedicated team at The American Wedding specializes in stationery. Your save the dates, invitations, thank you cards, and other essential stationery will also reflect your theme and colors. Since 1919, we have perfected the craft of invitations. All of your stationery will coordinate one another and stay true to your personality. Although our USA-based company is nearly 100 years old, we have high-tech advancements that allow you to preview each and every piece before ordering. You can expect error-free processing paired with affordable rates. Our family-owned business genuinely cares about you and your big day!

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