Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Choosing a Theme

So now that we have a space we are working on our wedding theme. I think the most important thing to us is keeping it modern. We don’t want our wedding to look like it could have taken place in the 90's. We also want it to be formal and elegant, yet still fun. So we are going to have a plated dinner, and the dress will be black tie, but we are also going to have a super hot DJ and dancing will be a focal point for the majority of the evening. So I guess you would call our theme modern elegance.

Another important aspect is the colors. Its very important to me that everything ties together so one way to go about that is having a consistent color scheme. For us its going to be purple, platinum and black. Its modern, elegant, and great colors for the fall. Although I have to admit that no matter what time of year we got married I would probably have chosen those colors.

So why have a wedding theme? I don’t think you need one, but it does help you have a consistent vision and aids you in tying things together. Even while searching for a venue we kept asking each other "is this place modern?" or "is this place elegant enough?". Having a theme in mind really cut out a lot of places that, although beautiful, may not have fit our vision. Plus you are going to be asked 10,000 times "what type of wedding are you having?"

Does your wedding have a theme?


  1. Purple is one of those awesome colours that I feel could go with any time of the year.
    But I love that inspiration board! Your wedding is going to be gorgeous!

  2. Yay!! I *love* black tie (I am totally biased though) I'm so glad I found your blog on the weddingbee post. We just got married in October and at the time I couldn't find another black tie blogger. Your wedding is going to be gorgeous and so special. We didn't really have a "theme" for our wedding, "a wedding" was enough for us but the fall was a huge influence.

  3. I love black tie too. It seems like everyone is doing the casual/rustic thing theses days.