A theme is a fun way to tie everything together on the big day – from the invites and the flowers to the table settings and the location itself.
Colours are always a nice, simple theme, as are styles such as boho or vintage. One of the newest wedding themes trending at the moment, however, is international! Perhaps you got engaged in a foreign location, are planning a honeymoon in another country, or simply both have a love for a certain culture - whatever the reason, an international theme could be just the ticket (one way or return).
Here are five ideas to get you thinking!
Transport your wedding party to the tropics with a fun, colourful and breezy Bali theme. Intricate floral designs are a must, as well as collections of coloured lanterns dotted around tables and hanging from above.
This theme is perfectly suited to an outdoor wedding either on the beach or in a leafy outdoor space. Balinese flags are bold, bright and billow in the wind for dramatic effect, and the occasional Buddha statue will add an extra dimension to your decorations.
Lotus flowers and frangipanis will add bright, natural colours that exude Bali, and incense sticks burning in the background or as wedding favours will perfume the event with exotic fragrances.
Get ready to flamenco, because a Spanish-themed wedding is one of passionate dances, dramatic colours and lots of fun.
You could dress your bridesmaids in fabulous outfits with fringed skirts, or keep it simple with a large flower adornment set in the hair. Sangria is a must to accompany any delicious Spanish food on the menu, and churros could make for the perfect sweet snack after the meal.
As many weddings occur in the hot summer, don’t forget to incorporate Spanish hand fans to keep your guests cool.
There are so many possibilities for an Irish themed-wedding that you’ll have to pick and choose your favourites! Celtic symbols could adorn the invitations and clovers can make for a beautiful base for a bouquet.
Horse shoes, another lucky charm, make for a fun wedding party activity while you’re away getting photos taken, and nobody can resist the pull of a great live Irish band!
Aim for plenty of green, a natural country feel – and Guinness on tap.
Say ‘oui’ to a French wedding theme to incorporate the very country of love to your vows.
You’ll need white lace, vintage-look invitations with loopy writing, macaroons on the dessert table, a French manicure for your bridesmaids, and don’t forget to keep the Champagne flowing!
A photo booth with berets, moustaches, baguettes and cute neck scarves will give your guests a fun memory and fill your photo albums with plenty of laughter.
Get ready to unleash your inner goddess with a Grecian style wedding dress, golden leaves and vines adorning everything from your hair to your invitations, and shots of ouzo with the meal!
The Greek Islands are famous for their white architecture and blue accents, and any blue and white colour scheme will mirror this landscape beautifully. The Greek fret, or Greek Key design is easy to incorporate in your plans, and the evil eye (Greek eye) is a small blue circular symbol iconic to Greece, and therefore perfect for any wedding as it is worn to ward off misfortune.
Olive leaves will pull in a touch of greenery to the colour scheme, and a Mediterranean menu rich in salads, fish and tzatziki will make for a fabulous final touch as healthy as it is delicious.