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Wedding Planning Essentials Series: Wedding Styles and Themes

December 27, 2016


I recently stumbled upon something that I found particularly interesting. While building the brand for my business, I was questioned (by many people) about why I wanted to have a Rustic-Vintage concept. I respectfully responded that this was a reflection of my personality and style. This question is the question that made me really start thinking… “Why would you want to create a brand off of a theme?” Right there was the light bulb going off. That question made me realize that not everyone knows the difference between a style and a theme.


Your wedding style (and theme) sets the mood for your big event, and possibly the most important day of your life. So, I’m here to help guide you in your style and theme development! 


While every wedding has a style, not all weddings have a theme. The style of your wedding is what describes the look and feel of the event, whereas themes take the energy of a wedding one step further. A wedding can have a theme centered around a specific color pallet, the venue’s style or even an era. For example; when a bride says, “I want an elegant, fairy tale wedding!”, the style of the wedding she wants is elegant with a fairy tale theme.


During the holiday season is when the majority of proposals take place and what is one of the first things a bride-to-be thinks of? How she wants her big day to look and feel like. You, as the bride, need to know the differences between a style and theme because if you start planning your wedding around a theme (other than character-based), your vision could wander into different style directions and end up with no cohesiveness. Trust me, it ends up being extremely stressful for the bride when all of the pieces don’t seem to quite fit together.


You might be asking yourself right now, “Okay Patricia, what in the world is a character-based theme?” Well, character-based themes are usually planned very meticulously, by super fans, around films. Some examples of character-based wedding themes include Star Wars, Harry Potter, Wizard of Oz, Twilight…… I could go on but I think you got the point of a character-based theme.


While it’s always a fun experience to work with your fiance on developing that perfect fit of style and theme, the process could turn into a daunting task. Let your Wedding Planner at Countryside Vintage Events take your personal style, combined with your unique ideas, and create the perfect balance for your big day. Check out our Consultations Page for all of the details.


Happy planning!

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