a bride and group walking with a ring bearer and flower girl on a stone path outside of a barn

Tips on Choosing Your Wedding Theme

From traditional, vintage, rustic, and even barn weddings. Choosing your perfect wedding theme is a difficult choice to make.

So the time has come, you’re tying the knot, now comes the planning. Planning your wedding can be fun, but tedious. What type of wedding have you always dreamed of having? Traditional? Themed? For some the answer comes straight away. For others, the choice is a lot harder. Hours will be spent researching Pinterest and other sites for ideas. With countless ideas and themes, choosing is difficult. So how do you choose the perfect theme for your wedding?

Firstly, you should consider your budget. How much can you afford to spend? As restricting as this may feel it is important to calculate how much you can spend. This doesn’t mean you can’t have the wedding of your dreams. There are several options that won’t cost a fortune.

What is your style, or your hobbies? This step should come to you rather simply. What do you enjoy? Say you’re into rockabilly, then perhaps a 50’s themed wedding is right for you. If you and your fiancé are in to hunting, fishing and the outdoors, then you could decorate a barn or pasture. Tip Top Tux even has a Real Tree themed tux for the camouflage lovers out there! What are your favorite colors? They could be incorporated into your bridesmaids dress colors and groomsman tuxedos colors, down to the color of flowers you have on the table. Tip Top Tux has in-store samples of both the Gather & Gown bridesmaid’s dress and the complete tuxedo accessory line. Stop in today and the Tip Top Tux specialists can help complete and compliment your overall theme.

How formal do you want your wedding to be? The formality of the wedding really sets the tone of your event. Formality will dictate your choice of attire. Formal usually means a full length gown with a train and full length bridesmaids dresses. For men this means a black tux with a white/ivory vest and tie/bowtie, and a black tie/bowtie for the groomsmen. The location will be determined on formality as well, most formal weddings will be located in a church, fancy hotel ballroom, or country club. These are the essence of traditional weddings. If you’re wanting a more casual wedding, then you have more options. From colors, styles, and locations. For instance, you may want a tan tuxedo and a white gown that ends at the brides knees. Location’s are endless, you could have it at a barn, beach, wooded area, even your own backyard.

The best way to choose a theme, is to simply personalize your wedding. Let your wedding describe who you are as a person and as a couple. Whatever you may be passionate about, let it resonate throughout your wedding and make your day an enjoyable and memorable day. At the end of the day, choose what you want most and are comfortable with. It’s your special day after all!