What kind of wedding theme is perfect for you?

February 2020

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When planning a wedding, one of the most stressful decisions you have to make is choosing a theme, but once you do, the rest of the decisions are much easier to make. Having a theme for your big day helps narrow down options to a more specific selection. Here are a few tips to help you pick the perfect theme for your wedding.

Look at your culture and roots

Look at your culture and roots, wedding theme
Look at your culture and roots

A wedding symbolises the union of you and your significant other, and therefore your culture is a good place to start when picking a theme. If you are in touch with your roots, you can use your wedding to pay tribute to your cultural heritage. With more cases of intermarriages, multicultural marriages have become very popular over the past years. Having a traditional wedding makes it easier to select other elements of the wedding, such as music and food. You can narrow down your search for a catering company to a few that offer cultural cuisines.

Dig a little deeper

Dig a little deeper, wedding theme
Dig a little deeper

Your wedding should tell your love story. If you and your partner met at a jazz concert and love jazz music, then you can have a theme tailored around that. Your décor, cake, and music can all be personalised towards your theme. You can book a live jazz band to perform all of your favourite songs, ensuring that you and your guest have a fun and memorable day.

Consider the season

Consider the season, wedding theme
Consider the season

If you are planning on having an outdoor wedding, the time of year brings you one step closer to your theme. If you are having a fall wedding, then colours such as red and orange will be more suitable.

Choose your favourite colours

Choose your favourite colours, wedding theme
Choose your favourite colours

Think about your favourite colours and use them to design a colour palette for your big day. If you don’t have any particular colours that you like, you can always get inspiration from wedding magazines and websites. Remember to consult your partner so that they’re also comfortable with the colour scheme. Mixing neutral tones such as grey and black with vibrant colours such as pink and yellow guarantees that you both have your way.

Look at the trends

One of the best ways to get inspired when planning a wedding is to look at the latest trends. In 2020, greener and environmentally conscious weddings are on-trend, as well as very small and minimalistic weddings. If you have a tight budget, then a small and intimate wedding at the rooftop of your apartment building is an excellent option.

Look at the trends, wedding theme
Look at the trends

The venue / location

The location of your wedding highly influences the theme you choose. If you are getting married at the beach, then choose a colour palette that compliments the blue skyline and green palm trees. The venue is one of the biggest expenses and one of the most important elements of your wedding, so have that in mind when choosing a theme. The last thing you want is for your theme to clash with the venue.

The venue / location, wedding theme
The venue / location


Who is Nadin Dunnigan - Wedding Photographer in Edinburgh

Hey, I am Nadin! (same as "Nadine" - just without the "e"). I am a wedding photographer in Edinburgh, Scotland, specialising in big family weddings in Edinburgh, Scotland, and internationally. I have photographed so many weddings, and it is my mission to help couples with planning their dream wedding. Any questions I come across repeatedly - either in person or online, I will pop in here and provide more insight.

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