Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. There are many traditions associated with weddings, some of which are still adhered to in today’s society. Traditionally of course, a wedding took place in a church in front of a small gathering of family and close friends. The bride-to-be’s father would give her away and the newly-weds would set off for their honeymoon shortly after the ceremony. Upon returning, the man would carry his wife over the threshold of their new home as a married couple. Nowadays, many couples eschew traditional church ceremonies in favour of modern types. One thing that has still held true however, is the implementation of an overall theme, to tie all wedding elements together. With that in mind, here are five ideas for non-traditional wedding themes.
Las Vegas Wedding
For couples wanting a quick ceremony with few guests, the Las Vegas wedding is ideal. Although it has received some bad press in the past, mainly due to drunken celebrities using the service to get married spontaneously, only to divorce the following day, there are many couples who are well suited to this type of wedding. It enables the happy couple to combine their wedding ceremony and honeymoon and more often than not, allows them to explore Las Vegas for the first time. Known for being the gambling city, Las Vegas has much more to offer and couples may find that their money goes further by opting to have this type of wedding as it is more focused on the bride and groom’s wishes.
Theme Park Wedding
If you can’t get enough of thrilling coasters and love amusement parks, then perhaps you’d enjoy getting wed in a theme park? You could incorporate the park’s theme into your wedding by asking everyone to dress as such. Who says a bride has to get married in a full length ball gown type dress? It would certainly make getting on and off the rides difficult, not to mention become totally ruined on the rapids. What’s more, theme park’s often have private function rooms available for hire, so you can always dress up again later for the evening reception.
Sci-fi geeks will feel right at home with a Star Wars themed wedding. Or perhaps you prefer The Big Bang Theory? It’s another great theme for fancy dress and you can arrange for the decorations to have the same theme – just make sure that all guests are fully aware of the theme before the big day. The last thing you want is for them to feel uncomfortable in traditional wedding attire when the rest of the party is dressed in robes and sporting light sabres.
Masquerade Ball Wedding
If you have always wanted to dress like a princess for the day then this is your chance. Why not go one step further and have a royal theme? You could decorate in the colours of the Great British flag and provide masks of royal family members on each table for your guests to wear. And of course, there’s the small matter of kissing your prince to worry about – make your dreams come true with this elegant wedding theme.
Role Reversal Wedding
Some couples may wish to introduce a humorous element into their big day. A role-reversal wedding could have the desired effect – the groom could wear white and the bride black. And, how about having best women and bridesmen? Well if it worked in the film Made of Honor, who’s to say it wouldn’t work in real life?
As an experienced and talented wedding photographer Tony Freeman has picked up and shared great tips with regard to wedding venue themes. To see Tony’s work visit his website – Tony Freeman’s photography where you can also contact him directly.