Picking a wedding theme is something a couple will need to consider in the early stages of planning their wedding. There are many trendy themes that all come and go, but picking one that fits your personality will last the times better than hopping on the wedding trend bandwagon. In this blog, let’s take a look at some popular wedding themes and the personalities they fit best.


This type of couple loves classic parties. If you’re looking for a fun yet classic theme that won’t scare off your guests, Vintage is a great choice. Think flapper girls, feathered headbands, long strings of pearls and towers of champagne made from coupe glasses. Match your heirloom wedding ring with pastel flowers and a lacy gown. Thin suspenders and bow ties are great for the guys – add paperboy caps if you’re feeling daring! Keep your makeup light and natural with cherry-red lipstick. A jazz band, of course, is a must.


This theme fits many couples but often appeals to girlie-girls. Simple silhouettes in toned-down palettes work well. Think about hosting a nighttime wedding filled with twinkle lights, outdoor decor, baby’s breath, and floating candles. Use monochromatic scheme for the entire day–from the bridesmaid dresses to the flowers and all the decor. Add metallic accents of silver and gold, pearls, and lace. Lots of lace.


This theme has been all the rage lately. It seems to play to the chic types, but soon-to-be-wed DIYers around the country have definitely caught on to this trend. Barn beams, mason jars, and distressed wood draped in lace or burlap sum up the idea behind the trend. Decor often includes wood and sticks, feathers, twine, and (of course) mason jars. Opt for a naked cake and decorate it with flowers and greenery. This trend works well during all seasons but fits in especially well in the fall.


This wedding theme fits couples that prefer simple and timeless looks. Color schemes call for neutral, muted colors and roses with baby’s breath. Opt for a string quartet playing a medley of Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart to add a sophisticated atmosphere. A simple dress with off-the-shoulder sleeves and a full skirt and floor-length bridesmaids dresses pair well with the theme, as well as black tuxes and bow ties for the guys. Make your toasts with fluted champagne glasses.


The type of couple that would appreciate an elegant wedding would be classic yet slightly whimsical. These couples want the romance of the day to be apparent but not overwhelming. Think of a classic ballroom wedding; not quite Beauty and the Beast-level, but simple and practical. Utilize live music and open space with this theme. Long-sleeved dresses are a must, and winter weddings fit in great with this theme. Accent your colors in soft peach and light pinks. Create a welcome sign from an upcycled ornate mirror or picture frame.


Urban styles are for the couple on the go. This type of wedding is perfect for a fashionista, fun-loving gal; a hard-working, city-dwelling-and-loving-it type. Pepper your wedding with unique ideas for guest books, table decor, and more. Short dresses, pastel purples, rustic accents, and simple flowers rule the day. Utilize an urban setting with an industrial or rustic twist; exposed beams and brick, cityscapes, and city lights (or Edison bulbs) tie the theme together well.

There are tons more theme ideas to choose from. The best way to pick yours is to play off your personality as a couple. Think about what best reflects your life as a couple.

From Vintage to Rustic, the Earle Brown Heritage Center has a variety of spaces available to fit nearly any wedding theme. You won’t find a better location so close to the Twin Cities that can reflect all personalities.