If you’ve spent even a moment browsing the internet for potential wedding themes, you know there are tons of options to choose from: classic or modern, shabby-chic or minimalist, colorful or monochrome … the list goes on and on. 

Ultimately, your wedding’s theme should reflect who you are as a couple. The day is about celebrating your union, after all! Here are some of our top tips to help you as you think theme: 

Consider the ‘vibe.’

When you close your eyes and imagine the day, what is the mood? Is it elegant and refined, or a no-holds-barred party? Getting a sense of how you want your wedding to feel, both for your guests and for yourselves, is a great way to start forming a mental image of your theme. 

What’s your venue?

The venue is the backdrop for the entire day, so it only makes sense to let it guide your theme and color choices! An outdoor venue might lend itself well to bright colors or a rustic approach, while a sweeping ballroom setting might be more suitable for something more formal, like an all-white palette. 

Talk about the weather.

You might find inspiration in the season of your big day. Will your wedding be a summer affair or a sparkling winter wonderland? Mother Nature is a great decorator—it never hurts to take a cue from her! 

Think outside the norm.

A snowy December wedding doesn’t need to have a palette of rich jewel tones, nor does a nautical-themed day need seersucker and navy! What are your favorite colors or color combinations? How could those colors translate to your wedding? Allow yourself to consider color pairings or palettes beyond the obvious or traditional. 

Ignore trends … if you want to!

Here’s the thing about trends: They’re fun in the moment, and they’ll certainly score you some serious #love on social media. But the trendier you go, the sooner your wedding will look dated. Unless there’s a certain trend that has always been your thing—maybe you’ve loved Meghan Markle’s sleek style since her “Suits” days, so a royal-inspired theme is a no-brainer for you!—you might be better off looking to your venue and location, season, and favorites for a theme. 

What do you love?

Besides your spouse-to-be, of course! Did you meet while tailgating? Perhaps throw some Vikings purple into your palette. Your mutual love of country music could lead you to a barn-stormin’, boot-kickin’ kind of day. Or maybe you both enjoy the craft beer scene, so a beer-themed wedding would suit you. The only limit is your imagination!

To thine own self be true.

At the end of the day, your wedding should make you and your spouse happy. Don’t try to please anyone else by choosing a certain palette or theme—let your true colors shine! 

No matter what you settle on, Earle Brown’s versatile spaces can accommodate a variety of themes. Take a tour of our venue to help visualize your wedding theme and chat with us about how we can make it come to life. We can’t wait to make your day perfection!