Top 20 Most Trendy Wedding Themes For 2019
Settling on a wedding theme can be one of the more difficult tasks when planning a wedding. But it may just be the most critical – all other decisions stem from your theme – as well as the most fun!
Once you’ve made your selection, everything else seems to just fall in place. Your venue, floral arrangements, bridesmaids dresses, and everything else will feel natural and easy.
Before that can happen, you need some help! Obviously, you’re on this page because you want help with How To, and you need some inspiration. We have tons of both! From pop culture themes to nostalgia-filled affairs, we’ve covered a ton of creatively-themed weddings over the years. Here, check out some of our favorites.
Soft hues, delicate lighting, and plenty of florals typically make up a romantic wedding. For this theme, envision pastels, hanging lights (even chandeliers), calligraphy, and a flower wall.
The rustic wedding has almost become the traditional wedding theme of modern day couples. Rustic settings such as older buildings, farms and cellar doors really play with this theme and give it a more relaxed charm. With more couples choosing to have their day focused on them and having fun, this relaxed feel is becoming increasingly important.
We’re also seeing more styling pop up that is designed to give that rustic look even if it is new. So it’s the perfect combination and theme for someone going for an older venue on a budget, or something new that still gives the vibe they want.
3. Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece is a romantic wedding theme to start our list with. With the unique geography, art, gods, and outfits, Ancient Greece is instantly recognizable and elegant.
We recommend a white and blue color scheme with plenty of grapes and gold strewn throughout your venue.
For the whimsical couple, your wedding will be one of bright splashes of color and quirky, bohemian components. Incorporate design elements like multicolored balloons, streamers, punchy floral arrangements, and mismatched chairs if you and your future groom want to plan a whimsical wedding.
There will always be a place for the traditional white wedding and this is it. Classic and traditional weddings are the second most popular theme when it comes to looking at primary wedding themes alone.
Steeped in tradition these are more likely to be hosted at a dedicated reception centre, where 36% of weddings are hosted. And while a church or chapel might be considered the most traditional, classic outdoor ceremonies are also popular for couples focusing on this theme.
6. Boho chic
Bohemian weddings are still a bit hit and growing in popularity as boho elements are incorporated into more weddings and styles.
One particular style we’ve seen rise in popularity over the last year is not just the boho chic look, but the boho beach wedding. Arbours, greenery and bare feet pair well with beach settings so it’s no wonder that we’re seeing more couples choosing this when it comes to their wedding style.
For a modern wedding, think clean lines, geometric shapes, and minimal design. A modern theme knows few bounds, so channel it however you see fit. Put a modern spin on anything from your wedding dress (take a break from white) to your venue decorations, like sleek seats, a cool structural backdrop, or a bold color scheme. We also asked top wedding planners their 2018 trend predictions, so stay up to date with their ideas, like greenery and cream balloons.
8. Garden Party/Casual
If you envision a more intimate, casual ceremony, opt for an outdoor garden party-themed wedding. This laid-back style is perfect if you have a backyard wedding on the brain and a spring or summer date.
9. Star Wars
If you’re that big of a fan you probably don’t need much advice. Hang some glow in the dark lightsabers from the ceiling, walk down to the imperial march, and dance the night away to the Cantina Song. Have your ushers direct your guests to the Dark Side or the Light Side, and have the time of your life. “May the Force be with you”.
10. Bookworm Theme
This may just be every book lover’s dream come true. The New York Public Library hosted this literary wedding, which featured a chuppah made of antique books and topped with hundreds of lightbulbs. Librarians helped guests find their seats and guests were even given library card catalogue escort cards.
11. Festival Wedding Theme
For two free-spirited musicians and artists, a wedding that reflected the carefree nature of a festival came naturally. Numerous Persian rugs provided the anchor in the forest setting, strewn with greenery and flowers. The bride’s vintage wedding dress was found in Italy.
While a lot of couples wouldn’t consider their wedding as DIY themed, they are looking at DIY as their secondary focus. This usually comes down to a lot of decorations and styling for the big day as influences like Instagram and Pinterest make us want to show off, without the price tag.
Rounding off the list of our most popular wedding themes are vineyard weddings. While they may be less popular that they previously were, winery weddings still make up 19% of all wedding venues as the second most popular type of venue.
The difference is that more couples use the vineyard as their setting rather than incorporating it into their theme. They might still classify their wedding as rustic and romantic, rather than solely focusing on the vineyard.
This timeless style features Great Gatsby-era lavishness, complete with robust fonts, ornate gold and sparkles, and plenty of geometric shapes with sharp lines (similar to the modern theme). If you’re all about tasteful glitz and jazz-age glam with an ode to vintage allure, then this theme’s for you.
Whether you’re tying the knot at your childhood lake house or are planning a destination wedding, a nautical theme perfectly complements a seaside ceremony. Make waves with blue and white tones (especially stripes), paired with beach motifs like shells, anchors, ropes, and sailboats to exude a maritime style.
Your love was written in the stars, so translate that mentality onto your wedding theme. Kick off the festivities with star-infused wedding invites, and use your venue to create the ambiance of a night sky. Even your dress can channel the ultimate celestial vibes. The sky’s the limit (literally) with this theme, so get creative with a galaxy-inspired constellation guest book, cake, and ceremony backdrop.
It’s hard not to be an animal-lover, and it makes a creative wedding theme that hasn’t been overly done. If you have your own pet, incorporate it into the wedding (puppy ring bearer, perhaps?), and rely on more wild creature motifs to liven up your table settings and invitations. Take it one step further and make your grand entrance atop a horse, or hop on the llama wedding trend
18. Downton Abbey
The elegance and opulence of “Downton Abbey” appears with sweet pastel pink touches in this flower-filled wedding. The bride’s lacy white gloves and the table’s dramatic candlesticks evoke all the sophistication of the show and this particular couple’s big day.
19. Disney Wedding
Disney films are mostly (if not entirely) responsible for this sentiment that we’ve carried with us since we were kids. You can mix between all of the various scenes we’ve seen throughout our lives, or take your pick of almost a dozen iconic princesses/marriages.
You don’t need a beach locale to beautifully pull off a tropical-inspired wedding. One couple even incorporated a tropical vibe into their New York City nuptials. You just need plenty of plants (like palm fronds and neon florals), laid-back decor, and a signature beach-y cocktail.