Trending Themes

Wedding Themes That Are On Point

If you’ve been planning your wedding for more than half a second, chances are you’ve probably read an article (or twenty) talking about how to pick your wedding themes. Here’s the secret: of course, you don’t have to have a theme. Weddings already come with a laundry list of to-dos, so don’t feel bad for not wanting to add another to your plate. You can keep it simple and maybe choose a really awesome backdrop and move along. But sometimes it’s easier to pick a central ideal for your wedding, because then all other decisions can flow from that one, in true #LazyGirl style. And some folks just really like a full-on themed wedding (and we’re very much here to admire their handwork, and hope for an invitation to one of these bashes). So if you perk up at the idea of a wedding theme, we’ve rounded up some killer ideas.

Now, how do you pick a wedding theme that’s actually you’re going to love? You might know right off the top that you’re going, say, full Harry Potter, in which case, we have some cool weddings to show you. But for everyone else, you can start by looking into general styles that interest you: Are you thinking outdoorsy and rustic? Do you prefer a little vintage glamour? Are you and your partner a nerdy power duo who wants games and magic front and center for your nuptials?

To inspire your decision, we set out on a search for some of the best new wedding themes on the net. From neon to midcentury modern to Candy Land Christmas—we found some sixty-five wedding themes that cover a little something for every couple.

Here’s a quick list of the wedding themes we love (scroll down for more deets and inspiration shots):

  • Ancient Greece
  • Eighteenth Century
  • The 20s
  • The 70s
  • The 80s
  • The 90s
  • Midcentury Modern
  • Cogs and Gears
  • Great Gatsby Meets Steampunk
  • Vintage Circus
  • Harry Potter
  • Wes Anderson
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Wizardry and Whimsy
  • Superhero
  • Game of Thrones
  • Farm
  • Southwestern
  • Winter Rustic
  • Country and Cattle
  • Equestrian
  • Pastel
  • Neon
  • Color and Texture
  • Pop of Color
  • Mural
  • Fourth of July
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Pink Candy Land Christmas
  • Pumpkin Patch

VINTAGE WEDDING THEMES

wedding themes - ancient Greece style bust on table surrounded by flowers and glassware

ANCIENT GREECE: This styled shoot was inspired by Ancient Greece. Create a party fit for a goddess or god with gold filigree, over-the-top centerpieces, and dainty arm cuffs.

wedding themes - bride and bridesmaids wearing Victorian dresses

EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: This Indonesian bride turned her love of Marie Antoinette and the eighteenth century aesthetic into her dream wedding theme. Guests were transported to another world with their colorful and whimsical wedding.

wedding themes - bride wearing an antique veil holding sitting husbands hand

THE 20S: Dawning authentic 1920s wear by day and dining by candlelight by night, this wedding is straight out of an heirloom scrapbook. The bride and groom searched through flea markets to find things like vintage lace tablecloths to make their day uniquely antique.

couple walking through confetti

THE 70S: This disco chic wedding brings together all the best parts of the 1970s aesthetic. Integrate orange and berry hues into your venue decor, then all you’ll have left to do is grab a disco ball and head out to the dance floor to catch that Saturday Night Fever.

holographic and pastel 80s tablescape

THE 80S: Instead of going for the typical 1980s neons, try toning down your colors with a Miami Vice–inspired color palette. With a lighter color scheme, you’ll have more room to play holographic and geometric designs.

90s decorated lockers with school pictures of bride and groom

Author Since: Feb 27, 2019