Using a wedding theme to guide your wedding planning is either totally your thing or totally NOT your thing; there’s really no in between. There are some perks to planning your wedding around a central theme, however; it gives you a basis for connecting all the details of your wedding into an awesome atmosphere—from the food to the entertainment. Here are some wedding theme ideas that you can inspire your wedding planning (and the entertainers that can take your event over-the-top). Of course, your wedding is your personalized take on any theme, so make sure you contact a pro to match your wedding with the right entertainment that makes your theme totally you.
What: A beach theme can be whatever you want it to be: a casual khaki and sundress affair or a formal wedding with elegant beach details.
Theme ideas: Shell-covered letters, sand and flower centerpieces, sand dollar and sea star accents, lanterns, shells in bouquets
Entertainment ideas: Tropical band, Steel drum entertainers, Bands that can play beach tunes (think Jimmy Buffet & Beach Boys)
What: If you want a party, this is your wedding theme. Make your guests feel like they are attending the ultimate Bourbon Street party a little closer to home.
Theme ideas: Masks, feathers, centerpieces with beads and candles, jambalaya, gumbo, king cake
Entertainment ideas: Show girls, jazz bands, parade entertainers
What: Give your guests a day at the fair—with all their favorite foods and entertainment that comes with it.
Theme ideas: Games, popcorn stand, balloons, family-style tables or picnic benches, cotton candy
Entertainment ideas: Yard games, fair entertainers, cover band that’ll give your wedding a BIG ending
What: Match your vintage theme to a fun era. Your guests’ll feel like they stepped back in time to a roaring party at your wedding.
Theme ideas: Old automobile, hairpieces, feathers, pearls, beads
Entertainment ideas: Retro jazz bands, flappers, gangsters
What: Get those images of square dances out of your head. Today country weddings can be as elegant or as country chic as you plan.
Theme ideas: Rustic venue, crates (& aged wood), chalkboard signs, strands of shining lights, flowers
Entertainment ideas: Country band, yard games