Choosing a theme can be a challenge, do your colours say romance, classical fairy-tale, rustic charm? Pick a theme perfect for you.
With so much to organise for the wedding day, picking a theme can be a challenge. Do you go for a neutral colour scheme or a travel theme? A rustic theme?
We’re giving our top tips on picking your perfect theme with the help of our trusted wedding décor supplier, Razzle Dazzle of Lancaster.
If you’re struggling to pick a colour scheme try to look at a palate rather than a single colour. This will make it easier to pick flowers, props, stationary, dresses, centre pieces and so forth. If you pick a single colour everything must match exactly, this can be very stressful. By choosing a palate you have more flexibility when it comes to planning other elements further down the line.
Popular colours include:
Blush – blush tones look chic, sophisticated and romantic. Whether you choose a blush peach with a hint of gold or a blush pink with a scent of grey or pastel blue, you’ll be walking down with a shimmer of 'classical fairy-tale'. The best thing about blush tones is they suit year-round weddings, it’s an easy palate to please and work with.
Blue tones – blue has come into popularity and we love it. From duck egg, dusty blue to navy, blue has definitely made a comeback! Lighter tones of blue emphasise a clean and fresh feel where as a mix of navy and dusty blue present a minimalist but sophisticated look. Blue tones work well for winter weddings but can also be brightened by using sky or baby blue for spring weddings.
White and green – There are two key colour palates we adore here. Crisp white with greenery which gives a natural and earthy look; it's timeless and perfect for spring and summer weddings. Our other favourite is sage green with ivory, this presents a more vintage and refined look and again is ideal for spring and summer weddings.
Razzle Dazzle suggest to “be open with your scheme until you’ve picked out bridesmaid dresses in case the colour you’d hoped for doesn’t suite them”. It’s recommended to keep a swatch of your colours, that way your suppliers can match your palate and bringing the theme together nicely on the day.
This is where you decide whether to add an ‘additional’ theme, most couples choose a colour palate, some will then decide to add a travel, sweet treat, rustic or alternative theme – this is often more personal to the couple and delves into their life together.
The best way to add an additional theme is through ‘props’, this may be little compasses for travel duos, candy favours for couples with a sweet tooth or lanterns for a rustic pair.
Hayley, our bride-to-be, says "We have decided to have wooden log slices with clear jars filled with candles and flowers as our centre pieces. I love the look of candles and flowers and think it's really romantic."
It’s also important to get the most out of your decorations as they can add a big expense if you want different props for the ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening celebration. If you pick props which can be re-purposed for each element of your wedding day you’ll save money and reduce the room turn around time.
Razzle Dazzle recommend “utilising your items such the starlight backdrop and drapes for both the ceremony and wedding breakfast. You could also use lanterns for the aisle at the ceremony as well as at the door entrance at the evening do”.
Wedding showcases are a great chance for you to visit venues of interest as well as meet a variety of suppliers. When talking to suppliers make sure to ask them questions, they've worked with many couples and will be able to pass on knowledge which could help you plan your day.
Karla from Razzle Dazzle says “My advice would be to visit the venue on an open day/ showcase event where you can see the rooms dressed. You can see how you may like to decorate the venue and also which products best transform the room.”
Looking for a wedding venue?
Lancaster House is proud to cater for all wedding sizes and styles, whether you’d like a small intimate wedding or want a lavish celebration for up to 140 people, we’re here to help things run smoothly. Our lovely wedding coordinator, Lisa, can show you round the hotel and explain the facilities available to you and your party. Lisa was also married at Lancaster House and can explain how the running of her day went and give you top tips for planning your wedding. Lancaster House weddings offer exceptional facilities, a beautiful backdrop and a helpful team to ensure your day runs smoothly.
Lancaster House has found the best wedding suppliers to help you stay on budget, receive excellent service and find the perfect flowers, decorations, entertainment and more. We recommend booking a venue show-round by calling us on 01524 585 175. If you’re not ready visit venues, we suggest attending a free wedding showcase; our hand-picked and trusted suppliers will be available to give their advice.