When it comes to planning your special day, picking a wedding theme is probably the most important decision you’ll make. A wedding theme not only sets the aesthetic of your celebratory day, but it also sets the mood. Some couples want something a little more on the traditional side, while others feel more comfortable in a care-free, casual atmosphere — there really is no wrong answer here! Rounded up below are seven wedding themes to fit every type of personality, both style wise and budget wise. Take a look through these amazing options and let your creative juices start flowing, because this really is a once in a lifetime event!

1. Rustic Farmhouse

The rustic farmhouse wedding is a great way to go for a chic and modern theme without breaking the bank. The venues are usually cheaper because they’re out of the city and most of the work you’ll likely be doing yourself. We love this idea, because it means you can really get creative with your decor. Mismatched mason jars, hanging string lights, and flats for the bride all fit in perfectly with this lovely theme.

2. By the Seaside

Seaside weddings can be the ideal celebration for some couples. They tend to be more casual affairs (barefoot brides with dresses that can get a little sandy) with smaller guest lists, and a more intimate setting. Speaking of setting, however, as simple as the set-up may be, it’s the overall ambiance of the location that makes it an unforgettable wedding theme.

3. Vintage Romance

If you’re a traditionalist, a vintage inspired wedding may be the way to go. This theme keeps the event feeling classy all night long with a structured setting, a reception filled with traditions, and small touches of personalized decor everywhere. Adding unique touches, such as a lace parasol for the bride and suspenders for the groom, are exactly the type of quirks that make this theme so wonderful.

4. Woodsy Gathering

If you and your partner love the outdoors, why not have your nuptials in them? Like a seaside wedding, the environment itself makes for a breathtaking backdrop, so you needn’t spend too much on expensive decorations. You can follow the ceremony with a tented reception, or go more casual with the entire occasion by making it a weekend getaway with tents or cabins for your guests.

5. Whimsical Party

You want your wedding to be a time of happiness, joy, and good vibes — and trust us when we say that all of these sentiments will come through with a whimsically themed event. Mismatched flowers, hanging vines, and a bright, airy reception space are the way to go with this theme. 

6. On the Lakeside 

A lake provides the perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony, as well as some awesome opportunities for photo opts (doesn’t everybody want that bride and groom dock photo?)! You can use a canoe to hold iced sodas and waters, set-up wooden picnic tables for dining, and send off glowing lanterns on the water at the end of the evening.  

7. Fantastical Celebration 

It may seem a little “out there” at first, but the truth of the matter is that fantastical weddings are becoming more and more popular by the day. And what exactly do we mean by fantastical? Think The Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter, and even The Hunger Games when it comes to themes. When you think about it, weddings based on popular pieces of pop culture make a lot of sense considering whatever theme the couple chooses could be exactly what brought them together in the first place!

So there you have it — a plethora of wedding themes to contemplate and let inspire you! Make sure your special day is exactly as you want it to be. You may forget a lot of things as the years go by, but your wedding is definitely not one of them. Far from it, it’s a memory that you’ll hold onto and cherish for the rest of your life. From casual to over the top, make sure you feel both one hundred percent comfortable and thrilled with your theme! 

Happy Planning,


Chelsey is a guest writer for Promise Financial. To check out more of her work, go to http://chelseygrasso.com/.