If you want to plan a wedding with a difference, then an off beat or quirky theme can provide an excellent base that will really get your creative ideas flowing. Not only can a well-thought-out wedding theme add an element of anticipation for your guests, but they also provide an excellent opportunity to showcase you two as a couple; be that shared interests, hobbies, passions — even obsessions. And so here we’ve compiled a list of our top nine quirky wedding theme ideas to spark your creativity:
1. A Classic Fairytale Wedding
Transport yourself and your wedding guests into a world of royalty straight out of a storybook with an enchanted fairytale-themed wedding. Think big with horse-drawn carriages for transportation, an instrumental act to serenade, and a venue with either a whimsical woodland setting or a grand ballroom.
2. A Superhero Extravaganza
Embrace your inner heroes with a unique superhero-themed wedding that appeals to guests of all ages. You could begin by choosing a colour palette which has been inspired by your favourite superhero and accent this across bouquets, boutonnieres and bow ties. Also think about other quirky touches such as decorations and table plans made with comic book pages.
3. The Great Gatsby
Step back in time to the Roaring ’20s with a Great Gatsby-themed wedding, exuding elegance and captivating details. This non-traditional celebration can be incredibly opulent and romantic. Infuse your ceremony and wedding reception with an Art Deco flair, feature a live band playing classics and go all out with a champagne fountain.
4. Choose a Mountain Retreat
Ideal for the skiing enthusiasts or those dreaming of a winter wonderland wedding; a ski lodge theme is a perfect choice. Bring this theme to life with cosy fireplaces, mulled wine, and, for the adventurous, consider booking a venue in the mountains.
5. Travel Bugs
Honour your wanderlust with a travel-themed wedding, symbolising the great adventures that lie ahead. Each table can represent one of your favourite travel destinations, adorned with travel quotes and photographs that hold special meaning to you both.
6. Spooky Elegance
Halloween-themed weddings don’t have to rely solely on orange and black décor and fancy dress. This theme can be as eerie or autumn-inspired as you desire. Incorporate natural elements into your venue décor, and perhaps even organise a pumpkin-carving competition for some evening entertainment.
7. Harry Potter
Unleash magical wizardry with a Harry Potter themed wedding and create an enchanting experience. Whether you’re a lifelong fan or newly discovered the wizarding world, this theme can bring a touch of magic to your special day for muggles and wizards alike. But be sure to set the tone with a Hogwarts acceptance letter as your save-the-date invitation!
8. Poolside Paradise
What could be more refreshing and quirky than a summer poolside wedding? Seek out a venue with a pool to fully immerse your guests in the theme. Choose decorations that align with your style, from floating candles and lanterns to a laid-back beach party atmosphere complete with themed cocktails.
9. Winter Enchantment
Transform your wedding day into a winter wonderland, just like those magical scenes from the movies. Think frosty themed décor or even create your own with a faux snowstorm that will look stunning in photographs. And incorporate everything that is magical about an enchanted winter wonderland wedding: twinkling lights and cosy blankets for your guests to snuggle up under, complete with indulgent hot chocolate.
Planning a wedding can be almost as exciting as the big day itself and if you’ve got your heart set on a quirky wedding theme, then you can really let your imagination run wild. There are no bad ideas at this stage, so whatever you think of, have fun listing it down together. And if we can be of any help then get in touch with us and find out more!