From birthdays to showers, from religious ceremonies to weddings, events have become quite the spectacle. What used to be a simple meal at home has now become a lavish outing with sumptuous food and decor. But who is complaining? These are times for celebrating and living life to the fullest, so why not do it in style, and with class?

Wedding Theme Planning

When planning an event, especially a wedding, one of the first questions any vendor or guest will ask is, “what is your wedding theme?” From colours to characters, a theme can truly be anything; but, the most important aspect of a theme is that it reflects YOU. Often, a bride or host will select a theme because it is the ‘in’ thing that season (i.e. Tiffany Blue became very popular a few years back); however, even more often, that ‘popular’ theme does not reflect the bride (or host) in any way. Although this can sound quite trivial, it can have an impact on the overall feeling that your guests leave with. If a ‘theme’ does not fit the personality of the host, it will not be convincing. You want to be able to look back at your photos and say to yourself, “this looks as incredible as I thought it did the day of the event.”

When selecting a theme for your event, try thinking of something that truly reflects your personality, interests, hobbies, or desires. Ask yourself questions such as: What is something that defines you? What is your favourite colour? What is your fashion style like? What music do you listen to? When people think of you, what or whom do they associate you with? Answering questions like these will not only help you select something that echoes who you are, but will also help your vendors create something more beautiful and meaningful for you and your guests.

For my husband and I, selecting a theme was quite simple. I have always loved 1950s Hollywood celebrities such as Elvis and Marilyn Monroe, and especially given the fact that we are both English teachers, we admire great works of art such as F.Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. As such, we took these two passions and created a night that reflected who we are (my previous blog post can fill you in on these details!). When we look at our wedding photos and watch our video, everything from the décor to the cake screams out our names. We chose colours and entertainment that are timeless to us. In 10, 20, 50, and 100 years from now, I know that we won’t be saying, “What were we thinking?!” As long as all your details encompass who you are, you will have no regrets. Make your event YOU!

Lots of Love,

Jennifer Campione-Fortino