Tat's Tip: Let's Talk About Themes

Right now theme weddings are infinitely popular.  This does not necessarily mean these weddings are over the top cliché parties.   A theme can be derived from movies, music, seasons, your destination or even a simple color scheme.

The sky is the limit!  That is, of course, if the sky is within your budget. The most important part about a theme is that you are prepared to execute it.  From your original concept to when you are whisked away on your honeymoon, it is important to carry the theme all the way through your event.

When you are choosing your theme, make sure to select something that is meaningful to you as a couple. Don’t pick the “hot new color” if you don’t love it.

Maybe you met your fiancé on a trip to Miami and you want to incorporate this and share it with the people you love.
Why not do a Havana Nights theme?

Vibrant, yet smoky, the festive Havana theme is something your guests won't soon forget
Vibrant, yet smoky, the festive Havana theme is something your guests won't soon forget

Your first opportunity to introduce your guests to your theme is weeks before the big day.  Your invitation will give guests a peek into what they can expect.

The invitation gives your guests a sneak peek into the festivities to come. If they get an invite styled after a Havana cigar, they can expect a night of fun and dancing instead of a formal black tie affair.

The theme should be a common thread that carries through the entire event.  From your invitations, website, lighting, favors, chair covers, table runners, attire of the staff….  Another fabulous way to incorporate a theme is with the entertainment.  Do your research.

What style of music would an Old Havana establishment have played in the 1920’s?  It probably wasn’t the latest hit on today’s charts.  To wow your guests, you could have dancers perform to a Buena Vista Social Club vibe…  When guests want a break from the dance floor they could enjoy the cigar roller you have waiting for them on the patio.

The beat of Havana music will keep your guests dancing all night long
The beat of Havana music will keep your guests dancing all night long

A wedding planner is the perfect way to keep all of these elements together without going over the top.  Your planner can give you insight into the best ways to incorporate your theme, as well as coordinate all of the elements.  It is your planner’s job to keep your theme authentic and unique.

Bringing something so specific to life can break your budget.  Start early and make sure that you can realize your vision from beginning to end.

Baskets filled with Havana specialties are unique favors that allow your guests to take a bit of your theme home with them
Baskets filled with Havana specialties are unique favors that allow your guests to take a bit of your theme home with them