A quick guide to theme weddings

These days, more and more couples are choosing to tie the knot in a theme wedding. Whether it's a 1920s theme – made fashionable at the moment by the remake of the Great Gatsby – a Rock 'n Roll theme or a chic festival-style wedding, picking a theme for your celebration can be a great way to make sure your that your special day is one your guests will never forget.

When picking a theme for your wedding, consider the venue and time of year. For an outdoor summer wedding, why not go for a summer fete theme? You can have games for your guests to enjoy, barn dancing in the evening and tempting cakes and cream teas as refreshments on the big day. Getting married in a stately home? Such grand surroundings lend themselves well to an era-themed wedding, such as Victorian, 1920s or 1940s. You can encourage your guests to attend in period fancy dress, hire a string quartet or play music from gramophones and play around with décor to suit the decade of your choice.

Don't want to limit your guests to a strict theme? Why not choose a broad idea like 'At the Movies'? Such a theme has a wide scope for fancy dress ideas, and gives you plenty of inspiration for food and entertainment. You can even have your own film screenings with pop corn and snacks, or give away prizes for the best fancy dress. Finding all these themes a bit too 'out there'? There are also more subtle ways to theme your wedding. Why not go for a colour theme such as 'black and white' or 'rainbow'? You can be sure of some great looking photos and won't be short of ideas to tie the celebrations together, but you won't feel like you're demanding too much of your guests.

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A quick guide to theme weddings

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