The Different Wedding Themes – The Ultimate Guide

August 3, 2017 | By Classic Wedding Invitations

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Wedding Theme Ideas

It’s overwhelming to plan a Wedding and what wedding theme you want. There are a lot of wedding ideas online you can choose from. We want to breakdown the wedding themes for you. Consider this as your ultimate guide. You can stick to one wedding theme or mix it all up.

Art Deco

Evoking the American 1920s, especially Art Deco architecture this wedding theme is all about spunky glitz and glam—after all, they were the roaring twenties. Energetic jazz music was the life of every party, so we highly recommend some live music to get your guests on their feet.

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It’s flashy, metallic, and opulent.


Boho style has this way of looking incredibly chic, with minimal effort. It’s the “I woke up like this” of wedding themes. The décor is humble but eye-catching and the color scheme is usually a palette that can be found living harmoniously in a garden.

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It’s tribal, hipster, and nomadic. Expect mismatched bridesmaid dresses that show off everyone’s style while ensuring the bridal party doesn’t look too put together, and their bouquets are likely wispy, wild arrangements. The reception would definitely feature a cozy lounge area, complete with tepees and poufs. The finishing touch? A naked cake covered in fresh blooms.


Imagine a venue filled whitewashed décor, from the linens to the floral arrangements. There may be a metallic or pastel accent, but overall the palette is light and airy with different textures thrown in to mix things up.

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It’s traditional, timeless, and elegant.


Bright colors, flirty lines and versatile fabrics define a preppy wedding. There’s usually a use of a modern motif or pattern to set off the bright colors, and the combo of the bold palette and graphic details elevates the whole ambiance to flirty, fun levels.

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It’s  sophisticated, bright, and playful.


Mad Men meets Grease in this drive-in, sock hop, American Bandstand–era celebration. Even if your guests can’t jive like the Bandstand dancers could back in the day, that’s what the vibe should feel like.

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It’s nostalgic, old-fashioned, and moxie.


Romantic weddings are all about celebrating romance with barely there colors, soft lighting and ethereal details like flowing dresses with airy fabrics.

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It’s delicate, feminine, and luxurious.


Rustic can mean a few things, but we prefer to streamline it with a simple farm-to-table baseline. Natural textures like wood and stone, organic paper products and fresh food are the staples of this theme.

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I’ts local, minimal, and raw.


This “of-another-time” theme is often confused with retro. The biggest differences are in the era: Retro is more about a specific period in time while vintage alludes more to antiques and Victorian details.

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It’s antique, throwback, and aged.


Think of whimsical wedding themes as a hybrid of nature and boho, topped with a flower crown. It’s a little more on the storybook side, but in the most tasteful way.

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It’s fanciful, enchanting, and eclectic.


A lot of time and effort goes into DIY weddings and you can see the personalization in every detail. Whether it’s a hand-sewn pennant flag banner, a dessert bar carefully curated by many bakery visits or handwritten escort cards, the couple’s style really shines through.

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It’s handmade, charming, personalized


A modern wedding is all about exquisite simplicity. City dwellers, urbanites and design lovers gravitate to this wedding style, which skews formal but has enough playful touches to keep it from feeling stuffy.

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It’s graphic, contemporary, and vogue.

There are no rules. You can make a whole new theme on your wedding. In the end, no matter what you do is fine, but remember that the details are what truly makes your wedding yours.

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