First and foremost, you should decide which types of wedding theme ideas best suit your personalities and lifestyle.
Play it smart and pick your theme first. It's easier to coordinate your decorations, favors, flowers, dresses, menu and all the other items required when it revolves around a theme.
Choosing to work with a theme will guide you in your decisions and selections of bridal guest favors, food and menu choices, beautiful decorations, as well as finding the perfect location(s) for your ceremony and reception, along with so many other critical details.
Once you have a vision of what you want your wedding to "look like", you can then begin focusing on exactly what you'll need to buy and/or make, plus have a better understanding of what vendor arrangements will need to be made. This will save you both time and money in the long run.
Theme weddings are a lot more difficult to research because a lot fewer people know what they are talking about when it comes to planning one.
The fact is that there are a TON of experts on "traditional" weddings, but only a small handful who are qualified to talk about planning a great theme wedding.
Another HUGE problem that many brides-to-be encounter when they are planning a theme wedding is that there is a heck of a lot more to research than just flowers and place settings.
For example, suppose you and your fianc� both have some Irish ancestry and have decided that you want to have an Irish-themed wedding. How would you know that:
- The traditional color for an Irish bride is NOT green...
- In Ireland, it is good luck for someone to throw an old shoe over
the bride's head
as she leaves the church
- There is a right kind and a wrong kind of bagpiper to have play at an
... and the list goes on!
Of course, if you've already decided on a theme wedding, then 90% of those wedding books, magazines, etc. are going to be useless to you. (They mostly focus on how to plan a traditional wedding -- and they all seem to cater to women with about $50,000+ to spend on their weddings!)
While researching my book, "Unique Theme Weddings The Simple Way," I discovered over a thousand different tips that I SHOULD have used when I was planning my own wedding and others.
My book reveals the exact steps you need to take to achieve the theme wedding of your dreams. Over 1,021 ideas await you.
| Kari White is the author of "Unique Theme Weddings"
http://www.wedthemes.com where you can gather everything you need for your theme wedding and order her 190 page ebook Unique Theme Weddings. Even if a theme wedding isn't something your looking for - this book is packed with valuable wedding information that you can apply to even a traditional wedding!