Everyone wants their wedding to stand out, so it’s no surprise that brides are opting for more unique, brilliant and bizarre themes to make sure that their day is unlike anybody else’s. If you’re looking for a show-stopping theme that will give your wedding some serious wow-factor, then we’re here to help. From picnics, to video games, to Jedi – we’ve created a list of our favourite non-traditional wedding themes that’ll make your day truly unforgettable.
1) Sleeping Beauty
Want to take your classic fairytale wedding to the next level? This stunning sleeping beauty theme is the perfect idea for a Disney loving bride. An important element to this unique theme is a dress with blush tones. We are obsessed with this dreamy ballgown by Blu which has a stylish twist on a sleeping beauty inspired bridal look.
Carnival or funfair weddings are a must in the summer! Go for a lemonade stand, skittles and – for brides who don’t mind splashing a little more cash- even hire a ferris wheel for the day. This is definitely an idea for a fun-loving couple who want to wow their guests.
3) Star Wars
What could be more on-trend right now than a Star Wars wedding?! It’s time to embrace your inner nerd and make your day stand out with this fantastic theme. The key to achieving a Star Wars wedding which is still elegant and classy is balance! You don’t want your big day to look like a 12 year old’s birthday party. So, for a subtle Star Wars touch, style your hair in a twisty Princess Leia inspired up-do.
4) Video Games
Calling all video game lovers. This fun theme is a great way to include your favourite video games into your wedding day. Feel free to get inventive with this unique wedding idea and be as extravagant as you’d like. For a more understated take on this theme, think Mario and Princess Peach cake toppers.
5) Alice in Wonderland
We’ve fallen head over heels for this unconventional wedding theme. Opt for a ballgown-style dress and decorate your wedding breakfast to look like the Mad Hatter’s tea party. We suggest adding in some vintage-inspired, shabby chic details to your table to create a quirky but elegant look.
6) Vintage Travel
Looking for a ultra-classy wedding theme that showcases your love for travelling? We think this vintage travel theme is the perfect answer. Use cute vintage maps to create your table centrepieces and send your guests ‘wedding passports’ instead of traditional invitations. Touches like these will help to build up your theme.
7) The Hunger Games
If you’re a dedicated Hunger Games fan then why not incorporate it into your wedding day? Use rustic, natural details throughout the day and wear your hair in a Katniss-inspired plait. If you’re still not 100% convinced about a Hunger Games themed wedding, sign up for Pinterest and you’ll be hit by thousands of amazing ideas that you’ll want to steal immediately. We even have our own Pinterest board full of our favourite ideas for a wonderfully unique Hunger Games wedding!
Who said that your wedding breakfast had to be formal? Swap your traditional tables for fun arrangements of comfy cushions and let your guests relax on the floor. This is a great idea if you’re thinking of planning a festival style boho wedding. (Even if you’re having a midsummer wedding, it might be worth hiring a marquee just in case!)
If you can’t pick one specific film or book for your theme, why not have a theme for all books? Think book wedding arches, confetti cones and centrepieces. This is a great theme for the book loving bride, who wants to get involved with some wedding DIY. Kill two birds with one stone: create a beautiful, unique wedding and at the same time – de-clutter your bookshelves!
10) Harry Potter
Add a touch of magic to your big day with this unique Harry Potter theme. Whether you go all out with Platform 9 and 3/4 invitations or keep it simple with subtle details, have fun and be as imaginative as you’d like. For really dedicated Potter fans, you could even engrave your favourite quotes into your rings.
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