Offbeat & alternative wedding themes

Let's answer the big question first: do weddings need themes? ABSOLUTELY NOT. That said, a motif can be a fun way to express your personality and can make wedding planning more fun. But if having a theme for your celebration doesn't sound fun – don't do it! 

Geeky wedding themes: nerdy florals, geeky greenery, dorky décor, and more!

We love celebrating all manner of geeky weddings, which includes a whole range of sci-fi themesvideo games, and nerdy pop culture. Pick your fandom and then prepare thy decor and color scheme…

Historical wedding themes: fantasy lace, renaissance candles, and whimsical wedding day magic

Of course vintage weddings and retro themes are lovely, but some of you want to go even farther back in history, or get full-on fantasy with it. Lots of inspiration with guests wearing top hats, corsets, and wings in here…

Rock ‘n' roll weddings: record centerpiece, hot hues, and rocking down the aisle on your big day

From retro rockabilly all the way to punk and heavy metal, we have got some musical wedding styles in the house for sure. We especially love the invitations these weddings always seem to have! Lots of red and black color palette options in here…

Wedding venue themes: when your wedding ceremony location dictates your theme

Sometimes a unique wedding venue sets a theme for you. Of course we have a huge archive of outdoor weddings, but we can get WAY more specific that that. Deep breath…

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Photo by Rock Your Rebellion Photo

Spooky weddings: skull bouquet, fall wedding vibes, blood-colored blooms, and more

Yes, this includes goth weddings, but also a wider array of darker-themed wedding trends…

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Handfasting cord by The Bluebell Wood D

Spiritualities (and lack there of):

Religion isn't really a wedding theme, but we've got everything from apathetic agnostics to the deeply faithful…

…Wait, but what about YOUR wedding theme ideas?

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the weddings we've featured — what about boho weddings? Or rustic weddings? Pirates? 1920s vintage? Rainbows? Lesbian weddings? Brides in glasses? Plus size?

We've been sharing offbeat weddings since 2007, so chances are if you can dream it… we've posted it!

Go ahead, try to stump us! Type a search in the box on any page — look for your identity, region, season, aesthetic, religion, favorite colors, special diets, or anything else. We've got it!