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!
- Doctor Who
- Dungeons & Dragons
- Harry Potter
- Game of Thrones (no Red Weddings allowed!)
- Lord of the Rings
- Nintendo & 8-bit weddings
- Star Trek
- Star Wars (it's a trap…)
- The Princess Bride (Mawwiage!)
- World of Warcraft
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…
- Renaissance Faires
- Fantasy and fairytale wedding
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
- Art galleries and lofts
- At home or in your backyard
- Barns and farm weddings
- Bar weddings (perfect for “no-kids weddings“)
- Beach wedding
- Boat weddings
- Camping and summer camp weddings
- Forest weddings
- Garden weddings
- Las Vegas
- Mountain weddings
- Movie theater
- Zoo weddings
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…
- Black wedding dress
- Halloween weddings
- Haunted venue
- Horror weddings
- Corpse Bride
- Tim Burton
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 sensory-friendly wedding for our neurodivergent folks? Boho weddings? Or rustic weddings? 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 about 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!