No matter where you turn for wedding planning support, most expert advice starts in the same place: choose a theme. Your wedding theme is meant to be your foundation and your guide. It dictates what your colors will be and what style of dress you will wear. It helps you make decisions and choose wedding vendors and reception venues in keeping with the day’s overall tone.
However, in an age when many brides are downsizing their weddings and opting for simplicity rather than expensive and ornate events, is a theme really necessary? Is it possible to plan a wedding that captures who you are as a couple without the hassle of a grand, overarching vision?