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Wedding Reception Theme Ideas

May 3, 2008
Distinct themes are becoming an extremely popular way for couples to express themselves in a unique way while exchanging their wedding vows and having the perfect reception. When planning a theme wedding, using creativity and personality allow brides-to-be the chance to have that wedding they've always dreamed of, and one that will also leave guests delighted and enchanted.

Deciding On the Perfect Wedding Reception Theme

The very first thing to keep in mind when deciding on the absolute best theme for your wedding reception is, what type of bride do you consider yourself to be? Romantic? Classic? Chic? Traditional? This actually sets the entire tone of the day, from the venue, to the bridal party's attire, to the flowers, the music, and even the type of food served. You won't want to have classic violin music playing while wearing a full cathedral length gown amid dozens of roses and then serve your guests sandwiches and snacks.

Another thing that will help you both decide on one specific theme to follow is, what are your interests and hobbies, and how did you and your fiancÚ meet? Next, be sure to ask family and friends if they know of any great spots for a wedding nearby, and then check in your local phone book where most will have detailed information about places of interest in the surrounding areas before the actual phone listings begin. The internet is an exceptional and limitless resource for finding the perfect place, and then finding ideas for incorporating the right theme for your wedding day.

All-inclusive resorts are great for having one particular theme for your wedding and reception, especially for the beach-themed wedding, or those based on a specific location or landmark, such as Hawaii, Las Vegas, or Niagara Falls. While this option may be more expensive than most, it may be worth considering if you'd like to leave all of the important details of the event to the professionals and concentrate on things such as your dress, hair and make-up for the big day.

Outdoor Themes

Exchanging vows right near a lake as the sun sets over the water provides the perfect romantic background for the start to any wedding. Old farmhouses with their rustic charm can be turned into a grand place to hold a reception, and estates, mansions, castles, museums and historic buildings all make wonderful spots to have a magnificent themed wedding reception.

Here are some other wedding reception theme ideas to consider:

- Butterfly
- Cultural
- Decade specific
- Fairy tale
- Garden
- Historical
- Holiday
- Musical
- Nautical
- Renaissance
- Romantic
- Rustic
- Seasonal
- Western

Besides all of these theme ideas, there are countless more to consider as the sky's the limit when it comes to having your wedding reception in a place that's special or important to the two of you in some way. Put your minds together until you've settled on just the right spot for you, and then allow plenty of time for finding, planning, and handling all of the details that will be necessary for planning the wedding of your dreams.
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