Burlap & Bordeaux

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How to Have a Themed Wedding


Choosing a wedding theme for your big day is really important if you want all the decor and the ambiance to look great when put together. At the same time though, a lot of the wedding themes can get cheesy really quick, so those of you who are very keen on making sure that doesn’t happen should know there are plenty of options in this direction.


First thing first, if you’re going for a themed wedding, choose a theme you really like. It can be anything: from Star Wars to butterflies, so don’t limit your creativity! But at the same time don’t make your wedding all about the theme. You’re not throwing a party to honor your passion for Star Wars or to tell the world peonies are great. You’re planning a wedding, and that is supposed to be about you, as a couple. Use your theme to accent that, not to cover it up completely.

Use all of your wedding theme’s motifs in a way that’s subtle and creates a nice atmosphere, not suffocating and just “too much” on all fronts.

Use your wedding theme to tell your story. And make it really, really personal. Going with the example of a Star Wars-themed wedding, instead of just using pictures of the characters to replace your table numbers, why not use a lightsaber in photos or even your bouquet? This is the best way to make sure your wedding is not only unique, but also timeless and very you two!bur

Creative Team
Venue: Rockwood Women’s Club
Design, Planning, floristry: Burlap & Bordeaux
Photography: Rewind Photography
Gelato Cart: Tondi Gelato
Catering/Cake: Catering Connection
Dj & Photobooth: DJ Zeke SB
Rentals: Amigo Party Rental
Invitations: LaurenLaurenLauren
Linens: Dream America Linens
Hair & Makeup: Kiss the Bride