How To Choose a Wedding Reception Theme & Style

Ah, Weddings are all about decisions, decisions, decisions!

Ceremony aside, what theme have you chosen for your reception?

From black and white to just plain white, there is an assortment of settings destined for you and we have the perfect guide to choosing a Wedding theme that will suit your style.

Let’s get down to business with these crucial tips and hints.

The Venue determines the theme


Image via Paper Cranes

When a venue is selected, a theme is selected too, unless you choose a completely blank canvas.

Check the surroundings, what you decide needs to work with what is already situated at the venue. If you pick a castle with red drapes, then gold and brass candlesticks and cutlery might just work.

When choosing a venue that is fairly new, the modern themes are endless. Sure, we enjoy a black and white affair, but with a global colour palette at your disposal, could wild forest, summer floral or pretty in pink be an option?

Creating a mood

wan wan wedding

Image via A castle Wedding in Switzerland

We’re not thinking Disney World, but choosing the right mood with the right setting will create a fantastic ambiance for your guests.

If you yearn for a natural and colourful theme, add balloons, flowers and anything vibrant to create that fun and joyful atmosphere. 

Not your thing? Modern and classic themes are always a winner. If you love glass and sterling silverware combined with crisp white table settings, then this option will make your day sparkle. Adding place cards and ushers will really get your guests talking!

Get the help you need

outdoor wedding

Image via Hery Portrait 

You are not alone!

Pinterest and Instagram deliver daily ideas to help you plan your special day and with the rise of social media, you will always find inspiration from photos and recommendations for numerous events that can ease your mind and put you on the right path.

Searching through other people’s wedding boards and grabbing what speaks to you can really define your style.

Real Weddings, real themes

gold coast wedding

Still having trouble?

Check out some of Wedded Wonderland’s beautiful Real Brides celebrating their real Weddings with extraordinary themes and styles below:

Obsessed with a Modern Wedding look? Get inspired with this fabulous contemporary theme!


Or if  a Luxury Wedding is your thing, check out this incredible glamorous affair.


Ah, the rise of Industrial Weddings. For the Bride and Groom who adores soft colour palettes combined with rural textures!

industrial wedding

If you’re after An Outback Wedding go for romantic loose lighting, clean table settings and hanging ladders.

outback wedding

If you love all things old and new this Rustic yet Glamorous Wedding is one you need to see.

rustic glam wedding

If you love flowers, check out this Floral Wedding for more inspiration!

floral wedding

And finally, if you want to be a true Princess on your Special Day, you can’t go wrong with A Castle Wedding.

castle wedding


Posted in Style, Theming by wedded wonderland

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