To theme or not to theme? That is the question.

By Eden Bauer


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A trend that I have been noticing lately with many of my brides is whether or not to add a theme to their wedding. Personally, I am a huge fan of having a theme for weddings, corporate events, and special occasions as it personalizes the event that much more. I also feel that is really helps simplify things when choosing your food, floral, decor and entertainment as staying within the theme helps eliminate some things right away. Also, there are just so many beautiful images out there when searching online or in the magazines, that without a theme to stick to the choices can get quite overwhelming.

Recently, I met with a bride who is planning on having a Great Gatsby theme for her wedding, just perfect for our lovely and historic Villa Woodbine. Immediately we were sharing ideas on the menu, the specialty champagne glasses, the music, the antique car that she will arrive in, the perfect 1920’s style band, the lighting and the fabulous vintage shop where I had recently seen the perfect  dress. In a few moments, we had the most amazing wedding planned out and the bride was brimming with excitement. It was a great way for us to connect and it really helped her visualize all the elements of her special day.


Whether it is as simple as a Mid Summer Night’s Dream, set in a beautiful garden. Or an elaborate and over the top idea like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, complete with a “Golden Ticket” as your invitation, a theme wedding can really help create a fun and memorable experience that your guests are sure to enjoy. After all, who wouldn’t love being greeted at your wedding by an Oompa Loompa serving drinks?