Still looking for a theme for your wedding? You know, pretty much anything goes as far as wedding themes as long as you stay away from that idiotic and overplayed trend of everyone dancing down the aisle. In theory, that incredibly annoying trend could be worked into just about any theme. Do yourself a solid that your future self will effusively thank you for: don’t pick a theme based around the trend of everyone in the wedding party dancing down the aisle. Instead, pick one of these themes and chart its course to finality by personalizing it to suit your eccentricities and idiosyncrasies.
Indoor Beach Blanket Wedding
You know what’s irritating about an actual beach wedding taking place on an actual beach? Pretty much everything. Beach weddings may seem impossibly romantic, but that’s only if you have ever tried to get rid of all the sand that you and your wedding party collect. Then there’s the unpredictable wind gusts, the possibility of everything smelling like fish and other beachgoers horning in. Instead, throw a beach party them indoors. Decorate the altar with palm trees or tiki torches or–dare you be so eccentric–Easter Island heads. Send out invitations in the form of a pirate treasure map. Let Hawaiian shirts, Bermuda shorts and bikinis be wedding attire of choice.
Does your groom look incredible all dressed up in chain mail, leggings and leather? Does the bride swoon over elegant Elizabethan gowns? Does your town throw a Renaissance Faire every year at the fairgrounds or some other such location rarely used to such aesthetically pleasing effect? If so, then you could not only have a memorable wedding with a Renaissance Faire theme, but also save some money. If the Renaissance Faire doesn’t mind you taking advantage of everything they have as their disposal for the benefit of being a backdrop to what promises to be one of the highlights of the weekend, why wouldn’t you want to take advantage of it? Sure, they will almost certainly charge you, but you’ve got to imagine that what you get for your money by planning a wedding at a Renaissance Faire is certainly going to be cheaper than actually planning a wedding that looks like it takes place at a Renaissance Faire. Besides, who doesn’t want to see bridesmaids in the rather revealing costumes that are one of the entire points of guys who organize a Renaissance Faire?
Ever notice how many people hang on every last minute of those reality shows that the rest of the world finds incredibly painful to watch? “The Bachelor.” “The Bachelorette.” “Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire.” All infamously melodramatic TV reality shows that spark the imagination of viewers. Looking for a wedding theme that will draw the attention of even those guests who may not really care all that much about attending? Script it like a faux reality show. Or, as I like to call it, a Wedding-Based Reality Shaux . Create your own YouTube series in the build-up to the wedding that is a parody of those reality shows. All leading to the series finale: your wedding.