How To Plan An Inventive Themed Wedding That Guests Will Remember Forever

Tying The Knot


From a young age, many of us dream about getting married to the person of our dreams and sailing off into the sunset. If you’ve found your partner and you’re about to tie the knot, it’s important that your special day is one to remember not only for yourself, but for all those who attend.

If you like the idea of doing something a little different, a themed wedding can be a great way to make long lasting memories with your nearest and dearest. To give you inspiration and ideas, here is a guide on how to plan an inventive themed wedding that your loved ones will never forget.

Talk to Your Partner

From the offset, it’s vital that you and your partner keep communication lines open when planning your wedding. It’s likely that you will both have different ideas of what you want on your special day, so learning to compromise and meeting in the middle is key. If you both like quirky and unusual things, you need to sit down and discuss which themes catch your eye. Whether you want to host your own mini festival or even dress up as Harry Potter characters, getting your creative juices flowing and picking a theme that you know your guests will love is important. If you’re planning to get hitched in the foreseeable future, there may be restrictions that you need to adhere to due to the coronavirus pandemic, so discussing every aspect of your wedding with your partner is crucial.

Choose a Suitable Location

Once you and your partner have decided on a quirky theme for your big day, the next step is to find a location that you can host it. If you don’t like the idea of holding your ceremony in a church and a typical wedding reception venue, there are lots of unusual wedding locations that can make your big day stand out from the crowd. Whether you want to get married in a treehouse, ancient castle, or a farm, there are tons of sites that can act as the perfect backdrop for your wedding theme. No matter what location you decide on, make sure that you draw up a wedding budget so you know what you can realistically afford to spend. There are lots of money saving ideas that you can look into for your wedding.

Create Wedding Invitations

To set the scene for your inventive themed wedding, it’s important that your invitations reflect how your big day will look. If you want to go down the DIY route, making your own invites can be a great way to add a personal touch and get your guests excited for the big occasion. Whether you choose to use vintage newspaper, personalised magnets, or you’ve decided on a Harry Potter wedding theme and want to use the marauder’s map to outline details of your wedding, going the extra mile and putting your own spin on things can be a great way to build excitement for your big day and ensure your guests will never forget it.

Find the Right Music and Food

When it comes to music and catering, it’s important that they match the theme of your wedding. For example, if you want to go down the vintage route, having ham sandwiches and pop music playing isn’t going to correlate well.

If you and your partner are real foodies and like to try out new things, there are lots of unusual wedding food ideas that can broaden your guests’ taste buds, such as mini lobster rolls, sour cream waffles and loaded ladles. So that your food caters to all attendees, make sure that you take dietary requirements into account, as well as whether there will be vegetarians and vegans attending your big day.

If you’re struggling to find the right music for your theme, you may want to consider hiring a specialist DJ who can help you create a playlist that reflects your idea and will keep guests entertained.

Thank Your Guests

Being surrounded by your loved ones on your big day can make all the difference, so it’s only natural that you should thank them for coming to your wedding. These unusual wedding favours can be a great keepsake that your guests can take home with them to remind them of how fantastic your wedding was. For Better For Worse have a selection of unusual wedding favours like bottle stoppers, personalised sunglasses, and recipe tea towels that you should consider. The team are experts in helping you find the best wedding venue, suppliers and offers which can save you money and help make your big day one you’ll never forget.

Your wedding day should be one of the most memorable occasions in your life that you will treasure forever. If you would prefer to steer away from the traditional route, there are lots of quirky and unusual themes that can make your special day stand out for all the right reasons. All the tips above will help you plan an inventive themed wedding that your guests will remember and cherish forever.

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