WHEN IT comes to this season's hottest wedding trends, there are plenty for you to consider for your upcoming big day. Not only does a theme give structure to the event, it can ensure the look of the day is entirely cohesive. From bespoke bridesmaids' dresses, your own gown and the favours and flowers, having a theme certainly helps achieve your ideal wedding day. Although there are some themes that never quite go out of style, like the 'traditional' white wedding in an old school church, there are lots of unique ideas that you can take to make the day your own. Some examples you could consider are vintage, rustic, or high drama. VINTAGE WEDDINGS
Everything old is new is the best way to describe the 'new' vintage wedding theme! While you can take this theme to the extreme and have yourself and your bridesmaids dressed in custom tailored vintage style dresses, one of the best things about going vintage on your day is the choice to incorporate as much or as little of the theme as you want. If you just want hint of vintage without going into the 'boho' or hipster look, you could simply use it in your décor. Use a few large trunks covered with stickers from far-flung places; give old frames a lick of paint and hang them on the wall at different heights, to give your guests a bit of photographic fun at the reception; or an old, open suitcase also works well to hold favours for your guests. RUSTIC WEDDINGS
One theme promising to be huge this season is the modern take on the 'rustic" look. The emphasis is on looking effortless and natural. Use tables covered with while linen cloths and coffee sacks, or utilise haybale twine as accents on mason jars for drinking glasses. The theme can also carry through to the bridesmaids' dresses, with light, soft colours offset by natural shades. For the decorations, go for lots of wood in things like rough crates for holding favours and details like woodland flowers on the tables displayed in mismatched vases. HIGH DRAMA
So you like a bit of glitz and glamour but don't want your wedding dress to look like you bought it in Vegas or be in fear of your bridesmaids breaking out in hives from the glitter? Then why not incorporate your love of all that shimmers into the theme itself. As one of the hottest trends (and one that will allow you free rein to go over the top for your wedding décor), it also works exceptionally well with a simple, yet elegant wedding party ensemble. One of the best ways to achieve this dramatic effect is to go over the top with the lighting arrangement in the reception venue. Consider creating a starry night sky of lights in a canopy over your guests, and keep the theme going by having simple colour schemes in glamorous flower arrangements, to really draw the look together.