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Top 7 Themes for a Wedding in 2024

February 5, 2024
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Still deciding on a theme for the big day? Read our blog with some of the top themes for 2024 for your wedding.

Decorated meadow for wedding ceremony.

Choosing a wedding theme can set the tone for the entire event and reflect the couple's personality and style. Here are the top 7 themes that have been popular among couples planning their special day:

1. Rustic Charm

An absolute classic, the Rustic theme is all about natural beauty balanced with charm, think warm and cosy!

  • Venue: A barn or a farmhouse surrounded by natural scenery. Houchins in Essex has long been a well sought after rustic venue.
  • Decor: Wooden tables, burlap runners, mason jar centrepieces, and wildflower arrangements.
  • Attire: Lace bridal gowns, tweed vests for grooms, and cowboy boots for a country touch.
  • Extras: Hay bale seating, a chalkboard program, and a vintage pickup truck for photo ops.


2. Vintage Elegance

Often inspired by a specific era, like the glamour of the 1920s or the bohemian vibe of the 1970s. Antique items, lace, and muted colour palettes are key components. Here are some of our tips for a more 20’s vibe!

  • Venue: A historic estate or an old-world mansion such as Missenden Abbey.
  • Decor: Antique vases, lace tablecloths, and pearls as table accents. Gatsby-style chandeliers for a 1920s vibe.
  • Attire: Beaded flapper dresses for bridesmaids, pocket watches for groomsmen.
  • Extras: A vintage car for the couple's grand entrance, a jazz band, and a black-and-white photo booth.

3. Modern and Minimalist

For couples who prefer a contemporary look, this theme is ideal. It focuses on simplicity, clean lines, and monochromatic colour schemes.

  • Venue: An art gallery or a chic urban loft.
  • Decor: Geometric shapes, monochromatic colour schemes, and sleek furniture. Minimal floral arrangements with a focus on greenery.
  • Attire: A simple, elegant bridal gown such as this bandeau one from Net-A-Porter and a slim-fit tuxedo for the groom.
  • Extras: An abstract art backdrop for the ceremony, a sophisticated signature cocktail, and a minimalist cake design.

4. Beach Bliss

Under the sea! Maybe not that far (unless that’s what your into!) but a beach theme is perfect for couples who love the sea. It often includes elements like sand, shells, and ocean hues. Beach weddings are usually casual and relaxed, with a focus on the natural beauty of the surroundings.

  • Venue: A sandy beach or a seaside resort such as Sandbanks in Dorset.
  • Decor: Bamboo chairs, aisle runners of seashells, and tropical flower arrangements. Tiki torches or lanterns for evening lighting.
  • Attire: A flowy, light-weight bridal gown and linen suits for the groom and groomsmen.
  • Extras: A sunset ceremony, a beach bonfire reception, and a seafood-centric menu.

5. Fairytale Fantasy

A storybook wedding to live on forever. Think castles, carriages, and a touch of magic! It's all about creating a whimsical, romantic atmosphere that makes the couple and guests feel like they're in a different world.

  • Venue: A castle or an elegant ballroom. Everyone has their own taste but we think Cowny Castle in Wales is a stand out above the rest.
  • Decor: Opulent floral arrangements, crystal chandeliers, and gold accents. Themed table names like “Cinderella” or “Snow White.”
  • Attire: A ball gown-style wedding dress, tiaras, and velvet suits for the groom and groomsmen.
  • Extras: Horse-drawn carriage for the couple, a grand ballroom dance, and a castle cake design.

6. Bohemian Chic

This theme is for the free-spirited couple. It combines eclectic elements, rich patterns, and earthy tones. Outdoor settings like forests or meadows are ideal, with decor including macrame, dream catchers, and lots of greenery.

  • Venue: A forest clearing or a boho garden.
  • Decor: Macramé backdrops, Persian rugs as aisle runners, and dream catchers hanging from trees. Eclectic mix of colourful cushions and throws.
  • Attire: Lace bridal gowns with floral crowns, mismatched dresses for bridesmaids.
  • Extras: An acoustic folk band, a vintage caravan photo booth, and an organic, locally-sourced menu.

7. Cultural Celebration

A theme that allows couples to celebrate their heritage and traditions. This can include specific customs and attire related to their cultural background. It's a beautiful way to honour the couple's roots and share their culture with guests. Decor and activities are often centred around the couple's cultural history, offering a unique and personal wedding experience.

  • Venue: Depends on the specific culture; it could be a traditional hall, a temple, or an outdoor setting significant to the culture.
  • Decor: Colours, patterns, and symbols representative of the culture. Traditional floral arrangements and fabrics.
  • Attire: Cultural wedding attire, like a kimono, lehenga, kilt, or hanbok, depending on the heritage.
  • Extras: Cultural rituals during the ceremony, traditional music and dance performances, and a menu featuring cuisine from the culture.

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Before signing the dotted line on anything, make sure to get a quote for wedding insurance to keep yourself covered!

These examples help illustrate how each theme can be uniquely tailored to create a personalized and memorable wedding experience. From the venue and decor to the attire and extras, every detail contributes to bringing the chosen theme to life.


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