10 most popular wedding themes of the noughties and beyond

Bunting in front of a sky and trees

Giving couples a central idea to base their outfits, décor, favours and even menu around, themes are a great way to give a wedding an identity, a unity and a fantastic aesthetic. As WedPics says “A theme or some sort of coherent concepts will tie together the personal elements of your wedding and create a mood to your loved ones that illustrates who you and your boo-thang are as a couple”. To make sure you get your wedding just right, take a look at 10 of the most popular themes of the noughties and beyond.

1. Country

Over the last few years, we’ve seen more and more couples incorporate elements of village fêtes and country living into their wedding ceremonies. Bunting, hay bales, outdoor games and casual set ups have all become more popular, with countryside venues in increasing demand throughout the UK.

2. Homemade chic

Though couples aren’t making everything at home, more and more are incorporating homemade elements into their wedding design. Not only is this a great way to save money, it also helps to add personality to the day and gives couples a chance to show friends and family just how much they care.

3. Nature

The natural world has made increasingly regular appearances in weddings since the turn of the century. Trees, foliage, herbs and other greenery have been used to dress venues, create stunning centrepieces, and to make ceremonies come alive.

4. Vintage

Stylish and sophisticated, vintage themes work especially well in classic country venues and stunning settings. A flattering look for the dress, the cake, the decorations and even the transport, you can see why this theme is so enduringly popular.

5. Boho

Bohemian wedding themes are coming back into fashion at the moment with more and more couples shunning suits, white dresses and formal table plans in favour of open shirts, bare feet and buffets.

6. Circus

Circus style wedding themes are ideal for couples who want to bring a little fun to their big day. We’ve seen weddings with dressing up boxes, photo booths, circus skills and even animals – though no lions, tigers, nor elephants have made an appearance so far.

7. Fantasy

Over the past few years couples have become more confident in expressing their personalities. As a result, we’ve seen a big increase in the number of fantasy themed weddings.

An antique wedding car

8. Fairy tale

Like fantasy weddings, fairy tale ceremonies are often the result of long held interests and desires. Countryside venues lend themselves perfectly to fairy tale themes, so it’s no surprise we’re seeing more and more as the years go by.

9. Destination

Though not all couples go the whole hog and hold their weddings abroad, a lot use their favourite destination as the theme for their big day. Italy, Thailand, France, Scandinavia and other destinations can be used to inspire food, décor, drinks and music, something that can work out brilliantly on the day.

10. Back in the day

Similar to a vintage wedding, but with more dressing up, ceremonies themed around specific decades are increasingly popular, especially with couples tying the knot later in life.

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