If you are looking for a fabulous theme for a summer wedding there is lots of inspiration out there wherever you look. Your holiday or childhood photos could be a starting point, or the clothes or music that you love; even your hobbies and interests can be the start of choosing your wedding theme. Tropical motifs such as fruit, parrots, palms and flamingos are popular at the moment and could add a real splash of colour to table decorations at the venue or for guests’ favours. Start with a motif that you love and then incorporate it into invitations, décor, place settings and floral arrangements. Carnival colours may not be to everyone’s taste and for a completely different look choose a summer wedding romance theme using lots of floaty layers, soft ivory, cream and neutral shades for the décor, small fresh flowers such or single blooms in miniature vases, paper ball decorations or a ribbon draped wall near the gift or cake display table look beautiful and understated. Of course you may want to make a bold statement instead using sparkling crystals, glitter, ostrich feather decorations and gold accents, or a red and silver colour theme for an opulent look.
Some themes will come to mind as soon as you see the features at your chosen venue, whether it has a sweeping drive, beautiful staircase, modern glass features, landscaped grounds or rustic details; so you can choose to have something that fits in with the atmosphere of the setting or something completely unexpected such as a folksy rustic theme in a boutique hotel or glamorous vintage details in a beautiful castle setting. A summer wedding will generally have good weather meaning that you can extend the theme to the outdoor space as well as the indoor, giving you different entertainment and catering options, so think about all of the things that you would like to enjoy on your wedding day and use those factors when choosing the perfect venue. As always, try and set a budget for the elements most important to you and your partner, whether that is the photographs, the venue, the wedding car or the food and then work out what else you can afford. You will wear the wedding rings for a long time so it makes sense to choose the designs that you really love and spend your budget on the things that will make your wedding day one that you will always remember.