From a novelty view, I absolutely love the concept of wedding engagements with themes. I think with the idea of walking into a chapel and seeing a western or horror wedding dresses and weddings rings, I can notice the allure. However, novelty is about as much as I will give themed weddings on a positive note and I don’t think it’s the most reasonable option when it comes to getting hitched. A themed wedding can exist, though, as long as said themes remain within the realm of reason.
For the themes for a wedding engagement to avoid, try to abstain from anything that screams of juvenility. If I can easily name the best example, I’d have to recall an episode of “Full House,” in which a recurring character, Kimmy, was going to get married to her boyfriend she wasn’t entirely committed to. The way it was handled was in a slaughterhouse chapel and her wedding dress had a bleeding axe mounted on the veil. It’s a tacky example, sure, but it can be administered to a real-life scenario that is best to avoid, especially if you’re committed about being wed.
Other examples that are best fended off are those that involve any sort of fictional character at all. I’m sure that many people will be clamoring for a television or video game-themed wedding and, sure, it seems like a good idea for starters. However, how do you think you’re going to feel when you look back on the wedding about a decade or two down the road? How will you be able to describe to your kids that you got married while you looked like Ronnie from Jersey Shore and your wife looked like Sammi Sweetheart?
For a classy theme that can be used, try to look at something that will be best fitted to the environment. I know that people do spring or summer-themed weddings and those usually turn out to be lovely, festive occasions, coming off much easier than training how to propose. For a spring wedding, for example, adding grown flowers and pastel-colored umbrellas can heighten the mood as will light greens and pinks; both colors can be reflected somewhat in the wedding rings. This is also the kind of wedding that can be held outdoors or indoors; for the matter, making sure sunlight and fresh air come through is imperative.
As long as you hold a sense of tastefulness, a themed wedding can be pulled off well. If you’re thinking about doing a Friday the 13th or Thunder cats-style wedding, just know that it’s a novelty, at best, and not the most suitable alternative for a true wedding. Sometimes less is more and the same can be said for inspired wedding engagements. For those who can pull off more discreet themes, such as weather, they will be greeted with a ceremony that will come off as warm and lovely.