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Unique Wedding Themes

If you're looking for a way to enhance your attendees' experience at your wedding, and you want a theme to your wedding other than just your selected colors, this one's for you! This post celebrates all of the creative couples out there. Let's take a walk on the wild side and explore these unique wedding themes:

Costume Party/Halloween

How fun is this spooky holiday?! If you are a Halloween enthusiast, then a Halloween-themed wedding might be for you! You could make it ultra spooky or Halloween chic. You can have spooky-themed appetizers and decorations. For an extra fun twist, require that all of your guests wear costumes.

50's Sockhop

Do you love the 50's? Host a sockhop for your wedding to get everyone dancing! Rent out a roller skating rink for your reception and encourage people to get out on the roller rink floor in their socks for the dancing fun after food.

Bowties and Bubbly

For the classy Bride and Groom, this theme is sure to live up to all of your lavish expectations. Think black tie attire, and black and white sophisticated wedding look with highlights of gold/champagne colors. You can have champagne bottles on display, and a champagne tower/ wall to greet your guests. Just make sure you have the supply of champagne to back the theme up!

Disney- Inspired

This is one of the more popular unique wedding themes. Are you and your partner Disney lovers? Then this theme might be for you! From the centerpieces and favors to the catering and cake, you can incorporate Disney into the details. This is certainly a fun one, and you can have it look as cheesy and obvious, or as classy and subtle as you'd like.


This one's for all of the animal lovers out there! Instead of having wedding colors, why not have animal print patterns? This one is a little out-there for me, but it is certainly a unique idea.

Cloud 9

Are you and your significant other on cloud 9? What better way to show that than by having a heavenly wedding! Use white/ light pastel decorations and find fun ways to incorporate clouds into your theme (centerpieces, cake, fog machine during first dance, etc). This one is sure to leave a sweet impression on your guests.

Pressed/ Dried Flowers

If you think that real flowers tend to get overplayed at weddings, then go for this unique concept! Instead of centerpieces and décor with real flowers, find ways to use pressed and dried flowers all around. Pressed/dried flowers and petals can be incorporated into the stationary (invites and save-the-dates), party favors, guest book, flower girl baskets (in place of real petals), and to decorate the cake and buffet table. This one takes a little bit of creativity, but it is sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests with its uniqueness.


What's better than a 5- hour wedding celebration? A 24-hour wedding celebration! In theory, it sounds like a lot more work, but it can be done on a tight budget and there are a lot of ways that you can get creative with it. Look at renting an outdoor venue or campground big enough for the reception and guests to pitch tents if they desire. This way, the dancing and partying can continue through the night and guests don't have to worry about driving home late.

Black and White Ball

Are you like me and love all things elegant? A Black and White Ball-themed wedding might be for you! Require that your guests wear their formal best (tuxedos and gowns), and make your wedding timeless with black and white colors.


Obsessed with succulents? Adorn your wedding with them! Succulents can be incorporated into the cake, the boutonnières, the décor, and even used as favors. They seem to be ever-trending, and they are very low- maintenance to upkeep. Some of the succulent boutonnières and bouquets that I have seen are super fun!

Kentucky Derby

Grab you best derby outfit and a mint julep and celebrate the happy couple! For this wedding theme, I picture a lot of bite-sized tray-passed treats, and a lot of rich purple, pink, and yellow colors. Maybe even incorporating horses into the décor.


Instead of having florals at your wedding, why not just have a lot of greenery? It's cheaper and it looks really nice and uniform with lighter color tones, or even just against white decorations and linens.

Day of the Dead

Think skulls, flowers, and bright colors. Whether you culturally identify with this holiday or just admire the bright colors and happy spirit of the celebrations, this is sure to be a fun and upbeat theme. Colorful centerpieces, bouquets and boutonnières, and colorful bridesmaid dresses and other décor will fit perfectly with this theme.

Palm Springs 60's

For this one, I can just imagine polaroid pictures, martini glasses, flamingos and bright colors with the signature retro starburst shape. Of course this style of party wouldn't be complete without warm weather and a pool for guests to enjoy.

Neon/ Glow-In-The-Dark

How much fun would it be to take it back to middle school days and have a fun glow-in-the-dark party! This theme is sure to show guests a fun time. You can have fun glow in the dark photobooth props, encourage glow-in-the-dark attire, and buy fun glow-in-the-dark paint and decorations.

Brunch Chic

Who doesn't love brunch?! Good company, good vibes, good food, and mimosas! What better theme for a wedding? Think breakfast charcuterie boards for cocktail hour, a build-your-own mimosa bar, and cute favors like sunglasses or hangover kits.

Old Hollywood Glam

Are you someone who longs to have lived in the era of Old Hollywood? Giving your wedding an Old Hollywood glam theme is one way that you can! Think red carpet, "hollywood blvd stars" with your two names on them, an old fashioned microphone for the DJ. For an added bonus, you can have guests dress up to the theme too, and your wedding party can arrive in old- fashioned cars.

Pop Art

Think dots and bright colors for this fun theme. Pop art pieces can be incorporated into decorations, stationary, etc. Sending out comic style pop art stationary perfectly sets the tone for this wedding theme.


Looking to really wow your guests with all of the latest trends the cutting-edge components of your wedding and provide a total experience? Consider a futuristic (or experiential) wedding approach. When planning the wedding, think of how you might be able to incorporate new technology or trends in unique ways. Things like Virtual Reality, 4D technology, and silent discos are just a few examples of these. It requires some research and a bigger budget, but it will surely pay off when your guests can see technology they haven't seen anywhere else.

Other theme ideas:

If you and your significant other both work in the same field or met while doing the same activity, making that field or activity the focus of your wedding can be a sentimental way to celebrate your union. For instance if you are both pilots or both work for airlines, see if you can host your wedding on a runway somewhere, and give your groomsmen "wings" lapel pins. Maybe even see if your airline will donate snack bags as favors. Or, if you and your significant other are police officers, arriving to your wedding in patrol cars can help set the tone for a police-themed wedding. There are plenty of ways to have fun with your theme- you just have to think outside of the box.

Until next time,

*I don't own any of the theme pictures displayed in this post and do not take any credit for them. They are purely a source of information for my readers.

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