5 wedding themes of 2015

Jade Elsberry

Having a themed wedding allows couples to express personal interests and streamlines the planning process. Here are five themes for 2015:

Pure Romance

This theme is great for the couple that wants their fairytale wedding. The theme can be incorporated when choosing a wedding dress or even the chair covers.

It can include a candlelit dinner, soft colors and crystal chandeliers. Roses or other elegant flowers can be displayed on the wedding cake or around the wedding arch.

With this more traditional theme, brides could wear ball gown dresses or a dress with a longer train to better capture the romance.


If a couple is planning a spring or summer wedding, a garden theme could be used.

Find a perfect outdoor reception hall such as a winery or a local garden and decorate with beautiful flower arrangements, unique seating arrangements and low-cost do-it-yourself décor.

A flowy, loose wedding dress is a great way to capture the garden theme. Just make sure to have a backup plan in case the weather decides not to cooperate.


With this theme, think décor, décor, décor.

From extravagant centerpieces, a stylish dress, hanging lights, paper lanterns or fireworks, there are many ways to go all-out on your wedding without hiring David Tutera. Be aware that this theme will likely take a lot more attention to detail than the others and may be more expensive.


Antiques, family heirlooms and older décor are very popular with vintage-themed weddings. This theme has many different options because different eras can be an inspiration for a vintage wedding.

If the groom doesn’t want the traditional tuxedo, he can wear a bow tie instead. Brides may want to wear white lacy flats or a fun headpiece instead of the usual veil. Longer sleeved or lace wedding dresses are usually worn for these weddings.

The couple could have a classic car waiting after the reception with a “just married” sign.


Nature-inspired décor, a barn wedding, burlap and bridesmaids in cowboy boots are just a few things that are extremely popular with a rustic wedding theme.

Most rustic weddings are outside to give it a country feel. Barn weddings are also popular with this rustic theme — couples may know someone who owns a barn that they may be able to rent at an inexpensive price or perhaps for free.

A rustic wedding might include chalkboard décor — it’s cheap and also easy to make your own decorations with chalk paint. Mason jars also help capture this theme. Craft websites, such as Pinterest, have ideas involving both items.