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Wedding themes for Oxford Hills
Selecting a theme to make your special day memorable is fast becoming a common trend. A theme is also a great way to give that personal touch in making your day unique.
You know the date of the wedding ... you know your favorite colors. What do you and your spouse-to-be have in common, such as loving the beach or golf? Do you want informal; formal; or simple, yet elegant?
One of the key elements in planning is coming up with a theme itself – once decided, many other aspects will fit into place. Incorporate the invitations, save the dates, place cards, centerpieces, favors, cake and flowers; even the guest book.
Here are some theme ideas that may help:
Getting married outside in August and love the color blue? Why not go with a blueberry theme? Blueberry-decorated invitations and save the dates; centerpieces with fresh, white flowers and bunches of artificial blueberries mixed in; blueberry candles as favors; the same flowers and blueberries can also decorate the cake!
Getting married in the spring and love pastel colors? Surround your guest with crocuses or daffodils, depending on your favorite flower. Add some colorful polka dot napkins or runners to the tables or for a more elegant look, use a pastel color with silver trim. Centerpieces can be an array of spring flowers sticking out of moss; seed packets or bulbs wrapped in tulle with ribbon could be used as favors, or better yet, find small color-coordinated bird houses. Guests can throw birdseed or perhaps release butterflies.
For those wanting simple, yet elegant: Merely use your two initials as a monogram for a theme throughout the day. It can be incorporated in the invitations and save the dates. Purchase square flower vases and wrap colored ribbon around the middle – then place a printed monogram over the seam. Fill martini glasses with Hershey's Kisses and tie a monogrammed thank you note for each guest saying it was sweet of them to come.
You get the idea – the best theme will come from your heart…just decide where your wedding is, what style wedding you want and what color you are most comfortable with.
Use your imagination, and try thinking of super-unique ways to incorporate your theme. Instead of a guest book think of an item you may want to decorate your new home with. Perhaps you are having a winter wedding and you love to ski; paint an old pair of skis and have permanent markers for the guests to sign. Planning on having a large wedding photo framed? Have the guests sign the mat board!
According to Tracy Wheeler from the Park Street Press in South Paris, her company is a great place to pull all the pieces together.
“We have a collection of invitations, ceremony and reception accessories, plus wedding favors to help you coordinate your unique wedding theme.”
Beyond invitations and save the dates, Park Street Press has magnets, matches, napkins, place cards and place card holders, balloons, seals, thank you cards, bubbles, personalized ribbon, personalized favor boxes, bags and containers, bookmarks and scrolls.
Park Street Press will help you with your own theme or can help you come up with one.
“We can customize any of our products,” said Wheeler. “For example, we printed table cards for a customer that was all the locations the couple had vacationed prior to getting married. We can incorporate colors, seasons, location of the wedding such as ski lodge or on the beach all into the invitations, napkins, wedding programs etc.”
“Another customer loved hydrangeas,” she added. “We inserted a photo of hydrangeas on most of the bride’s paper goods and it went great with her purple and pale-blue theme.”
Once you decide on a theme, let your imagination fly…make it a day filled with your favorite things. That in itself will make the day unforgettable.