A good place to begin planning your wedding is by selecting a theme. Having a theme will give you direction and make it easier to design a cohesive wedding, all flow together. Get inspired for your wedding by checking out these big themes for 2011 weddings.
Whimsical Tea Party. Some of the best colors for spring 2011 weddings will be easy and fun shades like Spring Green, flamingo pink and purple. Used in combination, these colors are suitable for a whimsical tea party theme. For centerpieces, arrange flowers in polka dot teapots. Set tables with very feminine China into the wrong set - one place setting could have pink and white porcelain, another garden aqua blue fade, purple plates at the next position, and so on. Design a candy table with cupcakes, cakes and cookies, all frosted in shades of purple, flamingo and green with fun details like polka dots, stripes and flowers. Dress the bridesmaids in a variety of organza dresses, each with its own signature color. A nice detail of the bride would be custom made bridal jewelry made of Swarovski crystals in pink, purple and green. A whimsical necklace would be a great accent against a white wedding dress.
Summer Forest. This theme will be beautiful with soft, natural shades, come into style for 2011 weddings, such as moss green and brown mushrooms. Definitely a forest clearing would be a perfect setting for this wedding theme, but it could also be beautiful inside. Picture something from "A Midsummer Night's Dream", especially when it comes to bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses. Ethereal dress of layered chiffon in muted colors would be fantastic. A pale tea-dyed color gown of chiffon or English net would be perfect for the bride, and moss color will match the bridesmaids. Add custom bridal jewelry made with Swarovski crystals leaves to complete the forest fairy effect. Decorations for a summer forest theme wedding must be very natural: loosely arranged wildflowers in shades of purple and ivory, lots of moss and garlands of flowers suspended from trees. For an indoor ceremony, bring in potted trees and use custom gobo light to project a forest scene on the walls.
Retro 1950s. Wedding dresses inspired by classic 1950s dresses are a huge trend for 2011. Take your inspiration from this to design a fun 50's themed wedding. It could be done in two ways, either classic elegant wedding gown white 1950s style or a more bold retro-style with lots of cherry red accents. Use some of the favorite mid-century wedding motifs as doves, wedding bells, the bride and groom cake toppers. The bride can choose a gown among the many '50s-inspired strapless sweetheart designs available and take it with pearl bridal jewelry and white gloves. Shawl collar tuxedo in the men would be a great retro detail. You could bring some fun '50s stuff like a retro Soda Fountain complete with a white-capped "soda jerk" mix cherry Cokes and Root Beer floats. Hire a band that can play all the classic music of the 1950s (can we say Elvis song for the first dance?!) And get ready to have a wonderful time at your wedding.
Each of these wedding themes would be fun and fresh for 2011. Use them as a starting point to plan your own unique wedding filled with personal touches. It will certainly be one of the most memorable weddings of the year!