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Planning a South Coast Theme Wedding Without Going Overboard

Planning a South Coast Theme Wedding Without Going Overboard

theme wedding south coastTheme weddings can be a lot of fun. Every wedding should have some underlying theme to help guide everything from the invitations and decorations to the style of dresses for the bridesmaids. Some ideas are simple, sticking with a seasonal color combination or adhering to traditional wedding decor. Floral themes are popular in the spring, and harvest themes are seen frequently in the fall. It all depends on you, your style, and your interests as a couple. Choosing a premier wedding venue that has many years of experience working with South Coast theme wedding planning can be a big help. They can help with staging ideas and decorations for your wedding reception in Swansea, MA. Venus de Milo is a popular Southeastern Massachusetts event venue with five elegant ballroom spaces, sites for indoor and outdoor ceremonies, and high-quality in-house catering options.

Choosing Your Theme

Working with your soon-to-be spouse to select the best theme for your wedding can be a daunting task. Would you prefer something subtle and romantic or over-the-top and a reflection of your personalities? We have seen a lot of wedding themes at our Southeastern Massachusetts event venue. Color schemes, seasonal decor, sports or movie themes, and various designer styles have all been incorporated into the decorations at our premier wedding venue. Cultural, musical, and traditional ideas can also be used for a South Coast theme wedding. It all depends on your tastes and how you want to celebrate your special day with family and friends.

Some of the themes that we have seen include:

  • farmhouse, country, shabby chic
  • movies, television, and music
  • traditional, classic, and romantic
  • floral or seasonal
  • sports, hobbies, and activities
  • cultural, religious, and heritage
  • location or destination (beach, nautical, desert, countryside, etc.)

How Couples Go Overboard

Once you pick a theme for your wedding reception in Swansea, MA, you need to decide how much of an influence the subject will have on your special day. For example, some themes can be subtle, incorporating things that the couples enjoy together in little ways. Guest favors, cake decorations, centerpieces, invitations, and wedding reception activities are a great way to showcase your theme – as long as you don’t do everything at once. Imagine a popular idea that is featured in every area of the wedding, from theme menu items to signature cocktails, decorations, photo booth props, and music. Ultimately this will end up looking like a child’s birthday party instead of a grown-up wedding. This is what you want to avoid.

Consider adding pieces to your wedding decor in a subtle way. A couple that wants a “Star Wars” theme wedding does not have to forgo a traditional wedding dress for a Princess Leia knock-off and a Han Solo vest for the groom. You also don’t have to dress your groomsmen up as Stormtroopers or have alien-looking items on the catering menu. What you can do is include small elements that give a “nod” to your favorite film without being forceful, like a child’s theme birthday party. Consider planning your wedding date for “May the 4th” AKA Star Wars Day, provide gifts to your wedding party that reflect your movie interest, and hand out lightsabers to guests so they can light the way to your getaway car at the end of the night. Wedding cake toppers, favors, and other items can also subtly carry your theme home.

Work With a Professional Planner

One way to avoid going overboard with your South Coast theme wedding is to work with a professional planner. If you think you can’t afford to hire a pro, consider hiring someone just for the decorations and organization portion of the event. You don’t need to bring in a planner to handle every detail but can instead work with them at the premier wedding venue for decorations, vendor suggestions, and other specific services. A planner can help you develop what is known as a “signature style” to incorporate your interests into the wedding plans without making it look like a kid’s party. Your wedding reception in Swansea, MA, should be a reflection of you and your interests, but it should also be something serious that shows the world the love that you and your partner share.

A planner can help you stay on track and keep you from going off the deep end with decorations for your wedding reception in Swansea, MA. Speak with one of our on-site event coordinators at Venus de Milo for information on the services that we provide in-house. We can custom design any menu, offer free and low-cost linens and decorative pieces that can be used to enhance your South Coast theme wedding, and support you with the services that you require. We have a team of culinary experts, highly trained maitre d’s, and a wait staff that will spoil you and your guests. We work hard to ensure that every event we host combines all of the quality, elegance, service, and value that our clients expect.

Contact our team to schedule a tour of our premier wedding venue. You can reach us at 508-678-3901 and learn more about our services, availability, and opportunities as a Southeastern Massachusetts event venue. Call today to secure your date at the world-famous Venus de Milo.

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