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Theme weddings may take more effort. But why not. They are especially delightful when there are so many wedding happening in your group of friends.  Setting a theme stands your wedding memories out from your friends or family.  While your ceremony may be traditional, your reception may offer a unique theme.

Favorite Books or Comic Characters:  Cinderella, Peanuts, Dr. Suess, Harry Potter, Prince Valant, Wizard of Oz,  etc.
Favorite Video Game Themes:  Dungeons and Dragons, 

Hobbies & Sports:   Football, Basketball, Ski, Art Gallery,  Music, Stage, Foodies, Wine/Beer Tasting, Crafting, Hiking, Biking, Astronomy

Movies:  Phantom Of The Opera,  Military Theme, Star Wars, Favorite Movie, Chicago, Gatbsy
TV:   (The Big Bang),  Downton Abbey,  The Doctors,  Comic Book Heros, Game Show, 
Settings:   Historic Buildings:  Castles, Libraries, Plantations, Factories, Air Museums, Newsrooms, Zoos, Marine Life Aquariums, Beach Resorts

 Historic: Car Museums, Ballrooms, Victorians,  Vineyards

Western: Dance Hall Girl Bridesmaids, Rustic Ranches, Barns, Horse Corrals, Cowboy Bars w/line dancing 

Holidays:  Madri Gras, New Years, Christmas, Valentines, Fourth of July, Spring, Autumn - Wine Barrel or Beer Fest, Holloween, Pumpkin Patch

Personal Profession:  Artists, Artictechs, Back to school, Sports,  Hardhat Jobs, Firemen, Techies/Nerdy, Dance 
Retro Age Weddings:  40's, 50s, turn of the 20th century, flappers, etc.

Nautical:  Sailboats, cruise ships, inns or restaurants on the shoreline

                                                                                    Unique Decorations For Theme Weddings

Personalize Your Wedding by Including your ethnic traditions in your weddings and celebrations is a growing trend. Worldwide, the countries are all appreciating multi-cultural weddings, so the following tips, ideas, and themes we share include respect religions concerns, ethnic traditions, and foods for your reception. 

There are increasing services available for language assistance     

Courtesy and good manners suggest couples Enrich your knowledge of the cultural background, learning the correct country's words of greetings and thank-you are very important. By reading a book, Internet exploration for information and asking your intended what should be involved from each other's background is necessary.    

Begin to find your venues and services on this page in   a multitude of caterers and restaurants flourishing throughout the nations that can provide satisfying support to menus and plans, plus inspiring and creative cookbooks plus party-planning advice and consultants for every culture.


Methods To Include Wedding Celebrations Ethnic Traditions:

Shower or wedding gifts relating to the cultural background(s)
Traditional women's gatherings prior to the event or decorating the bride.
  • Clothing is chosen specifically for the ethnic garb

  • Men's rituals surrounding the preparation of the groom

  • Religious preparations with readings, music, and ceremonies

  • Foods, beverages, and decor were chosen.

  • The clergy or priest selection. They also offer guidance.

The following are examples of traditions and components of several ethnic weddings.
African/African-American and the Caribbean
Has its unique ritual for the various regions or religions. Depending on where they are from, the bride's garb will represent the area with exciting colors and meaningful designs. The marriage ceremony costume in Ghana is called a Kente and in Nigeria.
Aso-oke. The groom will be in a Hebsa tunic to coordinate with his bride.
The brides wear their hair in braids with ornaments on their wrists and necks bejeweled or covered in cowrie shells is a significant favorite used in the bridal attire. Use of the shell design in favors, food serving, cakes, and decoration or table centerpieces express the tradition.
A gift to the bride's family is given by the groom to thank them for his taking the bride from the family.
The American Negro slaves were not given the legal rights to marry, so the broom jumping ritual became popular for the ceremony. A colored ribbon (representing God) is tied on the broom and the couple jumps over together on the count of three.

Modernization of the culture finds the bride adopting red (the color of happiness, love and wealth into the wedding with flowers, décor, food, and display. Surprisingly a gift of a pig was the engagement gift years ago. Symbols of wealth and good fortune often adorn the wedding. Gold Phoenix, chrysanthemums and peonies as flowers are popular flowers for their presence is prosperity. Of course firecrackers dispel bad luck and are often fired off at the receptions.

If you enjoy shopping for gowns, this culture embraces the purchase of three dresses for the bride. A traditional red dress is worn for the tea ceremony, an ornate traditional dress for the ceremony and a white dress for the reception.
Native American Indians
Both the Cherokee and the Pueblo Indians use a special double-sided pottery wedding vase containing a sweet corn liquid which is sipped in turn as the ceremony moves the couple in directions from north to south and east to west, giving their blessings to all the earth.
The Aztec Indian mothers in the tribe arrange the selection and marriage of a couple. During a fireside ceremony, the couple is given new garments made by their individual mothers and they come forward to tie these clothes together as a symbol of the couple's unity.
Mexican and Hispanic/Latino Cultures
In Mexico, the groom pays for the wedding and in the U.S. the bride's family pays for the wedding. A favored custom is that of the groom presents 13 gold coins blessed by the priest prior to the nuptials and brought to his bride by the parents or Godparents during the ceremony. They represent his promise of future care and support. Another interesting ritual is a large rosary (lassos) is wrapped in figure eight around the couple's shoulders or hands during the ceremony. Brass and guitar music played outside the church prior to the ceremony and as the couple arrives or leaves the celebration.   Filipino's tie or pin a piece of cloth or veil to the bride's head and to the groom's shoulder. This signifies unity.
The women of this culture have a high appreciation of embroidered silks and use gold to accent exciting designs in their saris. Much like a dowry, the family presents several saris to the bride and she chooses her own to wear on the wedding day.  The wedding is traditionally a large event with several smaller ceremonial events leading up to the nuptials. Often a thousand members of the family and friends arrive for this and stay for a week for the festivities. A unique pre-wedding party is for the women as they dance, sing and paint elaborate henna designs on the bride. It is called a Mehendi. This is a shared custom between the Hindu, Sikh, and Muslims.
During the ceremony, an offering of rice, coconut, sugar and tropical fruit is made of God. A small fire is created - if outdoors an arbor of marigolds and flowers is completed for the couple and the officiate to be under for the ceremony. Specific words are revealed to include Dharma - the right of conduct, Aretha - prosperity and Karma - legitimate gratifications.  The parents and honored family wear white flower garlands to convey who they are. The reception is filled with dance and performances of the bangra.
The Shinto wedding is often performed within a shrine where only family members may attend. The Kimono and an ornate wig is the traditional garb for the bride who may later change up to five times during the wedding day. Kimonos are often handed down from five or more generations. The groom wears a haori and hakama. The traditions and religious readings were given by the officiate, (Nakado) are very important to the couple.  The Sake (rice wine) ceremony called San-San-Kudo begins with three sips of wine taken by the couple. The first sip represents three couple: new bride and groom and both sets of parents.