Great Themes for a Different Wedding

Your wedding day should stay in both yours and your guests memories for years to come, but with most weddings being very much the same it can be hard to make yours stand out in the crowd. Themed weddings are on the up and up and it makes perfect sense to make your big day a lot of fun for your guests alongside the significance of the ceremony. With that in mind, here are a few of our favorite wedding themes that allows everyone to break with tradition and dress up in fun costumes.

Gangsters and Molls

This is hugely popular as the sharp suited gangster easily fits ideal of how the groom wants to look and it allows the bride a whole different perspective when looking for her dream dress. Seek inspiration from classic gangster films to see what images you want put on your invitations and how you want the tables laid out for the reception. Guests will love to receive these unusual invitations and when it comes to the pictures you will put the Godfather to shame and everyone will put a massive effort into finding the perfect outfit – Red star Fancy Dress has a colossal selection of these 1920s costumes.


While you don’t have to go the whole hog and ask your guests to wear surf shorts and grass skirts, the colourful flamboyance of these wonderful islands can shine through in other ways. The guests can be presented with lei as they arrive, exotic flowers can be in the brides and bridesmaid bouquets as well as the men’s buttonholes. You can even incorporate it into your reception menu with fresh fish, pineapple, fruit punches etc. If you are using a wedding planner you can also arrange to have the venues decorated to suit the theme, which will be so bright and cheerful it will put an instant smile on everyone’s face.


Thanks to Twilight Gothic style is very much back in vogue, and also gives the bride the chance to wear a more flamboyant dress that your ordinary white one. Black and red are very much the order of the day at a Gothic wedding, but dark purples and earthy colours are also acceptable for guests. Drama is very much the key to pulling off a successful Gothic wedding, so everything from the invites to the flowers to the music should be in keeping with this theme, which is also a lot of fun for those who don’t normally dress dramatically.

Italian Villa

Bring a touch of Sicilian romance to your wedding day that will have everyone talking about it for all the right reasons. Lemon trees, stone statues, cream linen, that lovely light feel of the Mediterranean can be brought into your wedding whether you are getting married in Sunderland or Southampton. Light suits, soft pastels, Italian food at the reception this is a pretty simple theme to pull together yet one that will have a fabulous effect. Flowers in your hair, your handsome groom more casual and your guests awash with the wonderful pastel shades that Sicily is renowned for, who could ask for anything more on their wedding day.

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson Wedding

Jessica Simpson married Eric Johnson on July 5th at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, CA.  Among the 250 guests were Jessica Alba and Cash Waren.  Bride’s maids were sister Ashlee Simpson and best friend CaCee Cobb.  Son Ace was the ring bearer and daughter Maxwell was the flower girl.  Jessica’s gown was a custom designed Carolina Herrera gown in champagne and gold.