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Alternative Wedding Themes Your Guests Haven’t Seen Yet

Not every wedding needs a theme, but if you love spectacle and details that tie together seamlessly, they can be a lot of fun!

However, it’s a little less fun when you’re picking the same wedding theme we’ve all seen on Pinterest or TikTok a hundred times.

You and your spouse-to-be are one of a kind, so show off your personality and creativity by picking a unique wedding theme to match. If you’re looking for some wedding inspiration, here are some alternative wedding ideas your guests haven’t seen yet!


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How to Pick Your Wedding Theme

If you’re in the beginning stages of wedding planning, you know how easy it can be to feel pulled in multiple directions. There are so many great ideas out there! How can you possibly pick from all those unique wedding themes?

First, remember that your wedding should speak to who you are as a couple. This can either be a shared hobby, how you met, or a favorite movie. Just make sure you’re not picking a theme just because it’s popular. And don’t forget about sticking to your wedding budget when considering your theme. 

For maximum enjoyment, your theme should be fairly recognizable to guests. While you’re totally free to theme your wedding based on an obscure anime you both like, your big day might be more fun if your guests are in on it as well.

You can also honor your culture with your wedding theme. It’s very likely that your tastes, hobbies, and interests will change over the course of your lifetime, so instead of theming your wedding around your favorite book or movie franchise, celebrate your culture! Picking a theme that’s personal to the two of you can make the day feel much more poignant.

You can also tie your wedding theme in with your honeymoon destination, especially if you’re going somewhere tropical and exotic or having a destination wedding. And your wedding theme can be just as much a part of your ceremony as it is your reception. Just don’t forget to involve your wedding officiant.

Whatever wedding theme you choose, feel free to be as “on the nose” or as subtle as you like. For instance, a color palette of scarlet and gold will reflect your Hogwarts house without you having to hang broomsticks from the ceiling.


Alternative Wedding Themes

We’ve all seen Gatsby weddings, vintage weddings, and bohemian weddings. Each of these themes is popular for a good reason, but for some couples, popularity is the exact reason not to pick a particular wedding theme.

Instead, here are eight alternative wedding themes you don’t see so often for you to consider.

Rustic Texas Wedding

We can guarantee all of your guests will love a rustic wedding (yes, even the out-of-towners)!

Celebrate Texas by wearing your favorite pair of cowboy boots and decorate with plenty of leather, weathered wood, and bandana print. For dinner, your guests can enjoy a stunning nacho or taco bar as they listen to a local mariachi band.

If you really want to blow them away, rent beer burros or mini longhorns for the most “you’ll never believe this!” photo ops.


Día de los Muertos Wedding

A Día de los Muertos themed wedding checks off all the boxes. It’s perfect for “spooky season,” honors a timeless Mexican tradition, and has a great motto built in (“Till Death Do Us Part”).

If you like color, you’re in luck. Orange, yellow, turquoise, white, red, purple, and pink are a gorgeous color combination you can use anywhere. Plus, colorful papel picado banners make any venue come alive!


Bride and bridesmaids in green dresses and fur wraps with red and white flowers for a Christmas themed wedding.

‘Tis the Season Wedding!

If you’re getting married close to a holiday, why not let the festivities inspire your wedding?

Most holidays are already associated with a specific color palette, food, or aesthetic that will make wedding planning a breeze. For a fall wedding, you can go with Halloween while your winter wedding can be themed around Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or whatever holiday is close to your heart. 


Retro-Inspired Wedding

Vintage weddings are all the rage! But instead of going with a cottage core theme or Roaring ’20s (after all, you’re looking for unique wedding themes!), pick your favorite decade and roll with it!

A 1950s sock hop, ‘70s style disco, or even a 1980s throwback wedding will be a hit with guests of all ages.


Oktoberfest Wedding

Boerne’s German roots make this a no-brainer. (Plus, Oktoberfest got started as a wedding reception!)

Serve up plenty of beer, sausages, pretzels, and—of course—German Chocolate cake!


Black & White Wedding

Who says you need color to have fun? A clean palette of black and white is modern and oh so chic.

Not to mention, this is an easy one to pull together. Literally everything is available in black and white—including flowers!


Love Is Sweet Wedding

Cookies, cakes, candy, oh my!

When you combine weddings with dessert, the effect is always magical. Celebrate your love for your “sweetie” with a spectacular dessert bar and have your first dance to Marvin Gaye’s How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You). Get custom M&M’s with your initials as your wedding favors and pack the menu with all your favorite sweet treats. 


Pair Your Alternative Wedding Theme With a Classic Venue

Whatever your vision, we can help bring it to life!

Kendall Point is gorgeous as-is with unbeatable amenities, but it’s also a great “blank canvas” for even the most unique wedding themes. We want your Big Day to turn out just as you imagined it. Whatever your style, we and our team of top-notch San Antonio wedding vendors make it happen.

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