Insanely Smart Wedding Themes

If you are looking to make your wedding unique, lhen look at this list of very creative wedding themes! Whether you want to step back in time to the world of fairytales or celebrate a book you love, this is the list for you!

a girl fairy in a garden

Hey, Christie!

Jason and I are getting married at Ainsworth House & Gardens next spring.

We’d love to have a fun, quirky, different wedding theme. Could you suggest unusual wedding themes?


–Amanda in Astoria

Hey, Amanda!

I certainly can!

What I love is seeing how creative engaged couples can be when they “think outside the box” and innovate a theme which perfectly represents the couple’s interests or hobbies.

My suggestion is that you craft verbiage which expresses your theme and gives your guests ideas on what they can wear to your wedding. The clearer you are, the more fun they will have when they know that they are completely in sync with your theme.

When you consider a theme, factor in how easy (or how difficult) it might be for your guests to find attire appropriate for your theme. When I can, I will give examples of attire which your guests may already have which could be combined to embrace your theme.

fairy queen and her court
fairy tale castle with a blue roof

Without any further ado, let me give you themes for your “I Do” celebration!

Fairy Tales:

  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Cinderella
  • Snow White
  • Brave (Merida)
  • Little Mermaid
  • The Frog Princess
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Frog Princess 
  • Rapunzel
  • Princess Bride
  • Alice in Wonderland

A Different Time:

Time Travel:

  • King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
  • Robin Hood
  • Vikings
  • Medieval wedding themes (e.g., chivalry)
  • Renaissance Faire weddings
    • After 5 Formal Festive Renaissance attire
  • Jane Austen’s novels
  • Bridgerton (The image to the right is Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince Leopold at their wedding. Their clothing represents the Regency era.)
  • Victorian wedding
  • Charles Dickens Faire weddings
  • 1970s boho or boho chic
Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince Leopold
black dog in white bow tie

Living Creatures:

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Tigers
  • Elephants
  • Apples
  • Peacocks
  • Honeybees
  • Butterflies
  • Lovebirds

Literary & Movie Themes:

  • Don Quixote
  • Outlander
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Great Gatsby
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Mary Poppins
  • Wizard of Oz
  • Harry Potter books
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Peter Pan

If you have questions, reach out to me!

Your friend in the wedding business,

Christie Shyne

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