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Every girl dreams about her wedding day – it usually starts with bringing into reality the fantasy of being a princess. As we grow older, we change our views on wedding themes and it becomes more than just dressing up like a fairy tale princess. Themed weddings didn’t gain much popularity until recently: weddings then were grand, white, and classic. Now it has become an opportunity for both the bride and groom to show their quirks, personalities, and passion for something meaningful to them – cars, rockabilly music, Disney, you name it. Revealing the interests that are unique to the bride and groom and planning a wedding that revolves around a certain theme could be taxing; but rest assured it could lead to an unforgettable experience for not only the couple, but the guests as well.

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Some couples stick to tradition while others go a different direction. Themes can range from a classical white wedding – some are as creative as having a Harry Potter theme, or be as unique as a Shrek-inspired one (Believe me, it’s happened). The trick to having a unique wedding theme is thinking of something special between you and your spouse-to-be. Maybe you met at a Starbucks and both share a love for coffee, you can choose to have a coffee themed wedding party with unique mugs as a giveaway. Think of your hobbies – perhaps you enjoy going to comic con together? Maybe the latest TV series is something you’re both passionate about – the sky is the limit when it comes to choosing a theme.

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Of course, there would have to be a budget to match. Not all the best things in life are free, well, for the guests maybe? Traditional white weddings have a reputation for costing you an arm and a leg. Coming up with a theme all your own may play in your favor. A forest location for an Enchanted theme, perhaps? Maybe something as simple as a ‘60’s themed wedding can be as ‘Hippie’ as possible and you can have the reception right at your backyard. Cost-cutting at its finest and no one has to know. If you must choose a wedding theme, it must go hand-in-hand with your budget. That’s the beauty of picking your own theme, you can make it as glamorous as can be but you can also have a more minimalist approach.

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A wedding is all your own; DON’T have a classical theme if you’re not willing to break the bank for one day. DO, however, follow your heart even if it means shelling out more than necessary. Choose whatever makes you happy, periwinkle brighten your day? Make it your motif! Love Disney? Be a princess for a day and bring on the horse-drawn carriage. Traditional gal? Round up something old, something blue and your something borrowed. Whichever direction you go, go with your heart. Pick the theme that will last you a lifetime of memories. Now, walk down the aisle, say your vows, drink and dance to your uniquely themed wedding day.

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By Ady Banico