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10 Great Wedding Themes


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Totally Traditional
Traditional weddings appeal to most brides (and their conservative grandmothers).
Traditional weddings appeal to most brides (and their conservative grandmothers).
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Maybe you don't need to dress up like aliens or get married on top of a mountain to say "I do." In fact, most of us have traditional, old-fashioned weddings. You know, one where the bride wears a beautiful white gown, the groom sports a tux, and it's held someplace like a church or synagogue and is presided over by a religious official.

There's nothing wrong with traditional weddings. The fact is, they're as much a theme as anything else we've discussed. No matter how conservative or outlandish you want your wedding to be, a theme allows you to both express yourself and streamline every element of your wedding, and thus, your decision-making process. Suppose you can't decide between roses and tulips for your bouquet. Your theme makes the decision for you. If you've chosen a springtime garden party theme, tulips would be the natural choice, but if you're having a classic New York wedding, it's roses and Sinatra, baby.

And remember: As long as you're marrying the person you love, it'll probably be the best day of your life, no matter what color the flowers are, what you're wearing or where it takes place.


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