It took me awhile before I finally came up with a theme for our wedding. It took form when I did the script for our pre-nup AVP.
Here's the thought process I went through to determine the theme for our wedding:
1. Color motif - when I was a kid in the 80s I remember helping out my Mom when we prepared for several family weddings. All the weddings back then were anchored on a color motif. We went through the colors red, peach and cream, pink and lavander (twice) and other baby colors. Nowadays though it's not enough to just have a color motif.
2. Favorite things - we both didn't have any favorite "thing". We both spend a lot of time around computers and the internet, but decided not to anchor our wedding on it because we thought that our elderly guests wouldn't appreciate it (i.e. giving out flash drives would've been useless). Our choice of gadgets or replicas of them would've been quite expensive as well.
3. Favorite things to do - find common things that you both love to do. One of our friends used "coffee" as their wedding theme because they both were coffee addicts. Our interests were quite hard to render as themes since "the internet" isn't something physical. We listed a couple of things and realized that we both love Filipino music (OPM) and immediately decided to use Filipino music for our song line-up. Our interest was also largely internet based so I realized that placing the slogan "We Clicked" in all our wedding materials was apt.
Here's how we rendered our theme on our pre-nup AVP:
And here's how our theme was rendered on our wedding materials:
Wedding invitation by Gail Villanueva.
Cartoon by Miguel Apolo.
Missalette by Ottie Pasigan.
Frames by the Twisted Wedding Planner with help from friends.
*AVP video and editing by Buddy Gancenia, script by me