A themed wedding is a special way to make a wedding day unforgettable. Themes bring the decorations, the food, and the music together to reflect you and your loved one. Something as simple as a season or holiday could make for a theme. Alternatively, something as wild as an entire film or book series could make for a theme. So, this week, we here at Dream City Music would like to show you some themes we think will inspire you as you plan for the big day.

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Carrie Mulligan as Gatsby and Daisy from Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 film adaptation of The Great Gatsby.

1. The Great Gatsby Theme

From the original novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald to the bombastic Baz Luhrmann film, The Great Gatsby is a treasure of American culture. Its Roaring Twenties setting makes for an excellent wedding theme. The invitations and signs can use classy Art Deco fonts. The wedding party can wear suave suits and jazzy dresses. And the drink of choice would definitely be champagne! You could even call on Dream City Music’s jazz ensemble to capture the sound of the time. If you want a little glitz, glamour, and quintessentially American flair on your wedding day, The Great Gatsby may be the theme for you.

2. Oktoberfest Theme

Dream City Music’s hometown, Milwaukee, prides itself on its German heritage. So, perhaps you and your loved one want to celebrate that heritage, too, with an Oktoberfest theme. There is a rugged charm to the autumnal colors, the suspenders and lederhosen, and—of course—the barrels of beer. Not only could you serve a wide variety of beers, but you could even customize mugs and bottles with your names and the wedding date. Pretzels, sausage, and sauerkraut make for delicious and crowd-pleasing hors d’oeuvres. For a guaranteed good time, try these Oktoberfest wedding ideas. Prost!

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Newlyweds make a toast on their Oktoberfest-themed wedding day.

3. Harry Potter Theme

Between the novels, movies, music, and more, the Harry Potter name has carved out a legacy comparable to Star Wars and James Bond. The fans of the franchise are incredibly passionate and have incorporated it into their weddings in inventive ways. Invitations are Hogwarts acceptance letters. Guests are sorted into Houses as well as table sections. Beverages include Butterbeer, Firewhisky, Pumpkin Juice, and some cocktail potions. Well-wishers can leave messages for the bride and groom in a simulated Goblet of Fire. Some even walk down the aisle to variations on “Hedwig’s Theme” from the films. And these are just a few ideas to get you started on a truly magical day for you and your loved one!

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This wedding hall has been made into Hogwarts’ Great Hall from the Harry Potter films.

As you can see, the possibilities are endless when it comes to wedding themes. So, consider it an opportunity to show your family and friends what bonds you and your loved one! Whatever time, place, or world you decide to capture with your theme, Dream City Music hopes to be there to help set the stage. Browse our many musician and ensemble options. Send us your special song requests even if it isn’t on our song list. Finally, don’t forget to stay in touch with Dream City Music by visiting our website and signing up for our newsletter!

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The Great Gatsby – http://www.marionhume.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/gatsby.jpg

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