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If you want to add a special flare to your wedding, try a theme that is important to both you and your future spouse. This theme truly can be anything. But here are a few ideas for you to consider.

Western-style wedding

Deck the groom and groomsmen in cowboy boots and hats, maybe even a bandana. Add western-style gowns for the bride and her bridesmaids and you've got a western wedding. You may also want to bring in horses for a nice touch. Maybe you and your spouse will travel from the wedding to the reception in a horse-drawn carriage. Consider even having barbecue at the reception, and plenty of square dancing and country-line dancing to entice the crowd to get into the western mood.

Ethnic wedding

If you're African-American, Asian-American, or have some other deeply rooted heritage, how about an ethnic wedding? Wear gowns that highlight your heritage. Make sure the groom and groomsmen are wearing ethnic clothes, too. Decorate the church and reception hall with items that would characterize your theme.

Period wedding

Try a wedding that emphasizes a different period in American–or even a foreign country's–past. What about a 50's wedding? Consider having the wait staff at your reception wear roller skates. Or maybe you'd prefer a Victorian wedding. Make sure you can find the costumes that will give your wedding a definite style that you and your guests won't forget. You may even want to consider an English, Scottish, or French-style wedding.

All-night wedding

Remember slumber parties when you were a teenager? How about an all-night wedding? This gives you and your guests a chance to truly party the night away. This can easily be done by having a party after your wedding reception. Perhaps you'll rent out another hall where people can go for a second party. Or maybe the party continues at your home. The all-night wedding party usually ends with breakfast the following morning.

All-weekend wedding

The all-night party not enough for you? Want to party all weekend, eh? The all-weekend wedding celebration generally is set up as a vacation for you and your guests. You'll go to a resort area in a distant place that can be enjoyed by all for a nice, relaxing get-away. You, of course, can set this up in your area, too. Just plan several events and parties throughout the weekend you're getting married.