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How To Plan a Red-Themed Wedding

Planning a Red-Themed Wedding

How To Plan a Red-Themed Wedding


A red-themed wedding is not just about choosing a colour; it’s about creating a mood, setting a style, and telling a story. Red, often associated with love, strength, and vitality, can transform your special day into a deeply romantic and unforgettable event. Whether it’s through subtle accents or bold statements, incorporating red into your wedding can create an atmosphere that is both luxurious and heartwarmingly intimate.


Significance of Red in Weddings


red theme for a wedding


Red, a colour rich in cultural and emotional significance, has been a traditional choice in many cultures for centuries. Red can add a profound symbolising your wedding’s emotional resonance by symbolising love. In Western cultures, while white is traditionally associated with weddings, red is increasingly embraced for its ability to infuse energy and warmth. When woven into the fabric of your wedding, red not only creates a visually stunning experience but also enhances the overall atmosphere with its dynamic and heartening presence.


Choosing the Right Shade of Red


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The spectrum of red offers myriad shades, each conveying its mood and style. From the deep, romantic burgundy to the bright and cheerful cherry red, each shade carries a different meaning and creates a unique ambience. Burgundy exudes a sense of ion and timeless elegance, ideal for formal, evening weddings. Brighter shades, like scarlet or cherry red, bring a more playful, vibrant energy, perfect for outdoor or summer weddings. It’s important to choose a shade of red that not only resonates with your style but also complements your venue. A rustic setting may call for earthier tones like maroon, while a modern venue could be the perfect backdrop for a bold, true red.


Red in Bridal Attire

Incorporating red into bridal attire can range from subtle to bold. For brides, consider a gown with red accents, such as a red sash, embroidery, or even a full red dress for the daring. Grooms can opt for a red tie, vest, or boutonniere to add a touch of colour. For the bridal party, red dresses for bridesmaids and red accessories for groomsmen can create a cohesive and striking look. Accessories are another area where red can play a starring role – think red shoes, jewellery, or a stunning red bouquet to add a pop of colour.


Decorating with Red: Venue and Floral Arrangements


red-theme venue


Decorating your venue with red can transform it into a romantic and passionate setting. Consider red tablecloths, chair sashes, or drapery to add richness and depth. For floral arrangements, red roses are a classic and timeless choice but don’t be afraid to mix in other red blooms like peonies, tulips, or dahlias for texture and variety. Combining different shades of red within your bouquets and centrepieces can create a dynamic and visually captivating display.


Lighting and Ambience

Lighting plays a crucial role in setting the mood. Soft, warm lighting can cast a romantic glow over your red decor, enhancing the colour’s natural richness. Consider red accent lights, candlelight, or even a custom red light to project patterns or monograms in red hues. The goal is to create a romantic and elegant atmosphere, where the red elements are highlighted without overpowering the space.


Red-Themed Catering and Cake Design


Red-Themed Catering and Cake Design


Red in Invitations and Stationery

Your invitation’s first glimpse paper will have your wedding theme. Opt for stationery with red accents – whether it’s through the use of red ink, ribbons, or envelopes. Carry this theme to your day of paper, like menus and place cards, to create a cohesive look.


Capturing the Red Theme in Photography and Videography

Communicate your vision with your photographer and videographer to ensure your red theme is beautifully captured. They can play with colour contrasts, focus on red details, and use creative techniques to highlight the theme. Think about including red props or backdrops for some of your shots, and ensure that the vibrancy of the colour comes through in both your photographs and video.


Flowers for Red-Themed Wedding

A red-themed wedding can be striking and romantic, and many beautiful flowers can complement this theme. Here are some popular choices:

  • Roses: The classic choice for romance, red roses are perfect for a wedding. They come in various shades of red and can be used in everything from bouquets to centrepieces.
  • Tulips: Red tulips are elegant and can add a touch of sophistication to your wedding decor. They’re particularly fitting for a spring wedding.
  • Gerbera Daisies: These flowers are fun and cheerful, with a more casual look. They come in a vibrant red that can brighten up any arrangement.
  • Carnations: These are a budget-friendly option and can be used to create lush, full arrangements. They come in various shades of red and are very durable.
  • Peonies: If your wedding is in late spring, red peonies can be a stunning choice. They’re lush and romantic, with a luxurious look and feel.
  • Ranunculus: These flowers have a unique, layered appearance and come in a beautiful deep red. They’re perfect for adding texture and depth to your arrangements.
  • Amaryllis: Known for their tall, striking blooms, amaryllis can be a dramatic addition to your wedding flowers, especially in winter weddings.
  • Calla Lilies: For a more modern, sleek look, red calla lilies are a great choice. They have an elegant shape and a deep, vibrant colour.
  • Dahlias: Available in a variety of reds, from deep burgundies to brighter shades, dahlias can add a touch of sophistication and uniqueness to your floral arrangements.
  • Anemones: With their dark centres and vibrant red petals, anemones are striking and can create a beautiful contrast in bouquets and arrangements.




 married couple, red roses


Planning a red-themed wedding is about more than just choosing a colour; it’s about crafting an experience that resonates with warmth, love, and passion. Remember, balance and personalisation are the keys to a successful red-themed wedding. Let your creativity flow, and don’t shy away from making bold choices that reflect your style and story.

Planning a red-themed wedding can be a thrilling and memorable experience. The right floral arrangements play a crucial role in bringing your vision to life, adding elegance and vibrancy to your special day. At Bourkes Florist, we specialize in crafting stunning, high-quality floral designs that perfectly align with your red-themed wedding. Browse our stunning collection of red flowers and let us deliver it right to your venue. Place your order now!



Q: What are some budget-friendly ways to incorporate red into my wedding?

Consider using red in small but impactful ways, like in table settings, bouquets, or boutonnieres.


Q: How do I balance red with other colours in my wedding theme?

Pair red with neutral tones like white, cream, or gold for a balanced and elegant look.


Q: Can red be used effectively for a wedding in any season?

Absolutely! Adjust the shade of red to suit the season – brighter tones for spring/summer and deeper shades for fall/winter.


Q: How do I ensure my red-themed wedding is elegant and not overwhelming?

Use red as an accent colour rather than the main colour, and balance it with softer tones and textures.

How To Plan a Red-Themed Wedding

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