People might search for wedding themes for their wedding websites to keep family and friends informed. Wedding related businesses might also need a wedding theme for their branding purposes. No matter the reason you want one, sorting through hundreds of options takes time and effort.
We’ve done the hard work for you, though. A search for “wedding themes for WordPress” resulted in 47.7 million results to sort through. We narrowed the options down more by changing the date to those updated at least once in the past year. We then sought the ones with a free option, even if it also offered a commercial or professional upgrade.
Wedding themes may be one of our favorite topics in this series so far. Elegant typography, beautiful backgrounds and added elements all come together to create beautiful and aesthetically pleasing websites. You can get by with soft pinks and other pastels for a wedding site.
The wedding industry sees around 2.6 million weddings in the United States every year. Some people who might want a wedding theme for their site include photographers, cake bakers, event planners, florists and dress shops. Any business that supports weddings in some way might want a specialized design reflecting their work.
What to Look for in Wedding Themes
What you should look for depends on the type of work you offer. For example, if you’re a disk jockey, you might want something more fun and modern for your theme. On the other hand, if you sell traditional wedding dresses, you’ll want to go softer and more formal.
Some of the things that are must haves include:
- Space for photographs and potentially a gallery of your work
- Beautiful typography
- Ability to customize the design to suit your business
- Form to collect contact information from leads
- Minimalistic layout that puts the emphasis on the services or the wedding
If you’re creating a wedding website as a bride or groom, you may also want to seek something that includes a map to your event, link to gift registries and places to include your story as a couple.
Our Favorite Wedding Themes
After sorting through the available wedding themes on sites such as WordPress.org and WP theme repositories, we narrowed the options to five designs we love and think you will too.
Bakers Lite is the perfect wordpress theme for a wedding cake baker. The theme works with AMP plugin, making it mobile responsive. The design is widget friendly, giving you plenty of opportunities to customize the look.
Upgrade to the pro version and gain additional homepage sections, premium support, more typography selections, additional header and footer layouts and more customizations. The theme would work for a bakery or florist. You might even be able to adapt it to suit the needs of a wedding shop.
VW Event Planner
Are you a wedding or event planner? The VW Event Planner wedding theme gives you an opportunity to show off past projects. You can include images in the slider showing what you’ve done for other wedding couples.
The free version comes with a responsive design, various page layouts, customization tools and the color palette of your choice. Upgrade to the pro version and change the background, add gallery selections, post client feedback and set up a subscription to stay in touch with potential clients.
We particularly liked the side-by-side layout of the boxes. They create a unique look that draws the user’s interest and engages them.
If you’re a bride or groom looking for a theme for your wedding page, look no further than My Wedding. This versatile theme has a soft, ethereal look that pulls people in and makes them want to be part of your love story.
The theme is touted as being responsive, speed optimized and SEO ready. For $39, you can use it on as many sites as you’d like. When you upgrade to the premium theme, you gain a banner slider, custom banner, custom colors and additional theme options.
Wedding Hall is the perfect theme for an event venue. You can highlight the different areas available, showcase other weddings you’ve done or make suggestions for things couples might like as part of their wedding and/or reception.
One thing nice about the theme is the layout that lets people look at the seating capacity, catering options, wifi availability and parking area.The theme is widget ready, mobile responsive and SEO ready. It supports multiple languages and features one-click installation.
When you upgrade to premium for under $50, you gain a banner slider, customized color and layout options, ability to hide or show different sections and Woocommerce support.
Our Winner: Charity Wedding
Charity Wedding is our top choice for personal wedding story websites and those who offer wedding-related services. The highly adaptable and minimalistic design works for different uses. We love the large hero image, boxed blog post excerpts and the ample whitespace to put the focus where it belongs–on the wedding couple.
Some of the top benefits of this theme include:
- Responsive to mobile devices
- Custom CSS
- Swap the colors
- Ready-made theme options
If you upgrade to the pro version, you gain multiple options for the homepage layout, a dark and light version and additional header and color options. Some of the more unique things we liked are the infinite scroll, gallery posts and a services section for business owners.
Download for free or upgrade for $59 and gain flexible options to make the theme your own. Charity Wedding is a flexible wedding theme that will work for couples or business owners.
Selecting Your Best Wedding Theme
Finding the best wedding themes for your upcoming nuptials or small business can take a lot of time. Fortunately for you, we’ve done the heavy lifting and narrowed your options to the five selections above. Consider whether you want a more modern or softer look and choose accordingly. You can’t go wrong with any of the themes here.
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Chapter 3: Day Care Themes
Chapter 4: Pet Grooming Themes
Chapter 5: Real Estate Themes
Chapter 6: Restaurant Themes
Chapter 7: Wedding Themes
Chapter 8: Teacher Themes
Chapter 9: Events Themes
Chapter 10: Manufacturing Themes
Chapter 11: Flower Shop Themes
Chapter 12: Portfolio Themes
Chapter 13: Photographer Themes
Chapter 14: E-Commerce Themes
About The Author
Eleanor Hecks is the Editor-in-Chief of Designerly Magazine, an online publication dedicated to providing in-depth content from the design and marketing industries. When she's not designing or writing code, you can find her re-reading the Harry Potter series, burning calories at a local Zumba class, or hanging out with her dogs, Bear and Lucy.