A wedding is one of the most memorable events in a person's life. This is the main reason why most couples try to look for the most unique theme for the event. If you and your partner are on the stage of planning for this momentous event, then here is a list of concepts you may want to consider:

• Whimsical

A fantasy-based wedding never goes out of style and has been done a lot of times. You can up the level by looking for non-cliché motifs and splurge a bit more on lights and effects. Ask your guests to be in costume or wear something appropriate to the theme, but make sure they do not outdo you.

• Movie-Based

Want to be Bella or Alice for a day? Or your groom would like to sport Peter Pan? The possibilities are limitless when you do characters from a movie. No need to burst out in costumes. You can simply add a detail that will let you resemble your favourite movie character. Let your stylist make your skin two to three shades lighter for that Twilight vampire look or create the famed Katniss braids from Hunger Games.

• Cosplay

Everyone had a superhero dream or obsession at one point in their life and a wedding will surely be fun and memorable if you dress up. Completing the entire outfit is unnecessary as long as you add recognizable details like Wonder Woman's suit silhouette or signature icons of superman or batman for your groom. You may also wear wigs if your character has a signature one like Harlequin's red and blue.

• Sports

Grooms would love a shot at being a football star or a wrestling heavyweight so try incorporating your favourite sport during your wedding. Do mock starting line-up with your entourage or enter to the sound of a wrestling match announcement and have your husband wear a wrestling belt. Set up baseball plates in the entire venue so your guest can enjoy a stadium feel.

• Nature

Nature themes are huge this 2016. People are inclined to do environment-friendly stuff nowadays so this will be a hit. Couples can use organic food and giveaways or use solar-powered venues. If you are bold enough, get wet underwater, on top of a mountain or in the air while skydiving. Add caves and desserts for an extreme experience.

• Animal

Animal lovers and animal-print lovers will surely go nuts with this concept. A union will not be complete without your fur babies on the scene so why not let the entire guest list bring an extra "friend" so everyone can enjoy a menagerie. Instruct the attendees prior to the event about tending to their companions and observing hygiene.

• Hobby

If you love Legos, books, crafting, model cars or toy kits, then opt for a hobbyist marital theme. Pepper the venue with all the things you enjoy doing and make it as interactive as possible so your visitors can relate to you. You can always have an onsite crafting session during the reception and let the participants bring home their work as souvenirs. You may also indicate in the invitation that wedding gifts can be anything related to your pastime or collection.

• Season

Seasonal themes are popular for 2016. Winter and autumn are common designs in Instagram posts. Sheen, sparkle and glitter are also doing a comeback so go a little crazy on the designs as long as these do not look like a disco ball or explosion of fairy dust. Subtle accents like metalwork, chandeliers, or art pieces can add the necessary vibe. Christmas motifs are also a great ideas for December weddings, although it is advisable to still find elegant statement pieces instead.

• Time-based

Veer away from the traditional day-time wedding and go for a night ceremony. Working people will have a huge chance of coming and you can choose any date you like. There is no need to do it on a weekend just so everybody can attend.

Weddings are definitely fun when you enhance the experience. However, do not go broke trying to achieve an extravagant occasion. After all, the highlight of it all should be the union of a couple.