Nurse theme wedding ideas

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Nurse theme wedding ideas
Adding nurse-themed elements to your wedding is a great way to tie in your career with the start of your new life. (Wedding 2 image by Joelyn Pullano from

Integrating your nursing profession with the plans for your wedding can be kitschy and cute or classy and fun. Introduce the theme in subtle ways with small red crosses or occupation-themed charms in the bouquets and centrepieces, or in a larger way with stethoscope-printed invitations and nurse's hat cookie cutter favours.


Whether you choose to carry the stark whites of old-fashioned nurse uniforms through to your decorations, or opt for more direct decoration ideas like stethoscopes, decorating for your wedding and including your chosen profession can be fun and kitschy or more subdued. Consider integrating nursing with another theme like "healing hearts" or "medical matchup." Particularly for two nurses or two people in the medical profession, utilising a theme like "healing hearts," where your theme revolves around nurse items and hearts, or "medical matchup," where your theme mixes puzzle pieces and medical items, can be charming and fun. Look to nursing scrubs for inspiration and ideas as well.

Character cake toppers can also add a themed touch to your wedding. Whether you look for a nurse wearing scrubs, a cartoon character dressed like a nurse, or choose a red cross for the cake topper, this is an easy way to integrate the theme.


From first-aid kits to nurse-themed jewellery or cookie cutters, wedding favours are another fun and easy way to include the nurse theme in your wedding without it completely overtaking your decorations. With the variety of wedding favours available to purchase, and even more that you can make yourself, there is no limit to the way you can represent nursing in your wedding.

Look for cookie cutters shaped like ambulances, miniature first-aid kits that you can label with your names and wedding date, or consider making themed candy. Small chocolate stethoscopes or red crosses are cute and fun options that will bring a smile to guests' faces and carry the theme through.

Other Ideas

Consider trading the traditional limousine ride for an arrival or departure in an ambulance, with permission from the proper authorities.

Look for vintage items that can add flair and class to your ceremony or reception. Red Cross pins and patches, vintage medical gear and other retro or antique items can carry the theme.

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