A F.R.I.E.N.D.S Themed Wedding! – would love to hear some ideas!

posted 3 years ago in Decor
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  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    90s party sounds better than a wedding themed around a tv show, personally.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @glitterblingsparklebee:  I think you may run the risk of it looking too much like a FRIENDS tribute party rather than you wedding. I think it could work if it was more subtle, for example you went with NYC coffee shop decor- I LOVE the picture you posted of the cups

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I love your theme idea! at our wedding we had an empty photo frame hanging from a tree for people to take photos in, you could do the same with the style of frame Monica has around the peephole on her door! oh and where other people use chalkboards (signs, photo props etc) you could use a whiteboard & pen like Joey has on the back if his door.

    and rent a foosball table!

    ooh ooh! your cake topper can be a chick and a duck!

    i don’t know where your reception is or how open they would be to this, but I always loved the cute short patterned aprons Rachel wore when she worked at central perk, you could get some for your servers.

    ok random ideas-

    try and track down that cookie jar Monica has and have it on your cake table.

    write “time to put on your thanksgiving pants” at the top of the menus, if you’re having them.

    have your celebrant wear a WWI uniform like when Joey married Monica and Chandler (lol)

    your FI could wear exactly what Mike wore at him and Phoebe’s wedding, because that was just perfection and Paul Rudd is amazing 

    you could buy the biggest coffee mugs you can find (I’ve seen novelty giant ones) and arrange flowers in them for your centrepieces

    and finally… you guys can learn THE ROUTINE for your first dance!

    sooo obviously I’m on board with the idea! I think if your fiance’s getting excited about the planning, encourage it! have fun, if no one ‘gets’ it, it’ll be your inside joke. dooo it!

     

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @glitterblingsparklebee:  I think not having a theme would be better. Neither of your theme ideas seem like they’d really work.

     

    Having a decade theme is hard because over the course of 10 years there are a lot of different trends, and since the nineties isn’t really known for any specfic trends (except maybe grunge?) like, say, the sixties and hippies. Since there wouldn’t be one cohesive style/trend to pick out and follow I feel like a nineties theme would be confusing to guests and hard to put together. 

    ETA:  changed my mind about the Friends thing I think it would actually be cute as long as it’s just some little touches and you don’t go totally overboard. 

    You have to do the fountain/bench/umbrellas scenes from the opening credits with your bridal party. Your BMs could wear black and white dresses and the guys black suits. 

    Post # 8
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it can be done,but like all themes it should be done tastefully. You don’t want your wedding to end up looking like a carnival game. Small touches here and there- no costumes.

    ‘I’ll be there for you’ when you walk back down the aisle? Or when you walk into the reception as husband and wife?

    You look wonderful tonight for your first dance

    Use the Friends font

    Use parasols/umbrellas for photo ops

    Classic cocktails

    Invitations- The one where __ and __ get married

     

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @glitterblingsparklebee:  That sounds cute! Do what you want. I’m a huge friends fan and which that I would have thought of this.

    Could you do the tables the names of the characters? Even secondary characters like Ben, Gunther, Emma, etc.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    TBH neither my husband nor I would get it…we didn’t watch the show.  I am all for themes…we did themed…but it was more of a symbol used throughout. 

     

    OH, one thing we did was sort of explain the significance of our theme on our wed site.  Maybe if you do go with this you could put a little blurb on your wed site (if you have one).  It would def help us to understand cups in the tree and the quotes 🙂

     

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @GoldfishPie:  +1.  What about people who didn’t watch “Friends”?  Even if they did, it’s been a long time, most people wont’ “get” the quotes.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @glitterblingsparklebee:  I think its a cute idea I love friends and I am watching reruns I also agree subtle touches would be awesome

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’ve never really watched Friends (outside of sometimes it was on TV while I was hanging out with someone who liked it), so I would make sure that anything Friends related also looks good. Otherwise it could look like you tried to incorporate a bunch of random stuff that doesn’t really flow together or look good (because I assume some of your guests will not understand the connection between coffee and parasols).

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @glitterblingsparklebee:  The combination of the two, I think would be great.

     

    I had the problem where my brain went theme crazy. I started out with an UP theme, then a 50’s theme, non specific theme, bioshock theme. Now I’ve just combined everything together. We are having a 50’s mad men wedding in october, with a ton of video game references and an overall bioshock theme. It’s insane but it’s us!

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