Post # 1
I have been addicted to the boards for a few weeks now. Finally starting my own topic!
My FI and I initially wanted to go with a “(Party) Like It’s 1999” theme because we met in our first year of high school back in 1999. I remember being enthralled with the glitter and shimmer of the millenium parties back then and wanted my colours to be metallic champagne, pink, teal, silver and the likes. Sweet metallic colour. But we were running out of ideas to incorporate the rest of the wedding decor to this theme. And I have overplayed 90s songs on my itune for years and it is beginning to sound cheesy to me. I even let him come up with the idea for our photobooth. I didn’t want to be all bridezilla so I let him come up with something. Hehe. Anyway, in line with our then 90s theme, he wanted the photobooth to be the set of Central Perk. The window with the sticker, the sofa where the cast hangs out at and so on.
After running out of ideas for a “like it’s 1999” theme, we thought why not a FRIENDS theme.
We kinda grew up watching Friends and just as he was leaving for college (the same year FRIENDS ended).. he passed me a Friends Trivia book on which he scribbled “Dear J, I know you’ll enjoy this book very much as much as I have enjoyed our friendship. Your dearest friend, C.”
I was like, “WE ARE DEFINITELY NOT JUST FRIENDSS ROAAAR”. We basically spent almost our entire high school life as “almost boyfriend and girlfriend”, not quite a couple but definitely not friends. I asked him if he still had feelings for me and well… we’ve been together for 9 years now. 🙂
So with the Friends theme in mind, he came up with the amazing idea to do our table numbers as such: “Table 1. The One With The School Library” printed on a card and a few lines of story below about how we met at the school library. And say “Table 23. The One With The Proposal.” and the little story at the bottom would be about how he proposed to me at the bar we had our first kiss. Or hey even one table that could be “The One With The First Kiss.” .. 🙂 We are very excited to be naming our tables!!
I have a few other ideas such as sticking quotes from Friends (really popular quotes or else our guests will be confused) into the goodies on the dessert bar. Maybe something like:
“A Moment On The Lips, Forever On The Hips”(Joey).
“Baby Kangaroo Tribbiani” (Joey)
“How You Doin'”(Joey)
And perhaps get some miniature doll coffee mugs to incorporate into the groomsmen’s boutonnieres! Erm.. and hang some coffee mugs from a tree at our garden venue.
picture from pinterest!
What do you girls think? Yay or Nay? I do believe less is more. Just hope we don’t come on too cheesy. 🙁
Post # 3
90s party sounds better than a wedding themed around a tv show, personally.
Post # 4
yeah..you have a point. 😐 maybe i should have a No Theme Wedding and just put in whatever I want! haha. 🙂
Post # 5
@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
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
@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
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
Invitations- The one where __ and __ get married
Post # 9
Yes… i think i should just have a few accents..:) Need to get my head cracking on how to be reeeallly subtle!
Oooo!! The photoframe idea might be a better choice than having the actual photobooth to be a set of Central Perk..:)
I also quite like the idea of having a foosball table..haha.. at least it will give the guys something to do while waiting for the reception to start.
coffee mugs centrepieces sound like a beautiful idea too..:) thank you very much for all the ideas!! will share it with FI!
I know..:( and everything else seems overdone. but it really should just be about us and what we want eh? 😛
I wanted to go with a super sparkly NYE feel for my “Like It’s 1999” theme. But i was like exactly what significance does NYE carry for me and my FI? Nothing really. 🙁 So.. meh.
We did think about doing a shot like that similar to the posters or opening credits..:D
Thank you for the encouragement though..:) It means a lot to me.
I do want to try to do it tastefully. haha which is why i’m kinda stressing out how to come across as “US” and not so much a tv show.
My dad’s actually singing as we walk down for the reception..:) I’ll let him choose something that he is comfortable with..haha. 🙂
I like the parasols idea too!! it’s a very nice simple touch!
i did think about the Friends font too.. and also the invitation card to say “The One Where __ and __ Get Married!”
fingers cross they turn out okay:D
Post # 10
@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
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
@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 # 13
@glitterblingsparklebee: I love your posted picture inspirations though. I think they’re adorable!
Post # 14
@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
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
@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!