- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
So I was never really planning to have a theme, other than “we’re getting married” but I was having a hard time thinking of what to do for decorations, centerpieces, etc.
Then I ran across something on google images that caught my eye – flower arrangements done in Chemistry/lab type glassware – ehrlenmeyer flasks and so forth.
My Fiance teaches Chemistry at a university and runs a chemistry lab. At the time we’re getting married, there are no classes being held, so it would likely be possible we could borrow a bunch of the glassware – ehrlenmeyer flasks, graduated flasks and cylenders, test tubes, etc. I’d buy flowers from Costco or Whole Foods or someplace and do arrangements using the flasks – nothing super complex – just flowers stuck in them, maybe some ribbon. Some of the flasks could maybe just have colored water to look kind of fun and “chemical” and maybe I’d get some of those fake candles that can be submerged or something like that. After the wedding we would have to clean and return the glassware, which could be a pain, but on the good side we won’t be stuck with a bunch of stuff to store/sell afterward.
To expand on the theme I thought for a combo escort card/favor I could buy stoppered test tubes (plastic ones for safety instead of glass?) and put candies in them – maybe M&Ms or something. I was thinking I could maybe try to print the guest names in a “periodic table” type of look to them.
I have found some “chemistry” wedding invitations out there, but they seem too cutesy. So we’d either have to go with something more generically wedding-y, or I was maybe going to try to design something. But so far I’m a bit blank on it.
And I’m stuck for something chemistry-related that we could do for a card box, or other parts of the decor.
What do you think? Will it work OK? Would it be geeky-cool or will it look silly? Any other ideas for a Chemistry-theme? Ideas for invitations?
The only other downside is that I’m not involved in Chemistry myself, so it’s kind of a one-sided theme. We are both also computer programmers (he does that as a second job, and it’s my regular job) so we’re both sort of computer/science geeks all around. I am not sure I’d like a computer type theme, though, and can’t think of what we’d do with that.