Post # 1
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
Saw another post from several months ago where a Bee asked who was NOT having a rustic / country themed wedding this year. I have been to a few weddings, or gotten invites, in the past 2 or 3 years with mason jars, etc. & apparently this is a big thing, especially on Pinterest. I like Pinterest but I am not on it for wedding ideas. I use it to decorate our rustic cabin, back in the woods on our farm. My point being, wearing our boots and putting my girls in frilly skirts with denim shirts is a normal way of dress for us. My youngest daughter was wearing her boots with her shorts the other week and my cousin told her it was time for her to put them up for the year. I said we wear our boots all year & I will be lucky to get her to not wear her boots to the beach with her bathing suit. I do not own a pair of Jimmy Choo’s. So this is not a “theme” for us, this is us. I did not know it was such a big deal until I joined the Bee. I have been referring to our wedding as “rustic” just so people would get the idea of my sense of style. My FI asked to wear camo to the wedding the day after he proposed. I am not going to let him take it that far, but I am just trying to prove my point. Just wondering who else feels that their wedding is just how they live their life. Or are you trying to have something different than anyone else for your weding? When did having a “theme” become such a big deal?
Post # 2
I think the point of the theme is to help people work with your vision and tie everything in together, but I don’t think they are necessary. We are having a “rustic country” wedding, but like you said, it’s just us. We have a family property, but it’s unsuitable to host so many people so we are hiring a farm venue. Our spare time is always off in the bush so our wedding is just going to be a reflection of us. I would feel very uncomfortable in a glamorous ballroom with Jimmy Choo’s. My FI didn’t ask to wear camo, but he did ask to ride his quad up the aisle and to go hunting the morning of (no to first request, yes to second)
I think the mason jar thing is so popular because it’s cheap, practical and looks really cool. I don’t think it’s only popular because of pinterest.
I think no matter what you do, you’ll end up with some sort of running theme whether it’s based off your venue or colours or what have you. I mean you wouldn’t decorate a ballroom with hay bales, ya know? I do think some people go to too much effort with making everything fit into a theme though, especially with autumn and halloween themes.
Post # 3
My theme is wedding. We picked out a colour scheme and decorations we liked. We are having some blue birds on the invites and cake but they aren’t love birds (although I’m sure people will think that). They are twitter birds as that’s how we met.
Post # 4
I don’t even know if I have a theme. It’s just whatever looks like nice. My FI asked to wear camo (which probably won’t look nice) and fish. I said no to fishing as I’m pretty sure he will miss the ceremony (it’s always one more hour, one more hour) but I said he can wear camo to the reception.
Post # 5
MrsUPS: idk if we have a theme but my fav color is purple so we doing purple and grey and since i love ecerything that sparkle and love flower so we going with crystal candelabra and a lot of flowers we just want out guest to have a good time
Post # 6
My “theme” is more of a color scheme matched with my normal style, so when people ask I just say we don’t have a specific theme and usually start talking about the colors since I think that is what most people are fishing for anyway :-).
Post # 7
nessdawwg: I love this, because we are doing the “rustic” theme too, but to us it isn’t a theme. My fiance asked to drive up the aisle for the wedding too. I told him no, but we are riding away from the ceremony on the four wheeler. Haha!
We are having ours at the cabins off a lake near our home. Outdoors, relaxed and laid-back. I am most definitely not a girly-girl bride wearing high heels and the most expesnive dress – but I think our country wedding shows exactly who we are. The groomsmen and FI will have fishing lures in their bouts too!
Also, the hunting is happening the morning before the wedding lol! Deer season opens up Sept 1st for us, for bow hunters. FI got a bow recently (he’s usually a rifle hunter) and wants to go and try it out before the wedding.
Post # 8
I tried to have a “theme” but it’s more really to tie the important things we like together. My FH loves James Bond, I love Japanese Spring so to compromise we picked the colors that go well together and just tried or best to fit whatever goes with those two things together. Our invitations has JamesBond/Bond Girl silhouettes on it with floating petals in the background. Our cupckes are half cherry blossoms design and the other half have bow ties to show off his James Bond style. My FH’s tux is pure black and white while his groomsmen are gray to make him stand out as “Bond”. Our favours are japanese style fans. so it’s little things here and there. I guess it’s more the colors that are our “theme” more than anything and any other little touches to show our love for our “individual themes”.
If you have a theme or a running theme to at least make everything go all the power to ya! I just don’t get why some people start bashing when they hear about certains themes and such. It’s not their wedding. They have their own or HAD their own and I’m sure they’re happy with it so why bash other people’s? what makes them an expert?!
Post # 9
I don’t really have a theme. Our main colors are jewel tones (red & purple) and the guys will be in charcoal gray suits. We want something elegant but also fun. Our invites are purple and silver which tie in to our favorite sports team (The Sacramento Kings) but it manages to do that in an elegant way.
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2015 - Industrial/Modern
We don’t really have a theme… or any direction at all at the moment lol. I’ve just been telling people who ask that our theme is fun. This wedding will likely end up being a mishmash of all the things that we like.
Post # 11
I’ve always loved themes, whatever the theme. When I first started looking at wedding details, it seemed themes were a huge faux paus and now they are back with a vengence! FI and I picked out colors many years ago (navy blue and silver), so I’m tying these colors together with my favorite color (purple) and all hues inbetween to complete a twilight/starry night theme. This gives me a decoration baseline without having to be overly weddingly. It is most certainly a wedding, but I don’t need wedding bell confetti and pastel bows on everything. I’m going to use confetti stars, silver serving pieces, candles and other pieces to accentuate our sunset ceremony and the reception that follows in the twilight hours of what I hope to be a brilliant summer night!
Post # 12
We have a Doctor Who theme. There were a couple of my family members that tried to talk me out of it but I didn’t care. It’s what we love so I don’t care what anyone else says.