(Closed) For anyone who has had or attended a Renaissance Fair wedding

posted 8 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Have your husband ask what is the requested attire. Renaissance-themed clothing is perfectly acceptable.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

I would look for either a renaissance halloween costume (you can find some decent ones for under $100, but they’re usually kind of generically sized or cheap), or buy a simple long dress with a scoop neckline and empire waist that you can kind of accessorize into being halfway renaissance-y. 🙂

Unfortunately, getting good quality renaissance stuff can be really expensive!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Been in medieval re-enactment groups since I was 3.  I wouldn’t go the halloween costume route – very cheaply made for not-cheap-enough prices.  If you do a google search for sca garb, and look for something with a corset/bodice, you should be good.  If you’re decent with a sewing machine, you can look up how to make a chemise and a skirt with little difficulty.

1. Wear flats or black/brown sandals.  The simpler the better (I usually have black suede/cloth flats.)

2. Skirt, chemise, and bodice are the essential garments, but if the bodice has an attached overskirt and the chemise in floor-length, you don’t need the full skirt.  Also, if it’s going to be hot, I recommend just a chemise and skirt – I was initially early-tudor (early renaissance), but the costume was WAY too hot.  You can get them at Very Merry Seamstress or MANY other places online.  

This http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350356155880&rvr_id=134737971633&crlp=1_263602_263622&UA=WVS%3F&GUID=731887801260a02652b41de4ffd7f26a&itemid=350356155880&ff4=263602_263622

could be perfect.  Relatively cheap, but still making a concerted effort.

If you plan on making a habit of it:  http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/FaireFinery/items/Renaissance_WENCH_DRESS_Blue_Bodice_Skirt_SCA_Costume

My medieval period is pre-Ren, so this: http://www.ecrater.com/p/6737632/green-medieval-renaissance-velvet-dress  makes me drool.  That dye originated around the same time as my medieval character.  EEEEEEE!  

Note: us SCAdians are kind of prissy about our fabrics – all natural… which could push up the price.  Ren fest people are not as weird about it – they allow crushed velvet and poly-cotton.  Some SCAdian costumers only do the period fabrics, which tend to cost more – be careful.  Though… Poly-cotton does NOT breathe.  

Um…  I’ll back away now.  Happy to give any advice on medieval costuming though.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve never been to one so I can’t really say, but I would super love to see some pics of things like this!  That’s so awesome!

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