(Closed) Fun and Classy Wedding…Is this possible?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

First of all, I think it’s really cool of you to let your FI have some things at y’alls wedding that you might not ordinarily want. I definitely think that a wedding should reflect both people’s personalities. I personally would love those kinds of things at a wedding…it would be a ton of fun! Plus I bet the pics would be priceless! Maybe you could do a carnival theme? If done properly, it can be both fun and sophisticated. It’s definitely worth a google 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Your FI sounds like a fun loving guy! I think you could include some more traditional or elegant elements with your FI’s ideas- the outdoor setting will help make the blending easier.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My friend actually had a bouncehouse that you climbed to the top and slid down and landed in a pool of water.  I thought it was crazy, but it a fun way.  She and her husband actually went down it in their tux and dress!  But that was them, so it was expected. 

She still had a very classy turnout though. The actual wedding was very nice and casual, with flowers and ribbon and nice music.  Then we all went around back where we had a casual bbq, had kegs of beer, and they danced on the pool deck.  It was very nice – but I will say, not at all formal.  I think as long as you give off the casual yet nice vibe through the whole night you will be great! It’s little things like your choice of flowers, for example, you may want to stay away from a lot of roses or orchids or calla lillies.  Maybe carnations or sunflowers would be better!  You can pull it off!!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Yes, you can combine fun and class!! We had lots of fun elements to our wedding – a “photo hut” with silly props, hula hoops during dinner (guests had to hula hoop to get us to kiss) and sparklers for our first dance. And I think it was pretty classy, too. 

Posting a few pics (sorry if some of you bees have seen these a million times before – I feel like I’m posting them like crazy, but for different reasons!)… see the hula hoops on the sand between the tables?

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think you can mix fun and classy, but I agree that it won’t be “formal.”  Some guests may criticize, but whatever, because that means there will be a shorter wait at the bounce house.  I say go for it!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Miss OBG: I agree – “class” and “formality” are two very different things!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Yes, you can definitely do fun & classy! But, as other PP have mentioned, “formal” might not be doable, in the sense that I doubt your bouncy thing would get used much if all your guests are in black tie attire, for example. 

Here are some “theme” ideas that sort of have that vibe of funky and whimsy to get you started: 

Mad Hatter Tea Party theme: http://bridalcookie.com/weddingtobe/mad-hatter-wedding-inspiration/

Cinco de Mayo (or Mexicana) theme: http://chartreuselove.blogspot.com/2010/05/cinco-de-mayo-wedding-ideas.html

Circus: http://postcardsandpretties.blogspot.com/2010_05_01_archive.html (scroll down to #89)

Summer Camp chic: http://www.snippetandink.com/real-wedding-brittany-michael.html

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Of course! Just make sure that your decor is “whimsical” to match! I would maybe take the colors of the bounce house, popcorn machine, etc and incorporate them into your decor and centerpieces.

Like others said, it’s not going to be formal, but it can certainly we well done!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I love the idea of a bouncey house, especially if you’ll have kids at the wedding. And think of the cool photos you could get inside the house!

Post # 13
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Newbee

No NO no NO. No bounce houses at a wedding. You will have routy kids running all over the place. It’s NOT a playground, it’s a wedding. Plenty of other ways to be classy without turning your beautiful day into a school carnival.

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