- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
Well my fiance and I have been together for four years, and hopefully in two more we’ll be married. I’ve just begun the planning process, and I thought I had it all figured out, but I’ve been thrown for a loop. I never really had a theme in mind, I just always knew I wanted to have an outdoor ceremony with an indoor reception at the same location.
I guess I’d kind of thought of something along the lines of a garden party, and the dress I’ve been eyeing is very 50s retro (not 50s wedding dress style, but a tea-length, a-line gown with natural waist). However, I’m not sure this quasi theme will really reflect who we are. My fiance and I are both fun-loving, and pretty laid back, however, when I plan parties, I like to really throw bash (with lots of diy elements). We thought maybe incorporating our passions into the wedding might be unique, but I’m finding it might be so unique, that I will have no basis for how to pull it off without becoming cheesy. When I finish my master’s in scriptwriting, he’ll be finishing up a bachelor’s for video game design. So as you can see we’re both inclined towards technology and creativity.
I was thinking of having a movie/video game theme. However I don’t know what to do with that, I’m afraid if I get too into it, it could turn out very tacky, plus I’ve always been kind of a tomboy, and I feel if there is one day my feminine side should show, it should be on my wedding day. I’ve thought of telling my fiance sorry and just sticking to the garden theme, but that’s the thing, this isn’t just my day, it’s our day, and I don’t want him to feel like the wedding only reflects my interests.
So does anyone have any ideas? Oh and if it helps, my favorite genre is horror, but two of my fav all time movies aren’t horror and those are Like Water for Chocolate and Breakfast At Tiffany’s. I’ve already thought about going with a retro video game element, like doing the nintendo game characters, but my fiance isn’t really wild about that, he played the games of course, but I think he feels it’s too childish. His choice in games varies at times, but one series he plays frequently is the Call of Duty series. Right now it’s Black Ops, but I’m sure by the time we get married there will be a new one out, and most of the color schemes on the promotional pictures I’ve seen feature black and a night-vision green. Not exactly my idea of romantic, and while I’m not looking to be super girly of frilly, I think that might push the limits of how “guyed” up I’ll let the wedding get.
The only thing I could think of was the possiblity of setting the wedding up like a release party since both movies and video games have them, but I can’t find any ideas. Please help me!!