How do you pick a theme? Would it be ok to just have it all over the place?

posted 3 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would stick with only a few of the things you mentioned, there’s a lot going on. I just started planning decor and ideas and along the way I notice a theme. Our theme is love birds and I never would have thought of that if I didn’t just start planning first. It’s nice to have some personal touches in the wedding but don’t overkill.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@HonoraryNerd:  Themes are not required! For the longest time, weddings didn’t even have singular themes, and to be honest I have no idea when it started happening. I figure as long as the colors match and there isn’t more stuff than people at the reception, you’re okay. Just decorate and accessorize to your tastes, and it will look unique, fabulous, and totally you!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Sounds like we we did.  We sort of had a theme – fall, but not all of the details were fall themed.  Our card box was a TARDIS, we had climbing caribiners attached to our escort cards, we did books as favors, our cake topper was two bears kissing, we used canoe paddles instead of a guest book, our STDs had a calendar with the UofM football schedule on it, we had a mini scavenger hunt that included rockets, stuff like that.  Our colors were fall colors and our decor was mostly fall themed, but nothing so strong that the little details looked out of place.  It’s was an underlying theme we used to tie everything together.

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@HonoraryNerd:  Also, it’s super easy to incorporate little, personal touches without making them part of the overall decor. Cufflinks are a great way to sneak stuff like comic characters into the day. You could wrap your bouquet with a piece of brightly colored fabric/ribbon. If your venue allows outside alcohol, you could stock up on the special beers y’all like. Etc…

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@HonoraryNerd:  Your theme is….Wedding!  Don’t worry about trying to force a theme, it will naturally happen or it won’t.  Your guests don’t care.  Only ridiculously expensive tv wedding planners care about having an actual theme.

As for worrying about everything fititng together, the unifying element is you and your FI.  So long as everything symbolizes something important to each of you, your guests will get it (and if not, it won’t take much explaining to say “Oh FI just loves RPG!)  Have you looked at the Offbeat Bride Blog yet?  If not, I highly recommend it.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Oh, and trying to use two to three main bold colors will probably help tie each different element together nicely.  That is how we decided on decor.  We both agreed on turquoise and then we paired it up with different colors until we found lime green which we both love since green is our favorite color.  We just recently added pops of orange using sugar starfish and the flowers (orange roses.)  It’ll all start coming together and if not, there’s nothing wrong with being electic so long as all of the elements have special meaning for you.

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