Post # 1
My wedding is following the “rustic romance” theme… I don’t want to overdo it, but I don’t want it to look underdone either. My venue has a lot of wood inside and a lot of flowers/trees outside. My centerpieces will be simple with mason jars and flowers that give off the “just picked” looked. I plan on wood signs directing guests to the ceremony, reception etc. Wood frames on the guestbook and favor tables (a wish jar and a candy buffet)…
I have a lot of ideas but for some reason I am STUCK on escort cards and displays, how to make my candy buffet fit in nicely (can I make frosted take-out boxes work?), and card boxes.
Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated!!
Post # 3
I think some themes can go a little too far. As long as the main aspects of your wedding fit together in terms of rustic, romantic, etc. the small details, like the candy buffet boxes, won’t really matter too much. If your dress is a big poofy ball gown, that probably wouldn’t fit in with your theme that well, but if your candy buffet boxes are frosted, I doubt anyone will notice.
For escort cards, you could do simple cards with a little rustic flower attached to each one to tie in with the centerpieces.
Post # 4
Our rustic wedding used rocks as escort cards (names on one side, table numbers on the other) and our cardbox was an old mailbox covered in faux bois contact paper (i think if we had more “romance” in our rustic, the old, chipped white paint would have worked great – but we had a pretty heavy tree theme in our rustic).
Post # 6
I disagree with pp a little, I love themes and don’t think they ever go too far because they make a wedding unique. That said, if you are feeling like you are overdoing a certain thing (like wood for example) maybe step back and consider different aspects of the theme. Everything you mentioned sounds lovely. Our escort cards were fans which work out very well if you have an outdoor wedding. A lot of my guests took pictures with them and definitely everyone used them.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
I don’t think you have to worry too much about taking it too far. Just make sure things that you choose complement each other and you’ll be fine.
Post # 8
i think everything sounds lovely!
I’ve finally (after 12 months of meticulous wedding planning) come to the conclusion that no one else is going to notice all the details but you. Honestly people will look at it and just think it looks nice or that it coordinates but they won’t pick up how the escort cards match the centerpieces that coordinate with the candy buffet etc.
I drove myself NUTS trying to find affordable orchid themed wedding inviations because my bouquets were orchids, centerpieces were orchids, favors were orchid candles, etc. Finally I took a deep breath and said what did the last wedding invitation I received look like and I came up with NOTHING lol…. couldn’t even vaguely remember.
My point is take your theme as far as you like it but don’t let it stress you out. When it stops being fun take a step back and move on to some other aspect and come back to the troubling task later.