Post # 1
Ok, so I was going to go with a little bit of a cooking/chefing (yes, it’s a word oft used in my home) theme. First it was a bouquet inspired by the faux bouquet from Williams-Sonoma with whisks, wooden spoons, etc. Now that bouquet has morphed into having some flowers added and if I can find it, a hankerchief made from my mom’s wedding dress. The bouts will be whisk keychains with the keychain taken off and ribbon tied around it and pinned onto each boy. The girls would hold a long-stemmed flower of some kind most likely as I have no idea what to put in their hands.
Today, while we were talking, the FI suggested taking the theme a little bit over the top, which I’m mostly fine with.
- Basically all of the guys and one of FI’s chick friends (if she chooses) will be wearing black chef coats, the kind with cloth buttons. We’re planning on personalizing them with their names and letting them keep them afterwards (not sure yet who will pay, us or them).
- For the other two girls, we were thinking of having them buy bm dresses of their choosing and having them wear aprons. It only took about 5 minutes for it to dawn on me that there was no way I could, in good faith, put them in full aprons and cover up their pretty dresses. So I’m thinking half aprons, but I’m not sure how long they should be.
- I’ve been thinking about doing “food” centerpieces. If I did that, then it would either be paper cupcakes or real cupcakes or something else entirely.
- It was also suggested that we give the girls french rolling pins made of bamboo, but I’d definitely look for some half-size ones and put a cute bow or ribbon on them. We love our own full-size one so much, that it entered the conversation almost immediately.
Any thoughts on this? I’d really love some input.
Post # 3
OMG. Your wedding sounds amazing! The theme is so cool! As long as it feels authentic to you and your partner, there is no way to go over the top. A wedding should reflect who you are, and this sounds like you’ve hit the nail on the head! I love love love the idea of half aprons on the bridesmaids…please have ruffles! Or pockets! Or both!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2010 - Indian Head Camp, Honesdale Pennsylvania
I think if you two love it, go for it! It sounds fun and unique.
Post # 5
i love it! I love the idea, I say go for it! You should get little aprons that tie around the waist – like this…
Post # 6
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Post # 7
Well, I’m planning on letting the girls help pick out the aprons they like, but I’m definitely hoping for some cute ruffles and pockets! What about you gals that said to tone it down? What should I change?
Post # 8
I think it sounds like a lot, but I also don’t know you. Would this make sense to your guests? Are you both in the food industry? Would your wedding party members be ok with this? If I showed up with BM’s in aprons my guests would be like “WTF” but then again I had a ton of pug elemeents in the wedding which made sense to guests because we have 3 and do pug rescue. It all depends on how well your guests know you in connection to the theme. If you’re both very obviously into this theme in real life, then I say go for it!!!!
Go to independant bake shops, you can get cute things like mini spatulas!!!!!
Post # 9
@kjpugs Oh, duh, I guess I should have mentioned it, but FI just graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in August and after we get married I’m planning on taking a professional baking course. Basically, being in the kitchen is very “us”. I hadn’t even thought about mini spats…I guess I have a lot more brainstorming to do haha!
Post # 10
What about having the girls all wear something neutral like a black or beige dress and then doing coordinating Jessie Steele aprons? Her aprons are so stylish they could practically pass as dresses anyway!
Post # 11
Wow, those aprons are amazing! I bet some DO wear them as a dress… for their husbands 🙂
Post # 12
If your theme to really shine, you need to focus more on the food people will be eating! Do you have a caterer lined up?
What about having the BM’s wear apron dresses? If you do a google image search there was some cute apron style dresses that don’t look like kids clothes.
If I saw so many cooking themed things in a wedding I would wonder if it was some kind of “stay in the kitchen, woman!” joke but it sounds like people that know you would know its related to profession and hobby and not housework.
Post # 14
That sounds like so much fun. I would love to attend a wedding where the couple thought outside the of the box the entire wedding through! But that’s just me… and a lot of the other bee’s. Vintage aprons would be so awesome. And, they don’t have to wear it the entire not, right? I especially love the bouquets and bouts, that is so cool. Just make sure the bouquets aren’t too heavy to carry 🙂
Post # 15
Thats sounds like a wedding I would love to go to! I’m not ballsy enough to go with a full theme but I think you should totally go for it.
Post # 16
I think it’s a really cool theme, but I would tone it down. Most things sound really cute, but if I were a BM, I would not want to wear an apron (not even a half one). Maybe for a few fun pictures, but definitely not for the ceremony or during the reception. Obviously if the bride said I had to wear it, then I would because it’s her wedding, but I wouldn’t be too happy about it. The chef coats sound a little over the top too. The bouquets and bouts sound really cute. Those are more subtle things that get the theme across rather than having your bridal party dress up. But in the end it’s your wedding and I don’t know you, so you should do what you want!