Post # 1
Hello Bees 🙂 I need to bounce some ideas off ya’ll…
Originally, we were planning a rustic, vintage wedding and looking for a barn venue. Well, it wasn’t exactly working with our budget (small&inexpensive). We are both young and come from families where spending unnecesary money was not an option. We were thinking diy, thrift shop, the whole shibang. As it turns out, barn venues are expensive!! also, diy is NOT always the cheap option. So, we have been brainstorming……
As we had been planning for april 2014, things were getting crunched. After a long talk with each other, then our families, we decided to wait until april 2015. I still get pangs of sadness when I think about waiting a whole extra year, but I know it will fly by and all be better in the end. SO, I was googling the other day. I found a fully-restored theatre that had been built in like 1840 or something like that, near us, AND only $400 to rent! WAYYY better than everywhere else we’ve looked at. I am a bit of a theatre nerd, so I was intrigued.
We started bouncing ideas off of each other and he mentioned Roaring 20’s, and I immediately imploded with excitement. Since the venue itself is much less expensive than we had initially planned for, it leaves extra room in our budget for other things! Any bees have this theme? any ideas?? 🙂
Post # 3
@HaleyBOOMS: I love the roarting 20’s idea! I’m incorporating Art Deco inspiration into my wedding, without being too literal. Some gilded touches, gold frames, stylized invites, jazz band etc…
I’m in the begging stages of wedding planning, but my fiance and I have been looking into venus, I’ve made lists of things that are imporntant, started researching jazz bands and prices online, looking at bridal gowns that fit the era–in a modern way, etc…
Post # 4
@HaleyBOOMS: There have been several Bees that were married in a theater:
and several more recaps by the same Bee
Here’s the search
You could make a backdrop to look like the old wording screens from silent movies.
Build a standing wall, paint it with black paint, or black chalkboard paint, then use white paint or white chalk to replicate the old silent movie signs. You could pick a saying close to your hearts, a favorite quote from an old movie, or a favorite love quote.
This is just an example to show the idea.
Or you could have someone with computer skills make the sign for you and project it onto the theater screen.
Post # 5
I love the theater idea! Sounds really unique. Plus the whole rustic, country, diy thing is kind of fading out regardless. Actually, I’ve noticed the whole twenties theme seems to be getting big right now, so I think it will seem much more modern/less outdated. (Although honestly, in ten years all of our weddings will be outdated regardless!)