Post # 1
Anybody doing a highly themed wedding? Like Super Mario, zombies, circus, pirates, or fairy princesses?
How much opposition did you get and where did you find your decor and accessories? Are you going subtle or all out? How much are you budgetting to get the feel/theme across?
Post # 3
I WISH 1. I could go all out and do this 2. I wish I could afford to do something. But no we chose not to have a theme because of the money and conservative people but I could I would totally do something like this steampunk wedding. I love her dress.
Post # 4
I love it too! Especially how it can seem formal and fun at the same time. And the corset and flowers on her neckline are just gorgeous
Post # 5
Not HIGHLY themed, but we are doing a book themed wedding, tables will be named after books we each like, escort cards will be personalized bookmarks that will double as favours. On the escort card table we will have a copy of each book the tables are named after, and stick the bookmarks in them for the guests to find so they know where they are sitting. Also the centerpieces will include a pile of books. We aren’t getting people to dress up or anything, but I am hoping to find a wedding dress similar to the Jane Austen style wedding dresses, if the style suits me. Either that or a Disney type dress.
Post # 6
We are having a steampunk wedding….very similar in feel to the pictures posted by PP.
Post # 7
Our table names were location themed, and our favors were based on our love of Chinese food!
Post # 8
@amethystJCM: Halloween Gothic/dark Romance – We are going all out, but I still want elegance and glamour. I have been searching on Ebay and Etsy for items but my main isnperation comes fro Pinterest.
Groom is wearing this with a single dark flower – dark red or almost black purple
Insperation for decor
Post # 9
If you’re looking for that dress, I think I know who the designer might be. She’s on Etsy and I’ve been following her for YEARS.
But she’s expensive!
I wish I could have gone all out, but FI is more modern/conservative in style and refuses to do anything super crazy. We’re going old-world-meets-modern-aviation-travel-garble.
Otherwise I’d be flying us to Hogwarts and vowing to always Alohamora my heart for him alone.
Post # 10
Our wedding wasn’t nerdy themed persay, but we had a lot of nerdy elements. A lot lot of the music we used was from nerdy shows we love, and we included nerdy quotes in our vows/speeches. DH is a huge Star Wars fan so I had a Star Wars garter, and we had Star Wars cake toppers. I also surprised him with some costumed characters from Star Wars to help us cut our cake at the reception. People loved it and said it was so “us”
DH & Vader at our reception:
Post # 11
We are having a Phantom of the Opera wedding. We are both theater nerds and it was our first we went to together.
For colors we are sticking to a very dark red(no fire engine red), silver, and black.
Cake topper is going to be a half white mask and a red rose with the ribbon tied on it.
Ceremony music is going to be the instrumental music of it. I’m walking down the aisle to “All I Ask of You”
My bouquet is make up of Black Magic Roses, and Majestic Red Calla Lilies. BMs carrying 5 long stem roses.
Lots of candles with our centerpieces.
And masquerade masks as the favors for everyone to wear and play with if they want.
Plus our venue has a beautiful chandelier 🙂
Post # 12
@laura.batty: AMAZING! Great ideas im going to have to pin a few myself! our theme is Til Death Do Us Part.
Post # 13
@amethystJCM: I’m doing an elegant gothic, baroque, victorian theme. It’s really fitting with my venue, but I am making sure to still keep it classy and not too halloween-y.
IMHO it’s hard to be SUPER themed and still be SUPER formal. I kind of feel like if you want it to be very formal, the theme needs to be somewhat understated. It’s challenging to balance the two, but that’s what I’m trying to do. So like my venue is an old monastery from europe and so *feels* like you’re in the middle of old world European castle with lots of stone and gothic architecture. It works. And to do my theme, I’m doing lots of black and red, and candleabra centerpieces, so very dark and dramatic, but still elegant and formal. Nothing cutsey. (I have to resist all the cool skulls and halloween decorations that I pass to try to keep it formal and elegant).
I think with less formal, you can incorpate as much theme as you want more easily.
As far as opposition, I’m just not telling anyone *anything*. My FI and I are both on the same page with it, I have no bridal party, and my mom knows, but she is very much about making sure I’m happy– that said I think I might be getting more opposition had I decided to go less formal and more over the top theme, who knows. But I do firmly belive in just not telling people all the details until they get there either way. If everyone knows everything, there’s no surprise and no effect, and that’s less fun to me. And if no one knows, they can’t complain! 😛
Which of the several themes that you listed were you thinking of pursing?
Post # 14
@amethystJCM: We’re having a Halloween wedding, costumed reception. It won’t be a Halloween party, but there will definitely be elements of it involved.
Post # 15
@laura.batty: wow, the deep red bouquet with golden apples looks so dramatic. Perfect balance of being right on theme but still elegant.
@JackiBean: thanks for the dress link! And I’m totally with you … my family is pretty liberal on most issues but weddings (for some reason) have to be traditionally formal.
@rmrsln2010: Love your theme! where are you getting the cake topper? Can you please post a picture?
@Eradicatereality: How much are you budgetting for the venue and decor?
@HonoraryNerd: How can you plan a costumed reception without it becoming a Halloween party? Are you giving the guests a specific theme to follow/ instructions?
@GeekChic: your husband looks awesome with Darth Vader
@Jacqui90: That’s a really cute theme . Won’t buying a kazillion books per table be expensive though?
I really like steampunk and Midsummer Nights’ Dream mixed with dark elements (like Anne Rice’s novels … sexy and just a little bit “wrong”). It’s going to be for a vow renewal for me so I guess I can get away with being more outrageous but I really want to pull it off without it becoming a Halloween costume party. The problem is, the really dramatic, themed, yet elegant wedding examples I see are veeeerrry expensive.
Post # 16
@amethystJCM: Most will be books we already own, so *fingers crossed* guests don’t try to take them home. But I certainly don’t mind adding to my already large collection of books for the wedding 🙂 I could always use another excuse for buying so many books 😛