posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Themes are for costume parties, not weddings.  Your wedding should tell your story, and it sounds like it is really telling your story.  My wedding doesn’t have a theme other than wedding, and I don’t feel bad about that either. 

Post # 3
1737 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Kitt0nMitt0ns:  I am assuming since you said you like many things you mean eclectic??

Since you asked for honesty, I am going to give it to you, I think it will look like a BIG mess. You have nothing tying all these things together. I would narrow it down to one or two things that you can link together.

Like, if you like the landmarks idea, go with landmarks from your FI’s college’s state. IE, if it were in here in SC you would do the statehouse, Finley Park, the Revennel Bridge in Charleston, Etc.

Post # 4
5773 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

It does sound like there’s too much going on.  With sports table names and college mascots, I’dbe really confused where the scottie dog fits in, and the napkins wouldn’t fit at all. I’d wonder if you’d raided the odds-and-ends section of the crafts store to get your supplies. Streamline it significantly.

Also in general, table numbers are a lot easier on the guests than table names. If you’re standing in front of Table 1 and you’re supposed to find your way to Table 8, it’s pretty easy; unless you’ve got photographic memory and enough time to study the floor map, you’ll be really frustrated by the time you start out at Soccer Table and need to find your way to Rugby Table. So that is one thing you can cut fairly easily and not be too emotional about it.

Post # 5
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Kitt0nMitt0ns:  I don’t think that everything has to be “on theme”. This wedding is about the two of you and the things you have chosen reflect exactly that.

The only two things that the guests will notice (visually) are the table names and the cake topper. When was the last time anyone even looked at what was printed on a  paper napkin?

The groom’s cake almost never has anything to do with the rest of the wedding.

There is no need for a link to the music for the entrance of the bridal party and the name of your signature drink. 

Is it safe to assume that you have some color choices that will be consistent throughout the wedding?

As many  Bees have said on previous posts, the theme for your wedding is “wedding” or “us”.

The pp does have a point about table names. It is easier for guests to find their table if you have either a tablemap or incorporate a number along with the name.

Post # 6
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Marriages have been around a lot longer than themed parties.  Personally I feel that when brides take themes too literally, the result is less than elegant.  If you have a color scheme in mind, that can help bring cohesiveness to your decor.  However, don’t feel as though you must have an obvious theme.  No guest will leave your wedding wondering, “but what was the theme??”

Post # 7
6449 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Misswhowedding:  well said!

I think it’s awesome that you have personalized so many things to tell your story.

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