Post # 1
Hello fellow bees!
I’m driving up to NJ this weekend to work on my Save the Date cards. I’m pretty much OVER THE MOON with excitement, with only one small hiccup: we don’t have a theme yet!!!
Here’s the problem: my wife is pretty tomboyish, former military, and from Oregon. She loves the outdoors. I’m from D.C., uber feminine, love all things pink and shiny, and think “roughing it” means staying at the Marriott instead of the Ritz-Carlton.
To make matters slightly worse, I have champagne dreams on an imported beer budget.
Anyone have any suggestions for mixing outdoors with bling, nature with city sophistication?
My cousin, who’s doing all of our stationary, suggested using butterflies since they’re involved with nature, but still girly. Any other suggestions?
Thanks in advance,
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
HAve you planned what city you’re haivng the wedding in? Maybe something iconic for the city or related to the season you’re getting married? You can always change your invitations once you book your venue and have a better idea of your overall wedding theme. Anything symbolic of how you first met? I do like the butterfly idea though.
Some ideas: Cherry blossoms for DC. Fall leaves for October.
Post # 4
Does your venue offer anything unique/special? Or is there a place/time with a special meaning to you two?
For example:Fiance and I got engaged at Coney Island, we love Coney Island. Therefore, obviously, our theme is COney Island!
On the other hand, you don’t really NEED a theme – you can just pick a color/style you both like and go from there. Or, for an idea: Perhaps, since your wife likes the outdoors and you like pink, you could just go for pink and floral?
Post # 5
@beachbride1216: We’re getting married in D.C., since that’s where we met (and where we live). Her family is going to fly out from the west coast. The venue is a beautiful, historic hotel. We won’t need too much decor since the chandeliers, carpeting, walls, etc. are stunning. Of course, we don’t want anything to clash with what’s already there.
We’re trying to do our Save-The-Date Cards a year in advance because this trip will be costly for her family, and they’re more of the load-up-the-car-and-take-a-road-trip-and-all-share-a-house than the let’s-fly-3,000-miles-and-stay-in-a-fancy-hotel kind of people. So, I’d like my Save-The-Date Cards, invitations, favors, etc. to all share a theme.
Poop! Why can’t she be more like me? LOL
Post # 6
I don’t have a theme either, my wedding is in 2 months and I have everything booked. I don’t think you really need a theme. Just pick colours you both like and make sure you both like all the decor picked and it should be great! I figure even if our wedding doesn’t seem as matchy as other people’s it will definitely be OUR wedding lol.
We ended up with fall-ish colours (because I could not decide between red, orange, yellow and I wanted curly willow and he wanted berries LOL). We ended up with a lot of bird related items, not sure how. We are both animal lovers and just seemed to like the bird things. We never set a theme though it just sort of fell together. When I first got engaged I was going to do a black and white 50’s style and honestly it was just too hard and felt forced. Just go with the flow. Our save the dates just had a photo of us on it, our invitations are not in any of our wedding colours lol. Just pick what you like, it will work!
Post # 7
@breadandbutterflies: I LOVE your laidback approach. I think I’ll try to adopt it. Thanks!