(Closed) unique reception but maybe too juvinile?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think your ideas sound really fun and I’ve seen posts on people using a lot of them. I think I remember one person somewhere deciding against the cootie catchers because not everyone would know how to use them, but that’s up to you.

Maybe you could do traditional invitations but show the video your FI made at your wedding or rehearsal dinner. Personally, I like it when there’s a slideshow or video, especially one that’s creative!

You can do any of this that sounds fun to you. Make sure your wedding is a reflection of you and your FI … if you’re worried about it seeming like a playground, maybe pick a few strong ideas and keep everything else along the lines of what’s expected, with your own touch.

Be sure to share your ideas as things come together!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

Don’t worry at all that it will look juvenile!  I think all of these details will be super fun!  I went to a wedding where the bride and groom made their centerpieces out of legos, and it was awesome!  Everyone loved them.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Don’t worry about it being too kid-like, as long as you do it with style. I saw a great wedding on Martha Steward’s website that was school themed – yellow school buses, chalkboards, “report card” programs, apples. It was very pretty and memorable! 

I think the important thing is to “commit” if you are doing a themed wedding. If you do it halfway or hesitantly, it won’t have the same affect as it would if you say – Okay, this is what we like, and so we are going to plan all of our details to work with this.

I was trying to think what the unifying theme of your wedding is, and the coochie catchers, soda bottles, and bold colors make think of “good old-fashioned fun”. Think playgrounds, summer camp, that kind of thing. The Legos definitely work into that. I think with such unique details, you should whittle them down to what works together – like I don’t think the Chinese take out boxes work very well with the other cool things you mentioned.

I really think if you let yourself go with this theme, people will love it and think its really unique and special, not juvenile at all. It will reflect the fact that love makes you feel like a kid again! You could even use that phrase somewhere on your programs or something! But if you do it halfway the unique ideas you’ve come up with may seem random. That’s what I would worry about more than appearing too childish.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree with daniellemybelle – if you want to do this, you gotta do it all the way.  I think it sounds fun!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Something else I just thought of – I think vintage wooden toys are so beautiful. I think they would make great centerpieces! Then you could give them to your kids and tell them they were at your wedding! I love the image of, say, a wooden toy truck with some simple, colorful flowers decorating it, like gerber daisies!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I think all of your ideas are so adorable. It’s nice to see a strong theme, especially a fun one!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I agree with everyone they are cute details that I think will make you wedding fun and personal. I like the video idea. Very cute!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

You shouldn’t be worried about what ANYONE else thinks. It’s your wedding. It sounds like ALOT to execute, but if you have the time and desire, I say go for it!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

FI and I seriously considered having our wedding at a horror themed glow in the dark mini golf center. And we are in our 30’s.

Totally mature people make me sad. Do whatever you two think is fun. 🙂

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Plus it’s different.  I’ve been to so many weddings where it’s always the same old, same old.  Stick to your guns.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

You could consider doing these ice cream cupcakes. They’re super adorable, and sound super easy. They look like ice cream cones, but really are cupcakes in the cones! She also posted directions to make them!

Steaming a Veil?

I want to make them just for fun. 🙂

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