Post # 1
Okay… I need some help here, Bees! I have been following this site since before I got engaged last April but this is my first post! Does this make me an official bee? Anywho, you ladies have so many good ideas and I need your help. We are getting married on April 11, 2015. My fiancé is an orthopedic surgery resident and I am a nurse, with two semesters left of NP/RNFA school. I have been trying to pick a theme for our wedding day but don’t really have a good one! Please throw me some bones (ha). All I can think of is “prescription for love” but I don’t know how crazy I am for that because it sounds more like a pharmacist than a orthopedic surgeon and nurse. Thanks bees!!! We are also 30 and he loves tinkering on cars (thank goodness because between residency and my tuition we can’t afford newer reliable cars at the moment), any kind of electronics (his undergrad was biochemical engineering), and I enjoy anything having to do with flying (I have my pilot’s license but haven’t flown in two years), dodger baseball, or our furbabies.
Post # 2
pagingDrLudwig: We aren’t having a theme just a color pallet. Could you just not have a theme and use your favorite colors?
I’ve seen ideas where people will write up things about the bride and groom and frame them and put a different “fact” on each table. You could maybe just write up little things about your different jobs and hobbies and interests….one for each table. It would be conversation starters and get people to mingle to look at the other facts about the bride and groom on each table.
Post # 3
The first thing that came to mind to me was Love Sick but, idk how that would transcribe into a theme … I agree with poster above about having a color scheme and add your personality in the small touches doesn’t need to be a full blown medical theme … Some silly things that come to mind are drink stirrers that look like thermometers (I’m sure somebody makes them), more on the alcohol but, test tube Jell-O shots or any other treat you can think of for inside, stemware that look like beakers, place cards that have names on band aids , love sick/ prescription for love candy bar with quirky names for each candy and they could use prescription bags to collect it in, cake pops that have tounge depressers as sticks .. Etc. I wouldn’t do it all but brain stomr and pick just a couple things that hint toward it without making it all about it otherwise it may look like a little kids theme party
Post # 4
I don’t think you reall need a theme per se, but just little things here and there that are unique. It’s easy to go too theme-y. I would first pick your colors and go from there. Love the idea to use test tubes. What about “mad libs” at the tables for guests to fill out that have fun facts about your interests? Or a guest book that looks like on order form or prescription pad?
Post # 5
I agree that you don’t need a theme, unless you’re on the TV show “Four Weddings,” and they judge you on it. Color schemes, formal vs informal, etc., is all you need; theme choices could get pricey and look a bit juvenile.
Post # 6
When I think of theme I think like rustic, vintage, romantic, glitter, and like the other bee’s said a color palette. Unless you absolutely love something so much like some will do a Disney theme but really it’s not overwhelming because its for adults. They will have like a cake topper of the Disney character. Or if your FI loves cars maybe you can do a grooms cake.
Post # 7
Thanks everyone!!! I appreciate all the advice. No theme it is!!! I have decided to take a deep breath, put the pinterest down, and just have fun. 🙂