(Closed) Wedding Theme Help

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We struggled with this as well.  Only I am the biochemist and he is the art major.  🙂  But same thing, really.  We decided that instead of focusing on the things that make us different, we focused on the things that bring us together. 

Based on that way of thinking, we started collecting silverplate coffeepots, for all the floral arrangements.  We decided on this b/c we both love our coffee.  Like, we’re obsessed.  🙂  That expanded into getting teapots too (they’re just smaller).  Both our mothers enjoy cups of tea after dinner.  So that was good. 

Then when we started working on the paper stuff (STDs, invites, favor tags, etc.) we decided to incorporate a quilt pattern called Wedding Rings.  It’s basically just a bunch of connecting/overlapping circles.  Family is very important to both of us, and we liked that quilts were historically used as a family’s way of story-telling. 

So we basically have these two things going for us: the coffee/tea thing, and the quilt pattern.  (We also decided to give tins of tea as the favor.)  We’re serving dinner family-style, and we’re having feel-good foods like mac and cheese and meatloaf.  It’s about the warmth of family. 

As I’m typing this out, it’s not sounding very cohesive.  But that’s ok.  I remember stressing about wanting a theme, when we were first engaged.  As the months have gone by, it’s less important really.  Our colors are pewter and blush, so that will help make everything look nice together.  I really hope this helps. 

Post # 5
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It sounds like you balance one another very well. That’s beautiful.

I like the ideas of "chemistry" ware for the centerpieces. Perhaps you could put some of your favorite flowers in it and add a few paintbrushes in the mix? Or what about hose wooden model figures? Is there a way to include those?

I’m picturing all the beakers and bunsons (lol I have NO clue what they are really called, like that’s not obvious) with lots of yellow blooms bunched in each. Then something like this little guy on top or in the middle. You could even careful cut a slit on its hand and have that old the table number.


Post # 6
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

For your dancing side, why not incorporate a sescret choregraphed dance for the bridal party for the reception? My best friend did this and although the guys dragged their heels at first, it was a blast!

Post # 9
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My Fiance and I are both science people (chemistry and geology), but we ended up just going with a style we like.  We took cues from our venue and the colors we chose and built from there.  We are getting married in front of a historic house that is brick, so that influenced my color choices, so I chose a french blue and then we went with a seersucker kind of theme.  We had a Kentucky Derby party in college that we loved, so we are playing around with that a bit.  I think for us the color and location gave us our theme. 

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