(Closed) Anyone not having a “theme”?

posted 8 years ago in Themes
Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

no theme here! just “beautiful wedding that will make all my friends jealous!” 😉

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had a theme in the beginning, but my Mom had a BIG problem with it. Kinda dampered things… so it ended up being a watered down version of my vision. 

I say do what you like regardless of what is or isn’t done! Have fun though.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

we don’t have a theme really… the general feel we’re after is “classy garden party” but we’re not sticking closely to that. We want it to feel very home grown and down to earth but also classy and special.

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France

Yea, I think we have a theme. Its contemporary / black & white. Does that count? I just like the look of modern, sleek, formal, and black and white does it for me in my nether regions lol

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

We didn’t even have a plan for the wedding we had. At 40 days out, we had to find a new venue and I had to buy a new dress, so at that point all bets were off and I just chose based on my personal style.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

No theme here either. Just blue and flowers and fun!

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

my theme is eclectic, which translates loosely into cheap because nothing will match LOL…  Using plastic water bottles for “vases” as its in a park and I cannot have glass, so these are free. 

flowers will all be made out of paper, tin cans, tulle, etc… since its right around Mothers day and floral prices sky rocket.

All decorations pretty much will be home made, by me, personally (thanks goodness I have like almost 2 years….

and my colors are blues, yellow, and orange.  will use grapfruit (yellow) from my backyard in my tablescapes. 

Just doing the best I can with the budget I have.  And it will NOT cost over 5k.  And I’m actuallhy hoping to keep it under 3. 

Ronney

 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

No theme except wine…and thats just cause its at a vineyard. And cause we like to drink wine. 

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We dont have a set theme. We are going with dark shades of blue and white for our colors. But it isn’t set in stone throughout. I just want to have fun and enjoy the day, with my FI’s and mines personally touches. That is good enough for me!

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@heatherleah: I’m on exactly the same page. I sort of have a color scheme, but am not into the whole perfectly matchy, monogrammed everything, “themed” wedding. I just don’t get it. I want to get married and have a party with the people I love, not host a corporate event. Bridal magazines, etc. kind of weird me out. My Fiance and I are really into food and wine, so we’re focusing most of our attention (and limited budget) on those things, plus the music (we are doing our own playlist), because I feel like those things contribute way more to guests’ enjoyment than extravagant centerpieces and favors.

Earlier in the process I was much more into all the pretty little details. Now, after having looked through a gazillion wedding photographers’ sites and read wedding blogs, etc., a lot of it just doesn’t seem very important or reflective of my Fiance and I. Worst, the wedding industry’s focus on getting brides to spend as much as possible tends to distract us from more important questions that a lot of people don’t even consider until after the wedding. Seems to me that if engaged couples would put half as much effort into thinking and talking about topics like the purpose of marriage, the qualities of successful marriages, and their shared hopes and expectations as they do into planning their receptions, weddings would be less stressful and the first few years of marriage might be a bit smoother.

Post # 27
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Blushing bee

No theme, no colors. I dont want to be locked into anything other than “come witness our vows and enjoy a fabulous party!” If I had to be forced into a theme, it would be called “high-end on a realistic budget”. My one rule…no  knick-knacks, or obvious bridal-y looking items that I would consider tacky (to me, not judging anyone else). 

Post # 28
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Blushing bee

@Mrs.MedinaJr: We aren’t having a theme. I am just getting things I like 🙂

This! Your theme will come out in what you purchase. 

Post # 29
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We had no theme, no “colors,” nothing like that. It’s just not our style. And everything came out beautifully. I highly recommend theme-less planning!  

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

We originally didn’t have one…only had colors pink and gold.  But in the planning process, I was trying to describe things and realized that my vision was French Victorian.  I would randomly look up things and it would pop up under French.  So while I didn’t have a theme to begin with, I realized later after I’d picked a bunch of things, that I was subconciously modeling it after a ‘theme’ in my mind that I just didn’t know the name of yet!  Does that make sense?  I think themes can evolve.  I didn’t have one until halfway into the process b/c I never intended to.  It did make picking out the remaining things easier….though I still intentionally picked some items outside the theme for the juxtaposition and of course, to not look too too theme-y.

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You sound like me. I picked red accessories, because, hello, I love red, and I might end up incororating it into more of our decor, but I am certainly not going to try to match the shade exactly or anything.

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