(Closed) Feeling like my “theme” isn’t working…

posted 9 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think it all sounds great! Your colors all seem to go well with the tuscan feel, for flowers, I think tulips sound the most appealing….YOu could do a variety of colors and it would go well with your theme. You could also try gerbera daisies, they are so bright and pretty. I’m not sure of roses and peonies, those to me, have more of a garden wedding feel. Good luck planning!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I think themes are overrated!  If the wedding reflects you and your Fiance, that’s what counts. I think it sounds lovely!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree with rosychicklet — sometimes themese can get overrated. Don’t get overwhelmed with making everything "matched", I’ve seen many weddings go overload with one specific element and then the couple’s personality got lost. I love that you are incorporating a modern Tuscan vibe with a little bit of your college life!

Post # 8
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Newbee

Just a few ideas!

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Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am one of those girls who gets a little too involved in my theme, guilty! I just don’t want things to look random, and like you I want it to flow from the invitations, to the programs, to everything else 🙂

What I would suggest, to help tie in the Tuscan theme with your college theme, would go with sunflowers in your centerpeices. 1) sunflowers scream Tuscany and personally I think they are an underrated flower and add a modern flair. 2) sunflowers help tie in the Univ of Michigan b/c they are yellow/goldish color.

Ironically enough I’m going with a Modern Italian theme as well and am trying not to go theme overboard!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think what you have so far is great!  I see your wedding is a little over a year away.  I think that throughout that time, things will fall into place for you.  One thing I’ve noticed that has helped us stay on track is having a color scheme that’s easy to work with, and having a clear idea of what you want the day to feel like. 

I started out our engagement freaking out over having a real theme, but I bounced around from something vintage, to ice cream, to board games, to a coffee shop, to a tea party, so a casino, to all orange, to James Bond fancy, etc.  I am not even kidding. 

Then we had to send out our Save-The-Date Cards and that forced me to decide on a color scheme (dark grey mostly, with some pale blush pink).  Having that helped me visualize different parts of the day.  If I come upon an idea online that I like, I can quickly decide if it will work for us or not.  I am keeping a Word document on my computer with a list of the ideas I like.  As the weeks/months go by, I consult the list and add or cross off as things evolve.  It’s a work in progress! 

We are now about 5.5 months out.  There are still many decisions for us to make, but they’ll be easy because they’ll either work with what we’ve got going on, or they won’t.  Hope This Helps.  And good luck to you!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I like Tulips and plan to use them as my theme for my wedding. I already have them on all my printed materials. Picking a theme for my wedding was very important to us because we felt it’ll set the mood for the entire weekend. Peonies were my 2nd choice. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My suggestion is to layout everything you have, take photos. Make an inspiration board & include pictures of your venue. Then decide. This helped me during my theme process, because I had a lot of very scattered ideas – mixing modern & vintage design elements.

But from what you’ve describes so far, it sounds beautiful.

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