(Closed) help! pseudo-destination wedding planning

posted 14 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

"…and i will wave my hands around and hopefully it’ll all work out."

Teehee, this made me giggle!

I am so envious that you are getting married in France and I am sure it will be a spectacular trip for your friends and family.  What if, instead of just having a "Frenchy French" theme, you make the theme more about combining both of your cultures?  Combining things that are synonymous with classic American charm with those of the lovely French lifestyle?  I don’t have complete specifics in mind, but depending on where you’re from in the US, you could work pieces of that into your wedding.  (For example, I am from Philadelphia, so I could name 1/2 the table names based on Philly sites and 1/2 based on French sites…. sit the Frenchies at the Philly tables, and vice versa, and everyone is learning about each other and about you as a couple in the process.  Maybe put little descriptions of each location at your place settings.)

Maybe you could focus more of the travel/welcome to France thing on welcome bags for your guests coming from the US, so they’re still taking home a piece of France with them. 

Post # 5
11 posts
  • Wedding: April 2008

I’m struggling with this too – that’s why we chose a theme that’s distinctly regional but will still work with our Spanish guests (sunflowers).  Have you thought about just doing the France-y stuff for the Americans and just scaling everything down for the French guests? You should check out the knottie bio of BurgundyBride, she had her wedding in Paris too…


Post # 6
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Actually my first impression when reading your dilemma is that it isn’t a dilemma at all, or at least I wouldn’t have thought so.  You don’t have to give up a travel theme for your wedding just because some of your guests didn’t have to travel far to get there.  Just say you picked that because you and your fiance love to (or hope to) travel lots so it’s a reflection of your personalities!

Post # 7
7 posts
  • Wedding: January 2008

You don’t have to give up on the travel theme or you can even highlight some trait of France as your theme

My friend Sarita is getting married in Spain to a Spaniard and her family is traveling across the pond while his can walk to the church.  She is going all out with Spanish style and using sunflowers as her theme since there are fields of them in her region.

Look at her knot bio and blog (http://sunflowercelebrations.blogspot.com/).  She is really helpful and may have some suggestions.   Ha, ha, and I just realized that she posted shortly above this.

And definitely look at BurgundyBride’s bio.  The bio=awesome.  I don’t know where her married pics are posted, but check those out too because her photog did a great job.



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