(Closed) how far do I take my theme?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I think some themes can go a little too far. As long as the main aspects of your wedding fit together in terms of rustic, romantic, etc. the small details, like the candy buffet boxes, won’t really matter too much. If your dress is a big poofy ball gown, that probably wouldn’t fit in with your theme that well, but if your candy buffet boxes are frosted, I doubt anyone will notice. 

For escort cards, you could do simple cards with a little rustic flower attached to each one to tie in with the centerpieces. 

Post # 4
962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our rustic wedding used rocks as escort cards (names on one side, table numbers on the other) and our cardbox was an old mailbox covered in faux bois contact paper (i think if we had more “romance” in our rustic, the old, chipped white paint would have worked great – but we had a pretty heavy tree theme in our rustic).

Post # 5
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

love the rocks!

Post # 6
502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I disagree with pp a little, I love themes and don’t think they ever go too far because they make a wedding unique. That said, if you are feeling like you are overdoing a certain thing (like wood for example) maybe step back and consider different aspects of the theme. Everything you mentioned sounds lovely. Our escort cards were fans which work out very well if you have an outdoor wedding. A lot of my guests took pictures with them and definitely everyone used them. 

Post # 7
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

I don’t think you have to worry too much about taking it too far.  Just make sure things that you choose complement each other and you’ll be fine.

Post # 8
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i think everything sounds lovely!
I’ve finally (after 12 months of meticulous wedding planning) come to the conclusion that no one else is going to notice all the details but you. Honestly people will look at it and just think it looks nice or that it coordinates but they won’t pick up how the escort cards match the centerpieces that coordinate with the candy buffet etc.

I drove myself NUTS trying to find affordable orchid themed wedding inviations because my bouquets were orchids, centerpieces were orchids, favors were orchid candles, etc. Finally I took a deep breath and said what did the last wedding invitation I received look like and I came up with NOTHING lol…. couldn’t even vaguely remember.

My point is take your theme as far as you like it but don’t let it stress you out. When it stops being fun take a step back and move on to some other aspect and come back to the troubling task later.

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