- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
We are planning a very small out of state wedding. The reception will be not really much of a typical reception; just a nice dinner out after the ceremony because we are expecting only a handful of guests.
Originally I had a vintage theme in mind, as I love all things vintage. I was leaning towards a 30s inspired lace dress and planned on authentic vintage jewelry, shoes, hair, etc. In addition, the church we are marrying in is small and quaint and built in 1909.
Well now I am shifting gears on the dress and will probably go with something a bit more modern. Big/poufy princessy to a certain extend. Lot of lace but nothing really vintage about it. There are some very MILD touches of pink in the dress.
I feel like my dress choice has a big influence on the overall “feel”. I am still most likely wearing the awesome vintage shoes I found (though I originally planned to dye them blue and now I’m not sure!?) but it will change my jewelry and hair choices. I would still like to include as many vintage “elements” as possible, but most likely not in my dress choice.
I also have this “thing” about cherry blossoms.. to the extent that I have a large cherry blossom tattoo on my left upper arm (almost a half sleeve) so I was eyeballing some really cool cherry blossom STD cards and invites.
We are planning on a reception back home after the out of state wedding, and my best friend is making a cherry blossom cake for that event.
Other than that though, I am not doing a lot of typical wedding things (favors and decorations are not a big part of our planning)… so does it really matter if I have a cohesive “theme”?
Would it be weird/odd to have cherry blossom stuff mixed in with vintage stuff…? Or does it really matter?
How much should my dress factor in to the whole “theme” if there is one? I am not even sure about what our “colors” are at this point. With the vintage dresses I’d planned on blue; a white lace dress with blue sash, blue shoes, blue accents for everyone else’s attire, but if I go with this other dress I am thinking pink…?
You can see I’m confused in general. Sorry.