(Closed) I fear we might be going overboard with our theme…

posted 3 years ago in Themes
Post # 46
1516 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Just quickly searching on Pinterest for a unicorn wedding, I think you could totally rock the theme and not have it be tacky. I would incorporate the rainbow colours throughout the decor not necessarily with a picture of a unicorn and it could all tie together well. I think it could be so beautiful and whimsical!

Post # 47
338 posts
Helper bee

I think its cute but I’d tone down the amount of unicorn things you have

Post # 48
2958 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Not gonna lie, I think you are going overboard. Panda cookies and escort cards are cute but theming the vows around them seems completely unnecessary. You keep putting “pandas” in parentheses, is the animal really a panda or different? I think the kind of animal makes a difference lol. I think peacock themes can be done very tastefully. 

Eta: just seen it’s not actually pandas. Disregard.

Post # 49
2329 posts
Buzzing bee

Part of me is REALLY drawn to this because I’m a kid at heart. In fact, when I went and looked over all the “wedding” pins I’d accumulated over the years before meeting DH, an alarmingly high percentage of them were rainbow-related. 😀

The other part of me wanted a classier, more “adult” party for my wedding, and to save the cutesy stuff for OTHER parties.

(For DH’s first birthday after we started dating, I made goody bags and provided glow in the dark sticks, jewelry, and glasses for all the guest, plus MASKS of my DH’s face that everyone really really loved.)

I figured that since I was equally split, I’d let DH’s preferences decide the matter. 

He just so happens to be from a conservative New England family, so we went more upscale.

But had I been marrying a fellow nerd who didn’t give a damn about appearances?? I would have done a full-on rainbow wedding. SUPER TACKY. Bordering on Lisa Frank. 😛

It would seem that you are marrying a fellow kid-at-hert nerd. In which case, I case Do The Wedding That Symbolizes Your Relationship, and to hell with what anyone thinks.

Post # 51
697 posts
Busy bee

This is a lot… I think it’s cute!! But a lot… 

But isn’t that ok?! It’s your big day! And if you enjoy it, it’s worth it.

Post # 52
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

I think the reality is if people think unicorns are tacky or childish they will think that if you have one or 100.  That said from weddings I’ve been to, too many personalized details, statement pieces can start to compete with each other.  That would, for me, be the thing to look out.  I’d try to make all the other details of your wedding more neutral to allow the unicorns to shine or consider selling some of the items that you’re less in love with or were less expensive.

Post # 53
1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

It’s your special day, own it and forget what anyone else may think. Heck, you can plan a completely “normal, vanilla” wedding and someone will have an opinion.


Post # 54
10306 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Do what makes you happy.

Though, I’m kind of picturing a Lisa Frank wedding now and that would be awesome.

Post # 55
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2020 - Windermere, Cumbria

Tbh I think it’s a little tacky but also absolutely precious and charming. You do you, OP! I’d love a wedding like this and your “how you met” story is awesome. 😀 

Post # 56
1300 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I think with the story behind it, this is super cute. Prior to that I wasn’t sure whether it might be inching into the realms of tacky but even if it is, who cares? You do you!

Personally about the only thing I very slightly regret at my wedding is not playing music from Star Trek as we walked down the aisle after the ceremony. DH thought it might be a bit silly, I should’ve just done it anyway. We had plenty of other personal touches, and it’s the personal touches that make a wedding really special IMO.

Post # 57
3117 posts
Sugar bee

Sounds more like a panda (or unicorn) party than a wedding, to be honest.

The story about how you 2 met is adorable and I think you can honor your unicorn-origins without going into full-blown Lisa Frank territory.

Tone it down a bit.  Everything doesn’t need to be covered in unicorns.  Have subtle nods.. maybe a unicorn cake topper, maybe some hidden unicorns.  But don’t cover erything that holds still in unicorns and glitter.  

Post # 58
8012 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’m visualizing a little girl’s birthday party but hey–what does that really matter? This is your party and should reflect you and your FH. Will you be on site when everything is set up? If so you can edit if it feels overwhelming to you at the time. 

Post # 59
3433 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

That’s an awesome story. Embrace your unicorn wedding!!

Post # 60
8031 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are having a unicorn themed birthday for my daughter who is turning 7 next month. What you are describing seems a bit much for an adult affair- but if it makes you happy go ahead!

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