Post # 1
Ok so same venue, an old historic mansion. The dress is formal, the feel is formal, yet i love the diy accents. like the ceremony program that doubles as a fan, the manzanita branch as a wish tree, maybe even bubbles instead of rice or confetti, deck of cards as our favor and street names as our table numbers ( we have lived a lot of places in our lives). It all sounds good in my head but i dont want people to get exhausted of the ideas.
I really like the fan/program idea since our wedding is outside Labor day weekend, and I think the guests will appreciate that. But I just love all these ideas. is it overkill? can I make this work. Ideas please!!!!!
Post # 3
Well, if you want it to feel very formal, doing lots of cute, informal, diy, details will make it feel less formal.
If you do them in a very clean, sharp way they’ll be a bit more formal but honestly I don’t think it’s a big deal.
Super formal is boring and stuffy.
Post # 4
I think that that sounds great! It’s not like you want to have tree stumps and buttons as center pieces or anything (there is nothing wrong with those things, it would just be hard to fit them into a formal wedding feel, hard, not impossible).
As long as the ceremony is outside I think the fan idea is great! If it’s not then they might seem a bit weird. But it is so go for it! I think that bubbles are beautiful and magical, totally ok for a formal wedding. And you could hang crystal type things from the branch to formal it up. As long as the deck of cards isn’t cheap looking and the table numbers are done in a formal way (but still street names) I think it could all work really well!
Post # 5
thank you. Yes the ceremony is outside. and the cards are silver and white from oriental trading. WE LOVE CARD GAMES. thats why that is our favor. and i wanted to do card games for the tables but my fiancee insisted on my other ( brilliant, haha) idea for our street names. we figured it would be good conversation. and the wedding is very personal. so maybe semi-formal is a good word. i dont want the guests to be black tie at all. i just want our wedding to be as “get to know us” as we are getting to know our guests. i dont know his extended family and he sort of knows mine.
keep the comments coming. I love it!