(Closed) Leap Day Wedding Theme?

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
3330 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Your dress actually does look semi-victorian to me. Toss your hair up in a bun, carry a nosegay, and you’d be fine!

Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses might be difficult, but you could have all of your groomsmen carry antique pocket watches. You guys actually sound like a cooler version of me and my Fiance :).

Post # 5
22 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

how bout a non-theme theme???  before you think i’m crazy hear me out…. lol

so what i was thinkin in my head is your wedding could just be all about you and your FH….so everything would have meaning and reflect your personalities and that is where it all ties in together….tables could be labeled with your common interests you too share and then you could go further wit decor on that table thats related to the interest…. your bridal party could be victorian/slightly steampunk, your invites could be accentuating your FH’s interest in photography….you could even have a rock band game area setup (if you love rock band of course)….the guest book could instead be “notes to us…” or something of that sort, where the guests write happy wishes or advise to the both of you at a writing station (ur interest in writing)…you could even make that fun for them by saying that it has to rhyme or something like that…..with much thought it could look just as beautiful as a basic-two-colored wedding and still be just as unique as the two of you 🙂

just an idea of course… 🙂

Post # 6
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

On your programs or displayed somewhere in the room you could have “Leap Day” history…http://www.brainyhistory.com/days/february_29.html


I’m a nerd for trivia, so i’d be interested to read about cool stuff that took place on leap day. Also it’s something most people know nothing about. And you should check ahead if anyone has a February 29th birthday and then surprise them by announcing it and giving them a dance with the bride or groom!

Post # 8
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The complaint of St. Bridget

“It is believed this tradition was started in 5th century Ireland when St. Bridget complained to St. Patrick about women having to wait for so long for a man to propose. According to legend, St. Patrick said the yearning females could propose on this one day in February during the leap year.”


You could have a Sadie Hawkins dance theme.

if you are into role reversal, this is the day for you. lol. what a neat idea. hope this helps.

Post # 9
1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That’s a really cute idea to do it on leap day. I like that. It sucks that its on a wednesday though…Honestly, this summer a couple of our friends got married on a wednesday about two hours from where we live. We just weren’t able to get off or spend the money for hotel in the middle of the week. If it had been a friday or saturday we probably could have made it, but the middle of the week thing meant we would have had to take three days off…:/

Just something to consider if you have Out of Town friends and family.

Post # 12
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@EffieTrinket: That dress is perfect for a victorian theme actually.  My wedding theme is victorian.  My house is decorated that way too, so I should know…LOL 

Also, my wedding date is on a Tuesday.  Some people thought it was odd, but the original date my Fiance picked was 11-11-11 and the venue was already booked.  So then we picked 11-1-11 and I am really glad because it has actually saved me a lot of money.  No one that I know of is not coming because it is on a Tuesday.  This will be our anniversary for the rest of our life, so people did understand.  My wedding coordinator told me that most people do getting married on the weekend, but she always has people getting married on weekdays too.  My venue is definately formal and my coordinator works there.

Post # 13
1713 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Saw this and thought I’d share!


I love “GOOGLE” so I just typed in SteamPunk Weddings! And for myself, I always like to find photographer blogs or personal blog websites for detailed photos!

Sounds like an awesome idea! Good Luck!

Post # 14
2896 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I can’t seem to find any photos, but I know I’ve seen at least a couple weddings where old books/literature pieces were the theme. You can use stacked books for centerpieces and mix in the photography aspect by having different styles of old cameras atop the stacks of books. It would be easy to pull it into a victorian theme if you try to select works from that period/that style of photography. Table #s can be old photos on one side and a page of an old book on another, framed works, etc. I know my aunt’s bed and breakfast had a room just like this. It’s where I’d always stay when I was a kid, and spend the nights reading the old, old love letters that were laid out on the dresser. 

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