Post # 1
I’ve just decided that I really want to have an Oscar themed reception. I have some ideas, but I was just wondering if anyone had any cool ideas to contribute. Anything with the Oscars, Hollywood or movies would be great! Thanks!
Post # 3
Hmm, interesting. Do you have your venue? If not, look for an old theater that you can rent. Of course you can always, buy, rent, or DIY a red carpet, and the rope things. Somewhere I’ve also heard of people hiring papparazzi. (Although I don’t know where.) If not, you could always have your photographer stand there and take shots of people walking the red carpet. Or the videographer can pretend to be interviewing the guests as they come in, like they do in an award show.
Maybe instead of a traditional, announcing of the bridal party. They could be announced in an award ceremony fashion. Kind of have fun. Like you can introduce the best man as "best performance in a….." (baseball game?, bar?, tripping up stairs?) Something clever, but not terribly offensive. Or at the least you could say, (best performance of a best man. But that’s kind of boring.) And do the same for everyone else. Maybe the venue has a podium of some kind you can use. You can use the dj or a friend who isn’t afraid to speak in public to do the announcing. Maybe they all can come in wearing sunglasses, like hollywood stars would do. The girls could sport boas or something.
Maybe your favors could be something kind of hollywood like…. Something star shaped (ie cookie cutter.), or chocolates that in the shape of oscar or one of those movie "action" boards.
Instead of regular chairs, maybe you and your Fi can sit in directors chairs. Or use one for the garter toss.
You could use best picture oscar winners, instead of numbers for the tables.
Black and white would be a good color theme. Probably red or gold too.
OK, I’ll stop for now.
Post # 4
I would strongly recommend looking at the themed products at stumpsprom.com. They have a ton of decorations, favors, etc. themed around this for reasonable prices. Good luck!