(Closed) SOW(Save Our Wedding)

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Post # 3
13292 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

(1) Why not let each girl pick their own shoes and just pick one color that matches?  My girls range from the stiletto-wearing, to flat-wearing, to someone on crutches in a cast… so I told them to pick a gold shoe and be done with it.  The guys usually just wear black dress shoes.  If they rent tuxes, the shoes usually come with them.  Grey suits would look fine; make th bowtie the same color as the dresses and it will go together fine.

(2) Use in-season flowers is my only suggestion.  

(3) This is too big a question to answer.  Google “off-beat weddings” or something like that and you’ll find thousand of different and unique ideas!

(4)  No question (skipping)

(5) We had no theme – just formal, classic, and tradition.  You can do as much or as little of a theme as you want, and it doesn’t have to be only tied to you

Post # 4
3039 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

First, congratulations to the engagement!


1) I would go with nude

2) DIY. Get the flowers in bulk, make the bouquets and decorations with help from the bridesmaids.

3) Such a broad question… Join The Knot and look for idea there!

4) We’re combining Swedish and Canadian wedding traditions, sort of composing a smorgasbord of the ones we like the most – skipping things we don’t like (like garters and stuff…)

5) I think you should have an enchanted forest theme! Google it and you’ll get lots of ideas!

Post # 5
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Yay, I wore that dress! 🙂 You’ve got plenty of time to nail down a lot of these details, try not to stress!

The wedding party was in a similar color, dark green – but their dresses were long so I told them I couldn’t care less what shoes they wore. I wore sparkly chuck taylors because hell if I was gonna be on my feet for 8-10 hours in heels when I’m already 5’10. My husband changed into his chucks after the ceremony and spent the reception in these. Ignore the weird faces.

Flower-wise, I just went with all white flowers. Simple, classic, goes with everything! We did non-floral centerpieces with lots of candles to keep the flower cost down.

We didn’t really have a theme (in the words of my husband, “it’s wedding themed”), but we tried to incorporate some fun elements. I didn’t it to be all about me either. We had two towers of cupcakes, on the top of his was a character from one of his favorite games (with the help of a Barbie and Ken ornament set from my mother).

Post # 6
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’d just pick a color for shoes like nude or silver and let the bridesmaids wear whatever shoe they want. I know you like the idea of Toms but I personally would be super self-conscious if I had to wear like sneakers and a dress, and I’d hate it the entire time (for one, I personally find heels more comfortable… I know I’m weird… and my legs look better in them). For you it’s fine, but it may not be for them.

We have a theme of art deco and books… both things both of us like. We originally were doing books and peacock colors but our venue (which Fiance insisted on) is an art deco theater, so we’re including art deco touches as well. AND the theater colors are my favorite color (turquoise) and gold so it was easy to pick the colors, lol.

If you both like cheesecake but not normal cake, definitely do cheesecake for the cake.

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