(Closed) Steampunk?

posted 6 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

have a good plan before you tell her. Fiance loves steampunk (although I refused it at my wedding, haha). There were some really cool pictures online!!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I have that dress pinned too! 

As for your mom… Find a wedding blog orpicires of a really nice one and show her thathaves be it saved on my comp somewhere ( I’m on my phone)!so she can see if is done right it can be really stunning and awesome, and not just look like a really bad Halloween idea . I think the theme is awesome but when it’s done good it’s really freAking awesome and when it’s done poorly, it’s really really bad.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Perhaps tell her it’s Victorian with a few Steampunk accents?  That might help get her more comfortable with the idea.  Victorian isn’t scary to moms usually and you can introduce the steampunk elements to her over time.

Also, be prepared to explain what steampunk is.  My mom had no idea what it was when she heard the term recently and I had to explain the whole concept of what it was and meant etc.

Does your mom watch the show Castle?  There was an episode of that which featured a Steampunk Club/Society.  It might be something worth showing her if she likes the show. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree with what @imalittlebirdie:  said!  Also, when I introduce it, I’m not sure if I would use the word “steampunk.”  Make up another name for it until she says how gorgeous the pictures are and then maybe throw in “yeah, some people call the theme “steampunk”” People get too hung up on names sometimes.  I know when I first saw the name (I didn’t know what it was), I thought, she wants to do WHAT?!   But then I saw the picture of the dress you like, which is one of the most beautiful, amazing things I’ve ever seen, and I think that a steampunk wedding would be awesome.  

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

So I’ve seen this word a few times here in the hive, what exactly is SteamPunk? Sorry to be so clueless! The dress you like is gorgeous!!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would start looking for inspirational pictures and print them out and present it to her that way so she can see it instead if it just being described to her.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Cappugcino:  Good idea! Call it “Victorian” – love it, lol!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Cappugcino:  I 100% agree.

When mom’s hear steampunk I think the “punk” is all they think of, start with Victorian and then as you said there’s some Shelock Holmes & Jules Vern inspired elements. And as PP’s have said, show her examples of the soft/feminine/pretty side while explaining it (like your dress inspiration).

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@StefLovesJamie:  Ahh, it sounds amazing! I love that time period, and what a wonderful , rich twist it puts on everything 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Don’t try to describe it as Stempunk to her — just call it updated or fun Victorian. She’ll have some concept of what that might look like, and it’s less likely to freak her out.

Post # 15
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Newbee

I love steampunk.

Nix the word “steampunk” though. It freaks people out. tell her it is “neo victorian” which is pretty much the same thing, and less intimiating. And if she googles it, she will get the steampunk pics and elegance without the intimidation of the label.

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