Post # 32
Every couple should go for what makes them happy, I just don’t like Disney for adults. Never have. But my wedding is very modern and minimalistic, not everyone’s style either. We can’t all like the same thing 🙂
Post # 33
This. Themes are for kids’ birthday parties IMO. I mean, a wedding IS a party, and the “theme” is wedding.
That said, a nice color scheme is always pleasing to the eye.
Yeah I’m attending/doing a reading at my cousin’s wedding the summer and she has a DRESS CODE for all guests (yes, all 300…) to match her theme. A bit much IMO.
Post # 34
Not really into “theme” weddings. Our “theme” is the colors navy blue and cream with the hopes of keeping everything classy and simple. There are hints of art deco in the invites (hence my name) as our venue is an art deco style dinner club. We will not, however, be wearing anything costumey, and the only decoration at the venue is stuff that they normally decorate their tables with when open to the public. Themes often feel childish and for me the whole idea of the wedding is a celebration of us making an adult commitment.
Post # 35
I think theme weddings are fun. They add a personalized element that represents the couple (if that is the case, and it’s not just one of those popular “themes” that’s currently trending… I don’t need to specify on that one). Weddings can be really boring when you see the same thing over and over again.
Post # 36
I feel a little differently. Yes it’s your day, but you or your parents are still hosts to your guests. If for no other reason, why go into it with the knowledge that many people, the vast majority of your guests if this poll has any accuracy, do not love the idea, or find it inappropriate to the occasion of a wedding.
Whether or not a party is boring has nothing to do with props and themes. The warmth and hospitality of the hosts, the relationships between the people closest to you, the care and consideration of guests are the things that matter most. Children need the distraction of something else to hold their attention, especially when someone else is getting all the goodies! The hope is that the majority your wedding guests are more mature.
A wedding is a happy and festive occasion, but it represents something that should have more than enough meaning to stand alone, IMO.
Post # 37
@gingernutjo: I suppose I’m a traditionalist and pretty much think the “theme” of any wedding should be that, you know, two people are getting married. I also think that often themes can make a wedding reception resemble a child’s birthday party.
However, I do think some themes can be and are fun. As a guest, I don’t want to be asked to show up in authentic Renaissance attire or in all white or something but other than that…meh.
Post # 38
I thought they were so corny when I first started hearing about them, but now I kinda understand why people do them. I guess it works for creative people or people who want their decor and personal touches to correlate (other than just using the same color scheme). It’s not my cup of tea, but I understand it more now.
Post # 39
Our theme is also “getting married”. Well that and “open bar”. : )
Post # 40
Hmmm, I don’t mind them if they are sweet and subtle. I just don’t see the point in finding specific items to fit a theme – I ‘ll just stick to an easy color scheme. But I’m not a fan of crazy over the top themes like I sometimes see on Four Weddings – it’s not a six year old birthday party. I’ve never met anyone IRL who did that though, and I rarely see anything that wild on here. So I guess most themes are fine. If you want it, go for it.
Post # 41
“The theme of my wedding is ‘wedding.'” OMG, mine too!! Ha ha.
Post # 42
I have a few repeating feels I guess…but it’s not very strong. I was going to do a lovebird theme but I’ve definitely scaled it back. I still have an old birdcage for my cards and my cake topper has some birds on them but otherwise that is it. I’ve also got more of a slightly old, dark bourbon-y vibe going on with the venue (distillery) and some of my paper products (invites, table #s, signs, escort cards). However I’m putting some modern elements into that so it’s not real old time-y feeling. I’m going to do a rolled paper flower garland for the “altar” piece (in some darker colors and neutrals that go with the venue) and my cake topper is pretty modern.
I like themes as long as they are done well and tastefully.
Post # 43
I prefer style/feel/cohesive over theme. Themes get over done quickly or can seem childish like a fairy theme.
Post # 44
I like the “we’re getting married” theme… anything else feels like a distraction that diminishes the importance of that.
Post # 45
I wouldn’t do a theme wedding myself, but as far as other people go- as long as there’s good food, booze, and nobody requires me to come in costume, I don’t care.
Post # 46
@gingernutjo: If the theme is to my personal taste, I will like it… but if it’s something like video game characters or Star Wars or Harry Potter, I will cringe.
With that said, I’m also a firm believer in doing whatever floats your boat. I generally find weddings super boring to attend, and I think a theme wedding would be fun for guests.