Post # 31
- Wedding: September 2015 - Edinburgh
Our theme is sort of Victorian natural history museum-ish. When people have asked what the crap that means I’ve basically listed the stuff we’re having in piles as centrepieces: old books, anatomical drawings, glass cloches, medicine bottles. Our cake topper (although it’s not actually going to be on top of the cake for obvious reasons) is going to be taxidermed mice. Nobody’s really been negative about it, but they have looked at me kinda funny. I’m used to that though. 🙂
ETA: I agree with PP that you can have whatever you damn well please.
Post # 32
I absolutely love personal themes!! I am definately not a Harley Davidson kinda gal but I commend you for going outside the box and having fun with the wedding planning!! Our theme is Wedding Night in Canada… It is a play off of a Canadian broadcast for NHL here… and we are both huge fans of hockey! We are keeping the hockey touches to a minimum because the decor is more like a colorful garden wedding.. So it sounds really crazy but I am having so much fun planning it all!!
For the hockey theme we are doing hockey puck escort cards (like carrie underwood 🙂 ), hockey insipired names for our guest tables, hockey inspired names for signature shooters, shoot to kiss net where our guests will have to score in order for us to kiss, etc.
I fully believe planning a wedding should be fun, and that weddings should convey who the couple is. So if you are gothic and want to have a crazy halloween wedding great! If you are a princess and have a princess wedding wonderful! That is what makes weddings so much fun! They are all different and say a lot about the people planning it! 🙂
Post # 33
Ohhhhh, that’s cool! I can’t wait to see pictures!
As my name suggests we’re having a winter woodland theme. I haven’t really had any super negative comments, except for the lady at the fabric store when she rolled her eyes at me and said, ‘oh, another burlap wedding? really?’. Pshhhh, so rude. I don’t even have burlap as a part of my decor lol… we might have some because it’s cheaper than fabric, bit it’s not a main point.
Post # 34
Our theme is chic/romantic/elegant (lots of lace) with a little twist of glamour sort of, like sparkles lol and to answer your question, no, not to my face at least, but Im sure I got some inward eyerolls. Its fine because im having it the EXACT way I want it!! Im litteraly designing (with help from pintrest of course lol) every little detail myself and Im so excited to see how it all comes together on our special day!
Post # 35
Our theme is Bohemian Countryside, to which everyone has responded “oh you mean like burlap?”
My Future Mother-In-Law specifically does not understand what I mean by this, and is envisioning barefoot hippies, but in a barn. In reality, I am envisioning a quaint and rustic venue, but it doesn’t have to scream “farm.” In fact, I definitely do not want to host our reception at a farm. We’ve already picked a chapel built in 1869 for our ceremony, and there will definitely be some more historic/vintage touches throughout because we both love history. I probably will have touches of burlap and lace, but I mean, I also want flowers in my hair and such. We might serve down home food, but our playlist is more folk and indie than country. I’ve told my fiance I want people to leave our wedding feeling like they’ve stepped back in time to a country fair. It sounds like I have so much going on, but in my head I know exactly what I want.
I think that is the problem with themes. Only the bride knows what she envisions, everyone else is along for the ride.
Post # 36
Dont have a theme just going with colors we love.
Post # 37
I hate it when people are so rude about each others choices! Themes can be great fun and make a wedding stand out…harley Davison is a great one, I’ve never heard of anyone else do that!
Post # 38
I agree with you! The “vintage” that has gotten popular is the barn vintage style. I’m not gonna knock it, because it is kinda cool, but too popular for what I’m going for.
My wedding “theme” is similar, although I think I’m going to do silk flowers for bouquets and such. I really want to go with the old elegance of New Orleans, but tie in the extreme wealth of the old lumber barons our town used to be famous for. My venue has that part taken care of. The mansion was Mr. Cartiers’ home (he was a bigwig in the lumber business) and everything in it is orginal or time-period specific. My centerpieces will have small plain masks, beads, crystals, and pearls. The bead colors are not the gold, purple, and green you would think. They are going to be understated silver, champagne, and a raisin/purple color. We have a second home near NO and we are in love with that city. So we are trying to tie in North and South. I think it will be very pretty!
ETA – Our food is going to be awesome. I was trying to figure out what to do with the food, because we like the spice of NO, but not everyone else does. So we are going to do some classic Michigan dishes and some classic NO dishes. It will be formal, but also walk around and eat and enjoy the beautiful mansion. I will have enough seating for everybody, but I’m hoping people mingle like they used to in “high society” cocktail and dinner parties. It’s my one day to throw the biggest party of my life, and I want to feel rich and civilized. Haha. Even just for 1 day 🙂
Post # 39
Note to other posters who’ve been called out for having “played out” theme. That is so silly, I don’t understand why a wedding has to be unique and original. Why can’t it just be fun/elegant/beautiful/interesting/etc.? Anyway, isn’t going with a completely traditional as “played out” as you can be?
I did keep my theme – or maybe it was a motif? – under wraps and between me and my Pinterest 🙂 Since me and Fiance were getting married the week after Halloween I decided to do “witchy wedding.” It was very subtle but directed a lot of my choices, such as doing our photos in a wooded area and wearing a black lace dress. I also incorporate thistles into my rose bouquet because of their slightly spidery look.
Post # 40
sorry people are being so mean about your theme, It sounds cool and unique. Props to you for doing what you really wanted to do for your big day!
I am having a vintage/romantic brunch and I think it sounds so dreamy! But most people get the idea that I wanted to save money and im being cheap. But thats the case! I just really love breakfast and a romantic tea party feel. So thats what im having. To heck with the nay-sayers.
Post # 41
our theme is kind of loosely peacock-ish but other than that, the overall theme is ‘we’re getting married, here’s a bunch of stuff that Brynne thought was pretty. Come have some cake’
Post # 42
- Wedding: Rocky Mountains-May 2017
I’m going for more of a color scheme than a theme, but the closest thing to a theme I’ve got is Classy Cajun lol