I don’t get asked to do a lot of theme weddings. Not because I don’t like them. I think it can be hard for a bride and groom to envision what is possible within a theme. Wouldn’t it be nice to incorporate your hobby or what you enjoy into one of the biggest days you have together?
Easier said than done, right? Right.
You have a point. How do you bring your husband’s love of fishing into the wedding. Eat fish?
Idea: why not have a boutonniere created from a fishing lure? Have your floral designer loop a simple piece of lily grass on it and done. You have just made your wedding different.
It doesn’t take a whole lot to let your guests know that this wedding is “So you and (insert name here)”
It’s the little things, just one or two, that can make all the difference to create a memorable moment.
These days I am seeing a lot of themes around the wedding blog world and the trends seem to follow the movies. Lately it’s carnival or circus = Water For Elephants.
I have also seen Alice in Wonderland and soon to come many more fairytale characters, I’m sure.
Some theme weddings on the blogs may look over the top and not exactly attainable for those of us with a set budget, a job and lives to lead as well as planning a wedding. But as I said, it doesn’t take much to make a great memory.
In 2009 I collaborated with a group of vendors who were inspired by the idea of fairytale brides. Here are some examples of how a fairytale theme can be translated into a real life wedding day.
Little Red Ridding Hood
Fall wedding. Use baskets to carry the maids and flower girl floral designs, bride wears long, color of choice cape for outside photos. Serve picnic style lunch or dinner.
Wear sparkly flats and eat pumpkin pie cheesecake for dessert. Use modern, simple clocks or old antique clocks in your decor.
Ambien party favors. Just kidding! Instead, have a signature drink created and have a sign at the bar, some sort of “100 Year Sleep Tonic”, you get the idea.
If feathers aren’t your style, use lotus blooms (aquatic flower) on tables, one single bloom in a large, low dish of water will do the trick.
An apple at each place setting. Brings color to the table, easy and clean and pretty. This will work for many different venues and styles of weddings. Apples grow in red, yellow or green colors.
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