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info342963info342963Posts: 1 June 25, 2010
Your wedding should speak of you and your spouse. Personalize the theme to something that the 2 of you enjoy, like or are fans of.
stefu465370stefu465370Posts: 2 June 29, 2010
i like when weddings have themes. but i agree with some of the others that you just shouldn't take it overboard. if both you really like the 20s then keep that theme in mind when picking out your gown and the bridesmaid dresses, flowers, centerpieces, colors, etc. but that doesn't mean you have to go all out and have all music from the 20s or have flapper girls and boas. but that's just my two cents.
congrats!!
stefu465370stefu465370Posts: 2 June 29, 2010
you can actually go to school for it....though it's not "interning" it is a lot for hands on. you should look online at the things available in your area. i'm pretty sure you'll be able to find someone teaching the basics of planning weddings. the just help you understand the ins and outs of the trade.
charr465454charr465454Posts: 1 June 29, 2010
Theme are very fun! I think that having themes makes it fun memoriable!!!!!
shelk467420shelk467420Posts: 25 July 2, 2010
My daugher is getting married Oct. 31, 2010. Her theme is, of course, Halloween. Guests are encourage to come in costume. The bride will wear an ivory dress (probably carry calla lillies, too.) The groom will dress in a black tux with a red-lined black cape. They won't wear a lot of make-up and go overboard, but they will do some. At the reception there will be a "candy bar" where we'll have containers with different kinds of candy, then treat bags that the guests can fill up themselves. I plan on using fake skulls with a hole cut in the top to do floral designs, and put a variety of clear votive candles around it. There'll be Halloween type decorations. Any other suggestions?
heath475217heath475217Posts: 1 July 14, 2010
I want to have a cool, funky, fun 40th and thought 70's theme..suggestions?? I thought fuzzy dice as invites, disco ball and full on dress-up required (jump suits and all), dj playing the greats and what else??
BrevardMinisterBrevardMinisterPosts: 157 July 16, 2010
As an officiant, I absolutely adore themed weddings. They can really capture the personalities of the couple and make the event truly their own. They are definitely the weddings that stand out in my memory. This coming Saturday I am officiating a 50s themed wedding in a bowling alley. I can't wait! Any wedding can be tacky or classy whether it has a theme or not. It's all in how you pull it off. Besides, I think they can be much more fun to plan. They force you to be a little more creative and I think we get inherent pleasure from that. Best Wishes! Rev. Ann Fuller, Melbourne, FL
CapicuLove1CapicuLove1Posts: 254 July 16, 2010
Folks:

Here's some links for themed wedding ideas, favors, table settings, etc. Enjoy!
Lise'
Creative Director
www.allenspatzphotography.com

www.orientaltrading.com
http://www.efavormart.com/index.aspx
http://www.balloons-galore.net/cat_western.cfm (western)

http://www.weddingthemes.net/halloween_theme_wedding.htm (halloween & other themes)

http://www.shindigz.com/
shunt478609shunt478609Posts: 1 July 19, 2010
How fun .You two should go for it .It is your day and I think roaring 20's would be so so much fun for you and your guests
Tracy479388Tracy479388Posts: 2 July 19, 2010
RareBeauty wrote:
I want to do a fairy tale theme wedding? I have not decided yet. I want each of my bridemaids to try on the glass slipper. none of them will fit it of course!!! then I come down the isle and try on the shoe. It fits perfectly and we get married.... any suggestions???



What a totally cute idea!!! I love it!
MajesticDesignsMajesticDesignsPosts: 30 July 20, 2010
Go for it. Your event will definately be memorable. Enjoy yourself and have fun.
MajesticDesignsMajesticDesignsPosts: 30 July 20, 2010
@ RareBeauty
Your idea sounds absolutely lovely. If you are planning to go all out, you could have invitations that are scrolls or ones that read "Hear Ye Hear Ye...".
I'd love to see what else you come up with.
jayeb486087jayeb486087Posts: 1 July 28, 2010
I want my wedding colors to be Amethyst and White. but I just cant find a (theme) any one have any wedding theme ideas????? I'm in need of help!!!!
Guest July 30, 2010
jayeboo, call my cell 317-490-7894 (Suz)
I am the owner of Studio Brides & Events. We have done many, Many, MANY theme weddings - I LOVE designing theme weddings! I need more information about you and your fiance to give you ideas/advice. This is FREE so don't worry.
I am glad to try to help!
CapicuLove1CapicuLove1Posts: 254 July 30, 2010
j.bennett2 wrote:
Help my wedding is Oct 2nd. Its country, western theme, good ole bar-b-q, inside historical round barn. Groom is wearing jeans, boots, hat, white shirt, black vest. Both of us are over 40, so age appropriate needs to be considered as well. I am having an issue on what the bride should wear. Any ideals are greatly appreciated. Thanks.
CapicuLove1CapicuLove1Posts: 254 July 30, 2010
CapicuLove1CapicuLove1Posts: 254 July 30, 2010
Jayeboo:
Amethyst is more of a color than a theme. You can do this with picking the right flowers, table cloths and accessories. You can even buy pieces of amethyst and sprinkle them around your flowers. Flowers with purple shades like iris, hydrangea will look lovely. You can have your bridesmaids where a gown with these colors and matching bouquets and have your room lighted in hues of the same color. You can have your escort cards printed with these colors as well as your menu cards, thank you cards and favors. If you'd like a free consultation, drop me a note at liseramos@msn.com
CapicuLove1CapicuLove1Posts: 254 July 30, 2010
TracyDurmon wrote:
RareBeauty wrote:
I want to do a fairy tale theme wedding? I have not decided yet. I want each of my bridemaids to try on the glass slipper. none of them will fit it of course!!! then I come down the isle and try on the shoe. It fits perfectly and we get married.... any suggestions???



What a totally cute idea!!! I love it!
CapicuLove1CapicuLove1Posts: 254 July 30, 2010
Rare Beauty -
I love it too. You may also consider have two youngsters in costume and costumed royalty announce you and your husband as you enter the reception room. They can have trumpets, scrolls and pillows with "glass" slippers.

For favors and link ideas, check out:
http://www.buyweddingfavorsonline.com/fapafa.html

http://www.amazon.com/Fairy-Tale-Coach-Wedding-Topper/dp/B002EDRUBI

http://www.askginka.com/themes/fairytale-cinderella-theme-wedding-party.htm
dusti491328dusti491328Posts: 1 August 4, 2010
is a Dirty South theme ok if you are going to be playing al different types of hiphop/rap songs!
PatpartysourcePatpartysourcePosts: 1 August 5, 2010
I think all weddings today should have a theme.
You could do a cocktail wedding,Island theme etc.Weddings need to be jazzed up,it's the same old thing every weekend.
kalie497605kalie497605Posts: 1 August 13, 2010
RareBeauty wrote:
I want to do a fairy tale theme wedding? I have not decided yet. I want each of my bridemaids to try on the glass slipper. none of them will fit it of course!!! then I come down the isle and try on the shoe. It fits perfectly and we get married.... any suggestions???


wow, great idea! that sounds amazing!
Guest August 13, 2010
Set up a queen-like chair in the middle of the dance floor. as each bridesmaid walks in, she sits in the chair (have them barefoot). Your father or the father of the groom tries to fit each girl. Then you walk in and sit, he puts on the shoe. You stand, and your king arrives, the father takes your hands and and the grooms hand together, who in turn escorts you to the dance floor for the first dance.
Kbail498960Kbail498960Posts: 1 August 16, 2010
I think it would be great.. it is your event.. plan it your way.. it is a day your remeber enjoy your day.
bmsmi498908bmsmi498908Posts: 1 August 17, 2010
I am working on my wedding that is June 18,2011 and I still dont know if I should have a theme for my wedding or just put a bunch of things together. I am at a point of what to do? what to do?
Guest August 17, 2010
hi bmsmith
you need to figure out the following:

*# of guests]
*budget (what do you want to spend on your wedding? $5,000, $10,000, $15,000 or more?)
*style of wedding: traditional? modern? art deco? princess? african queen? caribbean?
*what season? June is a summer month. You may want a beach theme or a beach wedding.
*venue: hotel? nightclub? gallery? open space like a rooftop? country? downtown cityscape?
*colors: summer colors are pretty unlimited because you can get mostly any flower you like. Talk to your fiance about what colors you both like. I just did a wedding with purples, lavendar, light blue and white. We had Iris and hydrangea florals and royal blue dresses. Since there was a lot of mirrors at the bride's reception room, we opted for white linen with the purple and blue florals and her menu cards, mass cards, and welcome banner were royal blue and white. So, you see, you may want to pick one or two colors and match everything for a nice, elegant look.

I give initial free consultations via phone & email, so drop me a line if you need more advice.

I also do photography and design services, so keep this in mind. I can help you with that.

All the best and good luck!

Love,
Lise'
www.mybelovedwedandart.com
212-928-6572
liseramos@msn.com
SUMBoothSUMBoothPosts: 2 August 22, 2010
If your budget allows, adding a photo booth that matches that same theme or style can add to the cohesiveness — and fun — since your guest's keepsakes from your wedding will include that look and feel. We did an "Old Hollywood" style photo booth, and if you have props and items that revolve around your theme, it doesn't make people feel as left out. Not everyone wants to rent a Zoot Suit or wear a flapper dress to fit the theme of a wedding, but they can at least fit into a proposed theme for a couple of minutes when they slip on some props. Just a thought!

Guest August 25, 2010
If you can't do a photo booth, do get two large Hollywood posters and a polaroid camera. Set them up on easels or attach the posters to the wall. This is a good photo op. You guests can take photos along with two classic movies/stars such as Bogart, Tracy, Hepburn, or a silent star.
carol325324carol325324Posts: 1 August 30, 2010
my theme is a fairy tale wedding in december the snow falling as i walk down to meet my groom an my flower girls with the angle wings on 2 walking in front of me an 2 behind me to represent his angle been sent to him my colors are pool blue,silver,ivory to give a soft look for my theme
tiffa514941tiffa514941Posts: 1 September 7, 2010
i am doing a winter wonderland theme. white,silver and light blue. snowflakes and crystal. simple and classy. flower girls are wearing tutu style dresses. i like your idea as well.
NickjNickjPosts: 9 September 8, 2010
Great themes!!!! It is stunning I will also try this theme in my wedding...
JRPartysJRPartysPosts: 1 September 9, 2010
A Roaring 20's party can be elegant and fun. Tall vases with black or white feathers, lots of "pearls" on the tables or as napkin wrap, boas and top hats as party favors for your guests to take part in the theme. Live music with lots of horns and jazz. As long as you are marrying "the right one", the rest is all icing on the cake! Best wishes.
Guest September 10, 2010
We married 12-2-2009 with no formal ceremony. We want to celebrate our union with a family party and celebrate retirement. Any suggestions?
estel521677estel521677Posts: 1 September 15, 2010
i really want to select a theme for my wedding... im mexican and my fiancee is salvadorean.. and ive searched and searched for some ideas that my family and his family could enjoy.... please any ideas????
CapicuLove1CapicuLove1Posts: 254 September 16, 2010
Dear estelagael,

where do you live?

if you want to celebrate your cultures (and this is a great way of bringing both sides of the family together) you can do a salvadorean and mexican combination of decor, elegant design work with a crest with your initials and your two flags from your countries; and combine cuisine from both cultures and use the colors from your flags in your flowers, for example, red, green, white and blue.

you can get a someone who sews to make accessories for your bridal party, let's say, pocket scarfs for the men and sashes for the bridesmaids dresses in the colors of your countries flags as well.

The bride and groom should dress tradtional, but have touches of the colors in flowers and accessories. I would also have favors, one that represents mexico and one that represents el salvador (you could do this with trinkets, candy, or order small flags, along with a tradtional wedding favor).

Good luck!

Lise'
www.mybelovedwedandart.com
liseramos@msn.com
cotad537597cotad537597Posts: 2 October 7, 2010
brbrcurran wrote:
Hi, I was thinking of an very informal country western theme, we are have our wedding outdoors on our land, any ideas?
cotad537597cotad537597Posts: 2 October 7, 2010
Hope I am not too late. I did the country western theme and the cutest thing was the horseshoe that I had a handle welded to and used that for my flowers - the florist created a wonderful arrangement on it.
flair4wordsflair4wordsPosts: 17 October 9, 2010
ms_april_alexander wrote:
My mother is turning 50, and need some help with themes. Please help me out with any ideas you may have.


Hi April, I think it is wonderful that you want to celebrate your mother's 50th birthday with a party. I would use a classical beauty theme, and incorporate vintage elements that were popular in the late 70's and 80's. I would love to help you find the perfect invitations to accent the unique style of your event at a discount of 30% off. Check out my website: www.flair4words.com.
Sweet535446Sweet535446Posts: 2 October 20, 2010
my wedding colors are pink an white an our wedding is set for april 2,2011. anyone have any ideas for a them PLZ. let me know
CapicuLove1CapicuLove1Posts: 254 October 20, 2010
Sweetp11906 wrote:
my wedding colors are pink an white an our wedding is set for april 2,2011. anyone have any ideas for a them PLZ. let me know


Dear Sweet p --

April is a special month, as it commemorates the beauty of the spring flowers about to bloom.

Pink is such an appropriate color that symbolizes the Goddess within, a new beginning and a sweet romance.

I would recommend the Cherry Blossom as a point of reference which are flowered branches that come in an array of pink shades. You can get your invites, your table menus, escort cards and thank you's all to match (I can design that if you wish for a very reasonable cost), and decorate your tables with simple tall vases with the branched flowers in them with pink water and pink crystals scattered on your table tops.

Your flower girl can toss pink flower petals and your bridesmaids can hold small bouquets of pink peonies, a fluffy, pink flower that matches the flower on the cherry blossom. Your bouquet can be mixed with pink and white flowers to match.
I would have your girls wear a pink print or a simple beige satin or chiffon dress with a pink sash, and pink accessories.
Here's some links to give you some ideas.

Good luck on your upcoming event, and let me know if I can assist you in any way.

Best regards,

Lise'
Liseramos@msn.com
212-928-6572
www.mybelovedwedandart.com

Links:

http://www.marthastewart.com/article/cherry-blossoms-101 (click on video)

http://www.bakedecoratecelebrate.com/projects/cherryblossomcake.cfm (cakes)

http://www.squidoo.com/cherry-blossom-wedding-ideas (decor & cakes)

http://www.myweddingfavors.com/asian-wedding-favors.html (favors)

http://www.kaboodle.com/nic08/happily-ever-after.html (wedding dresses)

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Browse_Bridal-Party-Bridesmaids-Shop-By-Color?&colorName=Rose (pink dresses)

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Knee-Length-Off-the-Shoulder-Shantung-Print-Dress-83539 (dark with pink)
sales523585sales523585Posts: 2 October 21, 2010
A Roaring 20s theme is fantastic! Vintage AND elegant is always in style. There are quite a few sites which offer some wonderful tips and ideas on theme weddings. You can check out www.askginka.com

We have extended our invitations collection to include a beautiful line of exclusive Art Deco/Art Nouveau invitations because Roaring 20s and Olde Hollywood theme weddings are the recent trend. We invite you to view our beautiful collection of invitations and matching stationery at www.elegantvintageinvitations.com. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and happy planning smile
sales523585sales523585Posts: 2 October 21, 2010
jayeboo13 wrote:
I want my wedding colors to be Amethyst and White. but I just cant find a (theme) any one have any wedding theme ideas????? I'm in need of help!!!!


Congratulations on your wedding! With those beautiful colors, your theme can be precious stones and have the tables decorated with amethysts and diamonds or pearls (there are many sites which offer these such as www.save-on-crafts.com, and even ebay!). You can have beautiful centerpieces of flower arrangements in those colors as well. Very posh, very elegant!

Check out www.askginka.com for an awesome list of themes to help you get some more ideas.

We offer beautiful theme invitations and matching stationery at www.eleganthandmadecreations.com.
enchantedmemoriesweddingsenchantedmemoriesweddingsPosts: 37 October 22, 2010
deshawnjohnson2009 wrote:
looking to have a party for my new production company and an album release part for my new artist and he will perform live


Where are you located at, when are these parties, what are your budgets?

I would love to help you out, even if only over the phone.

Kim Schrack
L & S Events
(717) 571-0557
dlwfl547988dlwfl547988Posts: 1 October 22, 2010
I think themes are great - if they have a meaning to the couple and can be translated throughout the festivities... my partner loves to travel, and we've adopted a "journey" and travel theme - but it's about us and not just a prom decorating idea. Cheers!
cowgi548256cowgi548256Posts: 1 October 23, 2010
RareBeauty wrote:
I want to do a fairy tale theme wedding? I have not decided yet. I want each of my bridemaids to try on the glass slipper. none of them will fit it of course!!! then I come down the isle and try on the shoe. It fits perfectly and we get married.... any suggestions???


That's cute!
charl548471charl548471Posts: 1 October 23, 2010
I believe that it's your day and as long as you're happy and satisfied who cares what someone else thinks. I think the roaring 20's is an excellent idea!
CapicuLove1CapicuLove1Posts: 254 October 23, 2010
RareBeauty wrote:
I want to do a fairy tale theme wedding? I have not decided yet. I want each of my bridemaids to try on the glass slipper. none of them will fit it of course!!! then I come down the isle and try on the shoe. It fits perfectly and we get married.... any suggestions???


Dear Rare Beauty:
I think that this is a great idea for a theme. It is very romantic and sweet. Your guests will remember your day for many years to come. The glass slipper is a great idea, but it could be during your reception, not your wedding ceremony. Your bridal party could enter - boys on one side and girls on another side - a grand chair in the center. you enter with your beau who stand next to the boys. They each have a slipper in their pocket - of course it does not fit - then your hubby has your correct shoe (the shoe you will be wearing) and puts it on you and then you have your first dance. The girls can throw flower petals on you (you can have someone place them by the chair in a bag) and the photos will be beautiful. When the dance is over, the bridal party and guest can join you for another nice song.

Here's are twp nice sites that has\ve much in the way of accessories for your theme. You want to use most white, with pearls, crystal, coaches, satin, nice candlelight and slippers. You should choose flowers are are soft - creams, whites, green foliage and pastel ribbons. Your girls should wear light colors and you should wear, of course, a white ballgown with white or silver shoes.

If you need invites, thank you's, sign in posters and other printed materials, do drop me a line. I can put together a great package for 100 guests for about $350.

http://www.icestandard.org/categories/view/1016/fairy-tale-wedding-favors/page:1

http://mydreamwedding.weddingstar.com/wedding-collections/all

Lise'
My Beloved, Inc.
liseramos@msn.com
scribescribePosts: 1 October 29, 2010
For a Roaring twenties theme, I suggest looking into the art deco style. Art deco can be very classy & sophisticated, considered "ultra modern" at the time. You can Google "Art Deco weddings" to find lots of ideas, but going to www.art-deco-style.com/index.html is a good starting point.

I am a graphic artist whose specialty is offering custom wedding invitations for theme weddings. You can see my work at: www.calligraphicstudio.com . Theme weddings are the most fun, and are the ones that your guests will remember the longest!
janet553359janet553359Posts: 1 October 31, 2010
I am planning a Tiffany Blue/Chocolate Brown wedding. I haven't decided on all the specifics, but I have an idea.
CapicuLove1CapicuLove1Posts: 254 October 31, 2010
janet.walker wrote:
I am planning a Tiffany Blue/Chocolate Brown wedding. I haven't decided on all the specifics, but I have an idea.


Dear Friend,
Check out the blog pages on "Half Baked" below. They are quite nice and the ideas will inspire you. I can do custom invites, favor napkins, sign in posters, welcome banner all to match at reasonable prices! Let me know if you'd like to chat. Feel free to contact me.

Best of luck on your upcoming wedding.
Lise'
Creative Director/Designer
www.allenspatzphotography.com

Links:

http://www.thecakeblog.com/?s=chocolate+%26+tiffany+blue+cake

http://www.thecakeblog.com/2009/03/inspiration-board-chocolate-tiffany-blue.html

Also, check out Dessy. They have amazing bridesmaids dresses. You could definately pick a brown dress or a tiffany blue dresses and add sashes. You can find the style you want and see what works best.

http://www.dessy.com/dresses/bridesmaid/6506/#attributeMask=131072&catid=1&displaytype=GridMedium&activePage=5&rpp=9&SortOrder=Default

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