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lilAs388763
lilAs388763
Posts: 3 March 19, 2010
Are themed weddings tacky? We're considering doing a Roaring 20's theme will value taking any opinion on this.
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orangeblossom
orangeblossom
Posts: 41 July 26, 2013
Hello.
Theme wedding idea is the really great idea and Roaring 20's theme wedding is a really very great idea, just keep it classy.
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lazzara
lazzara
Posts: 6 July 25, 2013
Themes, can be anything, it does not actually have to be around a saying. Using shades through out or a experience can be a concept... make it beautiful.
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Guest July 25, 2013
I think wedding planner have excellent collections of themes. Themes make your function more memorable and unique.
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lazzara
lazzara
Posts: 6 July 24, 2013
Themes ...is a great idea for making your wedding interesting and memorable..
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Day2RememberEvents
Day2RememberEvents
Posts: 4 July 24, 2013
Theme weddings can be fun and add an interesting element to you wedding. I just be sure to guide my clients in the direction of keeping the theme elegant and classy.

Jan S. -
West Hartford, Connecticut
Day to Remember Events, LLC.
Day2rememberevents@Gmail.com
Www.Day2RememberEvents.com
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Guest June 21, 2013
My favorite era! I think it's a lovely idea-think of "flapper" style dresses-what fun! smile
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UniqueSigEvents
UniqueSigEvents
Posts: 95 June 18, 2013
Themes, can be anything, it does not necessarily have to be around a saying. Using colors through out or a feel can be a theme... Making the theme about you and your future spouse is always a great idea and makes it personal.
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EclecticEntertainmentDJE
EclecticEntertainmentDJE
Posts: 20 June 18, 2013
I would recommend also thinking of your guest list as far as themes goes. Yes, a Vegas or a Roaring 20s theme can transcend generations and families, but I'm not sure a Dirty South, Krunk, Death Metal or Goth theme would really work if you are inviting people that are not familiar with it.
Naturally, it's your night, but if your theme is obscure it can turn people off.
I have a friend that's REALLY big into the metal band Ghost. And she's mentioned that her boyfriend and she wanted to do a Ghost theme wedding. Again, it's all well and good, but if the guest list included half metal fans and half none metal, it might be a little uncomfortable for those people to hear the lyrics and see the black pope and monk outfits.
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Guest June 17, 2013
Looking to rent a small sized warehouse, bricks and windows style loft in Brooklyn, NYC or NJ for a celebration. Any suggestions?
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educa588265
educa588265
Posts: 1 January 4, 2011
Planning for my wedding for June 2012 in Laurel Maryland. Trying to find me a hall to have my reception that wont cost me an arm and a leg to do it. Dont want to spend no more then 20,000 for my entire wedding. After all once the big day is all over you still gotta live and usual. Anyone from the Maryland area have any ideas?
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nativ585790
nativ585790
Posts: 2 January 3, 2011
That sounds like a great idea thanks!!
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CapicuLove1
CapicuLove1
Posts: 254 January 3, 2011
native_chic20 wrote:
speaking of themes, i dont have one upset .. the colors i have set are red, bla, and white, any iDEAS??

These are great, romantic colors. You can do something of a "monte carlo" theme with red table cloths and black and white damask runners, large urns of blood red roses and black and clear dripping crystals. Your menu cards (you can also order a banner) could say "Lucky in Love" and design a logo with the same theme and sprinkle gold coins and colored gem stones on the tables.



Have the bar well-stocked with rum, whiskey, gin and vodka. Serve drinks over ice, or incorporate them into casino themed cocktails such a Martini Royale or a Cuba Libre.
Easier still, have plenty of the bubbly ready to mix up a communal batch of champagne punch. (Also don't forget to have sparkling water, soda or fruit drinks on hand for the non-drinkers.)
Casino Night Favors

At party's end, send guests home happy with a goodie bag filled with party favors such as lottery tickets, a pack of cards, a pair of dice, a rabbits foot, gold coins or gems for good luck.
Best,
Lise'
www.photographersmbi.com
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nativ585790
nativ585790
Posts: 2 January 3, 2011
speaking of themes, i dont have one upset .. the colors i have set are red, bla, and white, any iDEAS??
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Guest January 2, 2011
Check out http://artdecostyle.ca/art-deco-style-blog/art-deco-weddings for some great Art Deco wedding theme ideas.
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arw29574094
arw29574094
Posts: 1 December 6, 2010
i intend to play oldies music at my wedding dated from the 50's-80's. id like to be "oldschool" and classic combined.. almost like the movie chicago with queen lateefa. but im having trouble deciding on the theme.. if ur able to help, email me ur ideas arw296@email.vccs.edu thanks
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Diamondanddream
Diamondanddream
Posts: 3 November 23, 2010
This is a great theme!. I have a client now who has the same thing and the ideas are endless and fun but yet have formal elegance to them. After doing research i found that black and white does wonderful. There are alot of new style dresses out in the industry that fit perfectly. I would love to assist you in your planning stage. The name of my company is A Diamond & Dream Affair and we are a consulting firm that does theme design and much more. We are based out of Louisville, KY but we have planners in Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN, and Southern Indiana. I can be contacted at 502-299-5697.
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CapicuLove1
CapicuLove1
Posts: 254 November 23, 2010
Michele1974 wrote:
My wedding is going to be Nov. 5, 2011, and I can't seem to come up with a theme??? My colors are going to be Navy/Silver......any ideas??



You can do an art deco or hollywood theme using these colors. I would also add splashes of grey and black.




Your centerpieces can be a mix of dyed blue flowers with silver branches, dripping crystal strands and navy and black feathers in clear or silver vases. You can also add some blue and silver "bling" to the tables. Your table cloths should be navy pin tuck, and have your caterer provide silver trimmed stemware, silver charges.




You can buy two large posters of your favorite old stars like Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Davis, Audrey Hepburn, Gary Grant, etc. and attach them to styroboard and place by a wall so that your guests can get photographed. You should also have a pre-shoot and you and your fiance should dress 40's style with top hat, cane, feather boa and stylish clothing. You can blow up some poster sized images of yourselves and place around the room, as well as making 5x7 framed photos for your table #'s.




Get feathered masks, top hats & other hollywood novelties and hand them out to guests while dancing. It should be a fun and memorable affair.




Good luck!




Lise'

My Beloved, Inc.

www.mybelovedwedandart.com

212-928-6572
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Michele1974
Michele1974
Posts: 1 November 23, 2010
My wedding is going to be Nov. 5, 2011, and I can't seem to come up with a theme??? My colors are going to be Navy/Silver......any ideas??
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CapicuLove1
CapicuLove1
Posts: 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://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.

https://dessy.com/bridesmaid-dresses/aftersix/#attributeMask=131072&catid=1&displaytype=GridMedium&activePage=5&rpp=9&SortOrder=Default
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janet553359
janet553359
Posts: 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.
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Posts: 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!
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charl548471
charl548471
Posts: 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!
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cowgi548256
cowgi548256
Posts: 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!
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dlwfl547988
dlwfl547988
Posts: 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!
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enchantedmemoriesweddings
enchantedmemoriesweddings
Posts: 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
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sales523585
sales523585
Posts: 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.
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sales523585
sales523585
Posts: 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
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Sweet535446
Sweet535446
Posts: 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
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cotad537597
cotad537597
Posts: 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.
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cotad537597
cotad537597
Posts: 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?
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CapicuLove1
CapicuLove1
Posts: 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
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estel521677
estel521677
Posts: 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????
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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?
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JRPartys
JRPartys
Posts: 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.
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Nickj
Nickj
Posts: 9 September 8, 2010
Great themes!!!! It is stunning I will also try this theme in my wedding...
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tiffa514941
tiffa514941
Posts: 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.
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carol325324
carol325324
Posts: 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
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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.
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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
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bmsmi498908
bmsmi498908
Posts: 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?
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Kbail498960
Kbail498960
Posts: 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.
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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.
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kalie497605
kalie497605
Posts: 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!
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Patpartysource
Patpartysource
Posts: 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.
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dusti491328
dusti491328
Posts: 1 August 4, 2010
is a Dirty South theme ok if you are going to be playing al different types of hiphop/rap songs!
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CapicuLove1
CapicuLove1
Posts: 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!
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CapicuLove1
CapicuLove1
Posts: 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
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CapicuLove1
CapicuLove1
Posts: 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.
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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!
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