Wedding Theme Wobbles

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    Amymel86

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    Hello all,

    As some of you know I have been looking at a Carnival/fete theme wedding and so far I've seen some really good ideas but I keep seeing others and can't make my mind up!

    I'm kind of torn between -

    Art Deco
    Carnival/Fete
    Butterfly
    Alice and Wonderland (I know it has been done before but I think it's kind of a fun one)
    Seaside (I live in Bournemouth)

    I know I can just not have a theme but i think they would be fun and once I make my tiny little mind up I will enjoy putting all the pieces together.

    We haven't ordered/bought anything that sways to any themes (our Save the Dates are quite generic). Our reception venue is a hotel very close to the beach and has an Art Deco/victorian sort of feel to it (see lovely stained glass window feature below....

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    I have lots of ideas where I think 'oooh that would be nice' but none that make me go 'YES, I REALLY REALLY WANT THAT' (does that make sense?)

    I have searched high and low for my dress so far and the only thing that I know is that i deffo want a chiffon number and will be wearing it with a messy up do (possibly with a silk flower clip - see below).
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    If anyone has got any ideas on the above themes please share! I just need one that will help me make my mind up!
     
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    If the rest of the hotel is as beautiful as that doorway you are a lucky girl!! it's beautiful!!

    It's all down to personal choice... eevrntually something will click for you :) I'd keep looking at ideas and I think you'll eventually find yourself going one way.

    although if you are looking for suggestions having seen the hotel and what you are talking about for your dress i'd go art deco/1920s... :)

    1920's wedding
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    My sort-of-theme really came from my dress, which is quite 1930s in style (linky link). The theme is therefore art deco / art nouveau - we are having a jazz band and casino tables, and the stationery is dark blue with art deco writing. We spent this weekend designing our invites, so I'll try and post a pic when I get home tonight!

    I think all of your theme ideas sound great, but obviously I'm biased towards the Art Deco one!! :)
     
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    Love that pic of your hotel, its gorgeous! Would suit art deco theme beautifully!

    I'm biased towards alice in wonderland.... I'm an Alice and that's what we're having! :)
     
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    Well it sounds like you have it sorted! At least you have an excuse for your theme though!... my name's Amy, so that might be a bit random! What sort of things are you doing for your reception decoration??

    I read somewhere about having mis-matched crockery for table centre pieces and hiding a stuffed toy mouse in one of the teapots as the sleepy dormouse. (i thought this was a really cute idea!)

    Oooh and having lots of little 'eat me' and 'drink me' labels on nibbles and wine glasses etc.
     
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    Well we're gonna do the whole 'eat me' and 'drink me' tag thing, drink me on wine glasses and our favours are gonna be little jam tarts with eat me tags on :)

    Started our save the dates and they've got one of the original illustrations of the mad hatters tea party.

    Somewhere in the ceremony we'll slip in an Alice reading from the book (as long as we get something slightly relevant). Gonna have table names after characters and playing card theme to table decs.

    I also want croquet and giant chess outside as long as we're allowed!
     
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    All of your ideas would work well, maybe look into them all a little bit more and see if you begin to like one more than the others? :)
     
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    I like all of them thats the problem!:)
     
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    OMG!!!! Your dress is goooooorrrrgeous!!! I wish I could afford (and fit into a slinky dress like that!) Yes very Art Deco!
     
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    :) I've just read the carnival post and I'm loving the ideas on there! We went to a wedding this summer that had a subtle circus type theme which was nice but I did think it would have been good to have extended it a bit more like some of those pics :)
     
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    Yea...the more I think about it, the more I think a carnival theme might be the best...... it's good for kids (we have about 12 kids attending - of all ages) and also, it's not too girly (my h2b wouldn't know what Art Deco meant! and butterflies might be a bit too girly for him....and maybe seaside might be not girly enough for me!!!)

    Did that make sense?? :)
     
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    Hi Amy

    Im a wedding planner and although I am not married myself I have been around the wedding industry since I was a small child. I have also had alot of experience in planning weddings for my age.
    Due to this I would say always go with your gut and to me it seems as though you are leaning towards a carnival theme so I would say go with it.
    I have planned carnival theme weddings and have found them to be alot of fun and a great success on the day.
    Its a universal theme that adults and children alike can enjoy. However I would say be carefull because when not prepared any theme can become tacky.

    Hope it all goes well and please dont hesiate if i can help in any way

    Charly :D
     
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    Charly, welcome to the forum. Thanks for offering to help. Please can you post some of the carnival theme ideas you've done as that would be a great help to get inspiration from. What sort of activities did you do etc? :D
     
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    Thanks for the advice Charly! wow a wedding planner? you must really enjoy your job!! how did you come to do that?
     
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    Hi Amy,

    I agree with the rest , that your theme will evolve, you will find you keep going back to the sma ekinds of things and soon enough it will all come together for you - try not to stress yourself, it will all be amazing on the day,

    I love the Alice theme, but then I just had a big birthday that was Alice themed, and if you go with that, it is really great fun, here are my "drink me" shot bottles that I had hanging from trees that were placed around my venue.

    I also made a Cheshire cat who was quite fun.

    Enjoy your planning!

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