Mugshots. British People. Paleolithic Era. Airplanes. Abandoned Tiki Island.
These are a few of my favorite...ideas for wedding themes.
I recently encountered this quote on a popular wedding blog and I got angry.
"The craziest request I had was from a couple who wanted an outer space-themed wedding, which terrified the mother of the bride. The bride really liked a cake that resembled a science fair project with revolving planets and the couple loved Star Trek. To satisfy everyone's wishes, I created a very classy outer space reception with black pipe and drape, then hired a lighting company to project flying lasers and meteor showers on the ceiling. Instead of a chandelier, I rented a large Air Star and had a custom cover put on it to turn it into a planet over the dance floor. The science fair cake got interpreted into a custom painted three-tiered cake of Van Gogh's Starry Night. Needless to say, the parents were grateful and relieved I interpreted the crazy ideas into something wonderful." — Lynn
Holy projecting, Wedding Industrial Complex! Sounds like that couple got a dumbed-down, safe as hell, wedding world approved bullshit version of what they wanted. Guys, look, it's your wedding, and if you want to be dressed up like Fred & Barney and get married inside of a giant dinosaur egg, who am I to tell you no?
You've heard this before, but I haven't heard it enough.
There are no wedding rules. You don't even have to get legally married at your wedding (or ever).
Here is a not-complete list of things you don't have to include in your wedding:
- a bride
- a groom
- a cake
- pipe & drape
- live music
- recorded music
- an arch
- a sweetheart or head table
- tables in general
- a dance floor
- a wedding dress
I could go on. If you want something that you've never seen before at a wedding, and you want a supportive & helpful & creative planner, then please call me. If you are a parent or a planner who is trying to control someone's "crazy ideas", then please check yourself.