I fell in love with these postcards on Vistaprint, and with a $10 for $50 worth of products on Groupon, I changed the text and used them as my Save the Dates. As you can see, they’re birds with hearts, completely out of line with my carnival theme.
Then, when we went to AC Moore, and they had invites for 75% off, and I just absolutely adored the pink and green pattern on these. Again, unmatched to our carnival theme.
So we started thinking just how much matching to our theme did we think was necessary? My favorite gentleman started making silly suggestions
“Let’s have our wedding officiated by a clown!”
“That carnival music that’s always on full blast when we go? Let’s have that instead of a DJ!”
“Let’s forget about all about our budget and rent Ferris wheels and carousels!”
All of these things sounded ridiculous, and that’s when I remembered why we wanted a carnival wedding in the first place; because everyone has a great time at them!
So we decided that what we really wanted was a carnival feel; the ambiance of a carnival. We’re having a bounce house, and a caricature artist, and a candy buffet with swirly lollipops, button candy, and other colorful treats. We have the Ferris wheel print & balloon centerpieces, and the ticket advice cards (which I’ll be posting about later!).
So if our attire and invitations don’t exactly match our theme? Well, frankly, I just don’t see what the big deal is. Am I alone in this?
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