150 – Weddings in Wonderland

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Weddings in Wonderland – Episode #150 

Wedding themes can be so fun.  We've come up with a few that we think are perfect for the upcoming year.  We've included all the things from invitations to exits! 

Alice and Wonderland  

You can go 2 ways with an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding.  Soft pastels with a tea party theme or go the Queen of Hearts way and make it bold with black, white and red. 

Tea Party 

Pre Wedding 

Invitations – You are invited to a tea party! 

Ceremony

Dress, hair, makeup

  • Pale Blue 
  • Top hat for guys 
  • Bows 
  • Three-piece suit 
  • Boutonnieres with watches or keys 
  • Pocket watches 

Décor and flowers

  • Again blue 
  • White 
  • Soft colors 
  • Tea party setting with books, tea cups possibly hanging 
  • Lots of lights 
  • Clocks  
  • Signage with sayings from the book 
  • Cheshire cat smiles 
  • Hats  
  • Keys 

Seating

Perfect place for loungers, couches, ornate chairs.   

Reception 

Food and drink and cake 

  • Cupcakes in teacups or on saucers, maybe decorated to look like mushrooms 
  • Drip cakes with incorporated blues 
  • Tea Cakes 
  • Finger sandwiches 
  • Traditional tea party foods 
  • Bite-sized 

Décor and flowers – Same as above 

Seating chart

  • Keys or watches with name tags 
  • Tea bags (fake)  
  • Little bottles 

Entertainment –  local band that fits theme 

Exit

  • Hot air balloon
  • Balloon drop 

Queen of Hearts 

Pre Wedding 

Invitations – Has to be a playing card  

Ceremony 

Dress, hair, makeup 

  • Kick up what was mentioned earlier 
  • Dramatic makeup 
  • Go glam and very bold 
  • White dress, red roses 
  • Crown/tiara 
  • Black white checks 
  • Make things out of playing cards, ie. boutonnieres 

Décor and flowers 

  • Red, white, and black 
  • Red Roses, white roses 
  • Cards everywhere 
  • Chess pieces 
  • Playing Card Suits 

Seating – Typical with untypical décor, red, black, suits 

 Reception 

Food and drink and cake – Castle dinner, medieval times. Large meals with rich food and fruit. 

Décor and flowers 

  • Same as above 
  • Get dramatic, black or red tablecloths.   
  • Bold table settings 

 Seating chart – cards, all hearts, of course 

Entertainment – stringed quartet 

Quotes: 

Curiouser and curiouser!” 

(Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 2) 

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.” 

(Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6)   

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where–” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.” 

(Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6)   

‘I could tell you my adventures–beginning from this morning,’ said Alice a little timidly: ‘but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.’ 

(Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 10)   

“Who are YOU?” said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, “I–I hardly know, sir, just at present– at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.” 

(Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 5)   

Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible things.”
“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” 

(Through the Looking Glass, Chapter 5)   

The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this; but all he said was, “Why is a raven like a writing-desk?”
“Come, we shall have some fun now!” thought Alice. “I’m glad they’ve begun asking riddles. — I believe I can guess that,” she added aloud.
“Do you mean that you think you can find out the answer to it?” said the March Hare.
“Exactly so,” said Alice.
“Then you should say what you mean,” the March Hare went on.
“I do,” Alice hastily replied; “at least–at least I mean what I say–that’s the same thing, you know.”
“Not the same thing a bit!” said the Hatter. “You might just as well say that ‘I see what I eat’ is the same thing as ‘I eat what I see’!”
“You might just as well say,” added the March Hare, “that ‘I like what I get’ is the same thing as ‘I get what I like’!”
“You might just as well say,” added the Dormouse, who seemed to be talking in his sleep, “that ‘I breathe when I sleep’ is the same thing as ‘I sleep when I breathe’!” 

(Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 7)   

“Tut, tut, child!” said the Duchess. “Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.” 

(Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 9) 

Link to more: http://fromringtoveil.com/AIW  

We have another themed show planned “Sport Themed weddings”.  Look for that next month! 

***Listener Question*** 

Hello! I recently got engaged and found your podcasts and started listening and find them VERY useful. I’ve only gotten through a few episodes, but I am wondering if you have any planners/notebooks/binders in mind to help stay organized? I want to take notes and keep everything in one place. I’ve seen the Knot has one available. Do you have any recommendations? Thank you so much!! 

The Knot wedding planner and organizer _ Affiliate Links 

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The Wedding Planner and Organizer by Mindy Weiss 

Laid out nicely, easy to find information 

Checklists, spreadsheets 

The Practical Wedding Planner by Meg Keene 

Budget sheets, checklists 

Vendor planning and questions to ask 

Keeps things realistic, and has budget saving tips and tricks 

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Weddings in Wonderland – Episode #150 
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Wedding themes can be so fun.  We've come up with a few set in Wonderland.  We've included all the things from invitations to exits! 
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