Question from Drew:
Hello Angela. We are a mid 30′s gay couple looking to get married next year. We want a fun unique wedding but we are having a hard time coming up with ideas, we want to blow are guest away not scare them..lol
We want something that is fun and our guest will remember talk about for some time to come. We were thinking of a circus theme wedding, but I also want it to be stylish. Can you please help us.
Answer from Wedding Expert Angela:
Hi Drew, and congratulations on your upcoming wedding. I love the idea of a circus theme wedding. Oh my. I just had a vision of you and your partner atop an elephant! Well, that would take lots of money!
So, a circus theme and stylish. How about a reception under a tent? The key elements of a circus are the animals doing tricks, as well as acrobatic performer, and big tents. Based on where you live and who you know, do you think any of those elements can be brought into your wedding? Is there a zoo where you live, and is it open to a wedding ceremony or is there a reception site nearby? What about a gymnastic group in circus costumes serving drinks at a cocktail reception, with the occasion headstand or flip?
Stylish is easy to do if you pick a nice palette of colours and use them effectively. You have so many options that you might consider a few hours consulting with a local wedding consultant or wedding coordinator. A lot depends upon your budget, and what your vision of a circus theme really means.
Feel free to email again with more detail, and I would be happy to come up with more ideas. If you want to consider colours, check out this video on choosing wedding colours.
Angela Fiebelkorn, Ask The Wedding Expert