Congratulations on your engagement! Now it’s time to start thinking about what your wedding will look like! What kind of flowers? Do you have a theme? Should you have a theme? What will your colours be? What month? Indoor? Outdoor? There are a hundred things to consider. Let’s take a breath and start at the very beginning.
Hollywood on the Year 2020
If you became engaged in 2019 then your wedding will likely fall sometime in 2020. Or maybe you’ve been engaged for a while and have been waiting for this iconic year. Well, folks, here it is! First of all, 2020 is a HUGE year for futuristic fiction. Things as old as Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet from 1965 all the way up to something as recent as Pacific Rim from 2013 have their scenes set in this mystical sounding time. If you and your fiancée enjoy watching movie, maybe have a date weekend where you snuggle up and watch all of the films set in 2020 that you can get your hands on. You might find a theme or colour scheme you like such as the love stories in many of the science fiction movies or some of the armor colour combinations from Real Steel. Many of the movies set in 2020 have to do with missions to Mars so a Red Planet theme might be well suited.
Look Back to Look Forward
If Mars isn’t really your bag, try looking back to when 2020 was The Future! Big, bold, lighted marquee sign: THE FUTURE. This is called “retro futurism” and touches on when real imaginings of the future, space travel, and technology began. Retro futurism roughly corresponds to the Atomic Age and encompasses that style of art and design. Atoms designed with sticks and balls, chevrons with rounded edges in washed out greens and pinks, Jetson’s style flying cars. A wedding themed around the 1940’s-1960’s idea of the future would be the bomb, as we said back then.
Atomic Age art, furniture, clothing and more are still popular and being created today. You could easily find lighting, plates, bowls, cutlery, and centrepieces to fit this theme with a quick Google search. If you really wanted to go whole hog, you could surely find tablecloths, napkins, chair covers and maybe even a wedding dress to go along with the theme!
There are so many decisions when it comes to a wedding dress. If you are still a virgin, that pure white dress might mean something to you. Most brides today, however, are not. That doesn’t mean you don’t deserve that white dress if you want it! This is your day and you get to do whatever you want with it! There are many women, though, who don’t need the dress as white as snow, as it were. There are wedding dresses with just a splash of colour and wedding dresses that have no white on them at all. If you’re going to have a theme, have a whole theme and tie in the dress!
A quick search [like this one] revealed several wedding dresses with smooth fabrics, clean, strong lines, and simplistic shapes. Some of these dresses would add a retro futuristic flare to your wardrobe; adding to the theme without compromising the beauty of the moment. Bridesmaids could wear high-waisted 60’s style dresses or the no-waisted sack dresses from the 1950’s. Stick to the colours of your theme and they will blend right into the retro futuristic surroundings!