Theme help...what to choose!?
I'm getting into a bit of a fluster with planning/themes and whatnot; hoping somebody here is a little bit more creative and/or organised than me and can help!
I'm very religious, so we're getting married in my local church (with two Vicars wanting to be involved in the ceremony, no less, as they're both friends of mine...no clue how they'll arrange this!), then organising a super budget wedding reception afterwards. The theme is giving me a headache. Here's the problem/problems I'm having:
I'm heavily tattooed, have facial piercings, majorly 90's grunge with my clothing (usually) with a heavy goth influence, but also love 50's rock n roll style stuff and vintage floral things too (and I do sometimes combine various elements of the above in one insane outfit). While I love the pin-up style I just don't carry it off well, so my make-up artist friend's idea of me having flicked eyeliner and bright red lips, while gorgeous in theory, would make me uncomfortable all day, as it's just not me. I'm a huge literature, film and internet geek - memes make me happy, as does classical literature, and we have an epic film collection. I'm also a big fan of countryside type stuff - think River Cottage; everyone sat round on hay bales, picnics, locally sourced food etc.
The fella and I are both really into rock, of all kinds - we're pretty eclectic. He plays lead guitar in a band and our house is full of guitars. He's very relaxed in how he dresses - he's pretty much Southern Comfort in human form: whatever's comfortable.
How much of this can we incorporate into the reception without it taking the insanity just TOO FAR? We had an idea of having a delorian for our wedding transport, if we can get it, but if not we're thinking of hiring a hot rod truck (although the fella's aunt knows a guy who collects tanks, who has said we can borrow one...he'd deal with the legalities of it, I'm not ruling it right out because, seriously, who turns up to their wedding in a tank? It'd be awesome...but definitely adds to the theme confusion as it doesn't fit with anything else). The signing board will me a vinyl record with our names, the date etc mounted onto a framed board, and I'm contemplating either white docs or designed converse under my dress.
I'm sorry, I've banged on. You can see how confused I'm getting here. Does anyone have any clever ideas for how we can incorporate all the aspects of 'us' into the day without it just being a mess? I'd love some ideas for invitations, placecards, for the seating plan, for cheap DIY decorations, for colours etc...I'm not even sure if we're doing favours yet but if anyone can think of something I'd love to hear about it!