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Steampunk wedding?

Has anyone been able to pull off a steampunk wedding? I'm not getting married for at least 2 years, but my fiance and I want to do something fun and memorable. We're both into steampunk (though broke and not able to pursue it at the moment), as it combines our interests perfectly. What better theme for a wedding? Unique yet formal. I thought I'd ask here and maybe brainstorm. My very, very basic idea is some sort of can-can dress as a wedding dress (I hate the idea of a white wedding). I guess formal would be alright for the groom, but he's really not into suits, and we were hoping for something a little more creative.

I'd love to hear everyone's ideas, no matter how small! :D



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Oct. 28th, 2007 02:40 am (UTC)
A friend of mine had planned to get married on a train, all in Victorian garb: it ended up being too expensive but they did the Victorian side of things - someone somewhere needs to do a train wedding though ;)
Oct. 28th, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
Wow! That would be amazing! Although I'd think it'd have to be a pretty small wedding party.
Oct. 28th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
We're getting married in a month and our wedding theme is steampunk. I'm not saying anything more than that at the moment, but we will post pictures afterwards. And it's going to be terribly fantastic, and done cheap.
Oct. 28th, 2007 02:49 am (UTC)
I can't wait to see the pics! :D
Oct. 28th, 2007 03:06 am (UTC)
Not really ideas as much as advice: Don't let anyone tell you you "have" to do something a certain way. It's your day. I've performed a couple weddings and am married myself, and it's heartbreaking to see people get railroaded into doing their wedding someone else's way. (Thankfully, my mom and his mom were both not only cool with our ideas, but supportive and totally into it, so we were spared that nuisance.) If he's not into suits, don't do a suit. There's a ton of fun steampunky ideas out there... airship pilot, rugged explorer, Wierd West cowboy to your can-can girl... the sky's the limit. Have fun!!!
Oct. 28th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
Oh I couldn't agree with this comment more. My husband and I had a surprise wedding and completely avoided having to do anything we didn't want to. It was the most personal, hassle-free and fun wedding ever.
If I had even heard of steampunk back then I definitely would have done something with that theme.
It should be fairly easy to look at examples of victorian themed weddings (or even actual victorian weddings) and modify the style.
Oct. 28th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
Is the groom not into a suit, or not into a tux? There are some really cool grey pinstripe and whatnot suits that are not too formal and very Victorian looking, and if you have a good formal store around you they can usually be rented if you're not into buying. Here are some links, for formal suits, informal coats, vest-and-pants sets, and western wear, just for a variety and to help him nail down what he *is* into:

Oct. 28th, 2007 06:38 am (UTC)
We are planning the same thing. I have around at victoian white or cream dresses. I found a few her that I liked http://www.recollections.biz/ The dress are a lot cheeper than going to a wedding store.
Oct. 28th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
Funny, my boyfriend and I want to do the same.
I'll be making my own dress.
And we still have a lot of time to plan things.

Oct. 28th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
I love having time to dwell on it. I think it's more enjoyable that way.
Oct. 28th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
i'm not sure where you're located but if you're located near water maybe you might want to look into having it on a boat. I live in san francisco and the bay area has several places where there are turn of the century boats, ships, and scooners, perfect for a sky ship docking at port for repairs and wedding festivities. Don't know if water is an option for you though.

also you could look into local national or state parks, having worked for the park service we love having weddings, and a lot of parks have victorian buildings, some even have old old factory builds. great for backdrop
Oct. 28th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
and doesn't the Neverwas Haul live somewhere in the east bay? imagine the possibilities...
and the runabout too...
Oct. 28th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
goodness you're right! now I just have to find the man to marry...hmmmm
Oct. 28th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
i agree... i wonder if it would be available to rent at the space it's currently in? not drive it around or anything.. just stand around in it.. that would be so amazing.
Oct. 28th, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
what sort of thing *is* he into?
Oct. 28th, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
At this point, we're still trying to figure that part out.
Oct. 29th, 2007 11:11 am (UTC)
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