Created By: LavonPapillon1 on November 30, 2017 Last Edited By: LavonPapillon1 on January 11, 2018

Themed Wedding

Weddings with a wacky theme! :D

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"We are gathered here today to mourn a great loss. Peggy, Edgar. Your single life is dead. [Crowd chuckles and applauds] But your life of wedded bliss is just beginning."
- Zombie Priest, Lucifer (2016), "Monster"

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to together through this thing called life. Electric word life it means forever an-- wait, that can't be right... it is? Oh yeah, I forgot this was the Prince-themed wedding. That explains why the bridesmaids are dressed like Maya and Nandy.

Marriage is a sacred institution, filled with high emotions, decorum, tradition and loads of other things that apparently matter to some people. It depends on those that marry, their friends and family, where the wedding will be held, when the wedding will be held, etc. Maybe a British couple goes to America for a wedding where everybody is dressed like cowboys and eat cake made of corn-dodgers and Ranch Style beans, or an Alaskan lesbian couple dresses like aliens and astronauts for a wedding in the Seattle Space Needle. Or maybe a polyamorous group of twenty strips naked and are married off by a clown priest in Pleasant Valley. Wacky, wacky!

Compare with Fun In The Funeral, a similar traditional ceremony laced with intentional whimsy.

Contrast with Wedding Smashers, where the whimsy and hijinks are unintentional and usually grinds everything to a halt.

Disclaimer: No Real Life Examples, Please!


Examples

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    Film — Live-Action 
  • Discussed in 27 Dresses. As Jane showcases her many bridesmaid dresses to Kevin, one of them comes with a parasol. Jane explains that it was for a themed wedding.

    Live-Action Series 

    Theatre 
  • In Of Thee I Sing, the first act ends with the Supreme Court presiding over a ceremony which combines the inauguration of John P. Wintergreen as President with his marriage to Mary Turner, merging the traditional vows for both occasions.

    Webcomics 
  • In The Rock Cocks, Coral and Clover reveal that they got married at Melody Faire's clothing-optional resort to have their own clothing-optional wedding. They enjoyed their stay so much that they decided to stay indefinitely as employees.


Community Feedback Replies: 17
  • December 1, 2017
    Snicka
    Why not call it Themed Weddings? Nuptial is a far less well-known term for the same thing (i.e. less Clear), and not more witty than "wedding" at all.
  • December 1, 2017
    Antigone3
    Need to cut all the "weirdos" — trope description reads like a complaint.
  • December 1, 2017
    Synchronicity
    Seconding name change to Themed Wedding, and the description needs a bit of a rewrite to remove all the "weirdos."

    Text in the image is also unreadable.
  • December 1, 2017
    Pagani800
    Image maybe not safe for work too.
  • December 1, 2017
    Synchronicity
    Yeah, I'm sure we can find a SFW image that doesn't need to be censored.
  • December 1, 2017
    Antigone3
    Tried Google Image Search for "theme wedding", unfortunately a lot of the hits were people's wedding pictures and without permission we really couldn't use those. This one might work: https://i1.wp.com/www.celebsclothing.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/batman-themed-wedding.jpg?fit=900%2C600&ssl=1 (Batman holding the wedding rings)
  • December 2, 2017
    StarSword
    Live Action TV:
  • December 3, 2017
    Snicka
    These are definitely Truth In Television. Should we have a No Real Life Examples Please disclaimer? Or should we accept celebrity weddings like this as examples?
  • December 3, 2017
    Berrenta
    Film (Live Action) example:

    • Discussed in Twenty Seven Dresses. As Jane showcases her many bridesmaid dresses to Kevin, one of them comes with a parasol. Jane explains that it was for a themed wedding.

    Also, really liking that image suggested, Antigone 3.
  • December 3, 2017
    Skylite
    Super Hero weddings in real life have become popular since the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • December 8, 2017
    Alvin
    Another episode of CSI had a guy who officiated alien-themed wedding killed, and one suspect was a guy who officiated Elvis-themed weddings. He did it-accidentally.
  • December 8, 2017
    Prfnoff
    I don't think this is exactly the sort of example the OP had in mind, but:

    Theatre
    • In Of Thee I Sing, the first act ends with the Supreme Court presiding over a ceremony which combines the inauguration of John P. Wintergreen as President with his marriage to Mary Turner, merging the traditional vows for both occasions.
  • January 3, 2018
    powerman228
    Live-Action Series
    • The cast of Tanked once constructed a slot-machine aquarium for a couple's gambling themed wedding note  in Las Vegas.
  • January 3, 2018
    Snicka
    Apparently, this short film is about a Star Trek-themed wedding. I know nothing about it though.
  • January 11, 2018
    Antigone3
    Bimbos Of The Death Sun: There was a Star Trek-themed wedding at the convention.
  • January 11, 2018
    CelestiaCadenceLuna
  • January 11, 2018
    NateTheGreat
    On Friends, "The One With Ross's Thing", the gang thought that multimillionaire Pete is about to propose to Monica. Rachel is thrilled...
    Mon you definitely have to make it a theme wedding, and the theme could be, “Look how much money we've got!” Y'know, I mean you could put, you could put money in-in the invitations! You-you could have like little money place settings. And ah, you could start with a money salad! I mean it'll be dry, but people will like it.
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