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Weddings with a theme! :D

This work is a proposed Trope, Tropers can vote and offer feedback in the comments section below.
Proposed By:
LavonPapillon1 on Nov 30th 2017 at 2:53:13 PM
Last Edited By:
LavonPapillon1 on Jun 21st 2018 at 7:28:20 PM
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Not the most practical attire for a wedding in a cactus garden, huh?

"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 
  • In the Lucifer (2016) episode "Monster", the Mystery of the Week occurs at a zombie-themed wedding. The bride, groom and guests are all dressed as zombies, the rings are on fake fingers on a bloodied-white pillow, the ceremony is held at a graveyard and the episode is set on Halloween. Because of this, the guests are undeterred when the groom is shot by the episode's killer despite the bride's protests before she is shot dead herself.
  • One episode of CSI had an Alice in Wonderland-themed wedding get crashed by robbers who shot and killed the groom. Accidentally, as it turned out. The robbers' guns were loaded with blanks but the killer put the barrel to a button on the groom's hat and the blast propelled it into his skull.
  • The cast of Tanked once constructed a slot-machine aquarium for a couple's gambling themed wedding note  in Las Vegas.
  • On Friends, when Monica contemplates marrying millionaire Pete Rachel has a suggestion...
    Mon, you definitely have to make it a theme wedding, and the theme could be, "Look how much money we've got!" You know, I mean you could put... you could put money in the invitations! You could have, like, little money place settings. And, uh, you could start with a money salad! I mean it'd be dry, but people will like it.

    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.


Feedback: 20 replies

Dec 1st 2017 at 12:33:37 AM

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.

Dec 1st 2017 at 5:42:18 AM

Need to cut all the "weirdos" — trope description reads like a complaint.

Dec 1st 2017 at 6:34:17 AM

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.

Dec 1st 2017 at 7:22:46 AM

Image maybe not safe for work too.

Dec 1st 2017 at 8:00:11 AM

Yeah, I'm sure we can find a SFW image that doesn't need to be censored.

Dec 1st 2017 at 3:34:35 PM

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)

Dec 2nd 2017 at 6:43:54 PM

Live Action TV:

Dec 3rd 2017 at 8:32:57 AM

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?

Dec 3rd 2017 at 10:05:22 AM

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.

Dec 3rd 2017 at 3:55:31 PM

Super Hero weddings in real life have become popular since the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Dec 8th 2017 at 9:55:54 AM

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.

Dec 8th 2017 at 3:59:25 PM

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.

Jan 3rd 2018 at 1:58:38 PM

Live-Action Series

  • The cast of Tanked once constructed a slot-machine aquarium for a couple's gambling themed wedding note  in Las Vegas.

Jan 3rd 2018 at 2:08:33 PM

Apparently, this short film is about a Star Trek-themed wedding. I know nothing about it though.

Jan 11th 2018 at 2:07:27 PM

Bimbos Of The Death Sun: There was a Star Trek-themed wedding at the convention.

Jan 11th 2018 at 2:14:04 PM

Jan 11th 2018 at 2:50:45 PM

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.

May 2nd 2018 at 3:18:45 PM

I think No Real Life Examples Please is overkill on this kind of trope. We shouldn't use specific weddings, but I can't see the harm in documenting general themes. For example Steam Punk weddings are becoming more and more popular as an alternative to traditionally formal ones.

May 2nd 2018 at 5:12:55 PM

Okay, so if wackiness isn't a requirement, that Laconic needs to be changed.

Else the name needs to have "Wacky" in there, somewhere.

Jun 21st 2018 at 3:37:22 PM

I apologize for the duplicated example.

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