Is It Tacky To Host A Movie-Themed Wedding?

Star Wars Wedding Photo

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The idea of a themed wedding is nothing new. In fact, more and more couples are choosing unique wedding themes, from masquerade to dramatic Art Deco. But how quirky is too quirky when it comes to wedding décor? Our etiquette experts weigh in on the merits of hosting a film-themed wedding.

The term "tacky" is relative; what may be meaningful to one couple might appear overly eccentric to another. Therefore, you should design your wedding to make you happy, not your critics. If the Star Wars series sets your heart aflutter, then by all means dress your officiant as Yoda and recite your vows under a chuppah of crossed light sabers.

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However, before donning your Princess Leia 'do and floor-grazing gown, you may want to think about longevity. Will you still adore your pop culture wedding in 20 or 40 years? How will you feel looking back at photos from your special day that are filled with references from a very specific cultural moment? Will your guests feel comfortable with the theme? And most importantly, does your theme truly reflect you and your fiancé as a couple, or is the idea simply a silly whim that will seem ridiculous in the not-so-distant future? If you feel that this aesthetic is truly a reflection of your relationship and values, and you're fairly certain your choice will stand the test of time, you can feel confident in your decision to host a personalized wedding with your groom.

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