Murder Mystery Wedding

I have heard that murder mystery dinners are fun. It’s like a live action game of Clue. Someone gets murdered and it’s up to the audience (who are suspects) to determine who the murderer is before they get killed themselves. So wouldn’t that make sense to have a Murder Mystery Wedding? The reception would start and just as the best man is giving his speech, the lights go out. There’s a scream. The lights come back on to find the bride murdered with the knife still in her back. The groom is still standing next to her. It could have been him. It could have been the maid of honor who has always been a bridesmaid and never the bride. Anyone could have done it. It’s a good thing Detective Dylan Clark is on the scene. Everyone must remain in the room until the crime is solved. The only way to get people to talk is to invite them to the open bar.

Or maybe it would be more fun if the guests didn’t know it was a staged event…

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Hot Dog Buffet

Hot dogs are as American as apple pie and I want to have a real American wedding. So when I heard there was such a thing as a hot dog buffet, I knew I had to have one for my wedding. Being from Chicago, there would be no ketchup allowed but there would be enough celery salt to drown an elephant. The dogs would be Vienna Beef and the buns would be poppy seed. Warmed of course. Maybe I could convince Hot Doug’s to cater the event. I would love a fois gras covered duck sausage on my wedding day. Heck, I could go for one right now.

Wedding Invitations

I definitely want our wedding invitations to be unique. I was thinking something along the lines of 8bit invitations, but then I was watching The League and I saw Andre’s wedding invite. I dug deeper and it turns out someone has actually done this in real life. Top Groom. Of course my fiance was on my six about it and shot this idea down faster than Goose.

Adult Slip and Slide

Remember as a kid (if you grew up when kids still played outside) playing on the slip and slide because your parents wouldn’t spring for a pool? The five feet of wet plastic that you would slip down and then skid on the grass because you were going to fast? Great times. Well there’s an adult version and I would have loved to have this at our wedding, but she plans on keeping everyone dry. In the literal sense, we still plan ln having booze.

Bungee Jump Wedding

I have never tried bungee jumping, but I’ve always wanted to. I like roller coasters and this shouldn’t be too much different other than the possibility of cracking your head open on the rocks below or the cord pulling your legs off. I need my legs to walk and so does my future wife.

The Groom’s Cake

The groom’s cake is an interesting concept; it’s a cake made especially for the groom. Like when you wanted to help around the house and your parents gave you a fake vacuum to push around to make you think that you were helping.

There are a ton of crazy groom cakes out there and this isn’t a rejected wedding idea, but the cake I do want was rejected: Hostess cupcakes. Now I want a box.

Bouncy Castle

Bouncy Castle

I thought it would be cool to get a Bouncy Castle for the wedding. I mean, look at it;  what bride doesn’t want to feel like a princess on her special day. Also it’s a lot of fun and it brings back memories as a kid. Unfortunately, I’m too big for the bouncy castle and the fiance says it’s not practical with the whole theme of the wedding. Maybe I’ll rent one for my birthday.
This place in Chicago has a ton of cool bouncy castles. They even have a bull riding machine that’s safe for the whole family.

The Wedding Dress

We’re  always thinking of ideas to save money for the wedding since we’re footing the bill ourselves. I feel the wedding will be more meaningful if we stick to a budget and it allows us to make  it our wedding.Laura found this dress online for 146 bucks. She posted it on Facebook and hilarity ensued. She rejected her own wedding idea. Not her (or her mother’s) cup of tea. I mean, look at that bow! And it doesn’t really leave much to the imagination for the wedding night. Alas, the search continues. We’ll increase the budget for this item since she’s the one wearing it. If you’re interested, you can find it here.

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