365 Days of Shakespeare

That's right – the Bard in a year.

101. No, my wedding will not have a “Romeo and Juliet” theme.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, however…

…but seriously. A Romeo and Juliet-themed wedding? Okay, yes, it’s basically a romance until the Great Big Fight to the Death, which is the game-changer, but I don’t think it’s a good idea to theme a wedding around it. Since the kids die in the end. As do a bunch of other people. I dunno, it just doesn’t seem like a good idea.

Sure, the Venice aspect of it all could be lovely. And if you really want to do it up, a masked ball for your reception might be fun. But overall? It just seems to be playing with fire.

Adam and I are planning to incorporate some Shakespearean touches into our wedding, especially relating to A Midsummer Night’s Dream since we met working on that show. But Midsummer is a comedy with a (relatively) happy ending. Romeo and Juliet just makes me a little nervous.


Written by Caroline Mincks

January 11, 2010 at 8:33 PM

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  1. My favorite part of that linked article?

    “(Hint: Hire out of work actor for readings/poems) Sonnets by Shakespeare.” Specifically note the phrase in parenthesis. 😉


    January 12, 2010 at 12:24 AM

    • Yeah…how awkward exactly did these people want their wedding to be? Seriously.


      January 12, 2010 at 12:37 AM

  2. I never understood the idea that Romeo and Juliet was supposed to be romantic. Um- 1. two teenagers 2. they both DIE. That is not romantic. That is first awkward, and second depressing. Does anyone not actually remember what it’s like to be in love as a teenager? Obviously not, if they’re saying it’s romantic.

    I am glad that you will not have a Romeo and Juliet themed wedding. I think that would automatically put you in the “doesn’t understand what getting married really means and will be divorced with in two years” category. Which I don’t want you to be in. So yay.


    January 13, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    • I mean, the play actually is incredibly romantic right up until about halfway in. Up to that point it’s all courting and poetry and really beautiful words. And then we’re reminded that they are kids and that this is a REALLY bad idea.


      January 13, 2010 at 12:54 PM

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