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(NameMy___Filter) Help me name our wedding!

Next year, giraffe and I are going to be married, and I am currently designing our wedding invitations. However, there's a twist, as the invitation is in the form of a poster, similar to a promo poster for a music festival or perhaps a movie. We have pretty much nailed down the wording of the remainder of the poster, but I'm at a loss for a good title.

Rejected concepts so far:

"Steve and Erin's Wedding" (too boring)
"WeddingFest 2009" (too cheesy)
"Podiatrist Convention" (too Dada)

I'm open to suggestions including our real names, user names ("Giraffe and Explosion" has nice cadence, I think), or neither. Humor is definitely a plus, but I want something that won't be lost on family members or friends who are less familiar with the Internet (the rest of the poster is for that).
posted by explosion to Media & Arts (23 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Together again (except this time all official and stuff)!
Steve and Erin's ReUnion World Tour!
posted by Bernt Pancreas at 7:44 AM on October 20, 2008


I kind of like "Podiatrist Convention."

That said: "The Exploding Giraffe Expereince Tour 2009"?

or

"The Giraffe/Explosion Event"
posted by Flipping_Hades_Terwilliger at 7:51 AM on October 20, 2008


Music festival style poster:

Weddingstock 2009!

The Giraffe Explosion
featuring Steve & Erin

with

The Bridal Party featuring x,y and z
The Groomsmen featuring a,b, and c


[etc.]
posted by googly at 7:57 AM on October 20, 2008 [4 favorites]


WeddingZilla
posted by theora55 at 8:18 AM on October 20, 2008


Giraffe Explosion productions proudly presents
Nuptialpalooza Infinite World Tour Kickoff Festival
posted by adamrice at 8:18 AM on October 20, 2008


Plate of Beans
featuring Mefi's Own giraffe and explosion
posted by jozxyqk at 8:24 AM on October 20, 2008


Plate of Beans would be great if more of our friends were Mefites.

A lot of these are great suggestions! Keep them coming!
posted by explosion at 8:43 AM on October 20, 2008


Weddings are usually filled with such unbridled optimism - why not rain on your own parade with "Steve & Erin's First Wedding!"
posted by Newbornstranger at 8:48 AM on October 20, 2008 [7 favorites]


OPEN BAR 2008*
Wedding Ceremony Preceding**

* In big bold font, dominating the invite space.
** And of course, this line should be in very small font.
posted by Drastic at 9:06 AM on October 20, 2008 [5 favorites]


I wish I could take credit for this, but it's from a particularly bizarre episode of Night Court I can't seem to Google up any evidence for: CONNUBIAL FUSION!
posted by kittyprecious at 9:12 AM on October 20, 2008 [5 favorites]


I've always wanted to do one of these as a boxing match - "Giraffe! Explosion! WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE!"
posted by Tomorrowful at 9:18 AM on October 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


I love the boxing match idea, but use your real names, not your user names -- otherwise in twenty years you'll be explaining to the kids that Mom was called giraffe on the internet and that just feels kind of meh to me. (Because it goes without saying, I hope, that if you do the awesomely awesome boxing match poster wedding invite that shit WILL get framed and displayed for all time, AMIRITE?)
posted by kate blank at 9:37 AM on October 20, 2008


How about doing it like those cheesy sporting event names - The Rumble in the Jungle, The Thrilla in Manilla...etc. Make it Extra Cheesy.

The Priest, then the Feast

OK, that's terrible, but you know where I'm going with this.
posted by Nick Verstayne at 9:40 AM on October 20, 2008


Or, what Tomorrowful said.
posted by Nick Verstayne at 9:43 AM on October 20, 2008


Other helpful things to know:
1) There is an open bar.
2) We are probably taking the last name Explosion, because, really, who doesn't want to steal the name of a cartoon character?
3) Anything Science! or Edu-tainment-related would probably work, as we're getting married at a science museum.
posted by giraffe at 9:48 AM on October 20, 2008


Old-fashioned Science-Expo poster

"SEE THE AMAZING WEDDING RITES OF THE SAVAGE CAMBRIDGE CLAN HITHERTO UNSEEN BY MAN! WILL NOT BE REPEATED. SEE THE ORGIASTIC RITUALS OF THE RING-PLACEMENT! MARVEL AT THE UNTAMED PAGEANTRY OF THE EXOTIC "CAKE-FEEDING. " ect, ect

It may be jinxy, but "GIRAFFE AND EXPLOSIONS' COMPLETELY AWESOMELY PERFECT OVERWHELMINGLY LAVISH TOTALLY UNMATCHED JOYOUS WEDDING TO ENSURE COMPLETE HAPPINESS FOR EVER AND EVER AND EVER."

I really like "Open Bar with wedding to follow."
posted by The Whelk at 10:24 AM on October 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


You know how every once in a while you come across a phrase that's just so mind-blowingly awesome that it makes you want to use it for something, anything, at the first possible opportunity?

"Giraffe Explosion" is one of those phrases.
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:53 AM on October 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Faint of Butt, that's pretty eponysterical.
posted by explosion at 11:33 AM on October 20, 2008


Steve and Erin's Exploding Giraffe
posted by bjgeiger at 12:02 PM on October 20, 2008


Since you're getting married in a science museum, clearly the word you need is fusion.
posted by carmicha at 4:54 PM on October 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


If you're willing, you could really do something spectacular with Weird Science - from recreations of the poster poses to plays on words ("Wedding Science" in the original font), and so forth.
posted by googly at 5:52 PM on October 20, 2008


I had a suggestion* but it has been rendered moot by the awesomeness of "Connubial Fusion." There can be nothing better.


* My suggestion was that you'd base the poster on the famous R. Crumb cover for Big Brother & the Holding Company's Cheap Thrills. Though it would need someone who's good enough an aper of Crumb's style to truly pull it off. It could be called something like: CHEAP THRILLS - Open Bar and the Wedding Party. Or something better. Not that it matter because "Connubial Fusion" is all too many kinds of awesome.
posted by Kattullus at 6:42 PM on October 20, 2008


how about something like this
posted by meeshell at 7:12 PM on October 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


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