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Need some assistance with Medevil type deco/plates etc...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kylie Kinslayer, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Kylie Kinslayer

    Kylie Kinslayer Grand Inquisitor
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    Hello folks :)

    I have not been around a lot lately but was wondering if some of you could possibly help me out here.

    I am getting married and while I could not talk my future wife into a UO Themed Wedding across the board ... believe me I tried hahaha. I was able to talk her into doing a traditional wedding and then having a Game of Thrones type reception, she loves the books and the show, and I can always tell myself it is UO theme so it's the best of both world to me lol. The problem I am running into is actually finding half way decent deco/place settings etc for the reception. I figured maybe some of you have possibly done this type of thing in the past and was wondering if you could point me in the right direction.

    I have tried using Google and the stuff I am finding there is kid type deco stuff OR the real dang expensive stuff. My budget for it just ain't gonna handle nowhere near $200 per piece of drinkware.
     
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    Try finding people who frequent Ren-fairs and do medieval themed stuff like knight fights etc?
    They may have stuff or know where/how to get it.
     
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  3. Tazar

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    In Dallas, there is a dinner/theater type place called "Medieval Times" that has a medieval theme and a jousting arena for the dinner show. There are also ones in Chicago and a few other areas. Perhaps someone there might be able to give you some information if you call.
     
  4. Noldor

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  5. Metro

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    I'd recommend checking out Medieval Collectibles!
    It's a great company that I became acquainted with when a friend of mine's band decided to take on a medieval theme and wear plate and chain armor to their shows.
    In terms of stuff for a great feast such as this, check this link:
    http://www.medievalcollectibles.com/c-363-feastware.aspx
    I would really recommend for drinks:
    http://www.medievalcollectibles.com/p-3614-pewter-tankard-with-lion-handle.aspx
    The lion is the sigil of house Lannister, and readily identifiable with other MMO fantasy universes as well.
    If you want something more regal for drinks consider:
    http://www.medievalcollectibles.com/p-20846-red-dragon-chalice.aspx
    The Dragon is the sigil of house Targaryen, and once again, very commonly associated among other fantasy worlds.

    To top off the drink section, I would REALLY encourage one of these:
    http://www.medievalcollectibles.com/p-20112-pewter-wedding-dove-glasses.aspx
    A "dove" is still something used in certain societies today, and is essentially a two-headed glass that the couple both drinks from to symbolize their unity. Its a great piece not only historically, but fits in great with fantasy worlds. I first learned of it when described in a flashback to Eddard and Catelyn's Wedding.

    In terms of plates and utensils, you may find yourself in a bind, as its uncommon for flat dishes as we used today to be found in medieval times.
    http://www.medievalcollectibles.com/c-365-medieval-plates-and-cutlery.aspx
    The link above has good wooden or stainless steel equivalents but doesn't have any real plates or dishware.
    I would recommend a good knife set and anything else you see that catches your eye to really set the mood. Nothing cooler than cutting into a steak with a bad-ass knife like that!
    http://www.medievalcollectibles.com/p-21818-medieval-eating-knife.aspx

    Not sure what you plan on in terms of venues, but I would also recommend getting a good regal set of tablecloths. Could make the difference, and can likely be found cheap as they are still used widely today!
     
  6. Noldor

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    Thanks for the links Metro.

    Unfortunately, the OP Kylie stated that "I have tried using Google and the stuff I am finding there is kid type deco stuff OR the real dang expensive stuff. My budget for it just ain't gonna handle nowhere near $200 per piece of drinkware."

    Medieval Collectables falls into the "nice but expensive" category. I used to be an enactor at the original Renaissance Faire in Augora, CA...and we usually made all of our own "stuff" on the cheap by re-purposing items. To try the same thing these days will cost $$$$ due to the popularity of the Ren. Faire motif. I was trying to point Kylie towards resources which were affordable for the average person needing to create a special event without draining their bank account.

    The wooden bowls, spoons, and some of the cutlery looks pretty affordable...if you're only buying 1 or 2 sets. But I imagine that Kylie will be buying 6-10 sets including goblets for a table setting.

    TQQdles™
     
  7. Metro

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    All of my links were around 15-50 dollars.
    OP said he can't afford 200 dollars per piece, but maybe he meant 20? Not sure.
    Either way, can't imagine where you could find things cheaper than 20 dollars a cup!
    Doubt you could even buy non-stylized glassware for that cheap at walmart!

    If you want the theme to be memorable, you can find some great pieces there for cheap. There are a lot of really expensive ones as well, but no reason to overspend.