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17 Ways To Have The "Sound Of Music" Wedding Of Your Dreams

I have confidence that the lonely goatherd will solve a problem like Maria.

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1. Find yourself a gorgeous country mansion for the ceremony and/or reception.

This is the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT, a farm which the real Von Trapp family purchased and owned. It's available as a huge guesthouse, meeting place, and, YES, a wedding venue.
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This is the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT, a farm which the real Von Trapp family purchased and owned. It's available as a huge guesthouse, meeting place, and, YES, a wedding venue.

2. Or maybe a great set of gardens with an arch.

Get your Do Re Mi on as you come down the aisle.
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Get your Do Re Mi on as you come down the aisle.

3. Hold your ceremony in a gazebo.

It's only where all the major love scenes happen. Rolf and Liesl? Maria and the Captain? (Plus, everyone in there ends up having rad dance/singing skills and you can't miss out on that)
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It's only where all the major love scenes happen. Rolf and Liesl? Maria and the Captain? (Plus, everyone in there ends up having rad dance/singing skills and you can't miss out on that)

4. Wear a Maria-inspired dress with a modern twist.

Nuns who sing as you walk down the aisle not included.
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Nuns who sing as you walk down the aisle not included.

5. For your flowers, think edelweiss.

Small and white, clean and bright.
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Small and white, clean and bright.

6. Make all your stationary into telegrams.

Because Rolf and Liesl.
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Because Rolf and Liesl.

7. DIY tablecloths or runners to give a nod to Maria's sewing skills.

You might not want to go with curtains, but some green florals and burlap will do.
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You might not want to go with curtains, but some green florals and burlap will do.

8. If the wedding is small, you can name the tables after the children.

You can put the sassy guests over at the Gretl-is-not-impressed table and the awkward ones over at derp-face Kurt.
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You can put the sassy guests over at the Gretl-is-not-impressed table and the awkward ones over at derp-face Kurt.

9. Have your guests sign a guitar instead of a guestbook.

Maria's guitar can finally reflect all the love it brings people.
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Maria's guitar can finally reflect all the love it brings people.

10. Recreate iconic scenes in your photo shoot.

Just make sure you don't fall in the water if you decide to go boating.
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Just make sure you don't fall in the water if you decide to go boating.

11. A few of your favorite things can become favors for guests.

You can wrap them up with pink satin sashes if you want to go all out.
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You can wrap them up with pink satin sashes if you want to go all out.

12. Take it to the next level with a rolling hills cake.

The hills are alive ... screw it, I want cake.
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The hills are alive ... screw it, I want cake.

13. And if that's not your thing, try a dessert bar instead.

This one's for a birthday party, but it's a great way to incorporate the greatest song of all time.
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This one's for a birthday party, but it's a great way to incorporate the greatest song of all time.

14. It could have some yummy Austrian goodies.

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Tea (with jam and bread, natch), schnitzel with noodles, and crisp apple strudel.

15. Waltz away to "Something Good" for the first dance.

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It's only one of the most romantic songs of the whole movie.

16. While you're at, learn the Ländler, too.

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It would be a fun dance to teach the bridal party and to throwback to all those grand Austrian balls held at the Von Trapp family home.

17. Have your wedding party learn "So long, Farewell."

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Because breaking up the monotony with a choreographed dance number is always fun. Just make sure that they haven't had too many sips of champagne first.

Now go out and make Mother Abbess proud.

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