Post # 1
We’ve done a lot of worst wedding, worst dress, big mistake boards… But now, let’s talk about the BEST wedding we’ve been to. What made it so spectacular?
My best was for a very close male friend of mine. His FI lived in VT and I live in MA so I didn’t meet her til the wedding. The ceremony was incredibly sweet and romantic. After, they took a picture on the stairs of the church with everyone who attended.
The reception was held at Promises to Keep in Derry Nh. The place is gorgeous and they had an outdoor cocktail hour. My then three year old daughter was invited and she had a blast playing outside before the dinner. I think the thing that made this the best wedding was how much love was felt that day. Both set of parents, grandparents, etc loved this couple so much and it was so obvious. They had homemade cookies and chocolates for favors. It was beautiful.
Post # 3
My favorite wedding was really small, and in the B&G’s hometown. They had a beautiful ceremony with an officiant who knew them really well in this cute little church. They had the reception at a community center, and there wasn’t any dancing, but it was still fun to just sit around and talk with people. I think you could really feel the love, and that’s what made it so special. The couple wasn’t stressed out about stuff, they were just genuinely happy.
Post # 4
This is a great thread! The best wedding ever was a DW that my niece won to Sandles in Jamaica! Most of my family went, my brothers and cousins all managed to get there. Of course it only helped that it was in November, who doesn’t want to go to Jamaica?
Three of my brother’s are around 20 years older then me & my younger brother, and one of the older ones has passed away. We brought his 15year old daughter, who was a bridesmaid, and HER niece, his grandaughter, my great niece, as the flower girl. It was wonderful to see them particpate in their cousins wedding just as their dad’s had participated in each others weddings.
I think what made it great was that we live all over the US and dont see each other alot, the FOB hadn’t seen some of our cousins in years. We all arrived 4 or so days before the wedding and just hung out spending time together by the pool. We never would have done that if she got married in NY like she planned, we would have been driving up the night before and rushing back home right after.
Post # 5
Even though they’re not fancy by any means, I have loved FI’s family weddings we’ve been to where family members and ‘church ladies’ have made the banquet food, so everything is delicious and home cooked. Then it’s one big dance party, where the bride and groom are out the whole time tearing it up and the grandmas are getting down. It’s just such a fun time to see everyone out having a great time with their loved ones!
Post # 6
The best wedding I went to was simple, small and religious. It was a really nice ceremony and they had square dancing at the reception! The people who were playing the music also taught everyone the steps. It was a blast! We all just kicked off our shoes and danced in the grass until sunset! I like laid back, just plain fun weddings like that.
Post # 7
Loving fun couple, open bar, amazing food, good band/dj (sometimes not in that order lol). And it was my best friend’s.
Post # 8
Don’t know why that double posted.
Post # 9
It’s a tie between my friend from work’s wedding, where everybody was on the dancefloor before desert was served. In fact, everybody simultaneously started waiving their arms during dinner when the DJ played “be with you” by Mr. Big. It was such a fun wedding, and my friend was such a fun bride!
The other one was one of FI’s friends. They had the ceremony Firday night, and the reception all day Saturday at his father’s beach house. The invitation said to dress casually, so I bought a casual but nice summer dress. I was way overdressed! Everybody was in their beach dresses and bathing suits, even the bride. It was very low key, there was BBQ, beers from the cooler, and games at the beach. It didn’t have much of a wedding feel, but everybody had fun, including the bride and groom.
Post # 10
My cousin had the most beautiful and amazing wedding ever… it was at the Galvez in Galveston, Tx, which is a historic hotel that has been around since right after the great hurricane of 1900. It was so romantic, and my future husband and I were still wee little teenagers and had so much fun running around the hotel like kids.
Sadly, that relationship ended in divorce… I wanted to get married there SO bad, but I felt like it would have been wrong on so many levels.
Here’s a link to their website, check it out for yourself and tell me it’s not amazing!
Post # 11
@jamiemichelle: wow!!! that looks amazing!!!!
Post # 12
Alright, I’m going to be the selfish one…
MINE! I loved everything about it. The most important thing for us was to make sure our guests were having the best time and we’re still hearing about it, 5 weeks later, from friends and family about how it was the best wedding they’ve been to.
That made us so happy.
Post # 13
@stephinPA: ME TOO!
My favorite wedding was by far my own, but obviously i’m totally biased :-). I love that we had an unusual venue (contemporary art museum). I love that it was a vacation for most people, so we got the spend the days leading up to the wedding hanging out and going out with all our friends and family. I thought that our ceremony was really special and intimate (my mom officiated, and we wrote the entire ceremony ourselves). The dance floor was PACKED all night – people were cheering on our playlists. It was a smash hit. Loved it!
Post # 14
@crayfish: rock on, sister.
Post # 15
I don’t think that’s selfish at all! I’m sure if I’d already had mine I’d be picking it, too! Steph and Crayfish: What was your one favorite part?
Post # 16
It was just a reception, but it was a blast. Two girls I’m close to eloped in California, then came back to Texas and had a reception. The reception was great, because it was very laid back. We sat, ate, talked, and then took over the dance floor. I’m trying to duplicate that relaxed feel in my wedding. It has affected my choice in centerpieces – I loved how the low centerpieces made it very easy for us to talk over and get to know everyone at the table.