Do YOU like going to weddings??

posted 1 year ago in Reception
  • poll: Do you like going to weddings??
    I love weddings! : (91 votes)
    40 %
    Yes, usually : (58 votes)
    26 %
    Only if it's for a really close friend/family member : (26 votes)
    12 %
    Fairly neutral... Depends on the day, who it is, how far, etc : (32 votes)
    14 %
    I don't like being bothered... gifts cost money : (2 votes)
    1 %
    They're boing : (5 votes)
    2 %
    I just don't care for them : (4 votes)
    2 %
    I pretty much hate going to weddings : (5 votes)
    2 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    1 %
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    Worker bee

    hmm sounds like my post lol

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    Sugar bee

    Love weddings! Except for the ones where they don’t feed you.

    My brother and sister in law had a wedding where they obviously spent the budget on fripperies (string quartet, dove release etc) and forgot to save money for food. We were at the reception from 5 pm until midnight, and had two pieces of finger food each.

    Crappiest wedding ever. Hard to have fun when you are starving!

    Apart from that, I have been to maybe 5 Fabulous weddings, 15 good weddings and a couple of average ones. Mine being one of the fabulous, of course ;)

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    Sugar bee

    I think dancing makes it! and food. and alcohol.  Put them together and it’s a great time!!

     

    Still I worry ours will be boring too.  But we keep remindig ourselves that if everyone were turn out to be aliens from mars who hate eating, drinking and dancing…we will still have fun because that’s what we love to do!

    BTW…we’re doing a photobooth…seems like people think those are pretty fun.  We’re going to try and have a pretty interactive guestbook…cards for our album with funny questions or write a haiku etc.

     

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    Sugar bee

    @yanamari:  Fabulous = non cookie cutter, bride and groom putting thought into a ceremony and reception that has their own flavour to it. This does not have to cost big $$, it is more in the details and personal touches. All of the fab weddings had a real sense of fun to them, and the love between the two was evident at all times. I have been to fab weddings with just 35 people, and one with over 200!

    Good = most of the above, but perhaps a little more formal (I HATE long speeches and open microphones at weddings, I do not care how happy your drunk third cousin is for you!) These weddings had good food drink and music.

    Average = skimping on food, LOOOOOONG gaps between wedding and reception where the guests have to fend for themselves, and bride and grooms that don’t mingle. Negative points for music that is only to the bride and grooms taste- ie just R & B.

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    Bumble bee

    I love weddings where I am really close to the bride/groom which also means I know the majority of the guests at the wedding. I really don’t like going to weddings where I won’t know the majority of people there.  If I am invited to a wedding of an aquaintence or someone I don’t know very well I usually nicely decline.

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    Helper bee

    The ceremony itself is dull as hell, but the rest of them are usually fun. Although some do take their time with the photos straight afterwards, which also gets boring soon enough. The meal, the toasts and the dancing all very fun though.

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    Sugar bee

    @yanamari:  some cool things, at various weddings…

    Bride and groom did a performance on Rockband at the reception… very unexpected.

    Centrepieces on tables all being different, each representing the bride and groom at particular ages (ie bride and groom photos at age ten on one table, the next when they were 15 etc)- but still with beautiful flowers and lighting.

    Brides Father surprising her in song in lieu of a speech. (This was a tear jerker!)

    Bride and groom who did all their pics pre ceremony- that wedding went straight to a rocking cocktail hour, and the party never stopped as momentum was never lost. This was a really, really awesome wedding.

    Simple, but one bride took caligraphy classes, and our name tags at the tables were divine, and she had also written a personal note on the back of each stating why they were so excited to have us there to celebrate with them.

    :)

     

     

     

     

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    Busy bee

    I LOVE weddings! If I could have a second dream job it would be wedding planning lol. Last year I worked with my brother for the summer assisting his photography/videography business and worked at 6 weddings. Best job ever!

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    Sugar bee

     Do I like going to weddings? Yes and no. It really depends on the people attending. I enjoy most ceremonys. It is the receptions that are hit and miss for me. 

    What makes a wedding fabulous? Lots of visual interest. I love going to weddings where every centerpiece is different and meaningful or is in a museum. There is a lot of down time during receptions. I need lots of pretty things to look at. I dont really want to see a room where there are 27 tables with the exact same centerpiece.

    The other thing that makes for a fab reception is uniqueness. I love weddings where the bride and groom display pictures of their lives with little stories attached. A picture of a raggedy old bear with several stories of the adventures of Amy and Bobo is fun! I love when programs include little bios on their bridal parties and some info on why each person is special to them. I love to see dishes made with Great Gramma Josephine’s recipe. I love to see old family photo’s with little blurbs telling their story. I love to see the different traditions and cultures unique to each region. I love all the little touches: personal notes to guests, daisies because they are gran’s favorite,raisin favor’s because he put your ring in a box of raisins, etc. I lovewhen bride and groom share their lives and stories not just their day. I love weddings with board games, photobooths, pie eating contests, sack races, whatever is interactive and amusing.

    I love weddings where the guests are pleasant. I am a people person. I enjoy meeting new people, hearing their story. I am miserable at weddings where everyone is smashed and obnoxious. Cousin Joe getting annhilated and deciding it is a good idea to feel me up or puke on my shoes does not make for a good time. Yes I can defend myself but I shouldn’t have to. I don’t go to pubs of that sort for a reason.

    A boring wedding is a cookie cutter wedding.  Most weddings that I didn’t enjoy were held in Hotel ballrooms with tradional wedding food, a dj with no personality, every centerpiece was the same, and even the bride and groom where smashed an hour into the reception. Watching the groom makeout with the bride’s twin sister because he is that drunk is not fun sorry!

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