(Closed) How did you make you wedding yours?

posted 5 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t know yet, because I’m still on my planning boards, but my FI is concerned about having a cookie cutter wedding. He doesn’t want to be hosted by a venue that’s gonna just crank us in and out. 

I think, though, that my dress might be pretty unique. It’s a 3D applique gown. I also thought about going down the aisle to an accapella song instead of music. I have a version of Daniel Bedingfield singing “If you’re not the one” without any music, and I feel in love with it.  I just don’t know how it’s gonna go over with it being at an outsid venue. Hopefully, the voice will carry enough. I don’t know.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am still planning my wedding but what makes my wedding unique to me and my fiance’ is that we’ll be incorperating our dog into the ceremony because I am a dog trainer. We’re also doing a ‘Secret Garden’ theme for our wedding because my FI loves movies and I love the movie Secret Garden. I know that weddings seem to just blend into each other, and honestly no wedding is truly unique since weddings are universal to everywhere, but I still like to think it is unique to us as a couple because we’re the ones planning this from start to finish on our own terms. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Our location is playing a big role—I’m from Texas and he’s from California but we’re getting married where we met, Colorado. So it’s a semi-destination wedding for about 95% of the guest list.  We’re doing a fairly unique unity ceremony that will involve all of our guests, we’re toasting with our favorite drink instead of champagne (glass Dr. Pepper bottles), we’re renting a vintage popcorn cart and will have popcorn for guests as a late night snack (it’s our favorite snack together), we’re cutting the cake with a Saber (he’s Military), ….we’re not over-doing it on being “different” because, quite frankly, a wedding is a wedding.  Regardless of how you spin it.  I completely understand not wanting to have a cookie-cutter wedding, but I think if you throw in a few personal touches, it won’t be =)

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We didn’t do anything specific but you could tell it was just us. From the bright colors and lots of them (we’re both babies of the 80’s), the topsy turvy cake that had to be colorful (even though the cake people gave me the hardest time about it not being white), my dress was very me, to our music selection (that we spent hours going over).  We didn’t really use things that we liked, like we didn’t incorporate any “themes” into the wedding or show any of our hobbies or interests.  I guess you could tell it was more us by the overall style and feel at the wedding.  I don’t know, it’s hard to describe 🙂  But the one thing we did incorporate that really was us was the quote on our programs “We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Jer72:  haha i just clicked on here to give you my list but i see you have already read my list of horrors

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ours will be a matter of little details. My shorter, simpler dress (not floor-length, no train, no lace, no beading); black, thin cotton jacket, like a flowy “cardigan”; black crinoline; Harry Potter book shoes; lime green; homemade desserts; potluck (which I know a lot of you don’t like, but it’s happening and these folks like it); in our home; and, my favorite, our handwriting-engraved wedding bands. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Well, there are a few things, but first is that we personalized our vows.  We chose music that we liked, we made a “thank you” speech to our guests in our own words, and we danced the night away!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

Our venue wasn’t something that was cookie cutter (ie hotel ballroom), we didn’t do traditional music or vows. The favors were original and “us” (homemade jam and honey), the cake topper was from a garden shop, and the flowers weren’t super traditional wedding either. The food was definitely not traditional wedding food too. We did passed and a buffet of hors d’oeuvres, rather than a plated meal. Some examples… All things that people had done before, but with our spin on them.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

We had a small wedding of 30 people and got married at the Volcano at the Mirage in Las Vegas. The ceremony was timed so the volcano erupted as the ceremony ended. I wore a tea length dress and didn’t have any flowers (brooch bouquet and boutonnieres). I strassed shoes for myself and my sister, who was my MOH. Our officiant talked about our cats during the ceremony. DH walked my MIL down the aisle first, then the MOH and BM walked together. Their music was the Black Eyed Peas “I’ve Gotta Feelin’,” my music was Savage Garden’s “Truly, Madly, Deeply,” and the recessional was DJ Sammy’s “Heaven.”

We had our reception at STACK, a restaurant in the Mirage with a really unique menu (not traditional wedding food at all), our favours were custom candy apples. We decided not to have a cake and opted for cupcakes in the flavours of cannoli, peanut butter chocolate, and red velvet with a South Park cake topper. We then went to the Revolution Lounge, a club in the Mirage, and popped bottles with our guests and danced into the wee hours. Even my grandparents came clubbing!

 

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