Post # 1
have at your wedding (or wedding-related events)? This is not a “what would you splurge if budget isn’t a concern” type of question. It’s more like there are certain things that $ can’t buy and if the stars are aligned and you have omnipotent power over people and natural phenomenon….
One of the things for me is to have a semi-choreographed dance routine that evolves from a father/daughter and mother/son dance into a dance floor packed with partners dancing. For every two or three phrases into a song, new people would join in the dance floor and the existing partners would part to dance with the new people. The dance floor would then exponentially increase in the number of people dancing as the song progresses. During the last phrase, the bride and groom will meet and become partners in the dance. I just think it would look beautiful and symbolically represent the growth of two individual families and the eventual joining of two families.
I know this is crazily impractical. You could see how many things could go wrong here and turn out to be huge mess with plenty of awkwardness to spare…. Hence, it remains a nice hypothetical 🙂
Post # 3
The two biggest things I can’t control/buy are
- the weather! our venue will be tiny if it’s pouring and we have the ceremony, cocktails, photos, food and dancing all in this building. We’re praying for sunshine and trying to figure out a halfway decent backup plan.
- My mom’s boyfriend will not get so drunk that he gets loud, obnoxious, and hits on FI’s twenty-something cousins. I have a nightmare that he hits on one of FI’s cousins and a huge brawl starts, and I am forever trying to live down the embarrassment of him with FI’s family. (This is not that outrageous either; at my mom’s 50th, he got trashed and grabbed my sisters butt several times making suggestive comments – she’s 25; and he has also hit on my brother’s gfs before)
Post # 4
I wish I could’ve controled the weather. It stopped raining long enough for our ceremony (outdoor, no tent) but poured through out tented reception. Like, it really poured, everyones shoes were muddy, you had to step through a few inches of mud to get to the bar, my dress looked like it had a brown stripe at the bottom etc.
In a weird way, I think it made people kick back and relax a bit b/c they were already sort of dirty. That’s the way I’m looking at it b/c I’m trying to see the positive but deep down, I’m a bit dissapointed that it wasn’t a beautiful sunny day, or at least not raining.
Oh and if one more person told me that it was good luck to have rain on your wedding day, I was going to punch them!
Post # 5
I wanted to walk down the aisle to classical guitar but my church has strict rules and I have to use the crappy electric organ.
Post # 6
I don’t buy the rain is good luck on your wedding day either. As much as there is nothing that will make the day I marry FI any less special, all day rain would be a big downer. We won a free photography package, and the photog is flying from CA to NY to shoot our wedding. We are getting hitched in a beautiful state park, and not having pictures in that beautiful setting would be such a downer. If we at least got through bridal pictures and the ceremony, I’d be very happy.
At least you saw the positive side and were able to have your ceremony outdoors. 🙂
Post # 7
If all the stars were to align….my FMIL would not smother me, leave me alone and enjoy herself.
Post # 8
A nice warm “Indian Summer” kind of day free of hurricane winds and rain would be perfect.
Post # 9
Oh and, maybe even better than weather there are a couple of guests I hope to see at the wedding, one of whom is in a serious battle with cancer at the moment. If we can be surronded by the people who care about us, I can deal with rain.
Post # 10
The things I really want is for the day to be beautiful from morning to night and I want all of the friends and family that we really care about to attend. That’s what we both really want, to share our day with every last loved one!
Post # 11
The town would not have a 9pm noise ordinance and we could have music outside until late. I’d be able to have rose petals at the cermony site and have more than 4 hours at our reception venue. Oh yeah, and I’d be guaranteed that noone else would be around the site that we want at the state park OR we could have the place close down just for us.
Post # 12
On a smaller side, i would LOVE LOVE LOVE to rent a photobooth! But that wont fit into our budget.
Post # 13
oooh. weather is a biggie for me, like a lot of people. one thing that really matters most that you have no way of impacting!
here’s what id really like – everyone says the day goes by so fast, so id like to slow it down. i always spend about a month planning our annual christmas party and get so bummed when its over bc it seems like it just flew by, so i KNOW im going to have some serious wedding blues. thankfully i have to be up very early and typically i stay up very late, so ill do my part, now time just needs to do its part and slow its roll…!!!
Post # 14
i wish we could jump in a hot air balloon after the cere mony and have it land exactly at our reception site. Anyone who has been on a balloon ride knows that it isn’t tha easy to land just any where
Post # 15
Weather- outdoors, on my parent’s farm, tents or not, I’d prefer NO RAIN!!! hah
People won’t get completely toasted- I doubt they will, I know people will drink a good bit, but I’m trying to not invite people that will get totally stinkin’ drunk 😛 I don’t care for drinking much in the first place (I myself don’t drink, FI doesn’t drink much at all either) but a lot of our adult friends do- which is fine, and they aren’t crazy about it, but I’m worried about the friends that are our own age.