Post # 1
…what would it look like?
I don’t dare mention this to my family because yes, I am having my dream wedding. It is very elegant – very upscale. We will have the church wedding with the country club reception.
But my alternative dream wedding would be an intimate backyard affair, with potted plants as centerpieces, bottles of beer in big ice buckets, and bbq on the grill. I’m already planning this for some anniversary party in the future. 🙂
What would your alternative dream wedding be?
Post # 3
I’m doing a small, intimate weekend destination wedding on the Oregon coast. WE’re marrying outside by a lighthouse and having the reception in a little quaint Italian restaurant.
My dream alternate wedding would be a BIG ceremony in Seattle, in the summer at one of the big parks we love here. I’d have a HUGE reception with lots of people, dancing, great music and so on. But, having a big wedding means lots of work and stress and we didn’t want to to do that!!!
Post # 4
What a great question! Even though our wedding is very small (around 45 people) I would love to have something even smaller, preferably on a tropical beach somewhere. I guess I just want to elope! I’m sure our wedding is going to be fabulous (well I hope atleast) but it’s going to be the oddest, most mis-matched group of folks ever, and I hope everyone will get along… it stresses me out sometimes to think about it. Yep, I dream of a tropical beach wedding with just FI and myself. That would be nice!
Post # 5
like you aug15bride, I am having an amazing lavish affair…but deep deep down I wish it was me and my closet friends and family. no more than 20 which is a far cry from my 180 guest list at the moment.
I would love a destination wedding, on the sand under the sun. Or a quiant picnic where were all sat on the grass on a huge blanket ahhh….love it.
Post # 6
I’m convinced I was from India in my past life. I looove Indian weddings. The colors, the tradition, everything. Sooo beautiful. I would have that kind of wedding!
Post # 7
I love what I have in the works, but if I had to do it differently, I would want an outdoor DW on the beach. A tea length dress, faboosh hors d’ouvres and a huge dessert bar. Possibly a swing band.
Post # 8
My alternative dream wedding would be on a lakeshore in northern Minnesota, probably Ely area of the BWCA, some resort or camp and just serve BBQ and beers, easygoing and rustic. We fell in love camping and canoeing and I wish we were reflecting that!
But we wanted to make it as easy as possible for all of our friends/family to attend, so we nixed the idea. It’s a 4-6 hour drive from where most of our guests live.
Post # 9
Such a dangerous topic….. I had a traditional wedding, like you. I think if I had to do it over, I might go for something outdoors. Although with that, I think I’d haveto do a DW, because the weather is pretty iffy from my locale. But like you i’m dreaming of it for an anniversary or something.
Post # 10
We had an evening wedding in the summer. I looooved our wedding, but I think it would be fun to have a mid-morning spring wedding when the wild flowers are blooming! The reception would be maybe a brunch or light lunch with different flavors of iced tea and lemonade in those pretty glass jars. I’d also want an outside area with games for children and a dessert buffet full of light, pastel colored confections. I tried to make our wedding elegant and romantic, but I’d want this one to feel whimsical, airy, and playful!
Post # 11
@ MsHymanRoth: same here!!! And the food! YUM
I think my ‘dream wedding’ would consist of us being able to pay for everyone we love to fly over to Maui, pay for their accomodations and do a beautiful Hawaiian wedding on the beach.
Post # 12
Probably the only thing I would change would be our colors (from pink and ? to lavender and green) and maybe make more of an effort to find away to have at least the ceremony here on the lake we live rather than at our hall’s outdoor area. Or have tried to figure out how to have it at the family farm. I do feel like I settled on a hall before checking out all of our options.
I would still have my dress. I would still have it outdoors. I would still try to invite as many friends and family as we can. And of course, keep the same groom!
Post # 13
linzella, my wedding is much like your dream do-over! We’re having a tented brunch reception with a pretty casual, laidback, family reunion feel. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to have an ultra formal affair. I know FI would honestly like that a lot, but I am really excited about getting married at my childhood home.
Post # 14
We’re having a casual, low-budget picnic wedding. We’re DIY-ing almost everything, and really, I couldn’t be happier! =)
If I was to do it all totally different…I’m not sure what I’d do. I’m stuck between saying I’d go all out and saying that I’d just make it smaller but fancier. Which is a good thing — that I’m stuck, I mean — because it probably means what I’m doing is a good middle ground. ^.^
Post # 15
Maybe I’d have a theme wedding…. LOL. But really, I would LOVE a theme wedding. =) Fairytale/medieval/Phantom of the Opera…. LOVE. ^.^
Post # 16
haha, I always say I don’t have enough lives to do everything I want to do career wise in my life, so of course, weddings would be no different! (assuming I had the cash lol) There are several I would have liked, but I could only pick one of course :p
A big formal affair, where I wear the big princess dress, a fancy church (I’m not even religous), ivory is the primary color scheme, everyone whom I ever crossed paths with would have attended. You know, a talk of the town type of event.
A Notebook (the movie) themed wedding!!
A beach wedding! My husband had very little to say about the wedding, but he did say NO BEACH! because he hates the sand lol I’d have worn a flowy gown and such, maybe gone somewhere in the Carribbean, but there is a fairly nice beach close to me anyhow. Then we’d have a nice big tent set up to dine and celebrate under the stars with the waves crashing in the distance!
Or run away and elope and tell everyone after!
A midmorning spring wedding with yellow and purple as my colors, with light food served afterwards and then able to spend the rest of the evening alone together with my hubby!
Then, the wedding I did have, a beautiful gazebo wedding in a nice little garden with the people we care most about 🙂