(Closed) Is there any aspect of your wedding that isn’t that important to you?

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Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Dessert table.  Maybe I’d feel differently if I knew it wasn’t super, crazy important to my Dad so I know it’ll still be good…but it’s just really not something I care too much about.

Next thing is the escort card table.  Again, my Mom is totally obsessed with making this like the best escort card table ever or something (I have no idea what that would even entail), so maybe I’d think about it more if my Mom didn’t already have 100s of ideas for it…but I just really can’t even care at all.

To answer the flip side of this, my most important detail is the ceremony decor.  Our ideal wedding would be in a national park somewhere with a gorgeous natural backdrop, but that would be very difficult for our family.  So we’re doing it in a manicured garden in Michigan (b/c that’s the easiest/nicest site that works).  It’s really important to me that the decor still somehow convey the mood that we’d like to have (not too manicured)…and luckily I think I found a florist who can do that:)

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Ceremony music.  I was just kind of like "eh, throw on a wedding cd"  Luckily for me, my mom was obsessed with having a harpist.  We met her last week and she played some really beautiful stuff.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Favors. We either wont have them or they’ll be a piece of chocolate/a cookie/something edible. I used to really obsess over NOT having chair covers and getting chivari chairs, but I’ve come to realize I really don’t care anymore. Ha…I say that now, we’ll see how I feel a year from now.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

haha, i love this topic because there were so many things i didn’t care one bit about 😀

Top of the list: transportation. I didn’t want any horse drawn carriage or fancy sports car or even a limo. I would have been happy just rolling up in my parents car. Though the parents did care about this one, so limo it was.

Also pretty high up there – flowers and decor. I just wanted something pretty to carry – I didn’t want flower strewn all over the place and didn’t need all kinds of fancy stuff to dress up our venue (we picked a venue that was pretty on its own, so it didn’t need all the extras). In the end, our flowers were daisies and sunflowers – both flowers i love, both were in season and both are relatively cheap (and in the end, we got a lot of comments on how people particularly loved how original the sunflowers were).

In general, I just wasn’t into most of the extras either – out of town bags (didn’t do them), favors (we did charity donations), things like that. There were a couple of details I focused on because they were important to me and uniquely "us" but most of that stuff just didn’t matter to me. I just tried to stay focused on what needed to be done and that in the end it was all about marrying my wonderful husband (and no matter what happened/went wrong, at the end of the day, we’d still be married!)

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I guess the only things we really cared about were the venue, food, cake, and the photographer.  We kinda splurged on these things and the rest of the stuff we just said, "Yep, that looks good." 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My wedding day makeup! I am not one to wear lots of it – I just don’t need it. So when it comes to booking a makeup artist, I haven’t given it much thought and I’m not concerned at all. I actually really love how I do my own makeup, and I’ve always hated all of the looks any pro has ever done on me. lol

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I think a lot of you will be shocked to hear — flowers!  I really don’t care.  I have the colors I’d like to see in my bouquet but that’s about it!  Like a few of you mentioned, thank goodness that is the one aspect my mom is obsessed with, I told her to run with it! And she is!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I second transportation. Since limo drivers jack up their prices when they hear the word "wedding" (but then again, who doesn’t?) we’re using our own car. But, we’re also having the groom’s brother act a chauffeur.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Transportation – we’re hitching a ride with whoever we can to get to the venue, and then walking down the street to our hotel afterwards.

Favors – FMIL was very into these, so I let her take the reins, and it’s very freeing.

Bridesmaid’s "looks" – I put some effort into finding a pretty and affordable dress for the girls, but after that, I don’t care what they do for shoes, jewelry, hair, etc.  Anything that fits their budget and makes them happy is fine by me!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Every aspect of my wedding is important to me. Although some things are less important, I still have put a lot of thought into it. I don’t want to regret anything… like your ugly cake. I want my wedding day to be remembered as everything I wanted it to be and much more.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Invitations.  I went and bought a couple kits on clearance that match my colors, but thats about it.  I got invites, programs, and thank you cards for 120 people for $65 and I plan on printing them out on my good ol inkjet at home, and hand writing the thank yous (gotta start practicing my pretty handwriting!).  I figure most people don’t remember the invites anyway, and this way its one less thing I gotta stress over.  Also transportation.  Not sure what we’re gonna do there, but between just the immediate family we have 4 SUVs, so I’m sure we can accomodate the bridal party without much effort

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i’m with mrs. bee on the cake…i do want to do the "cake cutting" photo-op so a plain, white 3-tier round cake with no decoration (ok, maybe a flower for a topper) would be fine with me. haha.. i guess i AM still thinking about it in a detailed manner though. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Honestly? The only thing I really DO care about is my bouquet! LOL I know exactly what I want! Everything else just happens to be something/someone I love that I don’t have to think much about.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

We couldn’t have cared less about invitations…everyone we know just throws them away!

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