Post # 1
You know, I’ve been reading posts for a few months now from brides all over the WORLD and it seems you can tell alot about a bride by the type of wedding style, dress, details, etc that she chooses. Or so it seems. Is your wedding a complete reflection of you in your “non wedding” life, just amped up???
–OR– is that completely off in your case?! Is it that the wedding is totally different than your personality and you are going all out to be different because it’s one of THE most special of all occassions?! Are you normally a t-shirt and jeans and ponytail kinda girl otherwise, but you want a Red Carpet style event? Or are you an in-the-mix personality, but want a quiet, simple afternoon for your?
Would be ULTRA fun to know what you think. Are YOU YOUR wedding??
Post # 3
You’re operating on the flawed premise that the wedding is a reflection of ONLY the bride, but hopefully, for his sake, the groom should have a say, too!
In that respect, my wedding very much mirrors my personality and tastes, but it is also not what I would have chosen in many respects that FI wanted. So it reflects us both in different ways. But I have noticed that, too, at least myself — all the elements I do have say over very much mimic how I dress and decorate in everyday life, just to a larger, grander extent.
Post # 4
I think that I am our wedding, but the FH is getting there. We are having a conservative, classic, and elegant affair with little touches of whimsy. We have def included all the things that we really enjoy, great food, ballroom dancing mixed with alittle offbeat music, friends and family from all over the world, and one arm wrestling table. We have also done alot to include our skills, like the FH making all kinds of metal projects and my dance background.
Post # 5
Our wedding definitely reflected who my husband and I are.
We are fun, outgoing people and we had a fun outgoing wedding that was designed to be a big party. Our dancefloor was packed until the very end at 1am. We as a couple who is very minimilistic and so was our wedding we spent our money on things that would make our reception a good party (music, open bar and food) and didn’t go all out on flowers, decor, favours and all the other bells and whistles.
Post # 6
I agree, I would say our wedding is definitely a reflection of us, everyday.
We’re very simple people, casual so us dressed up is pretty simple so that’s why we went with simple black suits for the guys. It’s simple, every day and re-wearable.
Our home style is modern & contemporary with some antiqueness thrown in that all has family history. Our wedding decor reflected that.
Our food choices reflected what we each like to eat and what our family’s would like. Again that’s a reflection of us because we are always thinking about our family.
In our color choices it was a reflection of us as well. My fave color is lavender but that is just too girly and I wouldn’t do that to my husband! So we went with a color scheme that still reflects us, red for a traditional Chinese wedding color, white for traditional American wedding color, a celadon green to throw a little summery masculinity into it.
I think it’s safe to say our whole wedding was really a reflection of us. And I think we achieved it because all our guests said so!
Post # 7
@Amaryllis: I feel this way, too, our day is as much about my FI as it is about me–after all, I’m not marrying myself. The day is about both of us!
We have a lot of fun together and don’t take ourselves too seriously, and we want our wedding to be a reflection of that. We are definitely more fun than formal and that’s how we would like our wedding to be. We want to throw a big party for our friends where everyone can drink and dance and have a great time!
While I have been doing most of the research, FI and I have made our planning decisions together. We always say that one of the perks of paying for most of it ourselves is that we can pick whatever we want instead of going with what our parents want, so hopefully it will end up as a good reflection of who we are as a couple.
Post # 8
Yes, our wedding is a reflection of me-but also of FI and his desires.
I live a low budget lifestyle but also have simple,yet elegant taste. Our wedding will be the same in that respect and hopefully the simple elegance will shine through without things looking like they are low budget. My FI really wants things to “match” for some reason-like the personalized cocktail napkins need to match our color scheme for the rest of the wedding-I find that so interesting because he’s all about matching his clothes and the sneakers must also match the outfit!
I think this is a really interesting question!
Post # 9
I think our wedding will definitely reflects us. We’re both laid back people and we really didn’t want anything fancy. We’re skipping a lot of the formalities and I’ll admit we’re not worrying too hard over how to address our invitations or having a color scheme. I refuse to wear heels or a huge poofy dress when I walk down the aisle. My FI just wouldn’t be my FI if he didn’t wear his Indiana Jones inspired fedora that day, because he wears it everyday! We want the emphasis to be on God, love and family. We’re having a cozy, intimate (well as intimate as possible with the size of my FI’s family!) and simple event. We really think that while it’s not really going to be a typical wedding like people are used to, everyone is going to love it. 🙂
Post # 10
@Amaryllis: Actually my groom has ALOT to do with our wedding. The venue coordinator commented on how active he’s been in the wedding process just last Friday when we visited for layout details. However, he doesn’t BLOG about our wedding. I’m speaking regarding only brides bc as mentioned in the original FUN and AIRY post, I’m getting this impression from BRIDAL BLOGS and community pages like this one. Gosh, I hate when ppl go left on fun posts like this. It really changed the entire vibe I was going for here.
Post # 11
@katieebee: Your post asked about wedding style not about women blogging style. Why would you call out amaryliss for responding? She did you a favour by opening it up.
Post # 12
I would say the wedding reflects us both for the most part but I am definitely making more decisions about things like flowers, the menu, wine choice, etc. My FI trusts me with things like that.
But we both like classic, elegant affairs and the music chose DEFINITELY reflects us both- we are hand picking each song that will be played, and we will also have a cellist-classical guitarist duo and our favorite musical instruments are cello and guitar. 🙂
Post # 13
Our wedding is very much “us”. We both are laid back and like to have fun. We’re getting married barefoot on the beach, it will be a casual wedding. Guys will be in khakis and linen shirts. Fiance didn’t care about the colors, so the main color is my favorite color: green.
Post # 14
Our wedding will reflect who we are. We are jeans and t shirt people and that is mostly what it will be like. I want it to be very laid back and relaxed. The only formal like part will be the groom and I’s attire. He has always wanted to wear his dress blues and I have always wanted a poofy dress 🙂 But he isn’t wanting a big part in the details so it will be 90% my choices really… But I am trying to take what I THINK he would like into consideration.
Post # 15
Our wedding is very “us,” though maybe not on a daily basis. I would call it….”weekend us.” haha.
Our theme is our date (Cinco de Mayo). We love going out with friends to the Mexican restaurant and drinking margaritas and having a good time. That is kind of the vibe of our wedding. It will be fun, somewhat laid back, a little flashy. It’s really funny….because even our rings reflect our personalities. (Mine is a halo with a twisty band; his is a titanium with carbon fiber in-lay, haha. A little flashy but not fancy.)
Post # 16
@AmeliaBedelia: That sounds awesome! Cinco de Mayo is awesome, it will make for a great party 🙂