(Closed) Married ladies: what were the hits and misses from your day?

posted 8 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

LOVED:

1) How convenient everything was: Ceremony at 5:00 in a church right next to the hotel with cocktail hour and reception immediately following

2) The food and ambiance was out of this world, people say it’s the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding

3) My dress! It was fabulous, I have to admit

4) How much fun my groom and I were having

5) The amazing band got everyone out on the dance floor, people remember my wedding for that

Did Not Love:

1) The ‘teen’ table, I guess I was pushing social interaction too much to shy teenagers who would have rather sat with parents

2) The ballroom was pretty small for a ballroom and therefore the band was loud

3) My Mom didn’t like the updos my BM’s had, but everyone else did so I don’t know if that’s just her taste

Post # 4
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333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Loved: 

1)The Cake both decoration and taste. 

2) The venue and location of the wedding (wedding and reception at a vineyard on a lake).  We had a semi-destination wedding that most of our non-local guests turned into a vacation. 

3) BBQ the night before at a lake house rented by my parents fro the week for family and friends in town. 

4) The flowers – local in season flowers from a local flower farm.  

5) The amount of fun everyone was having regardless of the weather. 

6) The simplicity and relaxed fee. No one was really sweeting the ‘small stuff’ or freaking out when the rental car had a flat 30 miles from the venue, etc. 

7) The Ceremony!  We had an extremely inclusive, personalized ceremony done by a friend who is a chaplain.  Our family and friends includes devote evangelicals to atheists to agnostics to everything in between.  We also did a unity tree rather than candles where we had a tree in a planter and poured soil from both parents homes.  

8) The food was amazing! 

Did not love: 

1) The heat – We had rain plans but did not plan for it being 90 and humid. (typically not that warm around here June 12)

2) Getting people to RSVP for Friday evenings BBQ was difficult and thus we had some extra food. 

3) Our rehearsal had to be doing the BBQ due to chaplains schedule not much we could do. 

Post # 5
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326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

LOVED (according to guest comments):

  1. My dress-it was great, and I got a LOT of compliments on it.
  2. The flower girl and ring bearer-both 3 years old and adorable.
  3. The fact that our wedding was in a church
  4. The FOOD. Our caterers were local and did a wonderful job.
  5. The cake! Also local, beautiful, and delicious.
  6. The music! The DJ was local, knew a lot of the guests, and was great at playing to the crowd (lots of oldies and country…big hit in our area). 
  7. How much fun the wedding party had and how happy we seemed!

DID NOT LOVE:

  1. Honestly, we did not hear anything negative from any of our guests.  Everyone we have run into since the wedding (almost 6 weeks ago now!) has said how much fun they had and that it was the best wedding they’d been to!  That sure made us feel pretty good 🙂

Post # 6
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2821 posts
Sugar bee

Loved:

The interaction between my husband and I – we were really, really happy

Our prayer of the faithful – we wrote it ourselves and I said it in english and then he’d translate it in his native tongue.  We got confused a couple times but people apparently thought the words were great and that it was cute to see us giggle and get back on track.

The dancing – People danced for hours and hours and hours, the DJ was great.

Fun but inclusive families – both of our families are fairly gregarious but also very inclusive so people weren’t standing on the sides during happy family fun time.  It might start off as a family dance but pretty soon everyone learned it and was joining in.

My veil – family heirloom that was just gorgeous

Lots said it was best wedding, it started at 2 pm and went till midnight when we ready to crash so people must have been having fun

Didn’t love:

Had it at IL house so for some people it was close enough to do the roundtrip drive if they didn’t want to get a hotel room but it made for a late night (though I guess they were having fun, they could have left earlier)

Bouquet toss was fine but didn’t really add anything, no one wanted to catch it!

Post # 7
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2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Im loving this thread! Thanks ladies for keeping me entertained while at work! 🙂

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