Most original thing you did at your wedding.

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

For our unity ceremony, we did a tree ceremony. We had jars of dirt from our respective parents’ houses and combined them into a pot that had a tree sapling. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  mswilson1721.
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Charleston, SC

Commenting to follow! Looking forward to hearing about y’alls personal details =)

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Jeces:  I did a voiceover over my father and I’s dance explaining why I chose the song I did due to it’s emotional significance for us- it was great- not a dry eye in the house! 

One of BM’s sang a song that was performed at her wedding 2 years ago- “A Hundred More Years” by Francesca Battistelli and another BM sang our first dance live- Alicia Keys’ “If I Ain’t Got You.”

I also created table names rather than numbers with funny stories for guests to read that were about my DH and I’s relationship over the years. One side was the stroy, the other was a framed engagement pictire of us. See here:  

 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Honestly, nothing we did was super original because it’s all been done before. But I know my guests will think it’s very original because it’s never been done in our family before.

We are having an outdoor firepit area w/ marshmallows for roasting, cigar bar w/ outdoor seating area for smoking, candy/dessert buffet, a large canvas print for a guest book at the reception.

Post # 9
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Newbee

I hadn’t seen this before, but a friend of a friend had books with table numbers.  And the guests each table (e.g. Table 7)were asked to leave advice or notes for them to read at their 7th anniversary.

Post # 11
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Newbee

We wanted a joyful processional so kazoos were passed out with our ceremony programs. Our guests joined our string quartet and played “All You Need is Love” as we made our way up the aisle. It was SO much fun to hear and was a great transition from ceremony to cocktail hour!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We had a brunch reception with Mad Libs at each place setting.  We played the shoe game, which everyone LOVED (no one had seen it before).  I spliced a bit of a funny song from childhood onto the beginning of the father-daughter dance song as a surprise for my dad, as well as picked upbeat songs for both first dance and father daughter dance.  We had an untraditional cake flavor that I was worried no one else would like and instead we had hardly any leftovers (and the cake was twice as big as necessary).  I also had my grandmother do one of our ceremony readings and people are STILL talking about how cute it was haha!  I loved our nontraditonal wedding and I think our guests did too! 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Jeces:  Well, what we did (which we did not equate to being original), but ended up being the biggest ‘stamp’ our wedding, the one thing people still talk about, and the one thing we have seen at every wedding since (of which we were told was ‘taken’ from our idea…) was having $1 chesseburgers delivered to the venue at 10pm, placed on platters, and then the DJ announced their arrivals as servers passed them out.  Not a burger left…out of 220 of them.  

EVERYONE raved it was the ‘best’ favor, and best element of our party.  Who would have thought?!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

We will have a claw machine packed with koozies and tie-dye tee shirts. We joke that guests will have to earn thier take aways. Machine is free to play. It’s a Long story, but this is actually sentimental of sorts.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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