(Closed) most unique thing you’ve ever seen at a wedding…

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

This may be normal in Indian weddings… I’m not sure, and I in no way mean to offend anyone’s cultural heritage but… I went to a hare krishna (spelling?) wedding where the (very white) couple got married next to an alter made of cow poo and during the ceremony the bride’s dad poured cow pee on their hands… that was sort of different.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Oh yeah, they’re still kicking around! The altar was decorated with fruit and after the ceremony the couple handed the fruit out to everyone there. I got a kiwi and noticed it had poo all over it… and that I then had poo all over my hands. That’s when my friends and I did some investigative work and started to piece it all together. We now refer to it as the "poo and pee wedding".

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

lol at the poo and pee wedding……ewww!! i’m all fro experiencing different cultures and going with the flow, but when it involves feces, i think people shoudl ask first before just handing things out like that……yukx100!

one unique thing i saw was at a wedding where instead of people clinking their glasses to get the b&g to kiss at dinner, the b&g asked that anyone who wanted to see them kiss get up to the podium and sing a song instead. it was really cute. while there were some awful singers, there were some really good ones too. it was sweet and very heartwarming.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Wow, how, um "unique."

How about that wedding that was on the Morning Show where the whole bridal party danced their way down the aisle?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

thats strange… especially since you said the bride & groom were "very white". Its one thing to try and respect and celebrate your heritage.. but it seems like this couple ripped off of Indian culture just to "be different".

I actually havent been to many weddings that were "different" most were your run of the mill generic wedding- which is probably why I’m trying to make mine more unique I suppose. The coolest thing I ever saw before I was engaged and obessed with wedding blogs was a real life candy bar! People were so excited, everyone swooped in and it was gone in about 10 minutes. It was cool!

Honestly, how many of these "trendy" things that we see on the blogs everyday have we seen at a wedding we’ve been to IRL?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

As long as you have fun and dont take yourself too seriously your wedding WILL be supa-cool!! (At least thats what I keep telling myself 8 days out) 🙂

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I totally agree Miss Camera, that wedding was all sorts of strange! By the way we’re date twins!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

northernazbride- yAY! Are you freaking out yet? I am a little bit. I cried in my car during my lunch break 🙁 I am so ready for this day to be here. I need my minimoon!!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Oh, hang in there. I woke up this morning at 6:30 with what felt like heart palpitations… so yeah, I’m freaking out too. I wish I had a time machine so it could be next saturday already!

Post # 16
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Honey bee

The most unique thing I have seen that alot of people seem to be scandalized by (even though the guests in question all said they loved it and they are generally very uptight people who have no issues with letting you know when they don’t like something) was a wedding several years ago when I was much younger. It was actually the first and only time that I had ever seen photos of the couple taken before the ceremony. At the time, I thought it was strange but looking back from a guests’ standpoint, it was an excellent idea. During the ceremony, the couple signed their marriage certificate as part of the ceremony following the vows. Then they dismissed the rows one by one instead of a receiving line and got to chat with everyone that way. Following that, they went straight to a cake and punch reception in the church fellowship hall. While no one understood the fake display cake at all, which supposedly had a real sliver of cake hidden in the styrofoam that they were amazingly able to locate and feed each other, they had 3 full sheet cakes to eat, each in different flavors. They were out in the open (which offends people who hear about it) and cut fresh as people asked for them so the cake didn’t go to waste or have time to dry out like it does if it is cut before dinner, etc. You could go back as many times as you wanted, get as many different flavor options as you wanted, and no one was offended by it in the least, contrary to popular belief, and alot of people said that was the best cake setup they had ever seen. In fact, having the solid chunks was alot easier than individual slices to transport any leftovers they had. The garter and bouquet tosses were also done during this time and the kids were the only ones who participated and no one was offended by that. Then because the church didn’t allow dancing (it didn’t view it as sinful – contrary to the Bible – as some denominations do) everyone immediately went to a VFW-type hall across town for the dancing portion of the reception.

While the wedding lasted all day and night, the only food they had at the dance was sub sandwiches and fruit platters which seemed to be plenty but most didn’t even eat and they didn’t complain about anything, and again, they are the type to complain if they feel something is not right. So that was the only wedding I have attended that had food of any kind other than the cake or alcohol, which no one missed either and most didn’t drink because champagne was all they had. 

The dance floor was packed all night. Only the kids participated in the wedding party dance. To be honest though, I don’t recall a single "wedding-appropriate" song other than the first two dances because they wanted a party and that’s what they got. 

When they arrived at the reception, they still had the limo for a period of time so they had the driver take the kids around town before the dancing started. 

From a guest’s standpoint, that was the most fun I’ve ever had at a wedding. While they may not have had everything that other people consider to be mandatory, they took care of their guests. 

 

 

 

 

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