(Closed) Now vs. Then

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Is your wedding the way you always imagined to to be when you were a kid?
    Yes, exactly the same way : (6 votes)
    11 %
    Meh, some original ideas being used, but some new ones have been added : (23 votes)
    40 %
    NO, total 180 : (28 votes)
    49 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    When I was younger, I probably thought I’d have the traditional big wedding with dancing. By the time I got to college, I wanted destination. My husband’s parents don’t fly, so that was out. Instead we had a small ceremony with a dinner after.

    It took me a while to get to that final decision, but it was perfect for us!

    Post # 4
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    2450 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    the only thing the same is the style of wedding gown! everything else is different.

    when i was little… i wanted to be married at a catholic church, i wanted a giant buffet dinner, chocolate cake, traditional dance with a live band and filler dj, and balloons everywhere.

    i’m getting married outside in disney world, there will be one violinist, there will be a toast (with sparkling cider) and a cake cutting… maybe the traditional first dance (only dance), dinner at House of Blues, and if we do have a reception it will be a dessert party in Epcot.

    Post # 5
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    5148 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Total 180.

    When I was a kid, I wanted to get married on the 4th of July. I wanted fireworks to go off when the officiant said “you may now kiss the bride”. And I wanted a dress with a HUGE train.

    Now, I’m going with a casual beach wedding. And a very short train on my dress. No fireworks, just the ocean.

    Post # 6
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    762 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Wanna know something freaky??

    When FI and I started dating, I has a dream about our wedding day. I wrote down all the info and stashed it away and never told him about it. After we got engaged, FI had all these crazy plans about our big day and it’s going to look exactly like my dream! 🙂

    Anyways back on topic…yes it’s just like I’ve always wanted!

    Post # 7
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    4583 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    When I was a kid, I wanted to get married in a frilly, Barbie pink wedding dress. Yeah…

    Post # 8
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    4653 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    When i was little i wanted all traditonal everything “cookie cutter” as I like to say But now my wedding is not traditonal at all and I LOVE IT!!! So yes a total 180

    Post # 9
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    2947 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Total 180.

    When I was little, I had a huge family and was deeply religious (well, not by choice). I wanted a big church wedding with 100s of people, with ornate everything, a carriage like Cinderella’s, big poofy gown.

    Now we’re having a small wedding in a garden and loft. Wearing a gown that is so far from traditional. I have two cousins left but a big family of good friends. 🙂

    Post # 10
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    967 posts
    Busy bee

    i didn’t have a dream wedding from when I was little but now I either want the large traditional wedding, a semi intimate wedding, or a family only wedding and it would be local or semi destination. 

    Post # 11
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    7 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I always wanted a winter wedding. Small chapel in the forest somewhere, with snow of course, and a fancy Christmas dinner to follow. For logistical reasons the timing of a winter wedding just didn’t work out for us (and FI’s family did not love the idea of traveling to a wedding in December anyway!) and we are instead getting married over Memorial Day Weekend. The wedeing will be outdoors, not a church as I’d always dreamed, and due to the size of FI’s extended family will probably be larger than I’d imagined. I’m marrying the man of my dreams, and it’s going to be perfect. None of the other stuff really matters in the end. 

    Post # 12
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    1715 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I never really had a ‘wedding vision’. I only started looking at wedding stuff when we got engaged.

    Post # 13
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    480 posts
    Helper bee

    I think my vision has remained pretty steadfast, to be honest. But I think that’s because I didn’t really “plan,” so to speak, until I was in my early teens. I wasn’t a super girly child. Somewhere along the line, I decided I wanted plum bridesmaids’ dresses.  I wanted a small, intimate, family-only ceremony. I knew it had to be a wintertime (not Christmassy!), candlelight wedding in a church.

    And really, those four things – winter, church, candlelight, and plum – are remaining true for my actual wedding. I told my fiance those things upfront, and he was good with it. We had to compromise on the winter idea a bit – I wanted December/January, but he wanted springtime – so we met in the middle at March (which will still be super cold!) The guestlist is bigger than I would have hoped. It will still be “family only,” but we both come from large families!

    My dress, however, is a 180. I thought I wanted a lace, keyhole back, slim fit-and-flare. I ended up with a lacy, tulle ballgown…

    Post # 14
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    3417 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    When I was younger I wanted the whole Princess glamourous theme.  Lots of chandeliers, crystals, tons of flowers etc. I wanted a big “cupcake” dress with lots of bling and sparkle.

    Now I want a casual, laid back, rustic/country wedding.  My dress is mermaid lace with minimal bling on the belt.  Total 180

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