Post # 1
So I got a lot of good ideas from the post about what people hate at weddings, regarding what to avoid…but on the opposite end, what do you love from the weddings you’ve been to? Thinking here of what I SHOULD include!
Not necessarily talking about the big ‘wow’ moments, although by all means include those too! I mean, when you’ve had an amazing time at a wedding what elements came together and did it for you? The details, the food, the location, etc., etc.
Post # 3
I love, Love, LOVE weddings where you can tell just how much the bride and groom care for each other and how fun they have together. This includes smaller gestures like the bride and groom spending time together throughout the reception, smiling at each other and their guests, and generally having a good time. When I was planning my wedding, one of our friends said, "Just concentrate on the two of you having a good time during the wedding, and everyone else will follow." I totally support this 100%! If you and your Fi have a great time and show it, everyone else will have a wonderful time, too. Those are the best/most memorable weddings, imo.
Post # 4
My twin sisters wedding was AWESOME. The food was amazing-the guests thought the cocktail hour was dinner there were so many foods and stations…raw bar, cheese station, meat station. They also had a chocolate fountian at dessert, entrees were decided at the time of dinner (guests were given a menu of three options) and the bar was awesome=hellooo vodka ice slide. Her DJ was spectacular. Short of having my wedding at the same venu-I can’t compete with that food so I am not going to even try to. LOL. I dont want to be copying her even though she was like "PLEASE HAVE YOUR WEDDING THERE!"
This pic is only PART of the cocktail hour so you can imagine what the rest looked like.
Post # 5
mmmm that picture is making mehungy! Looked phenomenal!
Post # 6
I love really touching speeches and toasts – even when they’re slightly awkward, I still remember them. I also love the "longest couple married" dances, which I think are a really sweet alternative to traditions focused on the unmarried guests. I also really appreciate open bars, even if just wine/beer/soda.
Some spectacular things I’ve seen have been fireworks; posing for formal photographs with special groups of guests, not just the wedding party; a bride who wore her grandmother’s wedding dress; and a ceremony written entirely with the language of supreme court decisions regarding marriage (two attorneys getting married!).
Post # 7
As for me – I just looove weddings all together!
As per the other post floating around about what we HATE about weddings…well there isint much that bothers me. really.
I take it for what it is, and enjoy the most of it! Its a gathering for friends and family both and I just have to cherish that.
I love how happy the couples are, and its great to be able to share it with them!
I don’t sweat the small stuff about having to pay for drinks at a wedding (which all of you brides will hate me, cause I am making my guests pay $2 a drink….) or having to watch stupid chicken dance – its humorous….its a wedding! ha ha
I am sure there are annoyances at weddings, but I dont hate stuff. I am so annoyed by rediculously drunk people at weddings who are so disrespective…
Post # 8
I LOVE when the bride comes in. Everyone turns to look at her, and I always take a peek over my shoulder to see the groom’s reaction. I love it!
I’ve been to pretty standard weddings in the past. Usually the couple is fresh out of college and kind of broke, so it’s been more or less the same ole same ole. I still love going! A friend of mine had her wedding at a winery and I just LOVED it. The grapes, the wine, the fresh smell of the flowers, it was all really intoxicating! Plus the town was SO cute.
Post # 9
I looooove photobooths at weddings. They are seriously so much fun!
I love it when guests make a circle on the dance floor and people dance in it. Hee!
My cousin had gorgeous draping at her wedding and it took my breath away.
I love it when you can hear in the vows how much a couple cares for each other and brides who don’t worry about what is going wrong at their wedding.
Post # 10
Ooooh Ejs – yes! I looove when the bride is walking down the aisle. such a wonderful moment (where I will be crying like an idiot and unable to hide…) I love the grooms reactions (hopefully good….not like the reaction thinking in their heads "OH WHAT AM I DOING?!" HA HA)
Post # 11
A really good officiant. The kind that makes the bride and groom feel at ease. You can just feel the warmth from everyone.
Also, little kids on the dance floor. They are good entertainment for the crowd of adults. They also make you want to dance because they look so carefree. Although we will not be having kids at our wedding because it will add too many to the guest list.
Post # 12
I love a very personal ceremony, either performed by a friend or by a religious figure who has known the couple for awhile. I also love when the bride comes in for the first time and everybody stands. So sweet.
I love food stations, raw bars, lots of champagne, great music to dance to and midnight snacks.
I love a really good party is the bottom line!
Post # 13
I love weddings when lots of people get on the dance floor!
I pretty much have never been to a wedding I didn’t love. I think people make their decisions based on their needs, personalities and budgets, so whilre I prefer soem thigns ,I really try not to judge. I like this board focusing on the positives!
I’m also always wowed when I see something for the first time and think wow I’d never think of that. Like I saw cupcakes at a wedding for the first time at my cousisn wedding. I see them a lot now, but it was a huge wow at their wedding since no one had ever seen or heard of them before. I personally prefer cake, but I thought it was cool that they thought otuside of the box.
I liek seeing unique things at weddings, but I also love traditional elements. I think its special to hear written vows, but I also love the traditional vows.
I also love when people include pictures, scrapbooks or anything explaining the couple’s story. I love hearing how people got together and how the groom proposed. I always check out wedding websites when the couple makes them.
I think I just love it all 🙂
Post # 14
Cool thread. Remember that I’ve only attended two weddings! The first one I loved, the second one I hated. I was obligated to attend both or else I wouldn’t go b/c I never cared about weddings before I was engaged.
Things I love:
It was a wedding on the beach, they had two bands, playing together but both were playing from balconies … don’t know how that worked, but it was cool!
Frosted cookies in the shape of the wedding cake, the flavor of the cookie was the same flavor as the cake, the frosting was the same flavor as frosting on cake! It was very pretty.
Second wedding …. actually, there was nothing I liked, not even a little bit, about that one.
Post # 15
When the bride and groom are clearly in the moment and not stressed out. That’s my favorite part of any wedding.
Post # 16
- Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel
I must admit, I love the food! And I know this is cliched, but I love looking at the groom’s face when the bride makes her appearance. In fact, this is one of the things that’s concerning me most about my own wedding – my fiance’s not emotional at all, and I’m worried I won’t see a reaction on his face, and then I’ll be disappointed. Silly, I know.