Post # 1
Was curious whether it be from a Newlywed or Planning Bride what decor details you were skipping or passing up on!
Planning Brides: What are you skipping and why??
Newlyweds: What could you have done without or saved the money on?
if I didnt list one above, mention it below, I’m sure I missed tons!
Thanks in advance for the shares! xo
Post # 3
I skipped favors because I normally toss mine.
I actually didn’t pass on any of others. They were all small, cheap, and DIY, but I figured guests would notice them?
Post # 4
We skipped favors and family coursages/bouts. My parents did not want personal flowers so that’s why we skipped those. The favors we figured no one would want or notice and we were right.
I feel like everything else was well executed and appreciated. Although there’s a funny story. When going through our pictures we noticed there were personalized napkins at our cocktail hour with our names and date. We didn’t order those and to date no one has fessed up to ordering those. We would have never spent money on that and actually didn’t even see them at the cocktail hour. Those were totally not necessary.
Post # 5
We skipped the programs and menu. If I get to do over, I’d skip the family bouts. No one seem to care. Both moms asked me if they had to wear them, I told them we got the flowers for them, but if they don’t want to wear the flowers, it’s fine. One of the dads bout ended up on a guest.
Post # 6
I skipped Programs, Menus and Fancy Linens. I don’t feel like the programs or menus were missed. I would have loved Chivari chairs but I couldn’t justify the cost.
ETA: We skipped corsages for the moms. I just really dislike them. Both moms got swarovski pins to wear with their dresses that doubled as their gifts.
Post # 7
Wow thanks for all the input thus far! =)
I too fear that corsages for mothers and grandmothers are so boring! Would love to know what you ladies were giving instead like @LGenz:. Love the pin idea.
I already wanted to buy my mom a brooch for her gown! =)
Post # 8
I didn’t skip a lot of details, but I definitely minimalized and cut back what we did do. Instead of a $800 wedding cake, we spent $200 on a bundt cake buffet. Instead of a multi page super craftied up program, we made a single sided simple cardstock one. Instead of $20 florist bouts and corsages, we DIY’d them for about $5 each. Instead of a $2k rented vintage photobooth, we made a “faux”tobooth for less than $100. Instead of renting upgraded linens and chairs, we used the beautiful simple things provided by the venue. We skipped some things that just weren’t important to us, though… like personalized random stuff, like cocktail napkins, and limo/vintage car transport.
Post # 9
We are not doing programs, flowers for the parents or the favors. I never really keep the favors. We don’t feel that the programs are necessary and none of our parents really care about the flowers so that was okay with us. We also skipped having alcohol at the reception. As much as we like to toss a few back, we couldn’t justify the cost. Also, there are some people you just don’t want drunk at the same time if ya know what I mean! lol
Post # 10
We’re skipping quite a bit just because they aren’t important to us and we don’t want to keep something we don’t care about just for tradition’s sake.
off the top of my head, this is what we have sofar:
Limo – not necessary when everything is in one location
Engraved/monogrammed anything – not our style
Toasting glasses/special cake cutting set – we can borrow glasses and knives from the caterer
Champagne toast – every wedding I have been to that has had this (most were dry so it was a non-issue) has gone to waste. Plus we aren’t the toasting types anyway.
Guestbook – unless we find something super spectacular, we are skipping this. I have been a guestbook attendant at countless weddings and it’s like pulling teeth to get folks to sign so we’re considering just elminating it
Introduction to the reception – I have only ever heard of this online and we don’t see the point. We are having everything in one location and if someone doesn’t know who we are, they won’t be invited.
Photobooth – not our style and not something our guests would use either, especially at a wedding
Post # 11
Keep it coming ladies!! loving the input/advice! xo
Post # 12
* Programs – I think we’re going to skip them since we’re having a secular ceremony. 🙂
* Toasting glasses/cake cutting set – Same for us. We don’t need these.
* Garter toss – I might still wear a garter, but we’re skipping the toss for sure.
Post # 13
The only things we did were table numbers, a guestbook, and colored linens.
The linens we did because they were like $20 bucks to add a little color for all the tables. The caterer suggested it and for the price and considering how lazy we were being with everything else, I figured it was worth it.
We printed the escort cards/table names using Microsoft Word at my office. Super lazy. The guestbook was a journal from Barnes and Noble. I printed “Guestbook” at work and put it in a $2 frame from Target.
We were SO decor-challenged and seriously nobody noticed or cared. I am definitely glad we had some sort of guestbook, though, since it was nice to read what people said.
Post # 14
not 100% sure but so far I’m skipping favors, table numbers, ceremony program & menu cards..
might do the favors…. maybe?
the other stuff like table numbers and menu cards .sound silly to me
Post # 15
We didn’t do a limo, fancy cake cutting tools (we borrowed a friend’s), garter/toss bouquet, toasting glasses, champagne toast, liquor (we had beer/wine only).
We did do the photobooth and I don’t regret it one bit. It was a HUGE hit, and pictures we received back were hilarious!
Post # 16
for those like @pandaboo: skipping table numbers and/or seating charts, are you doing OPEN SEATING?