Post # 1
Ignoring your own (if applicable) or any you’ve enjoyed for purely sentimental reasons (best friend or very close family member etc)…I’d love to hear about the best ever ceremony and/or reception you’ve been to and exactly what it was that made it so special….
Post # 3
@SellyJo: I was MOH in my BFFs wedding 2 years ago. It was fabulous. The food was great, especially the cake! but what made it so much fun was the DJ. He played the perfect flow of music. Started with country, some slow songs, moved into some motown to get people moving, then into the hiphop for the booty dancing lol It was perfect! I’m looking into getting the same DJ bc i have yet to go to a wedding where people stayed on the floor the whole time. The crowd may have had something to do with it too.
Post # 4
@SellyJo: Tough question, because I have been to so many amazing weddings!!
To pinpoint NOW what made them ‘great’ vs not is really hard, because I do not remember the food, the flowers, the decor, or what they served at the bar, but I can remember the love/ambience each one presented me.
There has only been one wedding where I was not up and on the dance floor with a HUGE smile on my face, because the bride and groom were exuding love and happiness the entire night!
The one wedding where I was NOT doing those things is memoralized in my brain as the worst wedding I have ever been too, and that was strictly because the bride looked MISERABLE the entire day; not smiling, etc. Maybe she was stressed, or maybe nothing went well, but you could FEEL that emotion. This, in turn, led her to be outside smoking with her friends the entire time – no where to be found. No one was dancing, no one was socializing, and room remained quiet for most of the night – again, I think because she (and the groom) just did not seem in love or happy!!
I think that is what sets apart the best from the worst, for me personally!!
Post # 5
Looks like getting the food and music right is key!
I love all weddings so its hard to choose but I’ve got two absolute favourites: the first was a DW in central park, NYC then a fancy mini bus with champagne in hand to take the bride and groom around the city for pictures… giving the guests a city tour at the same time. We then went to a great restaurant with the best food I’ve ever had at a wedding and cupcakes which were honestly to die for!
The second was a small church wedding in my hometown then onto another great restaurant with sax player for dinner then a fab live band – no cake, no speeches, no first dance, garter toss or bouquet toss… just a great party!
Neither were what you would call ‘traditional weddings’ but they were memorable for that very reason. We will be taking some of our favourite elements from all the weddings we’ve enjoyed and incorporating them into our own day 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
My aunts. Not just because she’s my aunt but it was the first time I went to a wedding that was nice/ more formal & had to RSVP to :p.
It was a gorgeous venue (the bell tower on the 34th) there were gorgeous flowers everywhere, there was a harpist. (Is that what they’re called? Lol), then right after cocktail hour, then great food / dessert , photo booth… I don’t know it was just overall very nice & planned out.
Post # 8
I’ve been to two amazing weddings. What made both weddings great was delicious food and top notch DJ that played old school jams and new hits.
Post # 9
i never remember food. i always remember the feeling/vibe. weddings that were good are ones where the speeches were short, where the bride & groom seemed happy & in love and where the d floor was AMAZING – which means, to my friends, limited slow songs, LOTS of top 40 & 80s rock.
Post # 9
I’m not allowed to say mine? Haha, biased of course, but I think everyone had a blast – we sure did. Otherwise, I had an amazing time at the first wedding I ever attended as an adult. It was right after we graduated university and one of my university friends was getting married. Funniest night ever (until my own)!
Post # 10
SellyJo: My brothers wedding was amazing. They had a band and they were seriously so so so good. They had a fun crowd too. Best wedding I have been to. I wish I was rich enough to afford a band at my wedding!!!
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2014 - Beach
The most weddings i loved are the ones that are more causual than traditional. Bride & Groom dancing around, inviting people to dance with them, to good music of course(so good dj is a must). I don’t really care for the decor. What i like most about the awsome wedding is that you get to feel how happy the couple is. You also feel how warm they welcome you as a guest and put thoughts on the little details like favors, taking pictures together, inviting you to dance with them, actually being able to socialize with the bride & groom and the other guests and just dance together. I have also loved the DW i have been to so that’s why Im having a DW too 🙂
Post # 12
My cousin’s wedding last year has by far been the best wedding I’ve ever attended. No seating chart, no guest book, no fancy sit down dinner (there was a catered buffet instead), no DJ or band (ipod instead), no rigid schedule of activities.
It was an incredible party in my parents’ huge 3 acre backyard and I think what made it stand out the most was that there was nothing formal about it. We had a bonfire, horseshoes, cornhole, dancing, and a lot of socializing with the bride and groom. That’s how my family is though, laid back partiers who like to have a casual good time to celebrate big events. There was just so much love and laughter, which made it incredible and I plan on having a similar wedding in time.
Post # 13
I went to a NYE wedding that must have cost close around $500k. It was INCREDIABLE. They rented out the entire hotel for the wedding, had a 16 piece orcehestra, huge ballroom decked out to the nines, black tie affair. Just…wow.
Post # 14
Setting aside “sentimental” reasons, it would definitely be my sister’s wedding for a thousand reasons. She was an event and wedding coordinator at a really upscale and popular venue in Florida before she moved back to our home state, so she KNEW how to plan a party. The food was honestly the best I ever had. I got so full at the cocktail hour I could barely eat during dinner. Her DJ was awesome and never played a song that caused the dance floor to empty. It was packed with people from the first song to the last song. There was an open bar, so everyone was really relaxed. She and her husband went to high school and college together, so they had a TON of mutual friends and everyone was just having so much fun. There was an out of control candy bar (she got married right after Halloween and went CRAZY). She went to Old Navy during a sale and purchased $1 flipflops for all of the women and placed them in the bathroom so no one had to walk around in uncomfortable shoes/barefoot all night. Honestly, she just orchestrated everything so smoothly that there was never a dull moment during the eight hour day.
Needless to say she will be helping me plan my wedding for next year 😀
Post # 15
ONe of the most fun weddings i have ever been to was at an old fort. It rained and the bride (my good friend) was super unhappy about alot of things including her DJ.
But i got drunk, i met some nice people and i danced until my face fell off. So everything that bothered her wasn’t even on my radar! I had a freaking blast with my DH and that was all that mattered.