Post # 1
one of the best bands ever! everyone danced all night long! due to venue restrictions, we can’t have a band for the reception (weird, i know), but a really great dj will make up for it!
what was ONE great thing about a wedding you went to?
Post # 3
comraderie! I went to a wedding at a winery and one of my sorority sisters got married to her guy of 4 years. he was a fraternity guy and almost all of us knew each other! We all had a blast together and hung out afterwards in a huge group when the reception ended at 8 or 9.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Great food and fun conversations! You can’t always plan the latter, but when it happens, it’s a really amazing time!
Post # 5
My brother was in several bands over the last ten years. Plus my Dad was in the same band for 25 years. So my brother hired one of the bands he played with to be the “house” band and then he asked all his friends that played with him to sit in with the band. He even had my Dad and his band play a few of their songs.
Everyone was on the dance floor the whole time because all their favorite songs we’re be played be the different friends.
Post # 6
I agree with conversations… I went to a wedding where I didn’t know anyone except my date and I made a new friend with another girl who was there. That was awesome. Or at weddings where you do know people and have a chance to reconnect, I really appreciate that. That kind of feeling suggests you’re all there to celebrate the couple.
Tangible thing? A really cool cake. Sounds silly, but I love to see elaborate cakes at weddings!
Post # 7
I went to a wedding last Spring in NOLA and it had great food, great people and a great band. The groom was the only person my husband knew and I knew nobody, but we had a blast. All of their friends were so nice and we danced all night!
Post # 8
GREAT COMPANY is always the best! It’s fun when all your friends are together having a great time celebrating!
Besides that, I went to a wedding that had a steel drum band playing during cocktail hour…that was fun too!
Post # 9
wow! everyone…..these weddings sound soooo fun!
@katemw: *sigh* i wish i knew someone getting married in NOLA. it has a special place in my heart. FI and i talked briefly about getting married there…even though neiher of us are from there. we nixed it and decided to celebrate in our hometown, where we live. perhaps a vow renewal, but we want the whole shebang
including marching down the street with a band.
Post # 10
My most memorable wedding was my FI’s friend and very young wife. It was on my bday and we weren’t engaged yet. I will admit I was a little surly. The wedding was in Dana Point CA, a stunning beach town in SoCal. To date it is my favorite wedding. The bride had such a spirit about her; she made the ceremony so special and it was just her charming personality. No fancy decorations, no hours of DIY projects. The people closest to them made me break down into tears: the speeches, her father requesting Fergiliscious that he learned all the lyrics to for his daughters. The dancing was on a wrap around deck over the ocean. Stunning. I don’t remember what I ate, what the table settings were like, or the favors. I just remember them and how they embraced everyone into their day and the rest of their lives. I am so excited to have him as one of our groomsmen. They just got it right without even trying.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
One of the most fun things I’ve seen at a wedding was kareoke (sp?). It wasn’t a crowd that you’d expect to do well with that, but it ended up being amazing. The couple were doctors, and so there was a big number of doctors there. I almost peed my pants when one of the older doctors, a heart surgeon I believe, got up and sang Baby Got Back! So fun. All the songs were ones that you could dance too, so everybody danced while the singing went on. 🙂
Post # 12
@fiftyfootbride: that sounds like so much fun! my family LOVES karaoke. i was trying to figure out how to incorporate it w/o cutting into dancing time. i thought maybe i’d just do it at the RD, but since you said people still danced……..hmmm…….