Unnecessary wedding items?

posted 2 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


honeysag79:  here is my list

  • photobooths
  • personalized cake cutter (the venue usually can supply these)
  • personalized champagne flutes (the venue can usually proivde these)
  • aisle runner
Post # 3
3731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

honeysag79:  Unity ceremony items (sand, candles, etc). I got everything for a sand ceremony, put it all out, and neglected to add it into the copy of the officiant’s program so we didn’t even do it. We faked it afterward for pictures but it was completely unncessary. You also don’t need toasting flutes, a fancy seating chart (I just printed ours on printer paper, glued them to scrapbook sheets, stuck them in $1 frames, and voila), “premium” bar (well drinks served the purpose just fine at our wedding), plated dinner (we did a buffet and no one died), photobooth (we didn’t have one and no one missed it), limo (we rode in the hotel shuttle with everyone else and the world didn’t end)

Post # 4
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Cake cutters & servers

Second bouquets (one to keep and one to toss)

Personalized champagne flutes

Top shelf liqour



Disposable cameras on each table (hello everyone has cell phones that take better pics anyway)

Post # 5
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think a guestbook is kind of unecessary too.  I don’t think I would ever look at it again, and I think it can sometimes cause a backup of people when people are entering the reception, so we just skipped that.

Post # 6
716 posts
Busy bee

Adding expensive stationery and excessive flowers to decorate ceremony space, for centerpieces, for parents, for groomsmen…

Post # 7
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Backyard

For us, these were not must-haves (again, just for us, no judgement):

Wedding party, MOH or BM

Guest Book



Guest book (having a large group photo instead)

paper invites, STDs, etc.


hairpiece, like a birdcage or something

decor (we went super minimal)

receiving line

engagement photos

reception stuff like dancing, toasts, etc. We are just having pizza and beer and hanging out!

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