Post # 1
As I plan more and more, I find there are a few wedding details I am not too concerned about. My biggest one: the invitations.
I totally don’t care what they look like, and Fiance doesn’t have an opinion either. Vellum overlay? Silver embossments? Recycled paper? Hand stamps? As long as they give people the information and people RSVP, it’s all the same to me. If it wasn’t a gigantic etiquette breach, I’d email people.
Does anybody else have something like that…something other people get totally stoked and excited about, but you couldn’t give two hoots or a holler about it?
Post # 3
I had a few things like that. Invitations were definately one, I really didn’t care as long as people get the info. Bridesmaids dresses were another one. I know that’s a big one that people usually care a ton about but I picked them in a day, no research ahead, and changed the color while at the store because it looked better on my girls. I guess with that one, it wasn’t necessarily that I didn’t care as much as I wasn’t that picky and it wasn’t a huge thing as long as the dresses fit with the overall vibe of the wedding and the girls look good (and don’t have to spend a fortune). The last one is probably favors. I didn’t even want to bother doing them, my mom said they were a must, so I put her in charge. Gave her the money and told her to go with whatever she feels like.
Post # 4
@redhead46: I’m totally skipping the favors too. And Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses were another for me! I’m letting them pick their own, given a few constraints/limitations.
Post # 5
I didn’t even care about my own dress, much less my MOH’s. I was originally planning just to wear a dress I already owned. The only reason I changed my mind was because NotFroofy wanted a wedding dress, and I figured my dress should complement hers.
I was also a lot less concerned about photography than most of the brides I’ve seen. I wanted some nice photos of the ceremony. But I had no need for professional photos of either of our receptions, much less photos all over town during the cocktail hour or day after photos.
Post # 6
Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and flowers. I’m sure there are more, but those are the ones at the top of my list.
Post # 7
Anything we don’t care about, we are nixing. There is no sense in having anything that you don’t care about just to keep with tradition.
That said, we are planning to skip:
Limo (both events in one venue)
Introductions by the dj – everyone in attendance already knows us or else they aren’t invited. Plus they are unheard of at weddings we have attended. No MC either since guests know what is going on as it happens with no issues.
Unity candle (and other alternatives) – the wedding itself is about unity so a mini ceremony is not necessary for us
I’m sure there are others but they escape me at the moment.
Post # 8
i was a bit the opposite, there were plenty of things i was sure i would not care about and then i ended up obsessing over – like centerpieces and Bridesmaid or Best Man flowers. I didnt really care about my bouquet though, i was happy with what the resort gave me, i also didn’t care about Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses other than that they be the same color
Post # 9
I’m the same as you I don’t care about the invitations.
Post # 10
I didn’t care to much about the cake. It’s getting cut up anyways so why do I need a super fancy one?
Post # 11
Flowers – They’re going to die. Just give me something pretty.
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
@miz fizzix: They do have paperless invites over at http://www.glosite.com that sare pretty cool. Who says you need paper ones?!
Post # 13
I couldn’t care less about registries, wedding programs, escort cards, limos or whether or not there are children present.
Post # 14
Save-The-Date Cards were something I did not care about or care to do. So we didn’t do them. Through word of mouth/emails everyone who needed to make plans ahead of time was able to do so.
I gotta say…the rest of the details I care about a lot! (poor FI) haha.
Post # 15
I’m getting married on the beach and having an on beach reception and the quote for thecenterpieces I like was as MUCH AS THE WHOLE EVENT! $4000 for flowers for 4 tables?!?!?!?!
I’m so over centerpieces. They’ll just block the view of the loveley ocean anyway. That and favors. I’m just going to sees candies and picking up some truffles. There…favor done 🙂
Post # 16
Cake ! That’s another thing. I hate cake and Fiance loves pumpkin bread with a crazy firey passion. We might just have a dessert area with pumpkin break and cheesecake (My favorite) or have cupcakes for guests and some pumpkin beak and cheesecake for us! ^_^
But no cake. ick.