(Closed) What details are you skipping?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

well we aren;t having a ring bearer just because there are no little boys in our families.  we are doing ceremony programs, but for our Catholic wedding, they are becoming SUCH a pain in the rear, so I might nix them. We decided not to worry about matching table linens with our colors, instead just doing ivory. Not doing menus either.

Post # 4
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I dont think that I will be doing programs. I dont really see the point. We arent doing anything spectacular like rocket ship launching ourselves to the moon in between the flower girl walking down the aisle and the end of the ceremony so that would be just money wasted.

I dont think we will be doing menus neither. Its a buffet not a restaurant. No one is placing an order..wanna see whats on the menu? Take your butt to the buffet line. LOL.

No cake topper

Im sure there are more things that will be nixed but i cant think of anymore right now.

Post # 5
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

no ring bearer or flower girl for us and no garter toss.  Kids make things complicated and the garter toss is a little too old fashioned to be appropriate.  The idea is hat my dad had placed it on me for the hubby to retrieve and my father and I don’t have that kind of relationship.  Not to mention that I don’t want everyone to see my pasty legs and cankles lol.

Post # 6
45 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

For our wedding, we skipped:

Garter Toss & Bouquet Toss

Menus (We had food stations with food labels though)

Bridal Party (but there are definite pros to having people who are required to help you!)

Flower girl

Guestbook – we used the photobooth as an alternative guestbook instead

Post # 7
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013



Chair Covers


That’s all I can think of for now.  I’m sure there are other things, but since we are skipping them I can’t remember what they are!

Post # 8
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012


flowers (other than for the bridal party)

something to toss

chair covers

cupcakes instead of cake (our venue charged us $1 a slice to cut it, so we’re saving $100 + cupcakes are cheaper),

We’re having our ceremnoy and reception at the same place as well as staying there for the night, so we’re skipping the limo/luxury car. 

Possbily favors, not becuase we aren’t appreciative but because I’ve been to too many weddings where they are left behind or thrown away.

Post # 9
8361 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

We skipped a lot of things:

  • programs
  • menus
  • toasting flutes/cake cutting sets
  • dances (first, parents etc)
  • cake toppers
  • speeches
  • garter/bouquet toss
  • flowers ( no bouts, no corsages, no centrepieces)
  • chair covers

Post # 10
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

No cake cutting set for me! Or toasting flutes (we are taking a shot of tequila as our toast) and no cake topper!

Post # 11
1217 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

No chair covers or cake cutting set. I would like to skip the garter toss since I don’t really feel like buying a garter haha, I haven’t been too inspired by any I’ve seen on Etsy.

Post # 12
2750 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

– programs

– menus

– speeches

– toasting flutes/cake cutting sets

– cake toppers

– favors

– escort cards

Post # 13
1927 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

-The guy who catches the garter will not be uptting the garter on the girl who catches the bouquet. We are giving them giftcards to starbucks. I bought a gorgeous garter on etsy and I don’t want to give it away. 

– The anniversary dance

– The bridal party dance

-Maybe no mother son dance. It depends on how she acts for the rest of the planning. 


Post # 14
5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

not having

bridal party dance

garter/bouquet toss

real flowers

chair covers



aisle runner

toasting flutes

bouts (hello awesome pocket squares!)

Post # 15
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

-Escort cards

-parent dances


-rice tossing, bubble blowing, seed tossing


Post # 16
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012


Dances – Fiance & Mom etc.

Bridal Party – we are having 2 fgs and 1rb but no adults



Chari Covers

Garter toss and boudquet thing

Real flowers (except for the old ladies and some corsages – god forbid cackle cackle!!)

Cake toppers

Favours (photbooth is the guest book and favour)

Big Cake – one small tier and cupcakes for those who need to get their icing on that bad

Individual seating plan – tables yes, where to park your ass at that table I hope you can manage all by your own self

Anything else Mom makes a dealio out of and tells me I HAVE to do :p





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