What did you think you HAD TO HAVE that you ended up skipping?

posted 3 years ago in Traditions
Post # 2
8706 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

cbgg:  I swore that my reception wouldn’t be complete without colored tablecloths and napkins. Everyone talked me out of it and I never missed it! Lol

Post # 3
124 posts
Blushing bee


Dessert table. My wedding is so small that it would go to waste. As it is, I’m having a two tier cake, which is more than double I need.

A veil. I don’t want to cover up my dress, or spend $100-$200 on something I’ll only wear for an hour. Plus, I’m not really into them.

Wedding ring. I know most women would think I’m crazy because it’s so symbolic and something you’ll wear forever, but I love my engagement ring so much that I don’t want to add bulk. 






Post # 4
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

Guest welcome baskets.

Post # 5
4427 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

cbgg:  There were a few things we thought were expected and then once we realized we didn’t want them, got rid of them:

-Wedding party. Saved us money and a ton of drama. We only had my 4-year-old niece as flower girl.

-Bouquet toss

-Garter toss

-Longer ceremony. Our ceremony lasted right at 10 minutes and was perfect. Everybody kept saying how much they loved it because it “was quick and to the point”. 

ETA: Oh! Welcome baskets and favors. Not necessary. 

  • This reply was modified 3 years ago by  KatiePi.
Post # 6
6809 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

STD, engagment pictures, welcome bags, fancy chairs for reception, decorations for church, and seating chart

Post # 7
7660 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i wanted a minimalist wedding so that was what i planned for.  my mother, who paid for it, had other ideas.  so my must have list was very small. 

my mom thought we must have fancy rented chairs.  i told her no, we are keeping the chairs the hotel provides at no additional cost. and many other things.


Post # 8
9560 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I chucked a bunch of stuff right from the begining. But my dad was mildly obsessed with monogramed cocktail napkins. He brought it up several times. I didn’t want them because I knew we’d have left overs and it’s easier to reuse if they don’t have our names and wedding date on them. But apparently it’s not really a wedding without personalized cocktail napkins! And my grandmother had a hard time coming to grips with the fact that I didn’t want a veil. But it worked out.

Post # 9
2991 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Day of transporation.  It seemed there were none locally to where we were getting married, and we would have to pay a trip charge of $50-$100 just to get there, $300 for several hours (when we both thought an hour was over kill) We ran the numbers and it just didn’t make sense for what we were getting. 


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