Post # 1
So I was thinking about this because I said to a family member that we were having a mashed potatoe bar, meaning you scoop taters and then there will be a bunch of bowls of different topping ( ie shredded cheese, liquid cheese, bacon, broccoli, sour cream, etc) because we are having chicken and steak and other items that potatoes would be good with. She looked at me and was like “your honestly doing that?” i was like, “ya because its delicious!”
Post # 3
We had a Caribbean Steel Drum band for cocktail hour and it turned out to be awesome.
Those mashed potatoes sound delicious!
Post # 4
OMG! I get this daily!
I’m wearing a short dress- YOU ARE DOING WHAT!?
I’m not wearing a long veil-WHAT!?
We’re having cupcakes-WHAT WHAT WHAT!?
Silk flowers-OMG WHAT!?
We’re having a first look-PICTURES BEFORE THE CEREMONY!? WHAT!? ARE YOU INSANE!?
Oh, and I also want mash potato martini’s (mash potatoes in a martini glass)-POTATOES AND ALCOHOL!? WHAT!?
Post # 5
If your family member doesn’t want to eat the mashed potatoes I will.
Post # 6
No garter/bouquet toss, no flower girl. My godmother was seriously shocked I didnt want a french manicure. Having our dog as a ring bearer has definitely raised the most eyebrows.
Post # 7
Okay now I want mashed potatoes!
Post # 8
Haha. A lot of things about our wedding got strange reactions.
1. Our zombie cake topper
2. Our cardbox-monster
3. It was on Halloween weekend
4. My colored red shoes
5. The candy buffet
6. We made my BM dresses
7. That we got married in a theatre
8. the photobooth
9. Plated dinner
10. Our horror movie table numbers
Plus, many, many other things.
I know some of these aren’t even that weird to us but StL is not the hippest city around. Every wedding Ive been to has been the “traditional” church, banquet hall, buffet dinner, dollar dance, bouquet/garter toss, Jordan almond favor affair. My wedding was…. not that, so I got strange reactions.
Post # 9
@Miss Tattoo- Your wedding sound like so quirky and cute. I think all those details will make it so much fun.
Post # 10
You’re filling a pinata with mini bottles and condoms?!?!
Yes. That is why it’s probably not best to bring children.
Post # 11
Ohh there are so so many.
A few include:
Wedding on a Sunday… I’m sorry, but I do enjoy saving thousands of dollars from this decision.
Doing a first look… wow was my FMIL not impressed.
Real touch artificial flowers. They are the exact colour I want, they look and feel real, but people can’t get over the fact that they aren’t a living flower.
Oh well. People will never agree 100% otherwise everyone’s weddings would look the same. I’m excited about my decisions 🙂
Post # 12
Thats what were doing martni potato bar! i saw it on 4 weddings and fell in love with the idea because its one of my favs and who doesnt like taters! And were not doing I am not doing and veil and were doing cupcakes! hahaha
Post # 13
@Mrs.LetsGoPens: bahahaha same here!
I have a bunch! Our wedding’s not super traditional I guess.
1: I’m not wearing a veil
2: not having a sit down dinner – 3 hour dance fest and tons of food instead!
3: DIY a lot of stuff. People still have a hard time dealing with a bride doing things on her own! For example, I’m doing all of our flowers. We’re taking all of the hydrangeas off of my mom’s bush at home, and using it to do all of the centerpieces.
4: tons of friendors. Mom’s friend is doing the cake and all the alterations to my dress. My good friend is doing all of our makeup. Another family friend is doing all of the food. When I told a girl I know that we were doing these things, she about had a heart attack. ‘You’re not using a wedding planner??? Or a professional catering company??’
I’ll be the one who is happy in the end. That’s all that matters!
Post # 14
@Miss Tattoo: I get the same thing about our silk flowers. I just ask them how long their flowers looked good after the wedding and say that I get to enjoy mine forever! hahaha
for one, I am not wearing a veil.. at all. Some of my more traditional relatives had a fit. Secondly, apparently my marriage is going to fail and I am going to bridal hell because I am wearing blue converse under my dress. What can I say? I’m tall, FI is short, and I hate heels. It’s a win win situation. 🙂
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens
I’m getting A LOT of flack for the wine box ceremony! My friends and family think it’s a downer and pessimistic! I love it because my Fiance has been married before and I think that it’s realistic and shows our committment to making it work!
Post # 16
I think the big one for me is location. We are having ppl stay one place, but the actual wedding and reception is 40 min away. Funny though, had this wedding been where we live, and a 40min drive, no one would say anything, lol….