(Closed) What has made people say, “You’re doing what?!?”

posted 7 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We had a Caribbean Steel Drum band for cocktail hour and it turned out to be awesome.

Those mashed potatoes sound delicious!

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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!?

lol

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If your family member doesn’t want to eat the mashed potatoes I will.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Okay now I want mashed potatoes!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Miss Tattoo- Your wedding sound like so quirky and cute. I think all those details will make it so much fun.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You’re filling a pinata with mini bottles and condoms?!?! 

Yes.  That is why it’s probably not best to bring children.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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 # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@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
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Busy bee
  • 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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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….

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