What have you said "No!" to?

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We’ve decided not to bother with edible favours or favours on the tables as they are a waste of time and guests often leave them behind.  We are having a photobooth instead, much more fun!

Post # 3
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382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

WrightBride:  I totally applaud your stance! I’m almost engaged (we have the ring) but I have worked in bridal and wedding planning for a few years! (Nice choice on the MS dress!) Every wedding is special and different and don’t let anyone tell you different! My FI-to-be and I already know the boys will be in jeans (no tuxes here!) and we get soo many eye rolls and lectures but we don’t care. It’s OURS. 

In your co-workers mind her wedding was perfect and everyone should aim for a wedding like that. That also means your wedding, even if it was identical to hers, will never be as good. So why even listen LOL

Advice is always helpful even if unsolicited but don’t let her make you feel like your ideas are not good enough! 

Post # 4
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304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Contemporary Art Center of Peoria

WrightBride:  Yes yes yes to everything you said!! Your wedding sounds awesome.

No to heels, no to DJ (my brother and/or FIs cousin will man Spotify!), no to going into debt for one day. No unity candle. 

Yes to chair covers! Gah! Yes to my perfect blingy dress. Yes to my mom altering a veil to make it perfect, and making satin sashes/bows for my BMs. YES TO A TERRIBLE TWOS FLOWER GIRL. Yes to cupcakes, yes to amazing food. Yes to an amazing photograher and the perfect venue!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I said no to pretty much everything at first except a big white dress. Eventually the pressure from family made me cave and i ended up doing the more traditional wedding. But keep doing what you’re doing. i hate when i hear “oh but you HAVE to have a rehearsal dinner” or “You HAVE to have a videographer”. what happened to  celebrating your marriage and the start of your new life together, end of story?? Dont ever question yourself!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

No bouquet toss, no garter toss.

no smashing cake in faces

no high heels

 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

WrightBride:  I can’t walk in heels and I’ve finally accepted that. I’ll be in low wedge orthopedic sandals so I don’t have to limp down the aisle or look like a newborn deer just learning to walk, lol.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

And my inlaws are HUGE on “have to”. They hate our fake flowers and FFIL even said I won’t look like a bride without a veil.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

WrightBride:  i’ve said no to garter toss, cake cutting, first dances, long speeches, favors for guests and extra wine bottles on the tables – its an open bar for pete’s sakes – get your own liquor! 🙂 i am still a year out for my wedding and i am already getting the ‘you should do this’ speech. good thing i am stubborn and assertive and i’ve shot everyone down if its someting my FI and i already agreed to do/not do.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

WrightBride:  I don’t have anything to add really, but I just wanted to say that the mini Pokeballs sound freaking amazing! 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

No way to:

Garter toss, bouquet toss, uplighting, children in my wedding video, big bridal party, DIY stuff, receiving line.

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