I’m sick of all this negitive wedding bashing with worst weddings. I think most of us know what to avoide its the good ideas, the hope, the fun, the encouragment we all need!
So whats the best wedding you have ever been too and what was so great about it?
I’ll start with the only wedding I’ve been to as an adult ( I know I know its sad but… I’ll let you know I’m only 20 and I moved away from my friends so I haven’t had a chance to go to alot) My baby sisters with be the 2nd besides my own that I’ll attend and thats in December.
I went to a friends wedding right out side of highschool. I’d been planning my own wedding so I was expecting- dancing and food and all that jazz right- nope they had a super long line and served churos to those waiting around. So I ate a churo waited an hour and then had to go. Dancing apparently came after and the ceremony was family only so I’d missed out on that…
ha so yay for churos! and I’m sorry I have nothing better to share but I’m sure all you bee’s do!
BEST wedding I went to was a Circus themed wedding on 11-11-11! It was wonderful!
There was a magic show right before the ceremony. The reception was under a big tent with popcorn box and balloon centerpieces. There was a bounce house and a food truck and mime going around making balloon animals. And what made it the absolute greatest, was the shows! There was a firedancer, a glasswalker and an escape artist (all scantly clad women, btw) and 2 or 3 sets of choreographed dancing girl shows. So much fun!
I’ve been to 4 weddings. . . 3 as an adult, so I won’t count my sisters since I was 13 when she got married. . . plus weddings have changed significantly in 11 years since she got married! I’d say my FBIL’s wedding was by far, my favorite, so far. He didn’t have a theme, but everything was very tastefully done. His ceremony was supposed to be outdoors, but because of bad weather, they had it indoors. The lights were dimmed and lots of candles were lit – very romantic. The cocktail hour was in a room made to look like you were on a patio with houses surrounding you. It was unique and the food was delicious. We then went upstairs to the ballroom. The decor was simple, understated, but just enough. The food was good and his DJ was amazing. The dance floor was PACKED the entire night. His SO is jewish, so they threw them up in chairs. My FI was one of the ones holding his brother up shouting “I love jewish weddings!” lol. Overall it was just a really fun vibe. =)
I cannot pinpoint the BEST wedding I have ever been too, because in that moment they were all the “best” weddings. What I can say is that they all shared the same elements:
*A HAPPY, non-stressed (or seemed to be) couple enjoying their day together
*LOVE and LAUGHTER being radiated in the atmosphere
*Personal touches of each couple sprinkled throughout the day
*A good ‘flow’ to whatever they had planned
For me, personally, it is not about the quality of food, but the fact that they fed the group something. It is not about the fact that my drinks were free, or the fact I had to pay for them. It was not about having a DJ or a band, but a little music/dancing can add an element fun.
For me, I feel I have honestly said that was the ‘best’ wedding because I left feeling that I just watched the two people share their vows, whom were completely and madly in love with one another! And then, I probably go to the next wedding, and say it again!!
Our friend’s wedding a couple months ago. You could tell they really had their guests in mind throughout the whole thing. It was in a cool industrial-type building in Chicago. Food was great, and most importantly, there was fun dancing. They even had flip flops for all the ladies in heels!
My friends wedding this past May! They had a small ceremony and luncheon for close family only, then rented out a nice bar for friends afterwards. There was a ton of delicious food, lots of drinks, a photobooth, and just an overall excellent vibe. It was so casual, and fun – not to mention the awesome photobooth that just made everyone go crazy…
I’ve been to six weddings and my favorite was one we went to this past Sunday. It was very simple but you could see the love between the couple. It was just beautiful! I loved the favors (homemade syrup).
I guess I loved weddings where I could tell the couple took a little more time to make it a little more personal.
Hmm, there are elements from all the weddings I’ve been to that I like.. but none of them stick out above the rest…
– wedding that have no gap between ceremony and reception… that makes for a really nice guest experience
– personal. I’ve been to many weddings that have a really homey feel to them, very personal, lots of thought put into the small details that make you as a guest feel welcome and part of the celebration. One of the weddings that was like that was actualy pot luck! And as a token of appreciation for guests bringing the food, the bride and groom donned aprons and served up the food to all their guests! Ii’ve been to many weddings where the couple just threw money at stuff, yet it felt very corporate and cold.
– people on the dance floor! This one is hard, because it’s not always about the music but the guests that are there. Sometimes the dancing is so great because the people at the wedding aren’t dancers. It’s not the fault of the couple.. you have to wprk with the crowd you have.
– alcohol. the best weddings i’ve been to have the booze flowing. Even if it’s a limited selection, having some free booze makes the party better.
– and of course a super happy couple that actually make it around to talk to you and thank you for coming!
@stargurl101: Don’t come to my wedding you’ll hate it! lol Its a dry wedding. With the ceremony at 12:00-12:30 then the reception at 2:30 twenty min away its only cake and punch so if you don’t eat before you have to eat on your own inbetween ( this is due to our budget and our circle understands and I hope not to many people are put off by it I actually hope they get together and enjoy migling with family! I super hope that people dance! I’m worried no one will and don’t know how to encourage them to do so.
The best wedding I’ve ever been to? It was a looooong time ago. I was probably 8. I didn’t understand it at the time, being so young, but now that I’m older, some comments make more sense in context and given what I know about weddings, I realize that wedding probably cost over 100k easily.
The most beautiful thing though? The happy couple. It was the son of a VERY long time family friend, and he and his bride looked SO in love. Couldn’t stop staring at each other. Everything around them was gold, black, and ivory, and it looked like a fairy tale. The cake was as tall as I was at the time.
One part stands out – the groom asked me (in all my frizzy ginger awkwardness with huge round glasses) to dance. I almost dropped everything that I was holding (a little purse on my arm, cake, and a bottle of bubbles) and skittered away like a frightened rabbit.
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