(Closed) What was your parent’s wedding like?

posted 9 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

One thing I’m doing similar to my parents wedding is the BM dresses… my mom also had yellow BM dresses πŸ™‚ This was totally not on purpose.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Both my FH and my parents eloped the first time around, both at young ages but both are still together πŸ™‚ My parents re-said their vows and had a ceremony and reception when I was 5…I am having pictures of that and using my mothers jewlery in my bouquet. I also am having pictures of our parents weddings on our cake table to pay tribute πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Cute question! I actually got to attend my mom’s second marriage to my current stepdad. It was in the mid-nineties, so nothing seems outlandish–no crazy bouffants or puffed sleeves–but looking at photos, it still makes me smile. My stepdad wore a stark WHITE suit with a bright red cumberbund and tie and my mom wore a huge princessy dress. What I loved about their wedding was the fact that there were so many helping hands–friendors (friend + vendor), if you will. Everyone pitched in to help with food and decorations and I loved that. I hope our wedding will have a similar, old-fashioned feeling of community and goodwill.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

my mom had pink and apple green brides maids dresses. and my dad wore a powder blue tux.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

It was a second wedding for both my parents so ii twas a small affiar with immediate family, a cocktail dress, and dinner for 10.  The only think I incorporated was my mom’s dress. It was my getaway/after party dress and everything thought it was great!

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Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I haven’t a clue and both my parents are gone.Frown

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

My parents were dirt poor when they got married.  πŸ™‚  My mom made her own dress (it’s blue with white polka dots and lots of ruffles) and my dad bought a new vest and matching tie to go with a suit he already owned.  They lived in Reno, NV at the time, so they ended up going to this “quickie” wedding chapel that cost $15 for the whole shebang!  Their “wedding photo” is one of those old-time photos you can do in theme parks and whatnot; they took it the week before the wedding.  My mom and dad’s best friends cooked a dinner at their house for the reception, so the entire wedding cost less than $100. 

After the wedding, they could only afford to go out of town for one night, to spend the night in a hotel room at a casino the next town over.  They ended up playing Keno that night while eating dinner in the casino coffeshop… and they won $825!  Because they won that money, my mom and dad were able to go to Napa for a week and have a real honeymoon.

I used their wedding photo (along with other family member’s wedding photos) as decoration at our reception.  Everyone thought the picture was really cool, but no one believed it was really my parents!  I mean, they did get married almost 30 years ago…  Laughing

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

I blogged about it, but it was family only, simple, thrown together, and my parents didn’t have to stress at all!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Although my parents are still together and happily married, their wedding is not a topic they like to talk about.  Can’t seem to get a straight answer but it sounds like it was a very small (like less than 10 people) affair.  Both sets of grandparents did not attend, not because they did not approve but because we were very poor and weddings just wasn’t a big deal. 

I think this is the reason why my parents have always encouraged me to have a small wedding.  They hate the materialism that is associated with weddings.  Sorry mom and dad, we’re going all out.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

My parents wedding was adorable. They got married in my mom’s parents backyard. My mom made her dress, my dad’s shirt and the flower girls dresses and bonnets. She picked her bouquet from her dad’s garden 5 mins before the ceremony. I love the pictures from it, they are so classic 70’s (hippie 70’s, not disco 70’s) and they still look so timeless!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I haven’t seen pictures since I was very little, but from what I remember it was a nice day for them. = )

Post # 14
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Helper bee

Hah my Mom was on her second marriage, and my Dad was on his third (I believe Dad was in his 40’s, mom upper 30’s), so they were married in a tiny, no-frills ceremony at my Grandmother’s (his Mom’s) house, by a local preacher, who was had gotten toasted with my Dad and his cousin before the ceremony, so when he signed the wedding certificate, he dated it incorrectly- making me an illegitimate child…wheich I’m not, lol (born the October after their December wedding the year before)- I inquired as to why Mom and Dad didn’t fix this lovely mistake and Mom just shrugged “I always kinda thought it was funny!” πŸ˜›

Post # 15
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Worker bee

my parents were young hippies when they got married in 1971, and since they were questioning traditions and not really into the planning, my grandmothers planned the whole thing. my mom always talks about it being this really, contentious, dramatic process. so for my parents, their actual wedding was just a formality that they did to please their parents. so when bf and i get married, i really want it to be about our relationship and us, and about bringing our families together.

and, since it was 1971, there were all sorts of hilarious details–my dad had a huge (Jew)’fro, my mom’s hair was like, butt-length and straightened, and her dress and the bridesmaids’ were coral-colored, flowy nightgowns! hideous πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My parents got married at the Circus Circus in Vegas. They hired a student photographer and my mom’s sister was her maid of honor. She planned it in 1 month! No, there were no “surprises” she said she just wanted it over and done with! She rented her dress and was very frugal about it (grandpa was a serviceman, so he didn’t have a lot of money), then went to Hawaii for 2 weeks for their honeymoon!

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