What was/is UNIQUE about your wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@PetalFace:  It’s happened before, but not very common (at least I have never seen it in our area). My husband and I sang together, and it was a complete surprise for everyone because the only people that knew were us, the minister, and the organist.

My DH’s ring engraving is very unique. Rather than engraving a date, I took the last line of the song “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds and engraved it in the ring but with music notes, so when you look at the sheet music “I am The Luckiest” is engraved in his ring as music notes with the time signature 7/6 to represent our wedding date (even though 7/6 is obviously not a real time signature in music). It was a unique idea I came up with given my husband is a music teacher, and people love it.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think the most unique thing that we did for our wedding was having our videographer film us three months prior to the wedding. He interviewed us separately and asked questions about how we met, what we love most about one another, etc. It was filmed at a beautiful park and he edited it set to the song “Making Plans” by Miranda Lambert, in between the interviews. We had no idea what each of us said about one another until the video was played at our reception during dinner. It was such a great thing to have and our guests LOVED it! We had the mushy stuff of course but also lots of funny one-liners too, mostly from my DH lol

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

@Katie1359:  That is AWESOME!! What a great idea!

 

Hmmm mine was at the National Museum of Dance. There’s only one!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Ours hasn’t happened yet..but we are doing a beer mixing unity ceremony.

(instead of candles, sand…etc)

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would say an outdoor wedding was pretty unique in our circle. Every wedding DH and I have ever been to was traditional and done in the church. Even DH thought we were SUPPOSED to have a wedding in a church. I told him you can have a wedding wherever you want for one and for 2, neither of us are members of a church or even go to church!

We had the sand mixing ceremony which hadn’t ben done because of course, other weddings have been done inside

We had real flowers to carry. Once again, this isn’t done in our circle. Guests were shocked and very impressed.

 

We had a cocktail hour (again, this isn’t done in our circle)

 

We had a photo booth which hadn’t been done at any wedding us or any of our guests have been to. They enjoyed it very much.

 

We gave away flip flops as favors and had a candy bar… NONE of this stuff has been done before.

 

We had cupcakes instead of a cake and DH’s cake wasn’t the traditional groom’s cake, it was an xbox cake.

 

Our reception tables were lit up and we had the columns around the dance floor lit as well:

 

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Here are a few of our most unique ideas from our wedding!!…. 

 

– We made our own wedding bands at a local jeweler’s studio. After working with the jewelry artist for some time, we went into her studio and actually MADE the rings ourselves (with her supervision and guidance of course). It was the ultimate DIY. 

 

– We commissioned a local musician to compose our wedding ceremony music… a full score from prologue to processional to recessional. 

 

– We made a specialty beer for the cocktail hour and reception. DH loves beer and I love wine so we were going to make both, but realistically wine can come out pretty bad if you mess up even slightly so we are just going with beer. 

 

– Our favors were engraved wine glasses with our monogram on them. 

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Does the fact that I never wanted a wedding to begin with count as unique? 😛

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Ours was unique because it was the only wedding where me and DH got married to each other. That has never been done before. 😉

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Well my goal was not to make it unique but for it to be a representation of us and not cost an arm in a leg, one thing that sadly made it unique is the church wouldn’t not allow dancing, and no one told me til the week before.  I was really bummed but we carried on. 

We also had an afterparty so that people could dance drink etc and have only seen that done at one other wedding.

Mine reminded me of the way I remember weddings when I was a kid and was unlike what weddings are like now altough it still had some modern flair lol.  

I’ve not seen at other weddings

  • BM’s bouquets served as centerpieces at the bridal party table
  • The bridal bouquet was the centerpiece at the sweetheart table
  • The bridal party was coordinated in colors but not matchy matchy e.g. the BM’s wore the purple convertable dresses with white bouquets, the bridal bouquet was cascading and mostly tones of purple and some blue.  The men wore blue vests with lavender bouts.
  • Had no bouquet or garter toss 
  • The bridal table, kids tables, guest tables and bridal table all different set ups from one another
  • There was a paper dahlia pom at each guest table setting, the bridal table had white ones while the guests had blue.  The bridal party table did not have the paper dahlia’s since their white bouquets served as the 4 centerpieces
  • The favors were handed out to everyone near the end of the reception
  • We DID NOT smoosh the cake in each others faces
  • We took all the bridal party pics/pics with moms outside before the ceremony, it only made sense since the ceremony and reception were in the same place and we didn’t want to keep guests waiting.

Here are things I’ve noticed about mine that aren’t common now a days but were at some time.

  • The wedding and reception happened at the church/church reception hall.
  • This also meant it was a dry reception.
  • It was a buffet with a station for meat (catered from a local restaurant) and vegan food made by my cousins, people were free to eat as much as they wanted and we packed up left overs and brought them to the house for people to eat at the afterparty
  • Family was heavily involved which was fantastic
  • I wore my mother’s dress, without altering it
  • I wore heirloom earrings
  • I wore both a veil and a haku lei, why not I am a part of both cultures lol
  • We had a regular old book that people signed, no catchy phrases, pictures etc, and while it was still fancy it only cost 8 dollars
  • No seating chart everyone was free to sit where they would like and could move around and mingle.  So while we had a bridal party table it was more so that they would be called up to eat after the bride and groom and not so much a mandate of where they had to sit.
  • I had a cascading bouquet
  • Corsages.
  • At the reception hall both myself and my husband walked around to the tables and greeted our guests while waiting for the food to be served by church ladies 🙂
  • Aside from telling the photographer who we wanted photographed we didn’t do the “must have shots thing,” so no ring photoshoot, dress on a hanger, getting ready etc etc.  We loved our photographers photos and style and let him do his thing.  The result was fantastic, beautiful moments were captured and when myself and my family look at them we know exactly what was happening at the point, its been so cool to hear it from different perspectives, we are really pleased.  

Some what Typical Nowadays

  • We DIYed centerpieces, table setups, menus, invites, decorations
  • The girls wore matching color convertable dreses
  • Sweetheart table, due to BMs with families and sticky family situations on both sides
  • We had a pro photographer and a second shooter
  • We had a limo
  • Receiving line which was great because I hadn’t met some of the family before
  • Edible Favors
  • Poms

I think that’s it altough I could go on forever lol.  But can’t most girls do that about their wedding good or bad?

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Oh right and we had a guitar and violin music played by musicians for the processionals I forgot about that.  One of my BM’s asked if we were having could have a different song for bridal party for that entrance.  In the end girls got the guitar music entrance I got the violin.  

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@megz06:  This is super cool! I love it, and not just because I am walking down the aisle to the Vitamin String Quartet version of “The Luckiest.” 🙂

Our ceremony will definitely be unique! We wrote the entire thing basically from scratch, as we’re having a friend officiate. We’re both writers, so we labored over EVERY. WORD. It was so incredibly cool to write the ceremony for our wedding together.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@PetalFace:  Oh goodness. Everyone said we sounded amazing, but my legs were shaking so hard that it is very audible on our wedding video. I don’t know that I would ever have the balls to post that online, lol.

However here is a pic:

and the test plate they used to show me what my engraving would look like (of course it is super small on his ring than the plate but you can actually still make out all the notes)

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