Post # 1
Describe elements of the best wedding you have ever attended. I am always curious to see what makes people enjoy themselves at a wedding. For me, it is the bride and groom being PRESENT at the wedding and not spending the bulk of the reception off taking photos. I think being around two, super happy, just married people is enough to make any guest happy!
Describe “the worst” elements, too so that we brides know to avoid them haha.
Post # 3
the best wedding i’ve ever been to was actually on a sunday night (but no one cared because it was so much damn fun). the food wasn’t anything i remember, but what made it so much fun was the vibe, which was definitely set by the bride and groom. you could just tell how much fun they both were having- not just going through the motions- and they both came out with us after!! and then some of us even hung out in their hotel suite after that! their excitement was infectious. the details weren’t what made it at all.
Post # 4
My brother’s wedding was so much fun! Lots of good food and dancing.
My favorite part was when my SIL’s parents came down the Soul Train line to Come on Ride The Train. Fun Stuff!
My least favorite was a wedding that took place between Christmas and New Year’s. Such a busy time of year for everyone and it was snowing like crazy. Then to top it off there was no dancing.
Post # 5
@Mrs. Meowerson: I think you hit the nail on the head. The best wedding are when the bride and groom are having fun, look in love and are interacting with their guests. The worst is when they are going through the motions.
The best weddings I’ve been to have a few things in common:
lots of (yummy) food available all night, open bar, good/live music and a happy couple.
The worst weddings all had:
not enough food (everyone was hungry), not enough alcohol, unenthusiastic DJs and a distant and removed bride and groom.
Post # 6
@Mrs. Meowerson: I totally agree. People go to see the bride and groom. Not the flower arrangements haha. The bride and groom totally set the tone 🙂
Post # 7
Good weddings have plentiful, delicious food and drink, great music, a guest-friendly timetable (no cocktail hours lasting much longer than the actual hour because you want to visit 746 different locations for photos; no withholding dinner from hungry guests because you want a captive audience for 284 speeches and special dances), and other creature comforts being attended to (a seat for every butt; no un-air conditioned barns in July). And of course, happy, relaxed newlyweds.
Post # 8
The best wedding I’ve ever gone to had a really heartfelt ceremony (bride and groom were teary and you could seriously FEEL the love they have), then the reception was just FUN. They had an awesome band that played fun music that had everyone on the dance floor all night. The bride and groom were having fun and it was definitely contagious!
The food was good but wasn’t over the top and didn’t make or break the night, and they had a beer & wine reception (typical for a southern wedding) but it wasn’t what left a lasting impression… It was the level of fun and the fact that the bride and groom were obviously happy and relaxed and loving every second of their reception!
Post # 9
I haven’t been to that many weddings, but the most memorable to me was the one with the ridiculously good food. Although I was kind of dismayed by how much food was leftover from cocktail hour and the cake really did not taste good after the great dinner. I’ve never really been to a wedding with a lot of young people, so I can’t really talk about entertainment and dancing.
I will say that probably one of the most expensive weddings I’ve ever been to was the least fun. A lot of people left early because it was on a Sunday and they lived locally so they had to work the next day. And like another poster mentioned, the bride and groom were very distant from their guests, except a select few. It was a wedding that incorporated the bride’s culture in many ways, they had some dancers from her country and the DJ played a lot of music from her country. So most of us just didn’t get it and I don’t think anyone at our table danced at all. If that cultural divide could have been crossed somehow, I think it would have been more fun.