Post # 1
we all have things that others have, the cake, the conffetti, and some of us have balloons that we let go at the reception, some have doves, butterflies, and some send chinese lanterns into the night sky………
we dont usually do ALL of them, but we choose something that we feel is unique to you, and no-one else in your real -time friends has had at their weddings, or even thought of maybe.
being a wedding photographer i have seen many many ‘special’ things. some i want for my own wedding, and some i definately dont.
for my wedding, MY unique thing is to have a microlite plane drop rose petals on us after the beach wedding ceremony. now, this may have been done many times, but i have never been to a wedding where this was done. then later we will send off 3 chinese lanterns in memory of both my parents and my fiance’s mum.
do you have unique ideas that you want/will have, that no-one in your close circle of friends have ever had?
Post # 3
I can’t think of much. Our best men are singing the sing and playing the guitar for our first dance, I think that is pretty special.
Post # 4
I’m giving out trees as favours. I grew up at a tree nursery, and it really is so *me*, plus it really fits with our green dresses/theme.
Everyone will plant a tree in our honour. 🙂
Post # 5
LOL, well according to my future in-laws, there is a lot unique about my wedding, such as the fact I don’t want tulle bows on my pews. UNHEARD OF!
In reality, there’s nothing extremely unique or special about my wedding at all. Just unique to most of the people coming to my wedding I guess.
Post # 6
@ohheavenlyday: haha My FMIL thinks I am odd for not wanting those too!
Post # 7
I suggested mason jars with flowers hung on the pews with ribbons, just sort of casually as an idea, and my FMIL literally covered her mouth with her hand in horror and said, “I would never do that! I’ve never seen that!” LOLLLL.
Post # 8
@ohheavenlyday: Ha! My inlaws think the same thing about an aisle runner (I’m having an outdoor ceremony and 4″ heels—I can’t get tangled up in that!). And pretty much every idea I’ve had that different from their wedding 30 years ago. I cringe to tell my FMIL all my ideas.
I’m having my girls carry parasols instead of bouquets. Not unheard of, but I’ve never seen it LIVE. 🙂
Post # 9
OHHH the aisle runner. My chapel is 150 years old and has beautiful exposed laid brick floors and my FMIL pointed to some cheap nylon runner at Walmart and was like, “And of course you need an aisle runner.” And cover up the BRICK? Don’t think sooooo! I’ve resorted to telling my FMIL “I haven’t thought about it yet” when she asks me about some decor aspect to avoid telling her what I really want. Bhahaha.
Post # 10
I am having my mom walk me down the aisle and I am wearing her wedding ring from 40 years ago!!
I also got the following “pendant” to put my fathers ashes in and I am going to wrap that around my bouquet, so it is kind of like he is walking me down the aisle as well! http://www.jewelrykeepsakes.com/befitting-blue-teardrop-urn-pendant-p/jk6147.htm
Post # 11
i think our venue is the most unique thing about our wedding…..as it is a friend’s residence…..but to my family, everything i’m doing is unique…..they have a lot of spanish traditions that i just would rather not do….and when i say im doin things a different way, i get the “what???”s and “oh thats different”…..when really it won’t be different to our friends or FH’s family…..lol
Post # 12
I’m having a Quebecois sugaring off wedding in a rustic sugar shack. My wedding is complete with a “cocktail hour” where we’ll serve hot chcolate, apple cider and maple taffy on snow (La tire sur la neige) and our dinner will be the traditional sugaring off meal which includes Tourtiere, Ham, Sausages, Bacon, Mashed Potatoes and pancakes with maple syrup.
Post # 13
No one knows this, but I’m splurging on a ‘step and repeat’ for our vow renewal..We have an Old Hollywood Glamour theme, and everyone we’re inviting loves to party and loves the camera (especially me!)
LOL see the link below…I’ve never seen it at a wedding, but I think it would be so much fun!
Post # 13
@DeathByDesign: That sounds so cool!
Post # 14
@sparkles_10: Parasols make for GREAT photos!! Look:
I had too many “different” things to remember them all, but they included:
– Stayed in the same room the night before the wedding- No rehearsal- No rehearsal dinner – we had a “recovery dinner” the night after the wedding (oh, and the wedding was on Friday)- DIY flowers- Welcome cocktails before the ceremony – All kids in our bridal party (and they carried parasols)-Instead of a flower girl and ring bearer, we had a “ring princess- The groom arrived by boat- Standing ceremony- Contemporary music for the processional- No professional videography- I walked alone (halfway) and my husband met me in the middle- Wrote out own ceremony and vows; we had some funny things in the vows- First dance right after being pronounced husband and wife, as the sun set behind us- “First look” before the ceremony, along with all of our family portraits- During dinner, guests had to get up and hula hoop to get us to kiss (and they did!)- No sweetheart table or head table – we sat with the best man and MOH at a smaller table, smack-dab in the middle of all the other tables- No “announcing” of the bride & groom or wedding party- No bouquet toss or garter toss – No cake cutting- No cake! We served pies as our main dessert (we did serve a small “grandma’s cake” because his grandma was horrified that we weren’t having cake)- We did a sparkler dance as our “other” first dance – guests gathered in a circle around us holding sparklers – we did a “fake” start with a slow song and then broke into “Pride and Joy” by Stevie Ray Vaughn and pulled other guests onto the dance floor- Honeymoon registry instead of gift registry, plus we encouraged charitable donations in lieu of gifts- I wore orange nail polish and flip flops with my gown
Post # 15
my wedding will be different from everything my friends and family have done, but not different to people on here.
for a start, a destination beach wedding in my circle of friends has never been done.
i also will be arriving to the venue on horseback…..and the bridesmaids will follow in a carriage.
my son will walk me down the aisle.
our reception will be aboard a gulet …..a moonlight cruise.
all these things are not ususual, but unheard of in my family.