- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
I recently started a post that (without meaning to) got into a serious debate.
Before I became a fiance, I knew all the little basic things that go into a wedding.
Im a serious list maker and planner and I knew that I was going to be prepared and ready when my big day came.
I stumbled across Weddingbee while doing the usual wedding research
and not being from the US it opened my eyes to the things that you US bees find norm and us over here in N.I wouldnt even think twice about…
So heres my top 10-
1. Wedding Website- I still have no clue as to the purpose of this, So if people could explain? haha.
2. Out of Town bags or packs- You can drive across the country in about 3-4 hours, So i had never heard of these before I met other bees.
3. Rehersal Dinner- I recently read a blog asking would it be rude not to have one and most of the answers said ‘Yes it would be.’ Or ‘No it wouldnt be, but it would be weird. I have been in a few wedding and never been or heard of a rehersal dinner. Theres a rehersal, you show up, do your thing, go home and have a nice relaxing pamper night in prep for the next day.
4.Jumping the broom- i dont know if this is american or a religeous thing :/ so sorry if im wrong bees. Correct me if i am
5. Card box- Do people bring cards to the wedding?
6. Groomsman cake- A cake for the rehersal dinner,right? I have never seen them before but DAMN I WANT ONE! Maybe try and include this somehow in my wedding planning.
7. Bridesmaid Newsletter- Had never heard of this, But its super cute:)
8. Aisle Runner- I presume these are for outdoor weddings rather than indoor. As the weather here is generally not on top form I do not know, nor have i heard of anyone even DARE think about an outdoor ceremony. I want one of those rose petal ones, they look AMAZING!
9. Maps and information card in an invite- Again its a small country, you generally know where your going. If you dont, your dad always does haha.
10.First look pictures- Even if the couple live together the bride stays at her mums, the groom at his mums/or at home, Not allowed to see each other before the ceremony. But again maybe this is more modern culture, rather than what side of the atlantic you live on.
SO theres my top 10. PLEASE CORRECT ME IF IM WRONG!
Just thought id share as an outsider looking in.