(Closed) Alternative Weddings

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Would you be willing to cut major wedding costs if the outcome was a non-traditional wedding?

    No - A traditional wedding has always been my dream, and I prefer to fulfill it.

    No - My family and friends would be horrified.

    Maybe - Depends on how far it veers from the "norm."

    Yes - Anything simpler and cheaper is great. It's the union that counts; not how it takes place.

  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee

    On some aspects, yes. Stone ring? No. 

    Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Do what you want. Research what is availble for parties in the area, find  dress of any kind and just have a day you want. All you really need is a marriage certificate, officient and witnesses (in most areas in the US).

    Edit- if you even want  dress at all

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by  theatrejulia.
    Post # 6
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    quantumleap48:  So you are not asking for yourself? You are just asking us if we would or if we have seen alternative weddings? Your question is not clear. 

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    I was going to reply because this is pretty much what we are doing to save a lot of money, but I won’t bother as the OPs replies to other posters are so rude.

    Post # 10
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    Newbee

    You’re not going to get far with that attitude, bye Felicia

    Post # 11
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

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    quantumleap48:  Both of your responses could very easily be perceived as rude. Your question is not clear either.

    To reply to it though, I am going to Vegas to have a desert ceremony (free venue) while on my ‘honeymoon’. SO and I had already booked a trip to california for a month when he proposed – we’re from Ireland. So we have decided to incorporate the wedding into it and call it our honeymoon. We will have a handfasting ceremony, I got my dress online super super cheap, I will be using flowers and herbs to make my own bouquet, and I’m thinking (since were in the States and SO LOVES donut) we’ll construct our own donut tower cake! He’s getting a tattoo for a ring, and the only thing costing us is having to feed the family who are coming over. Also, I will probably get a photographer as I am a visual person and like photo memories. I will handmake: invites / bouquet / floral crown. Hope that helps.

     

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    oh… I clicked maybe before reading thinking you meant really ‘non-traditional’ stuff like wearing black, not having a food reception, no rings/veils/garter, no cake, not saying vows, no bridesmaids/groomsmen, no old-new-borrowed-blue ect…

     

    but actually im doing all what you said:

    * no cost venue (just food prices)

    * non tradirional wedding attire (short country dress)

    * carved gem stone wedding ring

    and I just thought it was common sense to avoid the word wedding

     

    we are also dropping some traditions like being ‘given away’ (im not an item) and veils/gaters/cars but we will still be quite traditional in the actual day (wedding party, vows, rings, sit down reception + dance reception, cake cutting and so on so it is still obviously a wedding)

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    OP, if you can’t even “interpret correctly” that you are being rude, maybe you aren’t as smart as you (clearly) think you are.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

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    quantumleap48:  the fact that I wasn’t the o my way to perceive it in that manner means that you were being pretty blatantly rude. Whatever, I don’t care. As you’re not doing anything anyway I don’t understand why you were even asking.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2016 - Muhlhauser Barn

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    karamellokoala:  I seriously think this is the funniest meme I have ever seen in my life. Im saving it on my computer for future use. lol

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