(Closed) As a guest, what do you remember MOST about weddings?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 61
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

Food, definitely. The quality mainly. I don’t have any restrictions, and I will try new things. Quantity too, but I haven’t ever been to a wedding where the food ran out, but I’ve heard of it. So, good food, and variety doesn’t hurt.

I don’t drink so I don’t care about booze, but I don’t want to pay for soda either. I think people who go to weddings to get as drunk as they can, have a problem. Reasonable people will have 2 drinks and don’t want to make a spectacle of themselves.

Music isn’t really a problem, any deejay can handle it.

And very important is the most elusive thing. A general air of hospitality. No one acting up, walking around grumping, A feeling that you can make yourself comfortable as a guest.

Post # 62
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Busy bee

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MrsMeowton:  I can say I have been paying a lot of attention to weddings ever since getting engaged.

1. Of course the bride and what she is wearing and hair style.

2. How the evening flows from ceremony to reception and the order in which they do things at the reception (first dances mostly- if it’s right after the entrance or in the middle of the reception).

3. The music and dancing

4. How long the bride and groom take to get to the reception and get it started. I know it’s their time, but hungry guests with an open bar is a dangerous mix sometimes 😛

Post # 63
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I have a terrible memory in general, so it’s usually the unusual touches that stand out to me.  At my friend’s wedding, I remember the music because it was all very personal to them – her favorite Disney movie is The Little Mermaid, and so her father walked her down the aisle to the wedding march used in that movie.  Their unity ceremony used music from Lord of the Rings.  The best man entered the reception to music from his favorite video game.  A beautiful instrumental version of Journey songs were the pre-ceremony music.  Their table numbers were artsy pictures of fish, as the groom is a marine biologist and they both love the ocean, and on the back was a brief paragraph about how that specific fish tied into their relationship.  I remember that they had a small table right outside the reception hall set up with candles and names as a memorial for family/friends who would have been there that day, but had passed away. They just had a ton of very memoriable little touches.  What I don’t remember is the food, what the groomsmen wore (and only remember the bridesmaids dresses because I was wearing one) or what kind of shoes the bride wore.  I don’t remember what songs they used for the special moments like first dance, cake cutting, etc.  I remember centerpieces mostly just because I was helping to set them up and I took one home at the end of the night, but that’s the only wedding I remember the centerpieces for.  I don’t remember what the favors were even though I’m one of the few who actually really likes wedding favors. I don’t remember the flowers. 

Post # 64
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Sugar bee

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MrsMeowton:  The food and drink. I LOVE food so wouldn’t mind anything the bride and groom want to serve, as long as there’s enough. Can’t stand having to stop for junkfood on the way home. Less important is alcohol although I do drink so prefer it when there’s some nice sprakling to celebrate.

As well as that is the “vibe” which is where all of those little details all add up. Yes, I might not specifically notice the pom poms, ekru linen, or grandma’s fave flowers in the centrepieces, but the overall feel of the day is important and is what gives a great wedding that warm, personal feel.

Post # 65
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

For me its food, drink and the atmosphere/dancing. I am not a drinker (appart from the odd cocktail twice a year) and I think as long as people dance and are energetic it doesn’t matter if there is alcohol. However since I know my guests will need a bit of vodka in them to get their boogie on I am having lots of alcohol 🙂

Post # 66
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

1. Food

2. Music

3. Fun or boring

4. Drinks

Sometimes, if the Bride didn’t stay out.  If her wardrobe was only “okay” & her hair & MU looked crappy.  I truly believe that any and all Brides should look their best on their wedding day. 

Post # 67
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Bumble bee

I do want to say that while guests may not remember the little details like decor details and special touches…they paint a whole picture and without those things, the wedding may feel like it’s missing something [aesthetically] or maybe it’s not as enjoyable or beautiful whatever. 

Post # 68
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I feel like I’m the only person in the world who couldn’t give two shits about the food. I value the general atmosphere (is everyone dancing and laughing and having fun?), the music, and the booze.

Post # 69
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Food/ drink

Music

And, whether or not the couple are good hosts. I like to go to weddings where you can see the thought and effort that went into planning, and you can feel the love from the hosts. I hate weddings that are generic banquet hall affairs with no personality, terrible food, cheesy DJs, and an aloof bride and groom.

 

Post # 70
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

The food, the dress and now adays the decor!

I’ll alwys remember if the music was bad as well because we probably leave early.

Post # 71
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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jelly3:  you probably are!!! everyone talks about wedding food hahahaa

Post # 72
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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jelly3:  Yeah.. You have to be. I hate being around bad food, it makes me sad. Food is wonderful and should always be a priority when hosting an event.

 

Post # 73
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2000

Food and dancing are my favorite parts, but I’ll NEVER forget the guest who lit up a cigarette during an outdoor ceremony. On the 2nd row.

Post # 74
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Food, followed by the music, the venue, flowers

Post # 75
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I remember the bride’s walk down the aisle the most. Then the food. Everything else is generally a blur!

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