- 8 years ago
Not counting your own. What made it stand out?
Not counting your own. What made it stand out?
just the energy. i think the bride and groom helped set the tone early on- they were happy and carefree and just having a FUN time.
One of my favorites was a small outdoor ceremony on a beautiful day. After the opening words and readings, the bride’s brother sang a song while her sister played the violin along with him. There was also a part of the ceremony where they gave a wonderfully touching tribute to the bride’s mother, who had passed away from breast cancer years ago.
It was so sweet, unique, and personal!
The crowd, honestly. The best weddings are when the bride and groom so obviously are in love and perfect for each other, and the families are fully supportive of the marriage.
Other than that, as long as I have a decent meal, drinks and some sort of dessert, I’m good 🙂
I’m going to be a total hedonist and admit that it’s the two weddings we’ve been to that went all night. One was a destination wedding at a villa in Italy and one was at a furnished cabin outside of Austin. There’s been things I’ve loved at other weddings, but the long all-day and all-night celebrations are great. Not only because it’s a great party but because you get to spend time with people.
One of my best friend’s weddings, where I was Maid/Matron of Honor, was the most fun wedding I’ve been to other than my own. It was so much fun because I was really close friends with a ton of the wedding party and other guests, so the entire day was hanging out with people I was close to, having a great time.
The best for me was my cousin’s wedding, which was the Saturday after 9/11, in NYC. There was so much sadness around, and it was nice to go somewhere happy, with tons of friends and family around – you could see the love between my cousin and her husband, but also just between everyone. I’ve never been to another wedding where every guest seemed like they smiled all night long. I don’t remember anyone looking down, or bored, or tired or anything other than happy at any point in the evening.
Her band (a big band style band) was great – there was dancing all night, and the food was fabulous. It was the first wedding I went to as an adult where there was a cocktail hour, with passed hors d’oeuvres, and it really made an impression – that was one of my “must-have” items for my wedding.
I was also seated at a “grownups” table, seated with all single 20 something’s, and got to be a grownup (drink and be away from my parents at a wedding) for the first time. Oh, and I totally got a huge crush on the groom’s hot brother, and ended up talking to him all night, which didn’t hurt! LOL
My sisters wedding! 🙂 I was so happy for her and I LOVE my new brother in law. It also helped that everything about her wedding was beyond amazing.. It was actually just published in the Knot magazine!
My bestfriend’s wedding was fun because they did a theme 1950s wedding. They served hotdogs and hamburgers, coke floats and pink caddy drinks. They played lots of oldie’s music and so most people were on the dance floor all night.
I’ve been to so many weddings that it’s hard choosing THE BEST! Each wedding I’ve gone to had its own highlights. For example, a wedding I went to this past weekend was awesome because the food and service at the reception was phenomenal. The staff were energetic and so happy to be there to make the day memorable for the B&G and their guests. I was so impressed that I sent the banquet manager an e-mail complimenting them. The couple also decided to bring in a string quartet, a photo booth, a cotton candy machine, and to have an open bar. They truly wanted their guests to have a good time.
On the other hand, a smaller budget wedding I went to was amazing because it was so intimate. It wasn’t held in a fancy hotel like the other wedding nor had a bunch of add-ons, but it didn’t matter. You could see that all of the couple’s loved ones were there just to celebrate their love. Everyone knew each other and the most memorable aspect was how much love and warmth there was that night.
I’d say my two favorites were:
(1) My grad school friend’s wedding. The bride and groom (apparently) paid for it all themselves on a pretty tight budget, but you never would have known. There were so many personal touches, and it was the first time I had seen things like a candy bar and signature cocktails. They also did a brownie tower instead of a cake (with ice cream to make brownie sundaes), a slideshow, a beautiful first dance, and the list just goes on and on. …Oh, and their invites were awesome and totally DIY too!
(2) FI’s best friend’s destination wedding. It was in *Anguilla*, so really, you can’t go wrong. We met up with the bride and groom every day during the week at a different beach for some quality hanging out time. Then the week culminated in the wedding ceremony on the beach, followed by an intimate reception at an Italian restaurant right on the beach. Pretty much, it was awesome.
amazing details. the bride and groom always set the vibe, but i love it when they (or their designer in this particular weddigns case) really takes the time to add in tons of details reflecting them as a couple. i walked away from the wedding saying, “wow, that was SOOOO them!!”
i hired the same event designer the following week 🙂
Besides my own…I’d have to say it was a wedding where I was a friend’s date! The wedding was pretty extravagent I would think, but what really got my attention was the DETAILS!! The colors, the steel pan player during cocktail hour, the dinner, the music, and all our friends having a great time on the dance floor! It was just plain FUN!
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