(Closed) Best wedding you've ever been to?

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Post # 2
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve been to two awesome weddings.

The first one was by a river. During the cocktail hour all of the girls in their gorgeous dresses went rowing. We sang songs at the top of our voices and it was excellent. 

The second one was a lunchtime wedding in which I was a bridesmaid. After the reception we all, including bride and groom, changed clothes and went to a bar and had an awesome time. It felt so intimate and was bloody hilarious. 

Post # 3
1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

mrshttob:  My favourite was put together completely by the couple. Well, mostly the bride. It wasn’t the most expensive one, for sure, but there was lots of personal touches. For example, the favours were little jars of homemade jam that the bride made herself! I thought that was so sweet and thoughtful. The wall were lined with wine bottles, each with a single white rose. Our invitation ended up being hand delivered, even. By the bride, even though we’re really more friends of the groom. We invited her in when she dropped it off and then we all had hot chocolate. She’s a very gracious and nice lady.

The food was buffet style, lots of variety and everything was very good. Not too fancy, but clean and plenty of colour. Well presented. Fresh. Then later there was a midnight snack with a ton more food. There was a Toonie bar, but 2 bottles of wine on each table and free pop.

 Also, their families are both very nice and they have tons of mutual friends that like each other so the crowd was happy and friendly. We knew lots of people there too, which always ups the fun factor. They also had a pretty decent live band, which seemed to crank up the party atmosphere. It was in a community hall. I suppose I like my weddings to not be too stuffy.

On an unrelated note about my own wedding, we worked very hard to introduce EVERYONE to EVERYONE so that our guests would all feel welcome and able to mingle. It was mentioned to us later that people enjoyed that. So for bees looking for tips… That was a win.

Post # 4
658 posts
Busy bee

Great thread OP! Last summer I was at a west coast island wedding with an outdoor reception in the sunshine (tables were on a nice lawn overlooking the water). It was a really great setting. It was pretty relaxed and not rushed or overly traditional, which I liked. There weren’t too many speeches (and most of the ones they did have were pretty short) and the food was great!

Post # 5
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Villa Celeste

I went to a wedding that was held at midnight in a beautiful historic manor. Because it was so late, there was no reception afterwards, just a cocktail hour that lasted from 10-11:30 before the ceremony. It was very unique, because the bride and groom were actually at the cocktail hour mingling with the guests and partaking in the wining and dining. There were bottles upon bottles of wine and champagne, and delicious hors d’eovours. They had grilled artichoke hearts, rosemary flatbread, antipasto, and a few others I can’t remember off the top of my head. 

The actual ceremony was breathtaking. There was no bridal party, just the bride and groom. It took place outside in the garden, thankfully during the summer when it was warm, and the entire place was illuminated by candles and a couple strands of christmas lights. The bride didn’t walk down to any music, so when she did appear it was absolute silence. It gave me the chills. The ceremony was short and sweet. Most people, there were about 50, left right after. The bride and groom gave a box of four cupcakes to everyone. I wish I could remember what the other three were, but my favorite was a lavender with vanilla frosting. It was overall such a beautiful and romantic night. 

Post # 6
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

mrshttob:  The only real lasting impression I take away from any wedding I attend is how the couple behaves.

If they are obviously happy, in love, having a good time = great wedding!

If they’re grouchy toward each other, refuse to kiss when glasses are clinked, etc. it’s just uncomfortable 🙂

Post # 7
1070 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My favorite wedding was my best friend’s. There were only 40 people on a beautiful balcony in downtown Chicago in early October. There was great food, an open bar, and great people to talk to.

It was beautiful and low key but still so much fun.

Post # 8
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I havent been to many weddings (maybe 5-6 in my whole life?) but my favourite was an old family friend’s wedding about 10 years ago. It was her seond wedding, and it was super small (maybe 20 guests total?). They took us all for a short cruise to an isolated rock over looking the lake. There was wooden benches, and thats where the ceremony took place. Then we did a quick cruise back to town, walked across the street to a noodle bar for dinner, and then a few doors down to a karaoke bar for the reception. It was a blast! There was no fancy decorations or expensive dj… But is was the funnest wedding i had ever been to.

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