(Closed) Cool ideas I’ve never seen on the bee

posted 8 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My groom has asked for a funfetti cake.

Post # 4
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Rgeddy: I think we’re going with funfetti too. Its FI’s favorite! 

Post # 5
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i would LOVE a funfetti cake! we are trying to cut down on paper waste by eliminating programs and other paper goods that aren’t really necessary. i’m not sure that i’d go as far as asking for no giftwrap though….i’ll admit it, i’m a sucker for a pretty wrapping job.

Post # 6
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

Scissors posted about her funfetti cake!

Post # 7
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My registry at Macys gave me the option to request gifts not be gift wrapped, so we went with that!

Post # 8
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve been to bridal showers where they asked for the gifts not to be wrapped and I like the idea. I cringe just thinking of unwrapping gifts in front of that many people and being green is a bonus!

Post # 9
1222 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Funfetti or Rainbow Chip?? There’s a difference! lol

I love the idea of asking your guests to bring canned goods for a food bank/church

Post # 10
1267 posts
Bumble bee

Funfetti?? That’s AWESOME!  We’re probably not going to have people go to the ceremony either.  I think lots of people really consider the event of the day to be the reception where you’re talking to, dancing with, eating with, celebrating, drinking with the new couple, family and friends.  Not to sound unromantic, but I find the actual ceremony to be a little bit boring, as I typically can’t even really hear the vows – but especially if its a long religious ceremony, as I’m not religious.  Sorry to offend anyone, lol!

And when I tell people ‘oh, I’m going to a wedding Saturday night’ usually its the reception you picture, not the ceremony.  I don’t know, I would like my ceremony to be something just between us. 🙂

Post # 11
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Rgeddy: OMG! Asking a guest to bring ANYTHING to the reception is a breach of etiquette and WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!

lol just kidding.

Post # 12
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

but who would be the poor sap that would have to lug all those cans to a food bank?

Post # 14
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I do have some concern over “requesting that gifts not be gift wrapped to cut down on packaging & wasted material – to be green.”  That’s fine for gifts that are sent to the house (which is actually the delivery method favored by etiquette, so the couple doesn’t have to figure out how to get them all home).  However, when gifts are brought to the reception, they are typically not opened there, so that there will not be comparisons among gifts and/or so that duplicates will not be obvious.  If the gifts were all brought unwrapped, these things would be way too obvious.

Post # 16
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Does anyone have a savvy way of asking for donations of canned goods to the food bank? We are getting married next October–and our church is always in need of donations to the food pantry during this time of year because of the upcoming holidays! I think it’s a great idea, but I think it needs to be done tactfully…

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