Post # 1
I’ve been to plenty of weddings this year and I’ve seen a few cool or interesting things that I’ve never seen on any blogs or anything – including the bee! So I thought I’d share.
- asking guests to bring canned goods as donations to a food bank
- inviting guests only to the reception – not the ceremony
- requesting that gifts not be gift wrapped to cut down on packaging & wasted material – to be green
- personalized macaroni bar
- funfetti flavored cake
Post # 3
My groom has asked for a funfetti cake.
Post # 4
@Rgeddy: I think we’re going with funfetti too. Its FI’s favorite!
Post # 5
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
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
Scissors posted about her funfetti cake!
Post # 7
My registry at Macys gave me the option to request gifts not be gift wrapped, so we went with that!
Post # 8
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
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
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
@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
but who would be the poor sap that would have to lug all those cans to a food bank?
Post # 13
@pamplemousse: oh yeah! the wedding I went to where they did this ended up with 4 large boxes at the end of the night. a brave groomsmen perhaps?! lol
Post # 14
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 # 15
@2dBride: I agree. We did not do this at our wedding. But hey gotta make some sacrifices to be eco friendly! I think Macy’s is a supporter of this.
Post # 16
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…