(Closed) Crazy Wedding Ideas

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My hubby had his heart set on having a nacho cheese fountain at the reception and everyone thought it was a crazy idea. We had a four foot tall cheese fountain that was a huge hit that the guests loved. I didn’t get a chance to eat any of it but everyone talked about how good the nachos were.

Post # 4
37 posts
  • Wedding: April 2008

Before we actually settled on a destination wedding, I thought "Wooo, how about a Winter Ice theme." So I thought that I could buy ice sculpture molds and make ice sculptures for each of our tables. I contacted truck rental companies about refrigerated trucks. It makes me laugh now at how ambitious I was and how logistically impossible that would have been for me to be both the bride and the ice sculpture maker.

Stand fast to your budget. Be realistic about what you can and can’t do. And always remember that the wedding really is about you and your future spouse. 

Post # 5
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I originally wanted a destination wedding on our $5000 budget. Wheeeee. That’s not happening.

Part of me still wants wedding pie in lieu of cake. I don’t think that’s so crazy. My fiance has baked me pies regularly since early in our relationship. I don’t particularly like cake. I figure I could just ask some relatives to bake a pie or two each, thereby cutting out a huge expense in our limited budget, and getting more tastiness and variety to boot. Fiance insists on a traditional cake. Harumph. It better be a tasty, budget-friendly, pretty cake. 


Post # 6
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We orginially going to use all sorts of colors.  I planned on putting poles in the back yard and stringing them with wire and paper lanterns (no tent).  In the end, our colors were blue and green and we used a tent.

   I also wanted to wear a colored wedding dress (Neiman Marcus had this bright red gown that was gorgeous- and not promy)- my mom was heartbroken, so I found a white dress and wore it!

Post # 7
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Originally, I wanted to have the centerpieces be fruit bowls (or fruit incorporated with flowers).  This was to acknowledge the fruit baggies my sister and I would get every time we visited our Italian grandparents.  (What about Mr. MagPie, right?  I know!)  I wanted to have a framed explanation of this "tradition" (our grandfather would give us each a brown bag, then walk around the kitchen and fill it with a variety of fruits to send home with us), provide bags, and encourage guests to do the same. 

Wow, that sounds so silly now!  I’m glad I had those ideas, though, because I got through the awkward ones to the really solid, meaningful ones that will make our wedding day so special!

Post # 8
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m embarassed to say this but I wanted a hawaiian theme and then had the awesome idea of having hula/tahitian dancers.  *cheesy*  If I was actually IN hawaii, I would have definitely done it, but alas… we’re not.

Post # 9
117 posts
Blushing bee

MagPie, I actually love that idea.  it’s so personal and different and cost effective.  And it’s favors and centerpieces all in one.  I dont think it’s crazy at all!!!

Post # 10
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

I wanted fish centerpieces.  Then a wierd fruit DIY that came out…bad.  My Fiance came up with the centerpieces we’re actually going to use (thank goodness!).

My SIL wanted an "eastern" themed wedding in which she would be carried to the altar on a platform by monks.  She barely got the idea out of her mouth and everyone was like "Uh, no."

My cousin initially wanted to put candles, like birthday candles, on every tier of her wedding cake and then blow them out (for luck?).  Thank goodness the venue didn’t allow candles!!!

Post # 11
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

thanks, MissEsq.  i think my issue with the idea arose when i realized it was way more about my sister and me than my fiance and me.  totally a great idea for a family party or something, but not as appropriate for a wedding.

Post # 12
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp

Mr. Rye wanted to "get away" from the ceremony in a hot air balloon!  Actually, I think it was something like a submarine that transforms into a hot air balloon. You know, just in case the fuel runs out when you’re over the lake.

 Still toying with this one (though I’m sure you’ll think it’s crazy):  Think of it as secret-santa-wedding-guest-toast-competition.  In the welcome bag, each guest gets the name of a random(ish) other guest.  Their goal, if they choose to accept it, is to introduce themselves to other guest (without them knowing they’re the secret-santa-type-person) and find out as much about them as they can.  Then, at the reception, everyone is invited to toast their new guest friend!  (i think there will be about 70 at our wedding – plus obviously not everyone will want to do this, natural selection of outgoingness should widdle down the number of toasts!)  It would be some kind of toasting competition of some sorts. not clear on that part yet.  It would certainly aid the "getting to know you" part of a wedding!

So if that doesn’t work out (I know, it’s a little weird), check this out!!:  Ever heard of the summer camp game Assassin??  Mr. Rye was a camp counselor at Camp Orkila – in their version of the game, each person is given another person (to "kill"), a location (to do the "killing"), and a thing (with which to "kill).  You don’t know who your assassin is.  It’s totally benign, believe it or not!  For example, if I was assigned Aunt Sally, on the bench by the large oak tree, with a bandana around her wrist, I have to get her to do that there!  You never see it coming!  Games like this can take several days – you have to be on the look out ๐Ÿ™‚  Our location is a summer camp on the coast for 3 days, so I think this could work out to be lots of fun!!


The most ridiculous idea: Mr. Rye wants our Save-The-Date Cards to have 2 woolly mammoths on it, their tusks interlocked to form a heart.  He really likes woolly mammoths.  We’ll see about that one ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 14
4 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I wanted to have my wedding at a park with a waterfall and get married on the edge of it. My family cut the idea because our eldery members wouldn’t be able to access the ceramony. Oh well…. I still think it would have been beautiful!


Post # 15
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I used to picture a winter wedding in the snow, and instead of spending money on a wedding dress, totally splurging on a full-length white fur coat.

Post # 16
3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I wanted a picnic wedding, complete with quilts for people to sit on, the BM’s carrying parasols and wearing sundresses, me in a short dress, the guys in seersucker, and adorable boxed lunches. Then…. logistics started kicking in… no dj, no dancing. State park = no alcohol. Alas, I had to give up my adorable picnic wedding. ๐Ÿ™

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