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I’m 21, my fiance is 27 and we are getting married in about 4 months time! So exciting! As I’m young I’ve been trying to keep the wedding “young.” Not making everything too serious and trying to take advantage of my age to have things/or do things that older brides may not want to.
Here is a picture of the wedding dress that I’m hoping to wear. I’m making the flowers myself 🙂
Also, I quite like these earrings…what do you think?
Does anyone have any ideas of how to make the day lots of fun/not too serious? I would love to hear from you 🙂
Post # 3
Uh oh.. I can’t see your pictures doll 🙁
Post # 4
welcome im a young bride too 🙂 we are having a couple of things including a lemonade stand at the ceremony. I cant see your pics though they didnt load
Post # 5
Your photos won’t load for me! Womp womp!
Casual elements to our wedding:
- We’re renting a private estate on a lake for the venue for a week. We can sleep the wedding party and some family for the week and offered at least an air mattress to anyone who wants to crash after the wedding
- Giving the bridesmaids and groomsmen a color & letting them pick their own dresses/suits (aka. mismatched)
- Catering is a pig roast
- Our centerpieces are stacks of books and teacups (we’re going flowerless)
- Ribbon backdrops!
- Home made photobooth with props that I bought off Amazon (no mustaches on sticks)
- Very unstructured day. We’ve set a timetable for the ceremony, cocktail hour, when dinner will be served and when we’ll cut the cake. After that, we want people to just enjoy themselves
- Open bar
- Bringing our (huge) speakers and making our own playlists
Hope that helps!
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Thanks guys, couldn’t get them to work so I’ve put the links in
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2018 - the oak tree of peover
lovely dress and earrings! the butterflies are cute and definitely not something a 40-something would try!
i’m also 21 (as is my FI) and although by the time we’ll be married we’ll be 23 that’s still pretty young. we’re not a sickly sweet couple as it is, probably given we’ve been best friends for 7 years, so want it to be a fun day rather a really mushy one! (ofc hopefully there will still be some ‘awhh’ moments but generally i find romance is a bit embarrassing to watch and think it’s rather a private thing than public one!)
elements we’re including;
- candy buffet
- no flowers – instead i’m having a brooch bouquet and including peacock feathers into centerpieces
- our guestbook will hopefully be pre-printed pages with questions and boxes to fill in such as ‘draw the bride and groom’ to keep it fun!
- fairy lights for decoration
- novelty cake toppers
- making our own playlist which will just be bands we love and alot of swing and jazz – no adele etc!
i’d be interested to hear what ideas you’ve included? 🙂
Post # 8
We’re having our friends and family sew heart for us to hang on the pews and to hang at the reception.
Also, I’ve painted a pic of two owls sitting on a tree and that’s the pic that we’ll use for the invitations
Post # 9
Darling Husband and I were pretty young when we got married (21 and 23) and we’re 22 and 24 now.
I think my dress was definitely young. It was fun, had lots of cool elements, etc.
I had a “bling bouquet.”
We didn’t use traditional music. We walked down to “Two Is Better Than One.” We walked out to “Happy Together.” Our “cocktail music” was rock music played in a traditional way, which was REALLY fun. It was by Vitamin String Quartet called “The Rock n Roll Wedding.”
We walked down the aisle together, which was one of my favorite things.
We had a slideshow, if that counts?
Our guestbook was full of pictures and fun quotes we love.
The wording on our invites, Save-The-Date Cards, wedding website and programs was pretty casual and reflective of our personalities.
Our centerpieces aren’t necessarily “young” but they are unique and different. We had plate stands with “family favorite” recipes on each tier. It was a hit! And fun.
I’ll come back if I think of more! 🙂