(Closed) Did people notice something you went without?

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Bump for curiosity.  We are skipping the limo (doesn’t fit our more casual wedding vibe, seems like very unnecessary expense) and the videographer (might get a static video set up for the ceremony).  I am also borrowing jewelry for the day of from a friend of FI’s that I love – she was thrilled to be asked.  Most of our other savings are from negotiation (free champagne toast, 2 free nights for us, etc.) or handmade (made my own invitations, mom made my veil, etc.).  That said, I did handmade for the personal touch more than to save money. 

@lindseyl06:  I’ve forgotten to sign guestbooks before so I’m sure I wouldn’t notice that.  I would notice a wedding with no alcohol, though I wouldn’t make a fuss about it.  I would notice an ipod wedding, but it wouldn’t bother me.

Post # 4
1663 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I went to a wedding where they skipped cake and I didn’t notice.  There was something dessert-y, but I was too busy dancing to pay much attention, and they didn’t do a cutting or anything.


I’ve also forgotten to sign guestbooks so don’t think I’d notice that.  And I don’t think anyone would think anything of not having a fancy or different getaway car.

Post # 5
4325 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I had no guest book, no string quartet for the ceremony, no aisle decorations. Everything was dandy!

Post # 6
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m skipping guest book, favors, and toasts (we are having Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man read an irish blessing and italian blessing instead).

Post # 7
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

we didnt have communion at our catholic mass and I think people appreciated it!

Post # 8
574 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We didn’t really do favors.  Our dessert was homemade cookies which people could take home, so those I guess ‘counted’.  We also didn’t do fancy programs – just printed them on nice paper in the church office.  People toss or leave those anyway.  We also didn’t get anything personalized, like a cake cutting set or etched glassware.  Nice, but expensive, and something we didn’t really need.

Post # 10
381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I was thinking of doing the photo booth instead of guest book! 

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