(Closed) Divorced? I want to hear your opinion on weddings.

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
Post # 46
644 posts
Busy bee

Next time, I’ll just be renting some tables, finding a fun local band, and parking a couple of food trucks in my mom and dad’s backyard.  No reason for anything to be fancy.  A party would be best.  Any alcohol would come from a stock the bar party with friends. 

Post # 47
232 posts
Helper bee

Two weddings I attended that were great and the budget was low:

1. A potluck where guests were invited to bring their favourite dish to share in lieu of a gift ( there was wayyyy too much food). They had been together for a while and didn’t want or need any more stuff. It was held outside on a family farm and the bride and groom supplied the cake and non alcoholic punch. I think it was the second time around for one of the couple. Can’t remember, it was a long time ago.

2. A picnic wedding. They got married under a massive tree and we were all picnicing underneath and around it.  Everyone brought their own picnic and the bride and groom did the cake and had the ushers/ waiters going from picnic blanket to picnic blanket with champagne. It was wonderful. Kids had bubbles to blow and balloons to play with. Made for some great pictures and memories.

Post # 48
1691 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2021 - Glacier National Park-Montana

Ive been married twice and my advice would be don’t get hung up on the little details.  Keep it small and keep your wedding party small as every head costs more.  However, if you want a big wedding do it!

Post # 49
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

My first wedding I had a ton of people, and a.lot of friends helping with things. My dress was from China, cake, food, and photographer were done by friends. It was about $5000 and it felt rushed. I planned it in 3 months. I don’t even talk to most or those people anymore. This time around in spending about the same but having about 1/8 of the people. My dress is designer (although I still got a fantastic deal), I hired a better photographer and I gave myself almost 2 years to plan it. I’m getting the details right this time and planning for me to look exactly how I want. I hired people for the big things and just cut down the guest list a lot. It’s destination so people who aren’t truly that close won’t make the trip. Also with two years to plan I made a list and people got crossed off but nobody was allowed to be added. It’s amazing how many people fade out of your life in a couple years. I also know my fiance better because we’ve taken our time.

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