Post # 46
We did something horrifically “tacky”. We sent our handmade, takes an hour per invitation, pain in my butt, invitations to DH’s all-male friend group. We were getting married the week after our college graduation, so all these guys were still in college. There were about 14 of them.
Pretty late in the game, we had about 10 sets of people added to our guest list by my parents and my in laws. I had already long finished making the invitations and reeeeally didn’t want to spend 10 more hours on them. So DH sent out a group text asking anyone who still had their invitations and didn’t plan on keeping them to just……. give them back to us. Since very few college guys hold on to things like that, we got 9 back and I only had to make one! So horribly tacky but I was desperate.
Post # 47
- Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida
I printed my addresses on envelopes using Microsoft word at home. Everyone thought i hand wrote them!
Post # 48
I used disposable silverware and plates (nobody even seemed to notice!). I could care less if somebody has a “tacky” wedding, the only thing I truly get offended by is the tackiness of not properly thanking people for their time/money/gifts they bestowed upon you.
Post # 49
I spent $5 on a totally fake titanic themed heart of the ocean necklace to wear. I don’t care who laughs at me for it, I SHALL FOLLOW MY CHILDHOOD DREAM OF BEING ROSE!!
Post # 50
Don’t let ANYONE make you question your pizza menu. We ordered 41 custom pizzas from the BEST pizza shop in Pittsburgh, and they were delivered hot and fresh by the owners themselves, and DEVOURED by our fancy guests- NO ONE went home hungry or grumpy or messy- it was a tribute to our favorite local spot, our city, and let’s face it- catered food always tastes like…catered food. YOU GO!!!
Post # 51
You are offically my hero.
Post # 52
That sounds a m a z i n g. Making me reconsider whether we’ll touch the comes-with-the-venue projection screen…
Post # 53
My mother and I butt heads over the “tacky” level all the time….She has vetoed quite a bit that I was all ready for, like disposable dinnerware and plastic tableclothes. here is what I did get a way with though.
Vistaprint STD’s and invites
no special stamps
I am wearing brown and ivory
Groomsmen will be in vests and jeans
BMs mismatched lace champagne colored dresses all knee length
cupcakes instead of tiered cake
I am sure there is more I just can’t think of it all right now.
Post # 54
It’s in our back yard *gasp!*
I printed addresses straight on the envelope *double gasp*
I’m getting married at the courthouse in my wedding dress
We’re having self serve BBQ.
Whatever, whatever. I do what I want!
Post # 55
Ladies, you’ve made me feel so much better. While I have opted for certain expected things like matching bridesmaids dresses, flowers and a harpist… I totally went against the grain (Mum) with the following:
550 bendable glow sticks to light up the dancefloor.
Vistaprint invites and save the dates
Plain old stamps
Plain old handwriting
Paper cups at cocktail hour
A lolly buffet
No RSVP cards. Just my email and number.
Post # 56
Yeah, apparently some people think it’s tacky to use good old American flag forever stamps. You can get all different kinds of pretty wedding stamps that run up to 71 cents each depending on the design.
Post # 57
The $0.71 stamps are pretty but are needed for most invitations because they weigh more the the forever stamps cover. I did have the roses since they cost the same and I needed to buy stamps