(Closed) Fancy vs. Laid Back Weddings.

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Do You Prefer Fancy or Laid-Back Weddings?
    I'm a glamour girl. : (30 votes)
    19 %
    It's a relaxed affair for me. : (48 votes)
    31 %
    I don't care. : (4 votes)
    3 %
    Who says you can't have the best of both worlds? : (71 votes)
    46 %
    Courthouse/Eloping is the way to go. : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 33
    Member
    5654 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I guess then our wedding would be formal since we’re following tradition… but definitely on the “unique” side, and lotsa fun lol.

    Post # 34
    Member
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I like fun and wild.  I love laid back, and (although I hate the word) I also love classy.  But, elopement- was that option suposed to mean “the most laid back?”  I just wasn’t sure in the poll.  That just seems like another kind of wedding that could be formal or laid back.

    Post # 35
    Member
    1166 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @jwinnings: Our wedding was a mix, then – we had passed hors d’oeuvres and a sit-down dinner, servers were dressed in black slacks and vests with white shirts and bowties, and I wore a full-on bridal gown. Maid/Matron of Honor wore a traditional bridesmaid dress. The guys wore linen pants and shirts – not suits/tuxes, but this is considered formal wedding attire in Caribbean islands. On the less formal side, the decor involved lots of bright colors, our dog was present, we had guests get up and hula-hoop during dinner if they wanted us to kiss, and they were encouraged to take their shoes off to dance in the sand. We also had a “faux-to” booth with fun props that really got the guests loosened up.

    Bottom line: I do think you can strike a balance!

    Post # 36
    Member
    1371 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Our wedding was definitely on the laid back side, but I really enjoy attending both types of wedding.  I’ve always loved getting dressed up, it just wasn’t the style we wanted for our own wedding in the end.  So as a guest I’d say either, and as the bride I had to choose laid back!

    Post # 38
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    2373 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2008

    @2dBride: But that makes sense to me 🙂

    I get fancy day time.. I don’t get when a wedding is in the morning, cocktail attire, and the lunch is cheese tray, green salad, and some fruit. Most the morning/afternoon weddings I shoot are like this.

    Post # 39
    Hostess
    11050 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I was going for a laid back feel originally but it ended up being more work as we were going to have a marquee. Going for the princessy / perhaps more traditional day is actually being less work for me and less money. Though I hope the day will be both magical and have some laid back elements too. I can’t wait.

    Post # 41
    Member
    377 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We’re planning on having a fancy ceremony and dinner and then changing pace and chilling with some fireworks and board games.

    Post # 42
    Member
    2100 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We went for both – we are having a formal wedding with touches of whimsy – we are having afternoon tea instead of a sit down dinner and dancing. We went for an intimate wedding at the Four Seasons where the staff is warm welcoming super professional and super friendly.  We are playing background music – love songs from the classic crooners, Ella Fitzgerald, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra etc and a photobooth – we want a fairly short reception that let’s people go out and party on a Saturday night in Vegas

    We wanted people to have a great time but not lose the occasion if that makes sense.

    Post # 43
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    3221 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I say the best weddings I’ve been to were the best of both worlds! 

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