(Closed) **For Fun** The BEST Wedding!!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My absolute favorite wedding I’ve ever been to was my MOH’s wedding.  She and her hubster had a carnival theme.  It was very non-traditional.  Upon entering the theatre it was in guests could help themselves to a doughnut bar.  The ceremony lasted about 10 minutes.  Afterwards they asked questions and handed out prizes to guests who got them right.  They had a build-your-own nacho and hot dog bar for dinner, karaoke, cute old school games and popcorn upstairs.  After the reception we all went to their favorite bar down the street where they had prepaid a tab for their friends.  It was a blast!

Post # 4
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

free flowing booze with not a lot going on. I enjoy talking and drinking and socializing. You can’t do alot of that when there’s this game, that game, speeches, speeches, more speeches, toasts, dances, more dances, garter toss, another speech, cake cutting, another dance, bouquet toss. Get the picture? The more you HAVE, the less time for “fun” in my own opinion.

Although- I do enjoy these activities but it should not be the MAJORITY of the reception but rather the minority.

Post # 5
5096 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The most fun weddings for me have been the ones that weren’t centered on dancing. I know, I’m completely in the minority here – but I like to talk and mingle and hang out with people, and neither my Darling Husband nor I are comfortable on the dance floor. So if it’s a bunch of banquet tables surrounding a dance floor, usually I just end up sitting at the table all night.

Post # 6
3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@vmec:  That’s usually the kind of wedding I like too.

I’m trying to pick a favorite right now and I can’t!  One had a really fun reception just because they had a good band and a lot of cool people but the ceremony was an hour and a half, so I wasn’t thrilled with that. 

Post # 7
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Natalieh86:  in terms of this post I never include the ceremony as part of my judgement. I just think ceremony is never “fun” it’s usually cute, or sweet, long or short- but it’s never really FUN. Therefore I judge receptions only in terms of fun factor.

Post # 8
4193 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

My friends Amy and JT had one of the best I’ve ever been to. Bride & groom were so relaxed during the night. Their guest list didn’t have any “fluff” to it- no coworkers, no random friends of their parents…they invited only people they were close to. So the vibe was great. People danced, I was at a fun table with a lot of friends, her 70-something year old Dad ended up with a napkin as a bandana and sunglasses on, dancing to rap songs- awesome!

Post # 9
597 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Imhisbride:  My bro’s. It had great food, fun people, dancing and just soo much love I smile everytime I think about it! 

@Brideonabudgetlauren:  That sounds like one of the most amazing weddings ever! 

@rebwana:  Hilarious! 

Post # 11
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I can think of two.

My cousin’s: it was the first “family wedding” for my generation. I was fifteen, and I’d never been to a wedding in a ballroom before. I wore a formal dress, and went to a salon to get my hair done. They had an amazing d.j., and my cousin looked like the bride on top of a cake. It was amazing.

My best friend’s: My first “friend” wedding. I was 19 or 20, and a bridesmaid, a dinner, dance, and we spent hours on the dance floor. It was just so fun. 🙂

I haven’t been to weddings as fun as those since (I’m 30) and am patterning my wedding after them.

Post # 12
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

My Maid/Matron of Honor and her destination wedding in Utah. It was small and family oriented and we had a pizza and swimming party afterwards (just her immediate family and me and my DH). It was a lot of fun plus a nice little getaway for us.

Post # 13
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I’ve only been to one wedding (so far) as an adult, FI’s cousin’s wedding last summer. It was a lot of fun and the food was great. Other than that, I went to my grandmother’s second wedding when I was about 10, don’t remember it much.

Post # 14
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

The best wedding I’ve ever been to was one of my best friends and oddly enough, it was by far the cheapest. They got married at her parents friends home that was spectacular. They had a man made waterfall and absolutely insane landscaping. The reception was tented in the backyard and simple (just BBQ) but the food was great and the booze was flowing. Decorations were minimal and their cake was kind of a fail (she had her friend make it and it almost completely melted in the August sun by the time they got around to cutting it) but it was by far the most fun I’ve ever had at a wedding. Good food, good drinks, good friends. All ya really need. 

Post # 15
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh goodness.  I think there are a few that are tied:

– My sorority sister’s wedding in Italy.  I was living in London at the time so I got a cheap flight there.  The wedding was in an old church on Lake Como and the reception was at one of the nicest hotels on the lake.  It was a NINE course meal (although as a vegetarian I think I could only eat six) but I didn’t feel absurdly full afterwards.  All the guests stayed at a neighboring hotel so we hung out before and after.  I shared a room with 3 other girls I loosely knew from college (it was a small school, everyone knew everyone) and the bride’s father secretly and generously paid for our room when we went to check out.

– My cousin’s Destination Wedding in the Florida Keys in Feb.  It was a pretty low-key vibe, the food at the rehearsal dinner was amazing, and everything was pretty much taken care of.  And I got to leave the cold of Boston for the warmth of FL.

– Parents’ bff’s daughter’s wedding – on a farm off the coast of CT.  We literally celebrated all weekend long – the rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner, the wedding (margarita buckets, people) and a clambake the next day.

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