Post # 1
Today is the first wedding I will have gone to since being engaged – I’m curious to see how many details I notice hat I would never have paid attention to before!
But I’m also super excited for my friend – it’s going to be a wonderful wedding (even if it is stinking hot – 39C (102F) with the humidity). Lavender Farm wedding & reception in a barn – it’s going to be gorgeous 🙂
Post # 3
Ooh! It sounds lovely, even with the heat. I know what you mean about the details. I’m very much looking forward to attending a wedding now that I’m engaged too, but that won’t be until October. Hope you have a great time!
Post # 4
I’ve been to a barn reception in 100+ degree heat. Take lots of water, and a fan. We left the reception really early (like, prior to cutting the cake early) because Darling Husband thought he was going to pass out from the heat. He tried really hard, but he was drenched in sweat by the time we left.
Outdoor receptions are great, but it would be nice to have an area with A/C for guests to cool off for a bit!
Post # 5
I just did last week. Funny I didn’t realize but you’re right I actually noticed details this time. I went to a wedding in August when I was in waiting mode and I don’t think I noticed too much, but I remember deciding I liked long Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.
At this wedding I noticed the uplighting, the white DJ board, the girls hair was all the same…and other stuff. FI’s mom noticed that all the girls wore the same shoes. I hate this because my feet are shaped weird and I can’t wear all shoes, so it drives me nuts when brides do it. I also didn’t notice all their shoes even though I tried.
Post # 6
We’ll be attending my niece’s daytime wedding on July 27th so I’ll be taking mental notes, but I imagine she hasn’t ticked all the boxes that we have. For instance, when she sent her invitations, she didn’t put postage on the response card envelopes. That was a bit of a turnoff.
Post # 7
@MsGinkgo: congratualtions to your friend! Also, don’t be surprised how many people will come up to you and say something like ‘your next’. At our friends wedding a month ago, every single person we talked to made some kind of comment like that.