(Closed) Guys and Weddings

posted 9 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
Member
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Best: “Let’s just get married in Vegas”
(Note: We are!!)

Worst: “Let’s just have the reception at my uncle’s house”
(Note: His uncle has had his house for sale for the last couple months and it just sold today. That would have been a great idea, LOL)

 

Post # 4
Member
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t have a worst yet, but we just started.  The best was our wedding reception.  He helped me look for venues and even called/emailed them.  He had a list of questions ready in the emails and even handled the visits.  He was on it.  Two of the places he found were in our top 4 list, and in the end we went with Lake Oak Meadows, which he suggested.  (Good job, Sweetie.)

Post # 5
Bee
12425 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

Best wedding suggestion:

10-string guitar for the ceremony.

Worst wedding suggestion:

a giant cookie cake instead of a groom’s cake

Post # 6
Member
37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2001

The man’s been helping out a lot more than I expected, and no major mishaps yet! (crossing fingers!)

He did inform me that he was planning on inviting some guy friends to his bachelor party that we weren’t planning on inviting to the wedding due to the (already too large) guest list of over 300.

Eek… I’ve been trying to inform him of wedding ‘etiquette’ more and more. Hopefully he will keep catching on..

Post # 7
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1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Best: accoustic guitar for the ceremony

 

Worst: “can’t we just cover the tables with paper? Why do we need linen? it’s OUTSIDE!”

Post # 8
Member
179 posts
Blushing bee

My Fiance is at a bachelor party right now. He asked one of the guys who is going if he was going to the wedding last time we saw him and the guy was like “no, they didn’t invite me” and didn’t seem to care. I don’t think most men care about that etiquette.

Post # 9
Member
2344 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Best: Getting his incredibly talented, up-and-coming violinist friend to perform for the ceremony. It’s going to be amazing.

Honorable mention: Using the phrase “Spread the Love” on our homemade jelly jar favors.

Worst: He wants to put bow ties on the horses on my parents’ farm. Yes. He does.

Post # 10
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1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@ mouse: haha, I would LOVE a giant cookie cake if I was a guest at a wedding. ๐Ÿ™‚

I love this thread, and I love when groom’s have input – no matter how funny it is. My guy is actually really involved (I mean, I still do all the legwork, but he has ideas and wants to be included in decisions)

His worst suggestions:

Wearing a kilt (He technically has some Scottish in him, but I don’t think it’s enough to pull it off)

using one of those t-shirt launchers to launch boxers into a crowd of guests instead of the garter toss (this came as a joke after discussing how much I hate the garter tradition, haha, but still)

 

His best suggestions: an Ipod instead of a DJ (I had already read all about ipod receptions on the bee, but he had never heard of them when he came up with the idea)

having figurines of ourselves with binoculars or other adventure stuff looking towards one another across the cake buffet as our cake toppers (we have a travel/map theme and a cake buffet obviously)

 

I LOVE it when he’s the one to bring the wedding up first in conversation. Just the other day, completely out of the blue, he asked, “when do we need to start working on our save the dates?”

Post # 11
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1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@ daniellemybelle: hahahaha oh my gosh, bowties on the horses?? Amazing. haha, I love some of the crazy stuff guys come up with.

Post # 12
Member
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Best (because it would be awesome) and Worst (because it is so unrealistic): tailigating before the reception.

Post # 13
Member
2408 posts
Buzzing bee

lol, i actually told my boy that we could carrot cake as one of the cake flavors just so i wouldn’t have to eat any before then [he had been trying to get me to eat it since forever. blech!] and he agreed! the goober. he called my bluff.

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