(Closed) How are you making your wedding stand out?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 47
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@mjoyelle:  lol, this made me laugh.

 

Post # 49
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@linnylou_88:  We picked a venue that was so unique and unheard of. We served comfort food instead of traditional wedding food. My biggest thing was planning a wedding that wasnt your typical cookie cutter wedding. Everyone said it was the best wedding they have attended.  We didnt spent a ton eithet. We just focused on keeping it fun and about family.

Post # 50
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@vorpalette:  I’m trying to talk Boyfriend or Best Friend into a handfasting. He’s like “…but I don’t get it.” *sigh* If it really weirds him out too much, we’ll just stick with my best friend and his uncle as officiants…..THAT will make things interesting ๐Ÿ˜‰

In response to OPs @linnylou_88: question, it’s pretty easy to stand out in Dallas in terms of weddings when your budget is as small as ours and no parents are pitching in. We’re also not “country chic” like 89% of the weddings we go to in this area, so that’s different. Another pretty glaring difference is that we have made absolutely zero attempts at “elegant.” It’s just not who we are.

Post # 51
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@badabing88:  My Fi also curled his lip at the idea ๐Ÿ™ And then he googled it and all of the first entries said pagan pagan pagan. I dont think its pagan – I think its a beautiful idea! He just wasn’t buying it.

Post # 52
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@suburbian:  My Boyfriend or Best Friend started using the “P” word too, until I stopped him, walked him over to my little altar on our end table with sage and candles and salt and said “what do you think this is?”  *facepalm* I think he’s more worried people will think we are ‘weird’ or something.

Post # 53
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@badabing88:  It’s a Celtic ceremony, so of course it has pagan roots, but so do all Christian holidays. And actually, if you Google “handfasting” and read the very first link (Wikipedia), it makes little mention of pagan (actually says Wiccan).

Post # 54
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@vorpalette:  I don’t think he even realizes 90% of the stuff I do is classified under “Pagan.” I think he’s associating the term with how certain religions use it in a negative way, like “Halloween is a pagan holiday” or “don’t play with that pagan ouija board or you’ll you’ll go to hell”, etc ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 55
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Mrscdnnavywife:  We just had an engagement party with a burger bar! It was a huge hit. 

Post # 56
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@linnylou_88: What a fantastic idea! I work on firework shows in my spare time – PM me if you want details of our company or ideas of how much it might cost, etc… ๐Ÿ™‚ We were going to have fireworks, but now we aren’t having a reception so we can’t ๐Ÿ™

 

Post # 57
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@orchidaloha:  Cool! I’m having a Destination Wedding in the Rockies too. Where in the Rockies would yours be?

Post # 58
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My wedding will probably stand out to guests, but to be honest that wasn’t our intention. We really just choose the things that suited us. We’re getting married at a train museum right in front of an old steam locomotive. Then our reception is at a train station built in the 1800s which has been refurbished and used as an event hall. The groomsmen are wearing gingham shirts, by youngest niece is carrying a stuffed bear with the rings on it making her the ring-bear-er. There will be no guarder and bouquet toss. No wedding party dance, or head table. Lots of traditional wedding elements are being deleted or tweaked b/c we just don’t see the point in most. We planned the wedding to make us happy:)

Post # 59
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@vorpalette:  what is handfasting?

ETA: sorry didn’t see your last post before asking!

 

 

Post # 60
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Our wedding will stand out because we are determined to throw a really amazing party that celebrates us as a couple. We both agreed that the most important thing to us was making sure our guests felt amazing, had a good time and were treated well. We rented a private estate, will have a short ceremony with an AMAZING cocktail hour, oodles of food choices and fun choices (skee ball machine, photo booth, pool table, pinball, dancing, board games ect…). We will also stand out simply because we aren’t having our wedding at a country club, which is very normal in Florida! We’ll aso be a bit different because our ceremony will be totally secular, not the norm in our area.

Post # 61
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Secular ceremony seating, gold glitter bridesmaids dresses, purple uplighting, detailed, decorative archway, some DIY decor, A radio dj who is a “richmond celebrity”, beautiful center pieces.. Ahh I can’t wait!

 

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