(Closed) I think it's funny..

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@StefLovesJamie:  

It took a long time for my step mom to calm down and realize that it was our wedding and we were going to do it the way we wanted.  We’re having cajun food and she was having a heart attack about that (not sure why), we’re not doing floral centerpieces (I know this isn’t uncommon but they can not wrap their heads are the fact that I don’t want to waste money on things that are going to die), we’re not doing traditional music, we’re not doing a cake cutting, bouquet toss, or garter toss, and we are just in the mind set at this point that whatever happens happens!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We didn’t do a bouquet or garter toss.  A few people asked about it, but I don’t think anyone really missed it.

I did walk alone and my mom was really upset about it.  But it’s my second wedding, I’m 32 and I’ve been living on my own for 14 years, so it just felt weird to walk with anyone.  We did a surprise rose ceremony for the mothers so that they still got their recognition during the ceremony.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@StefLovesJamie:  I love cupcakes instead of cake!  We’re just doing sheet cake instead of a wedding cake.  Much cheaper.  I don’t see the point in spending all that money on a cake.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We didn’t have a cake, nobody even noticed

Didn’t have any ‘traditional’ music in the ceremony

Didn’t wear a garter, didn’t toss the bouquet

Didn’t have a father of the bride speech

Didn’t do the ‘please be upstanding for the bride and groom’ thing

No floral centrepieces, we had candles

No wedding cars for the groom & ushers, they went on the coach with everyone else, then me & my dad jumped on the coach too after the ceremony

No champagne for toasts, eveyrone had whatever they wanted from the free bar

๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@StefLovesJamie:  We’re having the same wedding : )

No white dress.

No first dance.

No arranged bride/groom side seating.

No flower girl/ring bearer.

Half of my bridal party are boys- half of the groomsmen are ladies

No kids except my youngest brother and my younger cousin (bridal party)

Photos before the service- (it’s an outdoor night wedding in the southern fall-unavoidable really)

No traditional ‘wedding march’. (we’re currently thinking the instrumental of Arcade Fire’s Crown of Love)

Also no toasts are happening (our families are both drinkers ๐Ÿ™‚ ), our vows are non traditional. No father/daughter – mother/son dance. 

Our wedding cake will be an apple pie ice cream cake. 

No garter/boquet toss

Also our first kiss is starting with an inside joke we have (if you watch Community- we’re doing Abed & Troy’s high five)

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@StefLovesJamie:  Also I’m not into floral centerpieces either. I have allergies and they are super expensive for a singular night…

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

What is “arranged bride/groom side seating”?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I don’t think I’m going to do floral centerpieces either. I have been going crazy trying to find a florist in my price range. I just can’t see spending money on something that’s going to die! Is it cheaper not get floral centerpieces? If you didn’t have floral centerpieces, what did you have?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Ashley1281:  It is the traditional seating of one side of the ceremony being for the groom’s family and “friends” and the other for the brides. 

 

Also sent you some alternative centerpiece ideas!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Oh, okay……I knew that…lol. We aren’t doing that either….lol.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My aunt insisted that I was going to want to do the bouqet toss. She thought for sure I would change my mind before or at the wedding. No way! I guess she didn’t comprehend my extreme hatred of the whole tradition haha.

My mom and aunt both also wanted me to try veils, but I refused. No one else said anything about other things that were not traditional. They know that I would just go ahead and do whatever I wanted anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@plzhalp:  Weirdly enough I have an aunt saying the same thing…I’m just not sure why she thinks hurling a boquet at my friends is something I would miss 

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