- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
My mom found the idea in a magazine but it was a wedding favor, we figured we could skip favors and make the thank you’s a bit more personal. USBs are surprisingly cheap too!
We are doing basically the same thing. Just a big party!!! We will be doing the first dance and father/daughter and mother/son dances but that’s only because my dad and his mom would be disappointed if we didn’t. But no, garter/bouquet toss, no cake cutting, none of that. Just a lot of good music, food and fun times!!! I can’t wait!
@MichiganGirl24 this is great!! I think there are always so many expectations to do certain things for “traditions sake.” Its YOUR wedding, make it what you want it to be and don’t worry about what anything else thinks. We are doing a first dance, but are avoiding the cake cutting, garter, dollar dance, etc. We too, are focused on having a great time. We love good food, so there will be plenty of that, then lots of dancing. I think the reception should reflect who you are as individuals and a couple.
We aren’t having a full bridal party with equal numbers of bridesmaids and groomsmen. We’re not doing a garter toss, but I am going to throw a bouquet. I won’t be doing cake pulls (which is a thing down here). We are having a money dance at the request of my grandparents, who are footing much of the bill. I did end up going with floral centerpieces, though, solely because it was actually cheaper than going the DIY route since the florist gave us such a good deal.
Sounds ideal. I dislike most of the traditional reception elements.
No bouquet toss
No garter toss
No dollar dance- but that’s not really done in the UK<br />No first dance <br />No father/daughter mother/son dances<br />Afternoon tea instead of a formal sitdown wedding breakfast<br />Small wedding cake and we’ll cut it
Short toasts with bubbly<br />But we’re having a backyard wedding so we can just chill out with friends and family and enjoy being Mr and Mrs.
I am not having a boquet toss/garter toss. My peeps are too old and mostly everyone is married.
I dont want a dollar dance. I find it tacky.
We will have a cake cutting and our first dance.
But now that people have mentioned it I wonder if I want to have the entrance annoucement. I kinda think they are dumb and if I could get around it that would be nice.
We do plan to do a cake cutting, but other than that, there will be no bouquet/garter toss, money dances, etc. We really have ZERO desire to be the center of attention. We just want to get married and enjoy the company of the people we love.
I think the only tradition we followed was toasts and ring exchange. We didnt do any tossing of anything, didn’t have favors or an “entrance” of any kind, didn’t have a sitdown meal (so no seating arrangement or anything,) no dances, we basically just had a big party and wandered around and mingled the entire time. We did have a guestbook (typewriter which people actually loved, I didn’t think anyone would use it!) but we’ve actually worked it into our rotation for our regular parties and we now have a pretty cool book of fun notes from people, so I wouldn’t call that especially wedding-y. We didn’t do a cake cutting as we had pies! I think it worked out great and everyone got to hang around and chat and party without staring at us for more then about 5 minutes during our ceremony. Perfecto!
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