Post # 1
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
…what kind of wedding would you have?
I don’t think that our wedding would be much fancier, but it would definitely be longer. I’d love to rent a camp for a long weekend, where everyone could stay in the cabins for a few nights. We’d have an opening night barbecue with games and festivities, an evening campfire, a kick-ass wedding day, and then a nice, relaxing brunch the next day. We’d have AMAZING food, tons of booze, live music, etc.
I’d just want it to be three days in a row of nonstop FUN.
Post # 3
If money were no object, I’d get wine with dinner, pour & store style… I wish we could offer that to our guests, but we just can’t.
If money were no object, we would allow +1’s for single guests, which would have saved us a lot of headaches and heartaches through the RSVP process.
If money were no object, I would have chair covers to hide those awful banquet chairs that are at our venue… but then again…
If money were no object, we would have had a destination wedding and flown our guests to the destination!
Post # 4
oo this is fun 🙂 i think the question has two totally different answers depending on when you asked me. If I had an unlimited budget from the day we got engaged i think it would’ve been in October in the botanical gardens. There wouldn’t have been anything too crazy but it would’ve been a very nice, standard (boring?) wedding.
If I had that option now I think i would love to keep our venue but rent it out for longer. do more food (passed apps and whatnot), hire a dj! get a real photobooth, go all out on photography package….. late night snacks, the whole deal 🙂
I still dont think I’d spend a ton if i had a “dream” wedding but i wouldn’t worry so much about skimping on details. like upgrading linens and centerpieces etc. Plus, I’d just hire someone to do the decorating for me!
Post # 5
I would have pretty much the same wedding I always dreamed of, but I would probably have a more expensive wedding dress, a really good cinematographer and a few more lavish add-ons like extra food! Other than that I want to keep my laid back, rustic wedding.
Post # 6
If money were no object, i’d have done a lot more custom design work, made the food a lot fancier, and flown in all my guests and put them up in neighboring beach houses so that we could all relax and vacation together! I think i’m with danadelphia, i’d make it a multi-day party!
Post # 7
I’d have a cocktail hour and a shuttle. It’s something I simply can’t afford to offer, but at the same time, it’s not something that’s expected in my area – so no one will know it’s not there but me 🙂
Post # 8
If money were no object I’d keep my wedding the same and build my dream home on 2 acres of land. I know it’s not technically wedding related but, literally, that’s what I’d do.
Post # 9
My wedding would be at the hotel zaza in houston if money were no object. It’s pretty much my favorite place in the world, but I’ve never heard of even a small wedding there costing less than 30k
Post # 10
I would invite way more people and prob have kids
Not have a cash bar but also not have an open bar prob 3-4 drink Tickets or something like that ( i have a few friends SO’s who get too drunk)
I would have a lot more decor- Everything Over the top Platninum Wedding Style
Get a better dress
My original dream CL’s $1200 LD
Upgrade my ering
take a 2 week honeymoon
Post # 11
I played this game in my head for over a year! If I never had to worry about money, I would of had a wedding in Italy, all expenses paid for our (closest)guests. And it would be a 3 day affair. The first day we’d sail the coast. The next we’d have a beautifully romantic wedding and the last we’d just have an insane feast. Hmmm, a girl can dream right?
Post # 12
If money were no object, we’d have had the same wedding! I feel very lucky to be able to say that and mean that.
The only thing I’d do differently would be to have someone figure our a sound system for our ceremony. We didn’t have access to power, and the portable karaoke machine we had was useless since we were married right in front of some waterfalls in May when they were still going strong. I’m sure money could have bought a solution to that!
I’d also have done bigger and better gifts for everyone who helped out. We had a very DIY wedding with lots of help from family and friends.
Post # 13
We would have picked the same venue, but here’s what we would have done differently:
Floral centerpieces instead of DIY ones
Photobooth at the reception
Provided an expansive dessert buffet rather than just a candy bar
Provided guests with take-home breakfast kits (coffee mix, donuts, pastries, etc.)
I would have gotten my dream dress
We would have stayed in our fancy suite the night after the wedding
But all in all, we had the wedding we wanted, minus gorgeous florals, which we really could just not justify spending much money on.
Post # 14
Fiance and i play this game all the time. if money were no object, HE would:
get married in new york city (where we live)
have the greatest food you’ve ever had at a wedding, and lots of it. and definitely late night snacks.
meanwhile, I would have:
a semi-destination weekend-long affair with everyone staying in one place the whole weekend and activites each day. and with my unlimited budget i’d be able to pay for guests’ travel/lodging expenses that couldn’t otherwise afford to come.
peonies. and anemones. my favorite wedding flowers, both out of season, and both out of my self-imposed small floral budget. sigh.
but neither of us would go all platinum weddings style–that’s just not us. (luckily our ideas of what our wedding looks like WITH a budget are much more aligned!)
Post # 15
One word (well, tehcnically two, but, well…): StillMotion
Post # 16
Oh man, this thread will be fun to read! 🙂
The event will still remain small with a guest list of 50 people, but it will be a destination wedding at a beautiful island in Southeast Asia. I would love to have enough money to host guests for an all-inclusive week full of fun activities and sight-seeing. I would pay for their travel, accomodations, food, drinks and activities. All they will need to do is take time off and show up.
The wedding itself would be beachside with the very best food and drinks served, some sort of entertainment, and of course dancing all night and into the morning. I want guests to leave the island relaxed with great memories of a fun week.