(Closed) Is anyone else planning a "boring" wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Themes
Post # 17
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Bumble bee

My best friend is getting married 2 months after us and our styles couldn’t be more different. We’re going for ‘quirky’ – our reception is in an art gallery – and she’s going for traditional.

I expect she feels the same about my DIY old family photo escort card idea as I do about her chair covers – but at the end of the day, we’re both doing what we want, not what other people expect.

And that’s the great thing about weddings! They’re all about what you want and your friends and family will totally see you as a couple in everything – Pinterest inspired or not! Smile

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m not having any of those things but I don’t think my wedding will be cookie-cutter or boring.  Look at Mrs. Turkey’s recent recaps- she didn’t have photobooths or cupcakes, but her wedding looked fabulous.

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I guess mine could be considered boring. ‘Reception’ was just a quiet dinner, no music or dancing. It was also only my family though.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I know how you feel. My sister was the last person in my extended family to get married (last summer), and her wedding was like going to dinner and a show. They had a belly dancer, a bongo drummer, and probably spent a small fortune on very elaborate flowers.

My wedding is a lot of DIY, no entertainers, and I have to follow that act! I realized a little while ago that worrying about it won’t do me any good, and that my wedding will reflect my Fiance and I very well. People will enjoy themselves regardless ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club

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@Mrs_Amanda:  Exactly! It’s easy to get wrapped up in wedding stuff when you’re on forums with brides planning super-creative weddings All.The.Time! Just remember that your guests probably aren’t innundated with all of the wedding stuff all the time, so they are just excited to be at your wedding, period ๐Ÿ™‚ We also had guests comment on how awesome our wedding was, and again, we didn’t have a lot of the bells and whistles either! 

So yeah, your wedding may be more “standard” than others, but it won’t be boring ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper

My wedding is a Justice of the peace ceremony with a restaurant lunch afterwards… how’s that for “boring”!  With only about 20 people if they come… Oh, I am baking my own cake…

Cool

Post # 23
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I wouldn’t call it boring at all.  We’re simplifying a lot of our wedding ceremony and reception in order to stay within our budget.  I am not very crafty so whatever ends up being out of our budget, we just won’t have because there’s no way I can make it.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee

Our planning mantra is “less is more,” and I’m deeply grateful for how much stress it saves. We are having a traditional church wedding and speaking the vows that countless generations have spoken before us – no need to reinvent the wheel. We are having a reception in a hotel with a nice meal and some dancing, and the focus will be on enjoying the company of our family and friends and celebrating having found one another and starting our life together. No need to tie ourselves in knots over a “theme” or the perfect centerpieces or micromanaging what people wear or what kind of chairs they’re sitting on or a photobooth or a choreographed dancing penguins show … if people want that, okay, but at the end of the day I want to remember my conversations with the people who were there, not stress over how many moving parts there were to coordinate or how much it all cost and how indebted we were going to be afterward.

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are totally doing a “boring” wedding. Although I love the fun and creativity of all of these bees, I just don’t want to worry about any extras or stress myself out. I just want the day to be about us. Plus my Fiance and I have been to SO many weddings the last few years, we are a little wedding(ed) out! haha

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

compared to some we are probably boring. we’re doing it at a lovely beach resort in destin, but i’m not having flowers and i’m diy as much as possible. it’s family and closest friends only, with about 10 kids. typical wedding cake, no photobooth, and not even dancing since that’s not either one of our style. so yeah, boring. but perfect for us. because, well, we are a pretty boring couple. we go to work and come home to our little girl. we spend weekends with family. that’s just us, and it’s perfect.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

my wedding is “wedding” themed… so yes, probably “boring” by some standards. but i don’t care ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

i think it is just a case of reading all of the crazy things people do in the wedding blog world. Most people dont do those things in real life though…… try not to let the WIC get to you

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@happyface:  Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

Ours is going to be like that – not sure what Justice of the peace is though?

I’m also going to source my bouqet locally (from the supermarket) lol Cool

Post # 30
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am afraid our wedding is going to “boring”  as well.  We’re having a church ceremony, then dinner and dance at a hall.  Typical DJ with typical wedding reception songs.  I don’t know why we didn’t decide to do more.. seems like a lot of work I guess and we have a lot of other stuff going on, I just don’t see the awesome touches happening.   I see so many great ideas here and sites like pinterest but I keep telling myself that only people really planning a wedding know about all the cool stuff that’s out there.. so no one will really know what they’re missing.. right??  Then my (out of the loop) aunt came over and told us about this wedding she went to recently where there was a huge cupcake tower and they had this cool thing called a photobooth.   uhhh  sounds perfect

Post # 31
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

The theme of our wedding is “drinking, eating, and dancing”. We have no colors, I told my Maid/Matron of Honor (and only attendant) to wear whatever she wants, and my mom went to choose my flowers on her own (I just told her to get white). Not because I’m holier-than-thou Super Laid Back Bride, but because I’m too lazy to bother making those decisions, and DIY is my kryptonite. Fiance and I just want to have fun, and I didn’t want to spend months agonizing over details.

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