(Closed) Just for fun – Stuff you don’t “get”

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
Post # 167
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I love this thread! And I dont think anyone is being mean or judgemental By The Way.

Here are mine:

MASON JARS as decor, I just dont get it, at all.

CAKE SMASHING as is said above, to me is disrespectful. I dont want to be embarassed in front of all of my family and friends with having food smashed in my face. Esp after spending so much money on having a professional do my make-up. Not very nice or funny.

I do like the photos of some of your wedding attire and objects from the wedding. I would put them all in my photo album. I think that small things like that are a reflection of your style. And it would be something I would love to share with future brides wanting ideas and even my children one day. And unless I had pictures of these things I would probably forget what they all looked like, lol.

BUT I saw one a few weeks ago with a bride sitting on a bed NEXT to her wedding dress, shoes & bouquet. It was one of the strangest things I have ever seen and gave me a morbid kind of feeling.

OVER THE TOP CENTERPIECES are something that I dont get. Its not about whats on the table so please dont put an elephant sized something on them. Pleeeease!




Post # 168
9028 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@In the media:i think u must have read my mind cos i totally agree with mostly everything u said about the second dress/seating charts/no kids… 

Post # 169
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@baileysbride2be: I ADORE mason jars…LOL. I had a friend who went to a wedding and instead of glasses, the bride and groom used mason jars. I was raised in the country so it reminds me of home =)

Post # 170
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Great thread.

I don’t get the bride and groom’s names, initials and pictures EVERYWHERE.  Pictures plastered all over the STD and invite, initials the isle runner and dance floor, picture and/or initials projected on the wall, just….everywhere.

Edited to take out another comment I made that, after reading all 5 pages of this thread, I realized wasn’t quite coated with the 10 tons of sugar some posters here require.  Yeesh people, thicken the skin a little, eh?  There will undoubtedly be someone out there that “doesn’t get” or thinks something you are going to do/did on your wedding day is tacky.  It’s going to happen. Close the thread if your delicate sensibilities are so easily offended.  

Post # 171
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t know if anyone posted this yet, but I don’t “get” why brides need mor than one dress.  I paid a LOT of money for my dress.  Why would I want to change into some short little number that I could wear any other day of my life?  When do you ever get a chance to wear a wedding dress again?

Post # 172
439 posts
Helper bee

I don’t particularly get the jumping pictures, but we’re having a bounce house at our reception, so a jumping pic is mandatory.  Our whole bridal party won’t fit in the bounce house at the same time, though.

Post # 174
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Before my wedding, I had said that we would NOT be having a jumping picture because I just didn’t get it. We ended up taking about 10 in a row and they came out soo cool. Some of my favorite bridal party pics.

That being said, I always LOVE the garter toss/bouquet toss. We kept ours cute and classy – my groom lifted each individual layer under the dress (there were about 10) which made everyone laugh, then had to take off my boot to get the garter off. Nothing above my knee was visible and it made everyone chuckle.

However, I did feel bad for the girl who caught my bouquet – the guy who caught the garter was an older cousin’s bf and he proceeded to crawl across the floor and put it on the leg of the 21-year old girl with his teeth! So awkward. At least she was able to laugh about it later.


Post # 175
139 posts
Blushing bee

I had never heard about “trash the dress” but you´re all rigth, is the most silly thing on earth! You spend thousands of dollars on the dress just to trash it?? silly silly.

I don´t like multiple weddings, like where two or more couples get married at the same time,  I think it became something more generic, I don´t know. I don´t want to offend anyone but I just don´t get it.

The second dress also annoy me, I think is because I think I will love my wedding dress so much that I want to use it the entire nigth. And also because a wedding dress is so special why do you want to wear anything different in your wedding day?? I don´t get it

Post # 176
9028 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

i love this thread.. its a shame ppl are getting upset about it.

Post # 177
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - The Whitney

I think everyone already said mine…but…


bouquet/garter toss – I just never understood the why behind it.

cake smashing in the face – I’m not against the “haha” about it, but I spent too much money on my make up to have to go dig icing and cake out of my nose.


ETA: Tiara’s and the “princess” theme. I think I played Pretty, Pretty princess enough as a child with my friends.


Post # 178
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

There are a ton of things I just don’t get:

Cake smashing – why would I want to ruin my makeup and spend half the evening with cake up my nose?

Dollar dances – I can’t understand asking for money at a wedding, but I think this may be a regional thing or cultural thing I just didn’t grow up with.

Ring bearers – why would I give something that expensive to a two year old?

Bouquet toss – ok I think this thing would have been ok if I were younger or had alot of single friends, but as it stands, most of our friends are married and I don’t want to point out those few who aren’t.

Having more in the wedding party then those who attend?

Tiara’s – ok I am wearing one because my mom and FH insisted (and it was a little weird having them shop together online in seperate cities and they picked it out together), but really, why am I wearing a crown? I just don’t get it.




Post # 179
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t really get the latest “county fair” decorating trends. The multicolored decor, the bunting, the mason jars, the candy buffets, paper bags, multicolored straws…I just don’t get it. I’m probably just boring though.

Post # 180
255 posts
Helper bee

@tksjewelry haha LOVE the ring bearer comment, too true!

I am from New Zealand and LOTS of the trends I have never seen (so the whole candybar/dollar dance thing is so far from anything I’ve seen)

That being said have obviously gotten TONNES of ideas off here (coloured shoes – yup! WB convinced me!)

Not into the whole monnogramed thing, but in saying that I’m doing heaps of things that have been flagged as tacky hehe

PS I love this post! Is so nice to have a ‘real’ conversation with lots of you



Post # 181
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

LOL, here are some pics from my wedding that people have mentioned in this thread.  I’m NOT offended at all… I absolutely LOVED my wedding day and wouldn’t change a thing.  Definitely to each their own!  Laughing

Chiavari chairs:

Close up bouquet shot with head cut off:

Another semi-headless shot (and with Darling Husband holding my bouquet):

Photobooth pics:

Dress in window shot:


BMs all in same dress:

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