(Closed) Looking Back, What Could You Have Done Without on Your Wedding Day?

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Post # 3
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Commenting so I can follow along – great idea!

Post # 4
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

Good question! I’m watching this thread too!

Post # 5
6111 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@TaurianDoll:  I guess the whole act of driving all the way to Canada (880 miles) with my gown, his suit, rings – then asking his parents to be our witnesses who had to drive 750 miles – that was all kind of uncessary for a 15 minute ceremony in reality, as we could have gotten married at the courthouse easy peasy with the same outcome. 

I would have still gone on the trip to Canada though!

But hey – I got great photos, it was a blast, I have no regrets!  Just in hindsight, it wasn’t very necessary, just a luxurious want!

Probably not the answer you were going for…

Post # 6
3942 posts
Honey bee

Uplighting was silly. Our venue was so beautiful but the DJ talked us into a package and I went along with it. I honestly didnt even notice it until I got the pictures back, and I feel like its one of those things that nobody else noticed/will remember.


Post # 7
2701 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Um, probably the only thing we could have done without was a champagne toast and maybe welcome bags.  The champagne toast was something I really irrationally wanted though, so while unnecessary, I don’t regret having it.  I have no idea if guests like the welcome bags or not.  I assume they did becuase there was free candy, but I’m pretty sure they could have done without it.

Some things that we did not have that were not missed: Chiavari charis, chair covers and/or sashes, upgraded linens (just used whatever the venue had), uplighting, drapping, live band (we had an excellent DJ), eleborate centerpieces, aisle runner, and sparklers/bubbles/rice for a grand exit (we stayed until the very end).

Things we had that I’m glad we did:

Limo for us, our bridal party, and our bridal party’s SOs.  We had a 2 hour gap between the ceremony and reception so we drove around town taking pictures and it was nice that we were able to accomodate everyone + their dates. 

Open bar and had special beer brought in (there was no way I was going to just serve Miller or Bud and I think our guests appreciated that).

Bathroom baskets: people definitely used them.

Post # 8
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - W Hotel Silicon Valley

@TaurianDoll:  I probably would have skipped favors all together (we had matchbooks and shot glasses and lot of people didn’t even take them.) If I could re-do it, I would have done something edible or a photo booth instead. 

Post # 9
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would definitely am interested in hearing more through this thread! So bumping up 🙂

Post # 10
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Commenting so I can follow BUT a few weeks ago I asked a friend what her regrets were for her wedding and she said she wished she wouldn’t have spent so much on real flowers. That at the time she thought it was a great idea but admitted no one really remembered the flowers.

Post # 11
5285 posts
Bee Keeper

I want to hear more also..so posting to follow!

Post # 12
1461 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m commenting to come back and read comments! 

Post # 13
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Commenting to follow!

Post # 14
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

commenting to follow up on later responses! 

Post # 15
1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@RunsWithBears:  aw im glad you say you liked your Bathroom baskets because Im doing this too!

Post # 16
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

uplighting, programs, live musicians…. 

a lot of extra paper things we did were not necessary. 

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