Post # 17
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Post # 18
what are bathroom baskets?
Post # 19
i’m thinking about nixing the programs… i plan to frame our invitations with a photo of us, and sending out thank you postcards.
our ceremony is so basic, i don’t think we need programs.
Post # 20
I have to be honest; there’s not really anything I would’ve gone without. Our day went so well!! We didn’t do Save-the-Dates, or programs, or anything like that (even though I originally wanted to) … and we did so much of it ourselves.. I dunno! I think it went better than I could’ve hoped, and everything was well spent. 🙂
Post # 21
Oh I love this !!! Commenting so that I too can follow
Post # 23
I think if you have entertainment, good food and drinks, your family and friends, and of course your loving significant other, you can do without everything else!
so much money and effort is spent on things your guests won’t really care about or remember when they think back on your wedding day. I am trying to be an exception but it’s tough when you know people have certain expectations about weddings.
Post # 24
Basically baskets in the mens and womens room with items your guests may need durin your reception. Heres one I found from a google search and its from the weddingbee. Ive heard some people say they were useless, and that guests can remember their own stuff. But if i had a headache or other emergency, not everyone has those kinds of things in their clutches so thats why I decided to do it! There are some cute little poems around the web for a way to say “help yourself” or “please take only what you need”
Post # 25
- Wedding: August 2012 - W Hotel Silicon Valley
You don’t have to spend a ton for real flowers! We ordered ours (all red roses) in bulk through Costco and they were beautifyl! A family friend, who does floral work on the side, arranged them for us. You could even do the arranging yourself with your family/bridal party for a lower cost!
Post # 26
Bathroom baskets are baskets of toiletries that are placed in the bathrooms for guests to use. I put things such as bandaids, tissues, hairspray, IB profen, mints, individual things of floss, contact solution, tampons (in the women’s), condoms (in the men’s), lotion, etc. People definitely used them. I was also at a wedding once and cut my foot on some glass and I was incredibly grateful that the bride had some bandaids in her bathroom basket.
Post # 27
I hope I can say that when all is said and done!
Post # 29
Ooooh I’ve seen those. My wedding will be in a hotel so I don’t think it would serve us well to stock the hotel bathroom. The hotel will get more credit than us. haha!
Post # 30
In my case, it’s my mom who wants the traditional wedding. I’m the only child and the only daughter so yeah…
Post # 31
I did not spent a ton of money on these things, but they were not really used :
Bathroom baskets (seriously, was not even touched)
“I spy” cards for “guest entertainment” (everyone was too busy drinking and dancing)
Flip flops (Bought ~50, had ~30 leftover at the end of the night)
Jordan almonds (many leftovers)
Things I’m glad I did do:
Kiddy “bag o’ stuff” (activities and fun stuff for the ~5 kids at our wedding) – Several of our friends ended up wearing the pirate eye patches which made for some fun pics
Fingerprint tree – everyone loved it and we have it hanging in our living room.
Things I wish I did:
Wedding Video – I just saw my friends wedding video (from her wedding 4 years ago) and it really brought back memories of the day. They had the toasts nd folks giving little messages to the B and G – things that you cant get with photos (no matter how awesome the phots are). We absolutley did not have money for a wedding video, but now I wish I had rearranged some things and got one.