(Closed) Married Bees: what could you have eliminated from your reception?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Not eliminate per se but I really freaked out over the mock-up centerpieces I saw a few weeks before my wedding. They were nothing like what I wanted but I didn’t want to hurt the florist’s feelings and didn’t know how to tell him nicely that I didn’t care for them. Fortunately, the florist gave me and my mother time together to consider them and panicking, I told my mother my thoughts. She calmed me down, we talked to the florist, changes were made and I felt better. But I kept worrying about what my flowers would look like day-of.

Day-of I heard they looked great but honestly, I was so busy with other things, I barely noticed them.

So I guess this is just a really long way of saying, “Don’t stress about the minute details b/c you will be too busy/excited day of to notice.”

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Ooh, posting to find later, this will be a must read thread!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Actually, I would have cut our first dance. It was super awkward…Darling Husband and I just swaying feeling really uncomfortable while people watched us for a minute and a half.  Before my wedding, I probably would have said the photobooth. But, all our guests LOVED it, so in retrospect it was a good choice. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

uGH, THE FIRST DANCE (AND THE FATHER/DAUGHTER MOTHER/SON DANCES) WERE SO LONG!! i WOULD HAVE TOLD THE DJ TO CUT THEM IN HALF.

SORRY FOR CAPS, I AM AT WORK. WE HAVE TO TYPE IN CAPS AND I AM TOO LAZY TO EDIT THIS POST 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

yeah my dances were too long too…other than that some of the DIY stuff I did was so unnecessary.  Seriously the small details we obsess over are useless lol.  Or at least the ones I chose to.  Like place cards and menus and stuff… no one  cared about those.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We did a choreographed dance which was AWESOME! just had to back up the first dance after PPs :-)) I would have eliminated half the food, there was far too much and probably the favours. I would have added more food at pre-drinks (to soak up some alcohol) and less food at the reception (because people were more interested in alcohol & dancing)

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Commenting to look back on this thread later, we will soon be meeting with our venue for our final payment, and if we want to add any enchancements onto our already awesome wedding package we have to do it that day. Torn on if its worth the extra couple hundred dollars or not!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Dj wish I had Done iPod like I wanted – my favorite part was my fall apart bouquet Toss

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@alishaloo:  I did that too!  Being an older bride we didn’t want to do the typical bouquet toss so we had all the single women and men out on the floor when I tossed the “bouqet”.  The guys loved it and most people got a stem.  

I don’t have any regrets as everything we did was appreciated and worth it.  🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Barika:  oh man I thought I was the first! But it’s so fun z!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The grooms cake – We had so much cake left over!

We were excited to plan the wedding -so we went cake tasting while we still had money – lol! So we got a really nice cake and a grooms cake.

As time went on, we blew through our budget and in hindsight – we probably wouldnt have splurged so much on cake if we had waited till later.  But once it was contracted  – as you know – non-refundable – so..LET THEM EAT CAKE!!

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Ashley_P:  This is a great topic for a post!  I’m sure I’ll be checking back periodically as my wedding date gets closer.

I really haven’t been to many weddings, but I will mention something I know I’m cutting out because I honestly think it’s a waste of money: wedding favors.  I can’t remember the wedding favors from any of the weddings I’ve attended … So they either didn’t have any (and I didn’t even notice at the time), or they had something I didn’t even bother to take home with me. 

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