(Closed) Married Bees..tell me the touches you added to your day that guest commented on

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Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

All the things that I did that weren’t standard people commented on. For instance, we didn’t do table numbers, we named them after significant places in our relationship. The place where Darling Husband proposed, where we had our first date etc. We also put a little story about why they were significant. People talked to us about them all night long. They also loved our escort cards which were unique too. People still talk about that idea (it’s in my DIY) So I think the unique stuff is what people remember and talk about.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Things that people really commented on:

Our table numbers were pictures of us holding up that number – so for table 1 we held up a white bristol board with a 1 on it.

At the ceremony we had little banners on the back of our chivari chairs for the MOB, MOG, FOG, FOB and grandparents.

Our jazz quintet! They were fabulous and everyone loved them.

Our flower girl did a curtsy(sp?) at the end of the aisle (her improv, nobody told her to) but everyone died of the cuteness.

And the food was awesome!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Oh sorry…you asked for decor! Sorry! I guess our band was kind of like decor…they had a small stage so they were on display? Annnnnd our Flower Girl was really cute….sooo….

OK, yeah, I just need to read posts before responding. Oops! Sorry!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’m more of a visual person so here are some pictures of the decor, ect. that several people commented on:

1. Our gallon Mason Jar centerpieces

2. Our mason jars hanging from the ceremony chairs

3. Our passed lemonade before the ceremony

4. My bouquet and our flowers in general

5. Our handpainted wooden signs around the venue

6. Our wedding signage out front

7. Reserved seating tags at the ceremony location

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

We had 3 large origami koi that were wet folded on each table (thank you Darling Husband and BIL). The guests were fighting over who would take them home.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

no one comments on anything accept your dress, the food/cake, and your toast.  Other then that is it usually “everything was just beautiful/coodinated” etc.  no one will notice those tiny details like you do.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I had bathroom baskets – the girls’ one was nearly gone at the end of the night!

I made a “Don’t Drink and Drive” sign – the reception hall bought it from me for $30

I painted I Do letters to put on the cake stand

I had a photo guest book. 

Most people don’t see a lot of DIY stuff anymore – any special touches they notice!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I just got married on Saturday, and people have not stopped talking about my programs (DIY), my reception centerpieces (paper pom poms I made myself and stuck on some eiffel towers), and my cake (which was very classic and so delicious you wanted to die).

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

@KoiKove: I love that origami koi!

@afbacher: I love the idea of ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’… do you have any pictures?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Strangely enough, it was the music! The prelude was Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes”, I walked down the aisle to “Nothing Else Matter” as performed by Apocalyptica and the recessional was “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica. You would not believe how many guests went ga-ga over the cover by Apocalytica! The next two things I got the most comments on were my Victorian tea hat and my Victorian-inspired lace boots.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@bRooklynRocks: thanks!

The biggest thing I learned was do what will make you happy. No one made a comment about my programs and I know they ended up in the trash, but I love them and it still makes me happy looking at them. They were the biggest PITA, but if I had done it for the guest comments, I would be very sad right now.

The other thing I got comments about, but not the rave reviews I was hoping for was the send-off Yay Flags that I made. I still love, love, love them and have one handy around the house, for the rare times I need to say YAY! πŸ™‚ I am happy that my friends with kids still have them and the kids love playing with them.

Our cake topper also got some good comments. I bought it on Etsy.

Ans everyone loved the hot pink shoes!

But again, my advice–make it personal, make/use things that *you* love and all the effort and money will be worth it no matter what anyone else thinks/says!

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

we got a lot of comments on our favors–we did a mason jar filled with cookie mix with a hand-written recipe for baking them. i got a lot of compliments on that when people went home and baked the cookies πŸ™‚

also, our venue had a lot of bookshelves that we put framed family photographs in–that was a huge hit, especially with the older generations. there was a photograph from my great-aunt’s wedding, which was the same date as ours, and she was able to make it to our wedding even though she’s quite frail and has dementia (and she’s the only one of my grandfather’s 7 siblings, all of whom were super close, and their spouses still alive), so that was an especially big hit with my side of the family!

we also got a lot of compliments on our guest book, which our photographer made with our enagement pics

there were more personal and diy touches (painted wooden table numbers, escort cards, programs, bathroom baskets, kippot…) but i’m not sure i can remember anyone specifically mentioning them, unless it was like one of my bridesmaids who knew i’d been working on it πŸ˜‰ people loved our welcome bags for out of towners too, but my mom and aunts put those together so i can’t take credit πŸ˜‰ plus that wasn’t wedding day decor!

but what i got the most comments on was how happy hubs and i were πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are having a very simple ceremony in an old country church for immediate family, and a cocktail reception at a 1950’s inspired Italian Resturaunt.  We aren’t really doing much for decor.  No centerpieces, other than the single red rose and candle the resturaunt provides with off-white linens and black napkins (our colors are black/ivory).  Not many flowers, we will just bring the altar arrangement to place on the cake table.

I am taking the time to make our reception invites, programs, and some photo collages of my Fiance and I to hang in the ‘ballroom’ area where the band will be playing.

I went much more glam with my dress than I had first thought, hitting a glitzy vintage note.

I am hoping that people will remember how we looked, the great home cooked pasta, homemade cake, great music, and Love, Family, and FUN!  I hope I am not missing the mark, but in my experience, I have never looked back on a wedding I have attended and remembered the centerpieces, flowers, or decor…unless it was totally something wild.  I always remember what the bride looked like and how much fun I had.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Forgot to mention that I am also writing my ceremony from beginning to end, so I hope that the personal message within will be something that is remembered. (Sorry, I know you were asking about decor…but I really don’t have any) πŸ™‚

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