Post # 1
Someone started this thread on the knot board, and I thought it was very interesting to see what everybody said!
In the weddings you have been to in the past, what stuck with you the most? Do you remember the good/bad food, the dj, the little details the bride puts in, etc.
I think reading about other people’s opinions of weddings can help us know what to do/not to do at our own!
Post # 3
At my uncles’ reception, his vietnamese bride sang him a song along with the band, and forgot half the words. It was VERY sweet.
At my girlfriend’s wedding, I just remember her veil getting caught on the pew during her recessional, and her head jerked back….amusing moment. Also, the chicken was like rubber. Thank god she’s a vegetarian so she didn’t have to know. Also, some people pigged out at the buffet, and they actually ran out of the rubber chicken before the last tables got there.
At my stepbrother’s wedding, I remember the gorgeous centerpieces (brides parents own a nursery) and the delicious food (stuffed chicken) and my intoxicated stepbrother dancing (really bad dancer, but thinks he’s great – kind of like Chandler from friends, or Elaine from Seinfeld)
Post # 4
Oh, at my girlfriends wedding, the groom did several hilarious things (because of nerves) like straddling a barrier on the "stage" part of the cathedral to get behind his bride for the "signing" of the registry, and saying that he would let his bride "have her last words" during their Thank you speech
Oh, and at my FI’s stepbrother’s wedding, his Brother-In-Law and flowergirl who was 4 (BILs daughter) sang a very touching song together at the reception. Not a dry eye in the hall.
OK, I think I’m done now
Post # 5
To be totally honest it’s usually the bad and/or quirky things I remember….people forgetting to stand when the bride walked down the aisle at one wedding, having to move a ceremony indoors when a downpour started at another. Fat Bottomed Girls cell phone ringtone going off during a ceremony at another one, etc.
If you ask me specifically "what doyou remember about So&Sos wedding?" There are a few where I can say "they had a ton of food", "they had a really good band" "their ceremony was totally unique,"
Post # 6
I usually remember either bad stuff or really sweet stuff.
Bad Stuff —
I remember my cousin’s wedding when they ran out of food before we got any.
At my other cousin’s wedding last summer there was a fire in the kitchen and we had to stand outside for an hour while the fire department inspected everything (and some of the food was ruined).
At friend’s wedding, they had the reception in the church hall and there wasn’t enough room for all their guests, so we had to sit on the floor in the nursery, which sucked
At a wedding this past weekend, the bride gave a beautiful, tearful toast to her groom who had been serving in the military.
I remember one couple’s very sweet vows to each other.
At a friend’s wedding, the groom suprised the bride and sang her favorite song at the reception
And before I getting engaged, I barely noticed details like invitations or flowers or centerpieces. Now I notice and appreciate all those things! 🙂
Post # 7
Here are some of the good things I remember from weddings:
- Friend who recited their own vows. It was very personal and it totally made me cry.
- Being served "family style" at a wedding. I thought this was a great alternative to a buffet and it really helped break the ice and encouraged conversation.
- At FSIL’s wedding, they did the blessing of the hands during their ceremony and that was the first time I saw that.
- At my brother’s wedding, MOB was escorted to her seat at the start of the ceremony, she sat there for a few seconds, got up and then went back down the aisle saying "I have to get the girls ready." She was also wearing a too tight WHITE suit/dress and she popped a button near her gut. She didn’t even try to fix it.
- At brother’s wedding, Maid/Matron of Honor made the cake and it really looked terrible. I think my 4-year-old niece could have done a better job. Maid/Matron of Honor obviously didn’t use any dowel rods or supports for the layers because the cake was very crooked.
- Also at brother’s wedding—yeah, this one was a real winner—The FOB also served as photographer. He had the camera on a tripod and actually stopped when he was walking down the aisle to hit the timer. Then he went back to join his daughter and pose for a picture.
- At my cousin’s wedding (I was about 8 at the time), the grandmother of the bride sneezed in a way that sounded like a fart. Laughter errupted. I think that’s the only thing I remember from that wedding.
Post # 8
At my FI’s roommate’s wedding, the groom grabbed his brides butt during their first dance. He was not nonchalent about it (he could have done it when they were facing away from all the guests). The best part is that he just did it automatically, and he clearly didn’t think there was anything wrong with it!
Post # 9
Good: A video: At a wedding I went to recently the couple made a really cute video where they had before meeting bride and after meeting bride behaviors like slamming the door in her face, to holding open the door and making her do all chores to helping her, dressing poorly to dressing well etc. and they way they shot the video with split screens was really cute and the whole audience was engaged and laughing and we learned a lot about them which was nice since usually you only know the bride or the groom.
They also had some high centerpieces and some low ones on alternating tables which I thought was a great way to save money. . . just a tip Their candy bar had little bags with their names on a sticker and a quote.
Bad: Have two cakes- one nice tasty one that they cut for close family and a regullar sheet cake that tasted horrible for everyone else
Post # 10
I remember at my cousin’s wedding they served an intermezzo course of sorbet during dinner. Most of the guests had not seen something like this before and were really impressed with it. It stands out in my memory as a very nice touch.
Post # 11
At a cousin’s wedding, the flower girl started to walk down the aisle, looked up and suddenly realized how many people were there. She instantly went into hysterics and had to be taken out by her dad.
A another cousin’s wedding, the beautiful lakeside setting on an equally beautiful day.
At the same cousin’s wedding, her know-it-all SIL insisted she knew how to bustle wedding gowns and the bride didn’t need to wait for the MOB who had been taught to bustle the gown. SIL screwed it up and the reception photos all show the bride with the dress train thrown over her shoulder.
A friend’s wedding at which the groom sang to the bride. He was an absolutely HORRIBLE singer which made it all the sweeter.
Post # 12
I always remember:
-the food at every wedding I attended and whether it was good/bad/just ok.
– if the speeches are too long, or if the men cried 🙂
– Acqward kisses – I remember the acqward kiss at a friend of my FI’s wedding this past summer. It was so funny I almost had to turn away to stop from laughing.
I rarely remember:
– the cake.
– the favors – I am so bad that I actually said to my mom "we should do this favor" and she said "your cousin had that at her wedding last year".
– any of the the centerpieces.
Post # 13
I always remember the food , good , bad , ok , mouth-watering!
I remember if people danced or not.
I think it’s the unplaned moments that make for the most memoriable.Â
Post # 14
at the last wedding i went to, the couple came down and gave a bouquet of flowers to each set of parents right after the vows. the bride, both moms, (and pretty much all the guests) were in tears. they all hugged and had a "welcome to the family" moment. it was so sweet and beautiful.
at my FBIL’s wedding, the dj was AWFUL. he introduced the couple wrong when they made their entrance at the reception – he shares a first name with a popular actor, and the dj slipped and introduced them as "mr. and mrs. ACTOR’s NAME" instead of theirs (!!!) also, he just encouraged a lot of lewd behaviour (esp. with the garter toss) and such that was VERY not them.
as a child, i remember really enjoying 1) being able to sip my parent’s champagne for the first time, 2) my sisters and i were able to be taken home early from a late reception in a limo while all the adults danced the night away, 3) a cousin and i had the chance to request (and SING!) our favorite songs at a reception… being special and fun or us as well as probably very entertaining for the adults.
Post # 15
oh, and also at FBIL’s wedding, the caterers messed up. the menu was not what they had finally decided on, but an earlier menu that was less fancy and less food. the price, however, was the same as the last agreement. my guy (who was the best man) had to run around the entire reception trying to argue a lower price and get everything worked out – trying not to bother the couple to much, but they were clearly upset by the whole thing.