Post # 17
No children-this for us has been the biggest sore spot with guests and at the end of the day, my feeling (and his as well) if you can’t come we understand. We have made accomodations for parents that can not find someone to watch their children by providing a sitter onsite, however, it is the parents responsibility to pay. We just feel like a wedding is an adult affair, especially on New Year’s eve, it’s just no place for a child (reception ends at 2:00 am).
Post # 18
Open bar and venue….we really want to have an outdoor reception in my in-laws backyard.
Post # 19
Renting better chairs at the venue! My mom and I went around and around on this one and I finally won! Its not like I’m asking for expensive chairs, I’m happy with black plastic folding chairs. I just really do not like the dirty white plastic arm chairs that the public uses everyday in the pavilion.
Post # 20
Cool location, small guest list and non-religious.
Post # 21
For us it is an awesome swing band. I’m also really picky about reception sites. I don’t want someplace crowded, with a low ceiling, or with bad sound. If we are having a fancy swing band we need good sound and a big old dance floor.
Post # 22
Open bar and a Saturday night
Post # 23
Photographer! I picked one with a photojournalist style…love the way the pics tell a story! This is definately one of our top 3 expense items 🙁 BUT we will look back on the day with the photos to tell the story!
Post # 24
food, liquor, photographer!
Post # 25
Not getting married in a church or by any sort of pastor/clergy. That’s the only thing we haven’t budged on – and trust me, it’s been difficult! People have actually told us our marriage won’t be real.
Post # 26
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
The getting married part. 🙂
Ok, ok, ok. That’s obvious. 🙂 It was having the reception at my parents’ house.
Post # 27
photography. i want hard-copy memories
Post # 28
Nothing outdoors. This is funny, because we are an extremely outddorsy couple…we camp at least 2 weekends every month, hike, backpack…the outdoors is a huge part of our lives. But I’m been to way too many outdoor weddings that were miserably hot, humid, sunny, windy, cold or rainy….I’m not interested at all. It’s amazing how many people keep trying to talk us into moving things outside.
And we gave up our ideal venue because the caterer wasn’t up to FI’s standards (he’s a chef, and good food was not negotiable). I’m really sad to lose the buliding, but I promised him good food, and so good food it will be…
Post # 29
open bar and no religion (or mention of God) in the ceremony
Post # 30
Our Bag piper down the isle, our Photographer and our AWESOME DJ 🙂
Post # 31
Getting married at my home church. 🙂