(Closed) Not your average wedding…

posted 7 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
413 posts
Helper bee

I can appreciate your not wanting to be the center of attention and think you can certainly acheive your “laid back” party just fine.  My only comment would be the photographer.  I would hope that you would at least want a good friend to take some pictures so you could preserve memories of the day?  Just a thought?

Post # 5
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

  • Engagement Party – didn’t have one!
  • Tuxes for the guys – we did suits instead
  • Florist – we went with a grocery store florist which turned out really well – we got our flowers free from saving up store points and they were exactly what I wanted
  • Save the Dates – necessary for us as everyone was out of town and had to book their hotels before the invites went out
  • Makeup artist – I did my own
  • Formal place settings – we just used what the venue had
  • Champagne – went without

I don’t think you need any of these things to have a beautiful wedding day. However, I would be careful with the friendor photographers. A few of my friends did this and were very disappointed with the outcome as the guests were just that guests and enjoyed the party more than they took pictures (which is what you want I assume). Which resulted in a lot of missed moments. Please reconsider hiring a photographer even if it is just a photography student at least their only job is to take pictures.
Good Luck!

Post # 6
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MasqueradeMom:  This was my exact reaction.

@lessons:  If you feel like you have people you can trust to take pictures, I think that’s fine.  But I feel like that’s the one area where it might be worth it to spring for something more traditional.

We’re skipping a lot of this stuff too.  No engagement party, DJ or Band (a friend is handling the iPod, my fiance is making a playlist).  One location for both, no tuxes or flowers.  Pie instead of cake.  We are having toasts and a first dance, but skipping a lot of the other traditions.  Definitely keeping the champane, though!  I think it’s all about taking what elements work for you and ditching the ones that don’t.

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