(Closed) On a scale from 1 to 10…

posted 8 years ago in Beehive
  • poll: On a scale from 1 to 10, how traditional or untraditional is your wedding?
    1 - Extremely traditional : (3 votes)
    2 %
    2 : (20 votes)
    14 %
    3 : (24 votes)
    16 %
    4 : (24 votes)
    16 %
    5 : (25 votes)
    17 %
    6 : (16 votes)
    11 %
    7 : (24 votes)
    16 %
    8 : (9 votes)
    6 %
    9 : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 4
    5263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I said about a 7. It’s traditional in that I’m wearing a white dress, and we’re having a reception with food, drinks, and dancing. 

    But we are having absolutely no religion in the ceremony, we’re having it at an architectural artifacts shop, I’m not wearing a veil, I’ll be making our cakes myself, we’re doing a first look, spending the night before the wedding together, having mismatched Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, possibly an uneven bridal party, I’m not wearing white shoes, etc. 

    Post # 6
    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i voted 4, but it might be more like a 2 or 3 maybe. We are getting married at a church, and having a reception afterwards. ( i sooo wanted it at an art gallery but that didn’t work out… i don’t know if thats all that offbeat though ) I am wearing a white dress with a veil, my dad is walking me down the aisle, i’m having a bridal party, we are having a cake at the reception…… hmmm, i guess the only thing that may be untraditional is that we might do a first look. (to which my mom thinks i’m nuts!)


    Post # 7
    5263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    dana – yay! The botanical gardens sound amazing. I know it’s awhile away, but definitely post your pictures!

    I feel really lucky to have found online resources like WB. I don’t think I would have had so much courage to bypass some traditional aspects of weddings that I dislike if it wasn’t for the brides on here and creative blogs. 

    Post # 8
    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I think our wedding may look more traditional to an outsider than we (my Fiance and I) think it is.  Our “non-traditional” elements are more about the attitude we’re taking towards the wedding rather than the decorations or things like that…  And even then, most of what our society thinks of as a “traditional” wedding is based on late 19th/early 20th century upper class weddings- not really the wedding that most people throughout history would have had. So I kind of think the whole “traditional” vs. “non-traditional” thing is bunk anyway 😉

    Post # 9
    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I voted 4 but I SUCK at these ‘objective’ sorts of rankings.  Whenever, for example, the doctor asks me how much pain I’m in on a scale of 1-5, I just look at her blankly and ask for explanations of what a 1 is and what a 5 is…and even if she agrees to provide them, I still struggle.

    We’re having absolutely nothing religious in our wedding, but I’m wearing a big white ballgown and veil and we’re having a formal reception with five-course dinner.  We’re writing our ceremony ourselves, but it’ll probably ‘feel’ pretty traditional nonetheless.  However, all of our food is going to be vegan, cake included.  I would LOVE to make my own cake because I like it way better than anything I’ve ever had from any bakery, but I hate freezing cake and I don’t want to make it the day before.  My BM’s will be in dresses in the same fabric and designer but won’t match in style.  We’re having a wedding that is inspired by both NYC and the Victorian era and will be held in a mansion formerly owned by a (now-dead) rich old white man, and our colors are lavender, navy, ice blue, ivory, and gold…so make of that what you will.  We will definitely be sleeping together the night before the wedding too, but absolutely not doing a first look.  No garter or bouquet toss.  So yeah.  We’re sticking with some traditions and leaving others behind.  I have no idea what ‘number’ my wedding would get on the traditional scale but there ya go.

    Post # 10
    1011 posts
    Bumble bee

    Very traditional invitations.  Wedding in church.  Formal attire.  Reception in club.  Tiered wedding cake.  BUT, no dancing, garter toss, bouquet toss.

    Post # 11
    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m having a moderately traditional ceremony in form, but not in content. The reception is not traditional at all (bocce tournament, karaoke, small plates, lounge style, etc.). We’re also having a weekend of events, so that is still new.

    Basically, I’m untraditional but not incredibly off-beat.

    Post # 12
    15 posts
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I say about a 5. There’s going to be a bride in a white dress and veil, but the groom will be in a suit not a tux. Ceremony will be secular and outside. No father walking down the aisle/giving away. Lunch reception afterwards, but no cake cutting or garter/bouquet toss. Very minimal dancing, with no drinking (it’s lunch time, who needs a drink at lunch time?)


    It’ll probably look like a traditional wedding, it’s only when you really pay attention and look closely that you’ll notice that some traditions are missing.

    Post # 13
    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’ll be honest…we’re pretty darn traditional.  I’ll go with a 1-2.  Fiance and I aren’t really “off-beat” and “eclectic” people.  And I am using those terms with the utmost respect to all of you gals that are!  It just doesn’t fit us very well.  We’re doing a Catholic ceremony (that alone makes it pretty traditional, doesnt it??:), I’m in a big ball gown, the men are in tuxes-including fathers.  The reception will be a catered event with cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing…and we’re having the cake-cutting, garter toss, bouquet toss, etc.  I guess maybe the only UNtraditional thing might be that our colors are black and white with a polka dot theme…apparently the elder members of the family think that is pretty atrocious 😉

    Post # 14
    650 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    ours is in between- wearing a white dress (lace though), no veil. were doing a casual bbq style food, outside under a wedding tent, we want to get married in the woods (deep into the woods) and write the ceremony ourselves. want our ceremony to be unique. i will be using music WITH lyrics while walking down the asile. my music isnt anything typical or lovey dovey wedding music. (im walking down to the fray’s song never say never) i like sad/mellow music lol… we will be using music quotes for table numbers (can ya tell i love music?)  got  hoping to stick some dashboard confessional in there too.  got my bridesmaid dresses at macys, not a bridal salon. my maid of honor is my mom. for our pictures we dont want many “posed shots” and we plan to get pictures in the woods, creek, old oil tank holder, old brick walls, barn and in our bed and breakfast garden. (plus im hoping some of the kitties/chickens at the bed and breakfast will wonder into some of our pictures.) lol. we will have dancing, alcohol. were paying for our wedding ourselves, it was our choice (our parents offered to pay.) and we are doing it on a 5000 budget. so  iwould say its in the middle, depedning on which way you look at it.

    Post # 15
    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I said 2 because for us, our Nuptial Mass is the focus of our wedding day.  Ivory dress, veil and blusher, dad’s walking me down the aisle, etc…  At the reception it will be a traditional party and we’re doing the traditional cake cuttings, bouquet toss, etc… 

    It’s not going to be cheesy traditional, but still very elegant and beautiful.

    Post # 16
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We are having a semi-traditional but “off-beat”-ish wedding.

    It won’t be religious since Fiance isn’t religious.

    Our wedding and reception is on a Sunday in a place that used to be a church. 

    The guys will be wearing chucks.

    I’ll be wearing green ballerina flats.

    Our menu is [CENSORED] but completely non-traditional.

    There are several details that are non traditional (TV show names instead of table numbers, Scrabble favors, live-streaming the whole thing online, etc).

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