(Closed) One thing you REFUSED to have at your wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 227
2553 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@cuddlz88:  We arent having dancing at our wedding period. The good thing about weddings is they are all different. Our guests will be treated to a 4 course meal at one of the best steakhouses in Dallas. If people complain of a “boredom and sore bums” because the YMCA isnt played, then they can get the f out.

Post # 228
6239 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

My absolute thing that was banned from the start was:

Chair covers. Will not have them.


Other things I won’t have are:

Tuxes or vests for the groomsmen, garter toss, plastic aisle runner, and favors

Post # 229
2437 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

No cake cutting.

No chair covers.

No receiving line.

No father daughter dance or mother son dance.



Post # 230
2253 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

There were a couple of things I refused to have at Darling Husband and I’s wedding:

  • I didn’t do a garter toss. I was never comfortable with the idea of my DH’s head up my skirt while my dad was sitting a coupe of feet away.
  • Traditionally a lot of Vietnamese-American weddings have live bands that sing Vietnamese songs. Usually, this aimed at pleasing the older guests. Father-In-Law kept insisting for us to have one but I refused since I have never heard of a good band.
  • We didn’t do a dollar dance or any type of line dancing.

Post # 231
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Oh man. *Deep Breath*

1.) No bouquet. (WHAT?!?! You all scream in unison. Yep. I hate them. Why the F. do I have to have one? My dad will walk me in, and I’ll walk out with my husband. I’ll have plenty to do with my hands the whole time, and see the next one: I won’t have anywhere to put it during the ceremony.

2.) No wedding party. (WHAT?!?! You all scream in unison. Yep. It makes more sense for us, for our families, and for our style.)

3.) No garter toss. That is so uncomfortable. No bouquet toss (obviously.)

4.) No sand/unity candle ceremony. 

5.) No wedding march, no canon in D, no songs that I’ve ever heard at any wedding before.

6.) No line/group dancing

7.) No receiving line

8.) No assigned tables/seating charts

9.) No massive amounts of flowers – they will be added for pops of color but I want to use wood and lanterns as my centerpieces

10.) No fussy updo for me

11.) No suit for Dear Fiance – we both want him to wear just a vest and shirt. My mother is fighting us hard on this one 😀

12.) No plastic (this is actually a requirement by my venue as well.)

13.) No crappy beer or wine. We aren’t allowed to have liquor so my Dear Fiance and father are brewing all the beer for the recetion and I will personally pick the wine.

14.) No grand exit. (Maybe.)


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