Post # 47
We had everything on your list at our wedding. But we could have done without the menus. Although I’m glad we had them it is one thing that we could have eliminated and it wouldn’t have changed the feel of the reception.
Post # 48
We’re not having programs nor menus.
The favors are a point of contention – I want something cheap but useful, my fiance prefers something more extravagant!
Post # 49
Starting to not feel so guilty about choosing NOT to print menus OR programs.
Post # 50
We’re skipping the cake – which isn’t exactly a “small detail” for a lot of weddings, but we just didn’t see the point.
We’ll have dessert from the venue and a small sweet table later in the night.
As for the other small details in your list – We’re doing all of them!!! Ha ha.. I couldn’t care less about menu cards, but my Fiance wanted them, so he did them. I can see the ceremony program getting cut if we run out of time to create it.
Post # 51
Definitely skipping menu cards and ceremony programs. I just do not see the point of the programs… menu cards ya if you have a big wedding. We are having 50 ppl and I am just doing place cards like an Xmas ball ornament with their name on it or a pinecone with a card on it(name on it). Family flowers we might skip. I think just my dad will have a bout. garter toss and bouquet toss bc nobody is single. I am going to have both but no toss. Yep,just keeping it simple but elegant:)
Post # 52
We are skipping centerpieces, menus, seating charts and linens. Our reception is more of a cocktail hour with dinner to follow in the ship’s dining room once we set sail, so we didn’t need any of these things. We’re still doing the guestbook, bouquets, and our guests are getting Out of Town bags with special favors.
Post # 53
the plan is to skip on the following… but we will see when it is all said an done with my mom! I do not plan on spending the crazy amount for a cake. I dont want to do Ceremony cards. I am not doing a lot of flowers. No limo, we are having a self pay bar if people decide to drink, my Fiances family is very religios and doesnt drink, so i think it would be rude if we had an open bar anyways. I am skipping on the coacktail hour as that was CRAZY expensive and taking our pictures earlier in the day and just a few after the ceremony with family and just heading right into the reception. I do not feel like the favors anyone ever keeps anyways, so not going to do that! I just do not want to skip on the photographer, the venue which I LOVE overlooking the cliffs of the ocean and a pathway down to the beach! and then the DJ.. who knew DJs where so expensive???!!!
Post # 54
Help…speaking of cutting back, most weddings we have attended are not open bar. I was thinking of having wine during the dinner for guests, champagne for the toasts. And was also wondering, if it is out of date to maybe have a wedding punch for guests to serve themselves too. Like a rum or vodka punch. The venue we are gng to be at has large punch service bottles and bowls, and we were thinking of having a relative put it together for us. Our wedding is more focused on the reception and we will also be paying a band to be there, so something has to give! lol…suggestions please.
Post # 56
@Soon to be Mrs. McKenna:
Yes…DJ’s are getting VERY pricey. It was only a few dollars more for us to get a 3 person band for a few hours than to have a DJ…I agree with the favors too, I hate to give little trinkets that people throw out…I am not sure whether to cut them out or make a donation in lieu of or what yet….
Post # 57
The only thing out of that list that we’re skipping is favors. And we are *kind* of skipping the menu cards…I’m just going to make a small card for each item on the buffet that says what it is and lists any top 8 food allergens it might contain, and whether it’s veg/vegan friendly. As someone with a restricted diet this is very important to me, because I know how hard it is to be a guest at an event with food allregies/medically restricted diet/etc. and have no idea what’s in the food you’re about to eat. I know at least four of our guests eat a restricted diet of some sort so I want them to feel comfortable about what they’re eating 🙂
Post # 58
Well were skipping the ceiling and at this point I think any extra lighting as well (uplighting) which is a small detail but a big expense! Were also skipping programs all together and menu cards but I do have a chalkboard I’ll write the menu on! At this point I’m still searching for linens but I believe were going with white table clothes and thats it, were using the chairs the venue has and green cloth napkins a fellow bee sent us. =D
Post # 59
I think that the white table linens are fine. That is what we are doing too. I have our centerpieces and the table number and with everything going on the table I find that white is enough. Although one of my friends suggested getting those loose fabric rose petals, you can buy so cheap and scattering them around the middle of the table for colour…not sure if I will go for that idea, but I guess it would give the table a punch of colour. Just not sure if I find it will look cluttered.