Post # 122
*Cash-Bar: If you invite people to a party (a wedding is a party celebrating your marriage) you should provide for them. Basically, either provide the alcohol or don’t offer it at all.
*Long Gap between Ceremony & Reception: HOWEVER, I’m unfortunately going to HAVE to do this at my own wedding. Our Catholic Ceremony starts at 2:00, and if we opened the reception up afterwards (around 3:30) the guests would be drunk before dinner even if we offer appetizers (6pm). We talked about having dinner at 5pm, but decided it was too early. *Sigh* It’s a no win situation here!
*Cheesy DJ’s: Please just play the music. I don’t want to hear you talk. This isn’t a club!
*Stuffy Guests: Lighten up! It’s a party! Let’s have fun and celebrate!
*Beer Covered Dance Floor: I want to dance, but I don’t want to bust my butt. Staff please mop up if there is a spill. 🙂
Post # 123
I recently went to a wedding where they used the plastic-silver utensils. I would never, never do that.
Another had a photographer who was quite a disruption to the ceremony. No, no, no.
Playing (literally) only one genre of music did not encourage much dancing. Meh.
Also, I’ll echo these other ladies: assigning seats/tables is a must, at least in some fashion.
I’m sure I’ll have more to add to this list in a couple weeks!
Post # 124
This thread cracks me up. 🙂 I haven’t been to a wedding since 2004–wtf I know right?
Post # 125
Well I guess I will be doing a lot of things that many guests hate. But there is no way around it really.
My ceremony will be at 2pm in a Catholic church. 2pm or 5:30pm ceremony on a Saturday is almost the only options you have. They won’t let anything get in the way of 4pm mass. We should leave the church by 3:30. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30. That will be about a 2 hour gap but most of our guests live local and some won’t come to the ceremony. Plus, I want that gap because I’m paying a lot of money for a photographer and I don’t want to be rushed for pictures.
I’m only having an open bar during cocktail hour, champagne toast and passed wine during dinner. I can’t afford an open bar all night and I don’t want some of the FI’s friends getting drunk at my wedding. Now that is tacky.
I’m also doing favors, I’ll actually be bottling some nice liquor and passing that out to guests.
When I was younger, most of the weddings that I went to had dessert buffets at the end and I really loved it. Those seem to be dying out now.