Post # 1
Most weddings are the same, white dress, flowers, meal, dance. What did you do to make your wedding unforgettable? Share your details from big, unexpected performances to small details. How did you make your wedding “you”?
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We are going to have fire dancers as reception entertainment and a sushi chef preparing food infront of our guests.
Post # 5
We used Vinyl records as our charger plates & table numbers…. I made a record seating chart too but have to wait for the ONLY pic someone got of it until Christmas. lol
Everyone really liked them =)
Post # 6
First off we chose blue and purple as our wedding colors as my florist who has been in practice for 25+ years said she has never had a bride choose those colors. We wanted bold romantic colors and they turned out amazing!
We did a surprise first dance where halfway through the song, it cut into Crazy in Love by Beyonce where we broke off into a fun choreographed dance NOONE (not even family) knew about it
We handmade our cardbox and cake topper
I wore purple shoes and his socks matched so whenever we danced, you could see them
We had our initials around the arch in rose petals
Post # 7
We’re doing peonies in vintage silver teapots and pitchers like this. (sorry for the huge photo)
We’re doing individual strawberry fruit tarts on a stand like this with tons of peonies. The reception is at a winery, so the stand will be on a wine barrel.
We’re having personalized favor bags that I’m stamping with our names and date. Similar to this.
Also, we are having quilt squares for people to sign instead of a guest book. After the wedding I’ll make a quilt out of them.
We are also having traditional Arabic food, music and dancing because it’s my fiance’s culture.
Post # 8
Pretty much everything was personalised.
We are irish dancers, he is a dance teacher and I dance for the school and help behind the scenes running the school (organising events etc).
So the wedding colours – black, white and royal blue, are the dance school colours. The invitations, menus, table numbers, place cards etc all featured a black and white celtic design. Our rings have celtic trinity knots on them.
We knew most people would expect us to Irish dance as our first dance, but we learned a waltz instead. And then broke into Irish after it. I wore white dance shoes for the first dance.
I walked down the aisle to an Irish slip jig (my fave tune). Before I arrived, he walked down to “I’m blue (dabadee)” – his favourite colour is blue so it was a no brainer!
Post # 9
Everybody loved these little diamond confetti jewels and thought they were so unique!
Our “wishing bowl” guestbook:
Instead of my name, I made a “princess” wire hanger:
Post # 10
Lets say that everyone was talking about the smile on my and new husband’s face all day . We were just so , so happy to be finally tying the knot. And I danced from start to finish ,except for the ceremony ( wish i could have, lol )
The belly dancer which my bridesmaid surpised me with wasn’t bad either . I loved her performance and went and shake my hips a little too .
And on top of that , ceremony , cocktail and main reception decor were totally different , Ceremony was all white , cocktail was light and hot pink , and main reception was tiffany blue and silver with looaddds of crystal .
With that being said, our friends talk more about the happiness that we expressed troughout the day and my dance more than anything . A pic from our photographer to prove our all day smile 🙂
And one non pro pics
Joy isnt as unique in a wedding , cause everyone there should and is truly happy for you but the joy my husband and i felt that day overrides any joy in our life so far . We were really , i mean ridiculoulsy happy and it showed .
Post # 11
@naenae_CA: I love your quilt idea. I am more of a knitter, but when you ahve done that quilt, please share. Handicrafts are always nice 😀
Post # 12
They’re not really unique, more personal. *non-pro pics*
My mum wrote guests names on pebbles for the place names.
The women’s favours were chocolates in the shape of their first initial.
Also I’m pretty sure it’s the first wedding any of my guests had been to where there were Chinese lanterns?
Post # 13
Ooh I love the purple and blue! We are doing dark purple and aqua/turquoise.
Post # 14
I loved my homemade place cards. Within each card, there was a prompt particularly written for the person sitting there. Each person was asked to answer a question. For guests we know well, they were personalized, asking a question like “I recently visited Israel for the first time. My favorite experience there was ___.” For significant others or guests we didn’t know that well, the quesitons were a bit more generic, like “My best Halloween costume ever was___.” They were asked to share their answers wiht the table. This little icebreaker was a HUGE hit, particularly at the table where there were guests that didn’t know each other. It took a bit of time to do a card for each of our 100 guests, but it was TOTALLY worth it.
I also really liked the pre-ceremony iced tea/lemonade and cookie set-up. Big hit with early arrivers. The cookies were all baked by my family and myself.
Finally, we did a switch-aroo on the the wedding party. My brother was on my side and my husband’s sister on his. My bro wore navy like my ladies and my husband’s sister wore gray. I thought it was nice to be able to include our siblings in this way.
Post # 15
@gardendahlia: Where did you get the glass jars the lemonaide was in? I LOVE them-Who set it up? How cold did it stay?
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@Luckygal5571: Our caterer happened to have the jars but had never used them until I showed him a photo I’d pulled from a magazine and was looking to recreate. I was planning on just getting them from Marshalls or Bed, Bath, and Beyond (seen them at both places) but lucked out that he had them on hand. The caterer did the set-up (including the decorative lemon bowl), though with a bit of grumbling initially. After the fact, he commented that it was so easy and such a nice touch that he plans to recommend the station to future couples. The day was pretty mild (72 degrees) but it did stay cold without problems.