Post # 1
Some posts lately about things that people have never seen at a wedding have me wondering: are there any elements you are incorporating into your wedding that you previously thought of as odd or just never would have seen yourself doing?
For example: For my wedding I will be having a reception dress. I’ve never been to a wedding where the bride changed. My dress was originally meant for a spring wedding so it will be much to warm to wear all day in August. Until I had to make a change for comfort reasons I always dreamed of wearing my dress all day.
Post # 3
I didn’t think I’d get married in a church, ever. When planning my first wedding 9 years ago (the one that didn’t happen) I made my mom cry by insisting it be in a park and not at the church we went to all the time when I was growing up. I hated that church as I got older and didn’t even want to be in that building on my special day, let alone inviting any of the people there who I thought had slighted me in the past.
I guess I’ve gotten a little more traditional and matured in my feelings about religion in the last 9 years. I will be getting married in my grandparents’ church, which is also where my parents married, and I am completely comfortable with our choice to have a more religious, traditional ceremony than I ever thought I’d want. It’s actually REALLY important to me now.
There will even be a few people from the childhood church there, ones who are longtime friends of my parents. I’m at peace with that too. I was a bratty kid. Those people probably didn’t like me either.
Also, I never liked floating candles but for some reason my mom is attached to those so I think I’ll be having them.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
Burlap and balloons 😉 I was so against them because I didn’t want to seem too ‘country’ or too ’80’s’ but I love how we’ll be incorporating them .
Post # 5
I know it’s a huge trend nowadays but the majority of brides that I’ve seen still go with white. I never really thought about it before I got engaged then I had my heart set on blue shoes (cobalt Hey Lady Twinkletoes to be exact).
Post # 6
We had a piñata. A couple of years ago, I would have thought that was crazy, but it really worked for our fun filled and joyous celebration!
Post # 7
@sweetcrackers: I’m the opposite! I’m religous so I’ve always wanted a church wedding until recently. My Fiance and I are getting married in a schoolhouse that we found meaning in instead. I guess it’s still kind of close… schoolhouses were used as churches in small communities ages ago.
@sugarpea: I can see the concern over balloons looking too 80’s. I wouldn’t use them myself, but I love what other people have been doing with them. With the right colors and setting I think they can definitely tie things in nicely!
@ecoco102012: I have to admit I’m hopping on that trend too. When I told my mom I wanted colored shoes she flipped! She acted as though I wanted to get married naked or something… Didn’t realize something she wouldn’t even see under my floor length dress made such a big deal!
Post # 8
Honestly? I never thought I’d actually wear a freaking dress. Let alone a dress that may have white on it. I used to be (and to an extent, still am) sooooo anti wedding dress. But heck, it’s the one (hopefully!) day of my life where I can wear something white and froofy and get away with it. So I am. I’m just going to embellish the heck out of it!
Post # 9
@FloretteLiz: Im getting married bare foot. But no one was really suprised as during the summer I am ALWAYS bare foot, and we are getting married in a field anyway. So it works.
Post # 10
Potluck reception. And I’m putting recipe cards in with every invite. I’ve never heard or seen the recipe card thing done, but I am excited for it. It is my secret way to get some great old family recipes that my friends have been holding on to too tightly.
Also being married without a venue. We just picked some coordinates and said ‘let’s go there’
Post # 11
@globalmargaret: I’ve only seen the recipe card thing done at showers. That’s an awesome idea considering your wedding style! You’ll have to torture us later by making some of those recipes and posting pictures.
@simplifiedbride: That would be fun. I’m not sure if you had any kids at your wedding, but I’m sure they really loved that if you did. My family is such a bunch of big children that the adults probably would probably try to squeeze in between the kids to try in a heartbeat!
@hatmanandbobbin: When a lot of my friends started looking at wedding magazines for fun I used to think wedding dresses were ugly in general or just the same old thing every time. With the changes in fasion and actually planning a wedding I think that’s helped some for me now. And hey if you’re going to go with the big white froofy dress might as well embellish it to your liking! Did you buy your dress yet?
@angellove2283: Sounds like you wouldn’t be you if you didn’t go barefoot. : ) There are way too many picky things in the grass around here for me to want to try that lol
Post # 12
Two things come to mind.
One is our centerpieces. They are very strange and not normal, I can’t wait to unveil pics of them on the ‘Bee! Even though I know I’ll probably get mixed reactions (who cares, it’s done?!) the guests seemed to love them. 🙂 Hint: There was something edible involved.
The second thought was that…I NEVER thought I would end up the “barefoot bride.” I bought cute shoes, wore them for our first look and some pics and then…screw this. My feet hurt! So off they went. I walked down the aisle barefoot. Darling Husband got a kick out of it and said it was, “So me.” I hate wearing shoes.
I never thought I’d have a big wedding either. I would by NO means consider my wedding huge (110-ish invited, 80 showed) it was much larger than I’d imagined. I seriously pictured like 30.
Post # 13
@angellove2283: Totally got married barefoot, though it wasn’t planned or “venue appropriate.” Lol. Yay for weirdos like us! 😉
Post # 14
…how about, I never thought that I’d spend the equivalent of a down payment on a house on my wedding? 🙂