(Closed) Spinoff: What do you "expect" at a wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I expect the bride and groom to make their rounds to each guest…

 

Hopefully my wedding day we can say hi to each guest.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It depends who’s wedding it is and I’m not sure I really expect anything I’m just more surprised if/when it doesn’t happen. DH’s cousin made some remarks about my wedding so I was surprised when her wedding ended up being a simple ceremony / punch reception but because I assumed she’d have a big reception, not because I expected one.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I definitely expect to see the happy couple get married, good food, and a good time. For our wedding that’s what we aiming for, us being extremely happy, great food and guests and us having a great time.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

It totally depends on whose wedding it is and where/when it takes place!  I would expect different things from a couple who is 20 vs. a couple who is 50.  I would also expect different things if it were held in a banquet hall vs. held in a backyard.

In general, I expect that the bride and groom have some sort of ceremony and food.  I expect music of some sort as well.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah, vows and cake pretty much sums it up. I am a little disappointed when there isn’t cake. (I would never say so though.)

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@figgnewton:  +1.

We’ve been to weddings with 300+ people and the B+G still came around to each table and thanked attendees for coming. I think it’s the least you can do as proper hosts/hostesses.

I think I would overlook other issues if the B+G really expressed to us how happy they were to see us there.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

A warm loving atmosphere, food and fun.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I expect food, alcohol and to have a slow dance with my man.

That being said, I don’t care much about the quality of the food (I LOVE good food, but I’ll eat just about anything), or the variety of the alcohol; I’m very happy with beer & wine.  And I don’t care what song Fiance and I dance to, but that’s always something we look forward to.  

Post # 11
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Busy bee

My expectations (not ALL wedding’s I’ve been to have had ALL of these things, but I find myself expecting them when I think “wedding): Couple gets married, cocktail hour, first dances, eating tons and tons of food, some type of bar situation, cake, speeches, and lots of dancing!

Some things I expect but *hate* are: garter toss and bouquet toss

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I expect to be fed! And to be able to sit down most of the time (because I usually dress up and wear heeled shoes). Erm… that’s about it…

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Oh, and to be warned about anything really unusual – e.g. a long drive between ceremony and reception, a dress code, expectations of the guests during the ceremony, …

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

When I go to a wedding I expect a traditional wedding, with the bride walking down the aisle, bridesmaids,   groomsmen, church and some type of religious leader (priest, minister, rabbi etc…) father/daughter dance, toasts, clinking of glasses to get the bride and groom to kiss, speeches, garter and bouquet stint, etc… but I am not doing any of those myself. I am doing a very non-traditional wedding, of getting married outside or inside venue, not a church, with an officiant and lunch at a restaurant.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I feel my expectations are kind of all over the place. My family’s Catholic and from the north and so weddings are huge and full of dancing and booze. My parents were quite confused going to their first wedding after moving down south and being escorted to the church hall and given some dessert mints, punch, and cake (not that there’s anything wrong with this- just not what we’re use to). I’ve now been to a combination of both.

I expect a place to sit, food- a full meal, dessert- typically it’s cake/cupcakes but I get excited when people get creative, and a dj and lots of dancing.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I expect the bride to wear a pretty dress. I expect to eat cake. That’s about it!

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