Post # 1
I saw on the recent themes post someone wrote that all they expect at a wedding was to see two people get married and eat some cake. I think we all probably expect the first one (isn’t that what a wedding is, after all? ), but the second one got me thinking about things I “expect” to see at weddings. This is kind of embarrassing (I guess it says something about me..?), but for some reason I expect some kind of dessert and some kind of alcohol. I’ve been to gorgeous weddings without alcohol but I always felt like they were missing something!
ALSO: Just want to say in advance that I’m certainly not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings about their own weddings! We, for example, will likely not have much dancing at our wedding, which I’m certain will be on many people’s “expect” list. I’m just curious what people think of and look forward to when they are going to a wedding!
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
A warm loving atmosphere, food and fun.
Post # 10
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
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
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
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
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
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
I expect the bride to wear a pretty dress. I expect to eat cake. That’s about it!