Post # 1
and why it was so awesome. Please be specific (not just ‘good food’). I am curious about what makes a wedding memorable.
I’ll start: The couple was visibly in love. The festivities had a great flow and there were no awkward gaps. Every time I was hungry, there was food.
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Post # 3
Oooh, good thread. Okay, it was my cousin’s wedding. The ceremony itself was a pretty typical Catholic wedding, but it was not a full Mass or anything like that. The great part was the reception. They had done everything on a shoestring budget, but it was so much fun. My cousin’s band played at the reception, they got kegs of their favorite wheat microbrew beer, and the dance floor was packed the entire time. It was just so un-stuffy and fun, and everyone had a fantastic time kicking off their fancy shoes and getting down on the dance floor. Most memorable moment – later in the night, when my cousin & his new wife swapped clothes, and he paraded around in her wedding dress. Awesome!
Post # 4
The best wedding was my FI’s cousin’s wedding. It was just so fun and stress free! It wasn’t too grand, too stuffy, but lots of good food, a great band, and a great dancing crowd. I learned that you don’t have to complicate things to give your guests a good time. 🙂
Post # 5
I see common themes already:
– Decent food
– Great, danceable music
– Not stuffy
I actually had several people tell me my wedding was the “best ever” because it was so laid back and “not stuffy,” so I think that counts for a lot!
Post # 6
Best wedding ever was my brother’s in Brooklyn. It was classy, but relaxed and intimate.
I LOVE when the couple is so obviously in love. My brother and his wife just beamed at each other for her whole trip down the aisle. And when she entered, as everyone turned to look at her, I turned to look at my brother – his eyes got wide and his mouth popped open in a happy smile. He looked like he had just opened the world’s most wonderful Christmas present.
Their vows were simple and sweet and reflected their personalities.
The food was good, but the cake was PHENOMENAL. Pistachio something or other with milk crumbs. From a fancy NYC bakery. Oh my God, I still dream about this cake.
Music started slow and non-intimidating to lure people to the dance floor, then slowly turned into nonstop dance tunes. Once you’re out there and dancing, you don’t mind if the pace picks up a little bit.
Their toast to the guests was laid-back and familiar and joyful. It opened with my brother saying, “So this wedding reception is awesome. It’s pretty legit.”
All in all, I think it was best because they focused on happiness and silliness and everyone having fun (rather than pointless traditions or what all the guests might be expecting out of them).
Post # 7
Everybody is still always raving about my brother’s wedding. It was very laid back, so people were able to enjoy themselves and they all danced like crazy.