(Closed) Things overdone online/in magazines you have never seen in real life?

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Post # 3
1397 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’ve never been to a dessert reception…sounds interesting, though! I’m just tired of people getting pissy because we’re not serving alcohol at a later-evening reception. Yuck.

Post # 4
4437 posts
Honey bee

Things I have never seen in real life:




candy buffet

“rustic vintage”



I will say that I disagree with your list to a point. Every wedding I have ever been to has has a wedding” ritual”, mostly a unity candle. Every wedding has had alcohol. Every one has had the “introduction” entrance into the reception. I would say that those things are pretty standard. I will also say that I receieved FAR more cash and gift cards than registry gifts at my bridal shower.

Post # 6
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@zippylef:  i should have invited you to my wedding!  ha!  actually, i didn’t have damask or burlap but i did have a “rustic vintage” in a converted log cabin (it’s now a restaurant where we held our reception) with a photobooth and candy bar.  And the $5 I spent on fake mustaches was some of the best $$ spent at our wedding – even my 3 year old niece wore one! 

I had never been to a wedding that had any of these things though and got my ideas from other online weddings….

Post # 7
1529 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011


You’ve never been to a wedding with alcohol?

Post # 8
29 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

The cash gift thing kills me. I know people give them cuz they don’t know what the couple want and don’t wanna find out whether they have a registry, but it’s concidered rude to let people know you have one. It’s one of those lose/lose situations.

Post # 10
5166 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

how many weddings have you been to? i say reception dresses are fairly common in all circles.. as well as introductions at the start of the reception.. and i have been to MANY MANY weddings of all sizes

Post # 11
453 posts
Helper bee

I have never been to (or heard about) a reception without alcohol. Ember78 do you think it it your religion, or culture, or the region you are from?  I know they do happen but to never have been to a wedding with alcohol seems pretty rare to me. I have probably been to 40 weddings in 8- 10 states-some Catholic, Jewish, Protestant, Buddhist and have not seen this.


I have seen most of the ones on the original list but not: candy buffet, guest getting upset, guests being charged, different guestlist for the ceremony and reception


Post # 12
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@azureori: I guess I don’t get why a cash gift is a lose at all. If you’d rather have a gift off the registry, couldn’t you use the cash to buy it? And at a discount after the wedding to boot! That’s win/win in my book.

I’ve never gotten an Out of Town bag or seen a separate reception dress or photobooth props. All guests at everything I’ve attended have been invited to both the ceremony and reception (although I know of some folks who ran late and didn’t make the ceremony…). and I’ve definitely never seen a guest get charged for anything.

The rest of it I’ve all seen out in the wild, including the photobooth and the candy bar. And the last wedding I went to was on 8/8/08.

Post # 13
29 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Encore: I guess your right. I just keep thinking of, just as I said, the fact that it’s rude to let poeple know you have one. For some reason I can’t wrap my head around that.

Post # 14
370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I may not have been to a wedding with all those things, but I have heard/seen them at friends’ weddings or from people who went to weddings, or I have in fact seen them:

Mini ceremonies (unity candle, sand ceremony, etc)

Candy buffets

Alcohol at receptions

Full dinner any time of the day/night

Being introduced at the beginning of the reception when the same introduction is used at the end of the ceremony

Getting married at the courthouse and then calling the renewal of vows party the same week/month/year the actual wedding

Cash gifts instead of using the registry that the couple actually needs/wants



Post # 15
978 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Ember78:wow…where are you from???  really, never have you been to a wedding with alcohol or a full dinner? i would believe having been to one, maybe a few, weddings with no booze or meal but never? how many weddings have you been to? i dont mean to sound rude, im just blown away.

Post # 16
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve heard of some people not being invited to the reception but are invited to the ceremony and vice-versa. I understand that maybe you want your ceremony to be JUST family, and the reception to be a celebration with everyone.

Here’s what I haven’t seen:

One of the those silly dances where the DJ “accidentally” plays the wrong music and the couple just goes with it.

Moustaches at a wedding, (I have at other parties am SOOOO over them!)

Reception dresses (you just spent a ton of money for the perfect wedding dress, don’t you want to wear it as long as you can? I do!!)

I’ve never heard of charging a guest admission before! The only party I’ve ever had to pay to get are frat parties. Do you want your wedding associated with a Frat party? (airfare and hotel accomodations to a Destination Wedding aren’t the same.)

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