(Closed) TOP THREE

posted 12 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
4 posts
  • Wedding: September 2008

#1 Food

#2 Music

#3 Type of music

of course this is all the things I notice before I got engaged and now that I am, I notice so much more like flowers, colors, decor, outfits, type of favors, etc…

Post # 4
236 posts
Helper bee

I notice the food, the music and the flow…that might not make sence.. I guess a better way of explaining it is that I notice how smoothly things are going…are people dancing, are there a lot of awkward pauses in the evening, does everything seem to flow.

Post # 5
1718 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country




Like Tberry, I notice whether the events "meld well" with one another.  I also notice if several guests are seated really "unfortunately"…like really far away from the action, or sometimes stuck in like an "overflow" seating situation.  And of course, food…even though I dont think that good food makes or breaks a wedding, but of course youre eating it, so you remember it! 

Post # 6
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

1. stationary (invites/programs/etc.)

2. music

3. how stressed out/relaxed the bride is – i say this because i think this sets the mood for the whole wedding and can really make or break the flow. 🙂 i have been to a wedding where there was one mistake after another but the bride was just so genuinely happy and relaxed that everyon else was as well. and i have been to others where everything seemed perfect, but the bride was so on edge (some in tears!) that it kinda’ ruined the whole "celebration" mood.

i have to say – i think food almost always sucks at weddings. it’s hard because the chef may be able to make one really great dish but for some reason to replicate that 200 times seems impossible – and i have been to a LOT of weddings. so, i don’t really pay much attention to it 🙂

Post # 7
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Food, music, attention to detail/decor.

Post # 8
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

1. Attention to detail (ie, stationery, welcome bags, old family photos, tiny personal touches, unique centerpieces, etc.)

2. Convenience for guests (Do the guests have to travel far to get from one place to another?  Has transportation been arranged to help those who would have trouble driving?  Are guests who have traveled far been given a nice welcome bag in their hotel room with some conveniences that would help them out?  Is the wedding on a day/time that it is easy for people to get to if traveling?  I know these things don’t matter for everyone, but I always feel happy if I know the couple truly cares about their guests, and these are important things for us to take care of at our wedding.  After all, they’re taking time and money out of their lives to celebrate with us, so I think showing these gestures of appreciation are nice.)

3. Music & good dancing fun

Post # 9
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

1. Mood/Fun – I always notice if it is a FUN wedding and if people are enjoying themselves (usually supplemented by an open bar, but not always necessary).

2. Music – sets the whole tone

3. Venue of reception/ceremony – makes a HUGE impact.  I’ve been to one too many Chinese restaurants, but a nice elegant one does make a difference.

Post # 10
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Music, food, and fun.  By fun, I mean how much fun all the guests seem to be having (are they laughing at the speeches?  Dancing up a storm?) and also, more importantly, how much fun the bride & groom seem to be having.  It’s true that the bride & groom are really on display and everyone is watching them like a hawk all day!  The guests are there to celebrate them so they want to see them looking happy and in love.

Post # 11
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

Before I got married:

1. venue (how hard it was to get to, how cool it looks)

2. food (I spent more time with the food than I did with the bride and groom)

3. length of ceremony (I’d get visions sitting in church for an hour if the ceremony was too long)

After I got married:

1. venue (I would calculate the logistics: guest/bathroom ratio, too hot or cold, sunlight for photographs, are people going to get lost?)

2. vows (nothing else mattered once I heard the vows)

3. bride and groom (I love watching them enjoy themselves and how happy they are.

Wow, looking back at my list I was even more critical as a guest than as a bride…not something I expected.

Post # 12
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

#1. Whether or not its open bar (top shelf is nice)

#2. the Food

#3. the decor 


Post # 13
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2001

1) Food

2) Bride’s gown & bridal party attire

3) Decor/Flowers

Post # 14
26 posts
  • Wedding: November 2006 - Rockhouse Hotel

1. Fun/ mood

2. Ceremony, vows, toasts

3. Food 

Post # 15
694 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

1) Bride & Groom greet guests and/ or give a toast; just say hello- At one wedding I went to (I know it’s kind of horrible to say, but I am pretty close to being part of the family) the bride didn’t come to our table and I was sitting with her new in-laws (the groom did) and I was sort of put off, but I know she was busy, it was a 200 person wedding. 


2) Ceremony- just that’s it’s meaningful and special


3) Food- I just need a nice full plate 🙂

Post # 16
39 posts
  • Wedding: November 2007

1) How much love I can see between the couple. 

2) Dancin’ scene.  I love to boogie at weddings so I love weddings with great music and fun guests shaking their groove thangs!

 3)  Color schemes, themes, details.  I appreciate a nice sense of style.

 Seriously though, if the couple is all moony in love and having a great time then I swear everything else falls into place!

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