Post # 17
- Wedding: October 2007 - Ceremony at a cement and stained glass cathedral and reception at a boutique hotel ballroom
1. Organization/Flow – I think this is critical to having a seamless event. It’s one of those things where if it’s there, no one notices, but if an event is UNorganized, people will definitely notice.
2. DIY projects and thoughtful, personal details – I totally notice these, but maybe it’s just because I now know how much thought people put into these things.
3. Music – Totally sets the tone for the event.
Post # 18
the dress and how beautiful she is.
the ceremony –the special touches–their vows if they’re not traditional
food & dessert..mmm and how much in love they are..
Post # 19
#1 Bride & Bridal Party’s outfits
#2 Decor & Ambience
Post # 20
- Wedding: December 2007 - historic estate overlooking the heart of Palm Springs
3. Personal Touches & details
Post # 21
1. Good Food and Open Bar a Must!!!
2. Appropriate music (soft and mellow during dinner, dance-able music later on, variety, etc.)
3. Other guests at my table (the guests should be seated according to similarities, so they can talk and have a good time together)
Post # 22
1. The chemistry between the bride and groom
It doesn’t matter if the wedding is at such a humble venue, but as long as the couple looked like they’re having so much fun and enjoyed themselves, it made the wedding beautiful and memorable.
2. MC or lack of
I’ve been to a wedding once that didn’t hire a professional MC or there was no DJ to introduce activities, and it made the event very uneventful, sad to say. Things just happened and people don’t pay attention. I’ve also been to a wedding where the MC is too out there and made inappropriate comments.
I love slideshows! It’s a chance for the couple to share more about them with the guests and it’s so fun to see them as separate individuals becoming one at the end. Sometimes a tear jerker. Gotta have it!
Post # 23
I notice food, music, and then probably the bride and how she looks the most.
Some things I don’t notice…I hardly ever notice if there are things like favors. I would notice nice decor but if the food wasn’t good then I could care less about nice decor…I would be thinking the bride should have spent more on the food and less on the decor.
And I know it’s horrible to say but most ceremonies don’t make a great impression on me…I find my mind wanders a lot especially when there are readings, songs, etc. I’ve already heard a million times. I do like the actual vows, those are always nice. And I think a lot depends on how close you are to the bride/groom…it’s always more special when it’s a close friend/sister/brother then say a co-worker.
Post # 24
1) Music–whether people are dancing. Whether the DJ plays something like "If You Can’t Be With the One You Love (Love the One You’re With)" which yes, really did happen at a wedding I went to.
2) Vows–I love it when the couple write their own vows and seem genuinely emotional when speaking them. It makes up for a lot.
3) Flow–in particular, I notice if the cocktail hour takes forever. There’s only so long I can enjoy standing around and chitchatting with people. I’d rather get to the meal so I can get dancing!
Though I am a foodie and love it when the food is very good, it doesn’t really affect how much I enjoy the wedding, since I don’t go to weddings for the food. And while I will admire pretty flowers or a cute favor, I don’t remember them or notice if they are missing.
Post # 25
1. bride and groom
3. decor (including flowers, lighting…)
Post # 26
- Wedding: May 2008 - United Methodist Cathedral & historic downtown hotel in Cleveland
1. How happy the bride and groom are.
2. Food/drinks (were we stuck waiting 2 hours for food?)
3. Overall vibe- are people having a good time?