(Closed) Unnecessary things at your wedding…what are you omitting?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are passing on favours of any kind. Just seems like a waste to us. 

I’m not too far into our planning yet and haven’t considered all the little details yet, but I’m sure I’ll find more stuff I can trim. 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I started off omitting favors… But then I found cute mini Chinese takeout boxes and had to get those. We might omit first dances and won’t be doing a garter toss. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Favors.  I hate getting them at weddings and always throw them out.  

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

No bouquet or garter toss. No limo, renting a basic passenger van to trasnport my wedding guests staying at the hotel where we did our wedding room block, we are also staying at the same hotel, and for way less money than a limo we can transporate us and our overnight guests, just not in super fancy style. Also no programs, bubbles, baskets filled with stuff in the bathrooms, no unity candle or sand ceremony, no flower girl.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Save-The-Date Cards, menus, programs, favors, limos, garter toss…. I could go on and on. I am just not into a lot of stuff people seem to be really worried about.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Favors. Although we are doing a photobooth, so some would argue that is the favor, but that’s not the intent of it for us.

Full open bar. We are doing unlimited beer (2 kinds), wine (4 kinds), and a “signature drink” (aka rum punch sold by the gallon from our venue), plus non-alcoholic drinks obviously.

Not doing something old/new/borrowed/blue. Just don’t care.

Not doing a garter/garter toss or bouquet toss.

No fancy cars for transporting us.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

We are not doing menus for the buffet or programs. Our wedding is also small so we’re not blocking hotel rooms, renting limos, or transprting people.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

No limo is all I can think of for the moment. I’m riding off in a nice car that belongs to a family member.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

No bar hopping/party bus between reception and ceremony. 

No wedding band for me, I like me ring how it is 🙂

Thinking about skipping favors 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We didn’t do programs or menus.  We skipped the bouquet and garter toss.  We didn’t have a unity candle or sand ceremony nor did we ask any friends or family to do readings.  I feel like those things were not missed.  

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Fi’s dad has a way too nice car so we’re skipping the getaway car. We’re not honeymooning because we have to move like two seconds after saying I do. We are def skipping programs and STDS. (dont tell ;P)Also since we’re in the arts and know people with musical skills/sweet ass d.j ish we’ll probably have a pal play our ceremony music and  friend/Itune d.j the recep…

 Also I’m not sure if it will be cheaper but we will have an ice cream wedding cake instead of a trad wedding cake

We’re having favors simply b.c I am sick of throw away/ignore favors. Seriously a friend lost $200 on favors that nobody picked up. We’re giving cocktail glasses with our couple drink recipe tied to the stem.

 

ETA does throwing a piece of fabric/pos flower cost THAT much? We’re not doing it, but I keep seeing people mention it so it must be a sizable cost? 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

No programs,garter bouquet toss,no limo,no d.j.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

basicly everything about a traditional reception was omitted. We had some great food and played music around a bonfire. There was no dj, dancing, formal anything really, and it was a lot of fun. 

We also did not have a limo, (becuase there was no one in town) and we had cake pops and one small cake for cutting purposes. 

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2013

People.  Only invited 13 people and their partners. 

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