Post # 1
Curious what are mandatory things to have in a wedding for you. We are going super low key after I started to get overwhelmed with pinterest ideas. Super tiny destination wedding for us. Our only “must haves” are photos of us in our outfits and personalized vows. We want a party with our friends and coworkers. So we checked those off with an island wedding ceremony and anniversary party with friends after.
We recently got questions about “engagement announcements” and bridal showers and all that. We hadn’t thought about any of that because we are just planning something for us, but it got me thinking. We’ve been together 8.5 years and just decided this was our next chapter, so we are just doing this for us and hadn’t thought about what others would want us to do.
We are not doing “save the dates” and treating it more as a known elopement. We will be doing an anniversary party where everyone is invited, it will be on our 1 year married anniversary which will be our 10 years as a couple anniversary, this one will be more of the things you are “supposed to do” thinking photo booth, to its, the whole show. Wedding is booked and paid for, we dont have rings yet and are doing this whole thing on our own timeline, not a “traditional one” this got me thinking about other peoples weddings and what was important to them.
What is a “must have” for you? What could you not do without for your wedding?
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2019 - City, State
I really think the only “must have” is a marriage license! 😂
Post # 3
eminthedistrict : I mean…I assume that’s a given 😂😂
Post # 4
Pictures were probably the most important thing for me.
And then food/booze for the guests.
Post # 5
We’re having a relaxed but relatively conventional wedding.. but my must haves…
my boyfriend, a photographer and Prosecco 😊
Post # 6
Good food, booze and music.
Post # 7
Food, pretty dress, personalized vows and flowers are important to me. Everything else is up for negotiation except for the things I straight up don’t want. And my SO. He’s kind of a big deal.
Post # 8
- Wedding: Scotts ~ Walnut Creek
Honestly I could have eloped. Like actually eloped, not the everybody knows/small wedding elopement that seems to be common on WB. lol But D H wanted family there and compromise is required in love.
The must haves for me were good food and good music. We had a DJ but made up a list of songs for him. Restaurant menu was customized to our liking. Professional photographer wasn’t absolutely necessary but dad offered to pay for one. Skipped nearly every tradition and don’t regret it.
Post # 9
A good photographer
That’s pretty much all we focused on for our wedding. Loved every second of it, got compliments from our guests for over a year afterward, and have awesome pictures to remember the awesome time we had.
Post # 10
Enough dessert! I went to a wedding a few years ago that had 300 guests, and the cakes ran out around 250.
Post # 11
Photographer. That’s it.
We had a small ceremony with some more people at a simple reception and it was perfect.
We didn’t have a bridesmaids or groomsmen, no dancing (we did have music) no save the dates, no engagement announcement. No flower girl. I don’t regret not having these things either. Too much planning and stress ☺️
Post # 12
ladyscorpion : this is was what we wanted to do initially, but then we worried about what our families would think about not being involved, so we added moms. My mom decided not to go, so I’m bringing a friend too. We need two witnesses for a legal ceremony in Grand Cayman, so we figured it would be nice to pick our witnesseses
Post # 13
For me the must haves are at a minimum to have our parents and siblings there and closest friends at a minimum, and to get nice photos.
I’m assuming you’re not talking the very basics that must occur for it to be a wedding (vows, marriage license and the couple, officiant and witnesses) lol
Post # 14
Good photos and a dress that’s white.
Post # 15
A beautiful church, amazing food and my stunning dress 😍