(Closed) Wedding “musts” you are skipping

posted 9 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We are skipping the bouquet and garter toss.

Post # 5
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We won’t have a throw away bouqet, anything to throw at the wedding ex. rice, cake cutting set, guest book(wishing tree instead) and a few other things haha I gave up!

Post # 6
964 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are also skipping the garter and bouquet toss. No way we can do a grand exit since the wedding and reception are in the same place. I DO NOT have a to have a train, so I’m bussling mine under before the wedding even starts. We are also doing a “last dance” in addition to our “first dance”. This will be a slow song at the end of the reception with just me and my sweetie. The true last dance can be right after that for all the guests.

This is a good thread so that I can see what else I can chop out!

Post # 7
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We’re skipping bouquet and garter toss as well. Also favors – they just seem expensive and unnecessary (plus, I’ve pretty much immediately discarded any favor I’ve ever received at a wedding).

I mean, we’re feeding guests after all, they don’t need trinkets. 🙂

Post # 8
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

No garter “ceremony”. I will toss my bouquet though.

Post # 10
2259 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

No garter

No boquet toss

no cake cutting (we’re doing a tea instead of sit down or dessert) 

no speeches 🙁 this makes me sad. My friend who was supposed to do this can’t make it

no unity candle


Post # 11
964 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We’re going to do an ice cream sundae station instead of favors.

Post # 12
6391 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We skipped bouts, and I think that went really well. DH was the only one to wear one, so it let him stand out a little more, too. 

ETA: We also made a unity candle for about $4 instead of buying a $200 one from the store :).

Post # 13
5422 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

No tossing anything, no speeches, no first dance, no unity candle, no cake, no lots of things since were hosting dinner at a restaurant

Post # 14
2554 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I haven’t been to many weddings so I’m not sure of all the little details I may or may not be skipping. I know I hadn’t intended on getting a cake cutting set, but I ended up getting a lovely engraved set from my parents for Christmas. I probably won’t do the big exit either from the ceremony or reception (which are in the same place, but we are leaving for pictures in between). I’m following this thread to see what other details I’m missing!

Post # 16
4885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

No tosses.

No ‘grand entrance’ with loud music and everyone doing/wearing something goofy.  We’re just being introduced then going into our very chill first dance.

We’re doing our first look and taking a bunch of pictures before the ceremony begins so we can join our guests for our amazing cocktail hour in the butterfly room.

Neither of us are fans of the head table concept, so we’re doing a sweetheart table and having our bridal party sit with their dates, mixed in with the guests.


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