Post # 1
As we are getting closer to the wedding, I’m realizing there are a lot of details I really don’t care about. At this moment, it’s a grand exit (ie. bubbles, birdseed, confetti) and a cake cutting set. Do I have to do these things? Can’t we just stroll out the ceremony without bubbles and cut the cake with any knife my caterer has?
What are you skipping?
Post # 3
We are skipping the bouquet and garter toss.
Post # 4
@Legallyblondiebride: Oh yeah! We are too. I was on the fence about it but now that I will be wearing Spanx under my dress it’s a definite NO.
Post # 5
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
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
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
No garter “ceremony”. I will toss my bouquet though.
Post # 9
@NJmeetsBX: Haha! Me too girl! Spanx all the way!
Post # 10
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
We’re going to do an ice cream sundae station instead of favors.
Post # 12
We skipped bouts, and I think that went really well. Darling Husband 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
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
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 # 15
@jo.lee: I was thinking of skipping bouts, but Fiance wants one. That’s an idea. Maybe just he will get one. I also want to skip corsages. I’ve always hated them.
Post # 16
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.