(Closed) Wedding things you never knew about…

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Lbward6:  everything you listed (except I always thought that brides paid for bridesmaids), plus groom’s gifts, a whole slew of ettiquette rules, and boudoir photos.

Post # 5
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Lbward6:  I found that weddingbee was a great tool for “double checking” things (i.e. grammar, wording, what looks better, etc), especially if you add a poll lol.

Post # 6
1244 posts
Bumble bee

  • Potluck receptions (no thanks).
  • Uplighting.
  • Having to clean up after the reception.


Post # 7
910 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


  • How difficult people can be (family, bridal party, vendors)
  • How expensive things can be (bands, venues, photographers, etc)
  • How many decisions have to be made on such simple things (flowers, menu, favors)
  • How much time it takes to put a wedding together


Post # 8
474 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Centerpieces.  I had always assumed that the venues provided these, LOL.

Professional photographers.  I didn’t realize they all had their own unique style until we started doing research.  We quickly learned that it is important to pick one whose style we admired and not base our decision on budget alone.

Post # 9
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Lbward6:  I’d never heard of moissanite/ASHA/Amora.  And I’ve never seen them for sale in the city I live in.  I’d love to see moissy IRL to see the fire everyone talks about. 

Post # 10
2652 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

That dresses have to be purchased so far in advance!

Post # 11
3765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013


first looks

how many people hate kids at weddings

how many people find the garter toss tacky

Post # 12
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta


First look

Details like card box, guest book, ceremony music, send off, cake topper

Things you did know exsisted but forgot during initial planning: flower girl stuff, ring bearer stuff, rehersal dinner, favors

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