Post # 1
We are skipping programs, favors, and garter toss. Our candy buffet will act as our favors, and the DJ will introduce the bridal party so programs aren’t necessary! I also find the garter toss really awkward, so we will leave that one out 🙂
OH also we aren’t doing any version of a unity candle. Just a short and sweet ceremony with a few bible verses and then we’re off to party!
what are you skipping?
Post # 3
@MrsNerdy: Wow, we are skipping exactly those three things too! I don’t really see the point of making a program when everyone knows who eachother is and that a wedding is taking place. I hate the garter toss, and our “favors” will be our escort cards, and we are also considering a candy bar.
Post # 4
Were skipping programs… I have a welcome sign I’m painting… the DJ will announce the bridal party and everything is listed on our wedding website so theres no surprises.
Post # 5
Ours is an anniversary party, so some things are automatically skipped (bouqet toss, garter,ceremony type stuff, programms)
We are “skipping” quite a bit though:
chair covers, dj (just renting a sound system from a musician friend), liquor (beer and wine only), speeches (although Darling Husband will thank everyone for coming), I might skip table runners – I haven’t decided yet.
Post # 6
@Mrs.LemonDrop: we are skipping chair covers too! I honestly prefer the look of the wooden folding chairs to chair covers by a ton, so there was no question there. And I think the beer/wine is pretty common! We are doing that as well, but also a sangria option with fresh fruit.
We are also skipping having a “head table.” We are doing a sweet heart table for Fiance and myself near the dance floor, and behind us there will be two rectangle tables for the bridal party and their dates.
Post # 7
@MrsNerdy: I’m with you on that. I honestly just don’t really like chair covers – nothing against people who do. Our venue just has metal chairs, which isn’t ideal but I’m trying to keep a pretty strict budget and I just don’t think people will really notice or care. Plus, it’s outside on the patio of a historic building in Detroit, so it’s not crazy fancy anyway.
Sangria is amazing! How cool.
Post # 8
We’re skipping the garter toss, unity candle/sand ceremony, favors, and programs. But we have stuff that are taking the place for all of those.
In place of the garter/bouquet toss we are doing a couples dance. We’re going to start with all the couples on the dance floor and have our DJ call our years that people have been married so that by the end of the song the couple who have been married the longest will be the only ones out there. I’m making a small canvas that will have the saying “Love never fails” as a gift to them.
I think we may do a ring warming ceremony, where our rings are put in a nice little silk bag and passed through our guests so that each one of our loved ones can say a wish or blessing on our rings. That way when we put them on each other’s fingers, we will have all of our well wishes and blessings from our loved ones warming our rings.
We skipped the traditional favors and are counting our photobooth as a take away. One of our GM’s works for a graphic design company and we’re having plastic tumbler cups made with our names, date, and where the wedding is printed on them. The guests will each get one when they go up to the bar to get a drink.
And our DJ will introduce all of the wedding party so no need for programs there 🙂
Post # 9
We skipped the garter toss and bouquet toss. There’s no non-cringeworthy way for a groom to publicly root around under the bride’s dress fishing for undergarments, and the idea that single women are desperate to get married is offensive. We didn’t replace them with an anniversary dance or anything else because we didn’t want to disrupt the flow of the party.
Post # 10
We are skipping:
– garter and bouquet toss
– I think we are going to skip cutting the cake
– official father, mother, etc dances
– I think I’m skipping old, new, borrowed, blue, though if it happens accidentally I’ll take it as a good luck sign.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2012 - Watch tower lodge, Black hawk state Park Rock Island, IL
we are skipping renting linens of any kind( literally our entire table settings can be thrown away a the end of the night, table cloth and all) skipping a grand entrance, our dj is a friend using our computer and stereo system, were doing a variation of the garter and bouquet toss and the m/s dance and F/d dance. this is both of ours second wedding and we dont want all the extra “fluff”
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
I want to skip those stupid menus on the table! Does anyone people still do that? Also, garter-toss thing and any wedding games.
Post # 13
We are skipping menus, bouquet and garter toss.
Post # 14
-No flower girls or ring barrers
-Simple church bulletins in lieu of fancy programs
-No garter toss
Post # 15
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
No unity candle, no music during the ceremony, NO garter toss (Ugh). We’re doing fan programs – the wedding will be outside, so they will get a lot of use!
Post # 16
@MrsNerdy: We are skipping programs, favors, bridal party, flower girl/ring bearer, bouquet toss, garter toss, wedding cake, dj, dancing
We’re having a destination wedding and the recepton is going to be at a luau-so plenty of entertainment