(Closed) What details are you skipping?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 47
3355 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We skipped:

– wedding registry

– father/daughter and first dances

– cake cutting

– all that stuff to do with the dinner ie. placeholders, menus, centerpieces etc.

– colors and themes

– favors

– chairs at the ceremony

– all the games you play at the reception dinner ie. garter/bouquet toss

– send off

– speeches

– ring pillow

– guestbook

…pretty much everything except the bare minimum.

Post # 48
1144 posts
Bumble bee

We skipped an egagement party. Might skip the save the dates as well.

Definitely not making any programs, we don’t have a ring bearer (no little boys), we’re most likely skipping the useless favors for a charitable donation in honour of our grandparents, might decide not to get a guestbook since people barely ever sign…

Post # 49
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are skipping


Professional make up






Post # 50
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@radishtime:  Thank you so much for this post!! I feel a lot better knowing that other brides are forgoing the things “blogs and magazines tell us we have to have,” as you put it.

I plan to skip quite a few things:

  • Favors
  • Menus
  • Guest book
  • Toasting flutes/cake cutting set
  • Garter/bouquet toss
  • Chair covers
  • Speeches
  • Limo
  • Ring bearer/flower girl
  • Escort cards
  • Send off
  • DJ
  • Aisle runner
  • Receiving line
  • Dancing

Post # 51
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@Miss Orchard: Ha! Love it! We are doing the same.

We also are skipping:


a cake topper

a traditional cake

flower girls/ring bearers 

garter and bouquet tosses

throwable thing (rice, etc)

possibly a mother/son dance

aisle runner

ceremony decoration

a bridal party (just a maid of honor and “best person” — i.e. our sisters!)

a first look


… and while we hadn’t planned on a cake cutting set or toasting flutes, we just received some as a wedding gift, so I guess we’re not skipping those after all!

Kind of loving this thread…

Post # 52
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am one of those brides that want it all (for the most part) LOL.  But the one thing I am not having that I do see a lot of brides doing is an aisle runner.  I use to want one but the more I thought about it the more I just didn’t see the need.  And I definitly did not want to a DIY aisle runner…. just didn’t see the point in it. 

Another thing I am skipping: a limo.  Yeah, not my style anymore.

Also, no ice scultures… the point of paying so much money for somethign that will eventually melt away… cool idea but I am on a tight budget and the unnecessary stuff have to go first.

Post # 53
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Things we will not be having/doing:



-Ring bearer/flower girl

-Menus (buffet style)

-Daughter/Dad dance- my dad isnt even invited

-Blessing before meal

-Introudcing of bride/grooms parents. (both of grooms parents have passed away)

-Toasting ( we are under the age anyway)

-bouquet toss

-garter toss

– favors. Besides the candy buffet.

-Any type of bar. (they have a bar when you walk in , people will have to pay for it themselves)

-Grand leaving. We will be staying at the hotel, so we will just go upstairs.



Post # 54
3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t think we’re skipping much.  But we’re using the ceremony chairs in the dining room and no chair covers.

Right now we don’t have a flower girl because we don’t have any little girls in our fam.  Maybe we’ll figure out a funny way to get an older member of our clan to do this. 

We’re not having a band or any live music…just a DJ…actuallly we are going to have folklorico dancers…but you know that’s semantics 😉

Beer and Wine with a signature drink bar—No OPEN bar


No wedding showers

We actually are doing a ton of what the mags say we need to do.  But we’re pretty happy with how much we’re able to put our own spin on things and DIY them to be perfectly US.  We’re having fun with it!

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