Post # 47
– 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
– chairs at the ceremony
– all the games you play at the reception dinner ie. garter/bouquet toss
– send off
– ring pillow
…pretty much everything except the bare minimum.
Post # 48
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 # 50
@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:
- Guest book
- Toasting flutes/cake cutting set
- Garter/bouquet toss
- Chair covers
- Ring bearer/flower girl
- Escort cards
- Send off
- Aisle runner
- Receiving line
Post # 51
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
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
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
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)
– 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
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!