Post # 1
I’ve seen a few “what do you hate about wedding” posts, and I do admit that they can be funny and/or useful (what not to do). but I wanted to do a spinoff and ask, what unexpected thing did you LIKE about a wedding?
at my sister-in-law’s wedding, they had an entire roast pig at the buffet. it was amazing!
and after the traditional dancing portion of the evening was finished, they brought out a karaoke machine. I was so thrilled! they called me to the floor first because they knew I would be so excited about it. this was an elegant wedding, so that karaoke machine seemed a little out of place– but it was a really big hit. (they brought the dj / dancing back later)
Post # 3
@janie-janie: I love this twist – I agree that it the special unique fun things that make the wedding really stand out.
We are trying to capture some elements to make our quiet afternoon wedding more playful and fun – magnetic poetry kits at the tables and a photobooth (not unique but not necessarily in line with the formal tone) and vintage crooner music as the background.
Post # 4
Okay yeah I would have hogged that karaoke machine all night. No joke.
The most recent wedding I’ve been to had edible centerpieces. We made short work of them while we were waiting our turn for the buffet.
Post # 5
Not that unusual, but I LOVE when food is available at the end of the night. I tend to eat small amts often and I am always starving at the end. Especially if there is a cocktail hour. I overeat there, dont really eat my dinner and am starving later. I tend never to touch the desserts so my tummy begins to growl!
A cousins wedding had sliders and mini cones of fries passed around
Post # 6
I went to a wedding where at midnight….they had a hot dog stand brought in! It was so cute and vintage looking! Plus, it was nice to grub after dancing for hours. 🙂
Post # 7
We were invited to a wedding reception at the groom’s father’s beach house. The invitation said the dress code was casual, so I went and bought a nice, but casual summer dress, still worrying that I was underdressed.
When we got to the wedding, the bride was in a sundress and the groom had no shirt on. There were beer cans in coolers, BBQ on the porch and people played games on the beach. It was one of the most fun weddings I ever went to.
Post # 8
A snow cone machine! Personally, I’m not huge on snow cones, but all the kids there loved it, and then all the adults added various types of alcohol to theirs, so everyone enjoyed it.
Post # 9
oh yeah, I remembered another one! my friends had a beach wedding on the coast of maine, so they hired a surf rock band and we all danced on the beach. it was awesome.
@AprilJo2011: my all time favorite weddings are the most casual ones. in college, my then-boyfriend’s mom got married. their wedding party walked down the aisle with kazoos, and wore whatever they wanted. this took place out at a picnic area in the desert (near albuquerque). it was a potluck and byob, and they had a Mariachi band. amazing.
Post # 10
@unixfairy: we had a “faux” photo booth (a camrea on a tripod with a remote control and props). at first I thought it was “done” and I didn’t want it. but it was a HUGE hit and the photos were incredible. I’m so glad I did it!
fyi: I did get one butt shot. it took me weeks to learn who’s butt it belonged to.
Post # 11
I went to a wedding where they had a silhouette artist. She cut out profiles of the guests and then attached them to pretty pieces of papers as a keepsake. It was a lot of fun!
Post # 12
@janie-janie I almost peed from the “butt shot” story!! Can I ask how you set up your faux-photo booth? i am too broke for a real one, and if we could DIY one, that would be seriously the coolest thing ever!!!
Post # 13
I went to a wedding this past weekend and instead of having a traditional guest book to sign they had a “wishing tree” for us to leave wedding wishes for them on individual cards that we then hung on the tree. I thought it was really cute and had never seen it before, I’m just not sure how they are going to store them for the rest of their lives. I guess they will ditch the tree and keep the cards in a box or something… anyway, it was neat!
Post # 14
We’re having a wish tree and we plan to just keep our cards in a box. 🙂
I guess I haven’t seen a lot of unique things at weddings… nothing stands out in my memory…
Post # 15
@rachel3212: we did something similar, but we had them slip the words of wisdom into a photo album already on the table.
Post # 16
At a friend’s wedding they had a late night buffet, but also a specialty coffee bar, it was awesome! We stole it for our wedding a couple months later 😉