(Closed) what do you remember about weddings you've attended?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What do you remember from weddings you've been to?
    Decor/Centrepieces/Atmosphere/Lighting : (71 votes)
    10 %
    Entertainment (Dj/Music/Dancers/etc) : (103 votes)
    15 %
    Food : (121 votes)
    18 %
    the brides dress and overal appearance : (100 votes)
    15 %
    the invitations : (17 votes)
    3 %
    the bar and drinks : (84 votes)
    12 %
    what the groom is wearing : (13 votes)
    2 %
    the venue : (113 votes)
    17 %
    the ceremony (vows, etc) : (55 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    340 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @bretonvirgniia:  I remembered a lot, BUT I have only been to 4 weddings my whole life. I only noticed the centerpieces but didn’t notice if there were any other details on the table, besides maybe candles. I also onnly remember 2 color themes out of the 4 wedding I went to, in fact I don’t think the first one had any….or I was that oblivious!

    Post # 4
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    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    The things that stick out the most are size and venue (I cant imagine how that isnt a given for everyone). I love clothes/makeup/hair so I do remember dresses and the bridal party attire. I also remember the food and drinks. Last, I remember slight details in the decor and lighting.

     

    I never ever remember flowers, vows, the bride’s jewelry, or what the groom wore.

     

    ETA: I NEVER remember an invitation or STD. 

     

    Post # 6
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    5221 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Food and drinks, brides dress and general decor and “feel”. Definitely not any of the super small details. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    2457 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’ve remembered a lot from weddings, but it’s usually because “I really like that!” or “Eeee I have to remember not to do that for my wedding.” 

     

    People won’t pay attention to your nails. Maybe your Bridal Party or family will, but trust me, the guests don’t care. They don’t care about the color/type of shoe, either. Sucks, I know, because that makes it SO fun, but I never had someone come up to me and ask to see my shoes… and I didn’t witness it at the billions of other weddings we went to prior to ours, either.

     

    They WILL notice the decor and the flowers. Maybe not so much the colors, but definitely the decor in general. As for the invitations? I didn’t remember the letterpressed invites I received; they looked pretty generic to mem so I guess they didn’t stick. I did, however, remember the ones that were obviously designed by the couples, and even kept most of them. 

     

    I don’t think people care as much about the bridesmaids dresses, esp if they know they’re what you like. 

     

    I think most people won’t remember the ceremony, unless there’s something they specifically like or don’t like about it – or if it’s really unique. I know people remembered ours because we had a TON of nerd references and a lot of our friends got the jokes. I remember a couple others as well, but most I couldn’t tell you what was said.

     

    Bar and drinks? Eh. They’re drinks. I haven’t been to a wedding with specialty drinks, so I don’t know anything about that, but I don’t think people cared much about our bar except that it was THERE, and that’s what they wanted ๐Ÿ˜‰

     

     

     

    I guess what I’m getting at is that people will remember the things that make your wedding reflective of YOU. Sure, they won’t remember the small stuff (like what my garter belt looked like, or that I had purple shoes on, or that I wasn’t wearing my sash during the ceremony), so just try to keep those things in perspective. ๐Ÿ™‚

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    192 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    The look on the Groom’s face when he sees the bride for the first time. The look on the couple.s faces when they’re officially pronounced.

    I know most of my married friends got frustrated and picky about menus for their weddings and I can honestly say I don’t remember a single meal from any of them. 

     

    Post # 9
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    2902 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    The most memorable thing from any wedding I have been to (before Pinterest days) was a huge chandelier hung from a big gumtree over the outdoor dancefloor on an outback farm in Australia. It was so glamerous and down to earth all at once. I loved it. 

     

    Normally I notice the food, wine (good or bad) and the tunes. 

     

    Post # 12
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    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Weddings before my own – not much other than the dress, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, ambience of the venues and whether the food was good or bad (not what it was)

    Since my own wedding I’ve paid more attention to details as I know how much effort goes into it now! But the standouts are probably the same as above ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 13
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    905 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I tend to remember the party and how much fun the reception was. I also have a bad habit of remember the things I didn’t like. For example: from a beautiful outdoor ceremony all I can really remember are those godawful parasols that the bridesmaids awkwardly carried. OK from that wedding I also remember the bride’s creepy step uncle who hit on me in front of Fiance. Not much else, though.

    I usually don’t remember groom’s attire (unless it’s something WAY off from a dark suit or tuxedo) or flowers or centerpieces unless they impeded conversation at the reception. Paper products are a total blank for me as well. Good to realize. Note to self: stop stressing. No one will notice.

    Post # 16
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    2685 posts
    Sugar bee

    I always remember the venues.  Every wedding I’ve been to, I’ve had a very clear vision of what the atmosphere was like and generally how it was decorated.  I can’t really remember the little details.  The bride’s dress is usually memorable, but that’s usually it for attire.  I also have a vivid memory of a really bad prime rib I had at one wedding, but that’s probably not something they wanted me to remember ๐Ÿ˜›

    On a sidenote, we got a STD magnet the other week for a friend’s wedding.  I can’t remember what it looks like for the life of me, and it’s sitting right on my fridge right now!

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