(Closed) What has made people say, “You’re doing what?!?”

posted 11 years ago in Traditions
Post # 182
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

One of my friends was insisting I HAD to wear heels.  Just HAD to.  MAYBE ballet flats if I was set on no heels.  She didn’t like the idea of Converse. Why? I’ve wanted to wear Converse long before it was any kind of trend.  I’m even doing a “Skydiver Blue” pair to match my colors. You can’t even see my shoes unless I show them to you. My mom and my honey are ok with it – it’s not a big deal. πŸ™‚

Mom couldn’t believe I wanted to get a used dress.  I did end up with a store bought one (had trouble finding ones I liked in my size), but there’s nothing wrong with a used dress.

My friend can’t figure out why I want to handwrite the addresses on all my invites instead of printing on the envelopes.  Yeah, it will take a while and I’m sure my hand will hurt.  I’ll have to go slower so it’s more legible than my usual chicken scratch. I can bust out calligraphy on a few at least, and it’s a personal touch I will know I did.

Post # 183
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

a wishing tree and my save the date…a lot of older people never heard of these. Even though a wishing tree is a polish tradition.

oh, and a reception dress…I’ve gotten a lot of “WHY would you EVER want to change out of your beautiful wedding dress???”

 

Post # 184
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711 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

1.  getting married in vegas

2.  not having rings

3.  not changing my name

4.  not doing the bouquet toss

Post # 185
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98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Today my boss was shocked that I said I was having an awesome rice krispie square cake. I said that’s what I want and he said it’s not about what I want it’s what my guests will want? WHAT! Ummmm I believe it is MY wedding.

He was also suprised when I said no kids. He said people will being their kids anyway. I said they are not invited. πŸ™‚ heh.

 

Post # 186
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1958 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You’re having a NINTENDO themed reception!?

 

Post # 187
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@amyddlz: We had a mashed potato bar at our engagement party and used wine glasses to serve them in, and everyone thought I was eating ice cream when I was walking around with it. Some of them did not see the container of potatoes. Once they realized it was mashed potatoes they all thought it was a cute idea!

Everyone seems to be saying that one of their “unusual” things is that they are wearing colored shoes, so I guess it’s safe to say that colored shoes are NOT unusual πŸ™‚

 

Post # 188
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@7SEVENJ9: Love love love! Where did you get the topper?  I want Zelda ones if I can find some.  I think I am also doing a Link n Zelda Mosaic in cupcakes for our open house.

Post # 189
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1958 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@ZeldaHyrule – I got the topper from Etsy seller “HILDOOM” – she does custom work and I KNOW I’ve seen Zelda toppers there before.

I also got my hunny Zelda cufflinks from Etsy “TheClayCollection”:

CUFFLINKS Nintendo Game Cartridge  - CHOOSE ANY 2 GAMES YOU WANT for your set

 

Post # 190
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@7SEVENJ9: Sigh.  Wonderful.  Off to Etsy!

We didn’t go all out Zelda – I would consider, but he’s a tad more traditional it seems. Just a bit.  

Little bits here and there.  One of the pictures going out with the invitations (we’re doing a “normal” main one with silly or fun smaller ones on the side) is us in our Zelda halloween costumes πŸ™‚

 

Another thing – we haven’t told people yet, but I’m probably making a pinata of http://www.giantmicrobes.com/us/products/chlamydia.html for the open house.  I gave him that as a birthday present and the fact that I had a wacky sense of humor like that got him to start thinking he might marry me πŸ™‚

Post # 191
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@ZeldaHyrule, that’s AMAZING. LOL.

We didn’t go all-out Mario Bros, but just enough to make it fun – I actually had cufflinks made for each of the groomsmen too, after asking them their favorite games.

We had the cake topper, the card box (‘?’), the table map (world 2 of Mario 3 – it just happened to be the exact configuration of the function hall), and then we had little 1-up mushroom tins full of candy as the favors, and the stars in the centerpieces. Our cake cutting song was Sam Hart’s “Mario Kart Love Song” – if you haven’t heard it, go to YouTube immediately!

Post # 192
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Your bridesmaids are carrying clutches instead of flowers?

             Yes they are. Why? 1. its less expensive and 2. It will be elegant and give the girls somewhere to put their stuff throughtout the night? Got a problem with it? Don’t come.

  • You’re not having a religious ceremony?

           No we are not. Althought Fiance is Christian, I am Athiest and this was a decision we made together. We will still have a small prayer in respect for FI’s beliefs.

  • Why in the world would you wear purple shoes? And flats at that!

            Because it makes for cuter pictures, I dont want my feet to hurt, and I can wear them again!

  • What do you mean no children?

             I mean NO CHILDREN. PERIOD.

  • Why arent you having a flower girl and ring bearer

            See above answer.

  • You’re having a buffet?

             Yes, it is $22 less a person. Unless you want to fork out that extra money, deal with it.  πŸ™‚

Post # 193
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

So glad to see this thread!!!

 

  1. We’re using hay bales as seating, with a few chairs for the elderly [wedding is on a farm]
  2. Girls are wearing short dresses with cowboy boots…including me
  3. I’m dying my crinoline a deep orange to match the girls’ dresses
  4. Groomsmen are not wearing suits or tuxes…either going with polos or button ups and vests with khakis
  5. Having a BBQ for the reception [which is in a barn]
  6. During our cocktail hour, we are having yard games setup to occupy guests while we take photos since everything is taking place at one location. Ladder golf, bocce ball, croquet, cornhole/baggo.

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 194
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31 posts
Newbee

I got a TON of flack for not wanting to wear a veil and wanting to wear dark purple shoes with my wedding dress.  Unfortunately I am a people pleaser to the maximum and am now wearing a veil just during the ceremony and have changed my dark purple shoes to light purple so it won’t be such a drastic color change.  Sigh.  

Post # 195
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My wedding cake will be square- “but wedding cakes are supposed to be round!”-whatever! And no one understands why I want menu cards (1 on each table)- “it’s a buffet, people will see what’s for dinner when they get up there”- I’m sorry but it’s my wedding and I think they are cute! When I told my mom that my BM’s dresses and GM’s ties and vests are going to be ‘latte’ colored with the girls wearing black shoes and the guys wearing black tuxes her response was “you’re mixing black and brown?!”- um, yes mom, I’m mixing black and brown and I think it looks great! Also, and this is the one that I just don’t understand, my mom and Fiance don’t know why I want to have a buffet at my wedding- “do you really need to feed everyone dinner?”- the wedding is lasting from like 5:30 to 11:00, are they only supposed to have cake for dinner?! Other than that, my wedding is going to be pretty traditional. πŸ™‚

Post # 196
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@jessjess – I seriously considered having Chipotle catered! Excellent choice!

 

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