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

posted 11 years ago in Traditions
Post # 77
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

@mightywombat: Yes…. this. Here is my average conversation:

Them: Where are you registered?

Me: Nowhere.

Them: Oh. Well what should I bring as a gift?

Me: Nothing.

Them: Right. But really, what can I bring?

Me: Really. Nothing.

Them: … *blink*

My mother even felt the need to send a CB link to me along with the message “Even DINKs need stuff.” But yeah, still haven’t registered.

Post # 79
6610 posts
Bee Keeper

People are majorly concerned over the fact that I’m banning group dances (Electric Slide, YMCA, etc). Goodness.

Post # 80
719 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Not having a Maid/Matron of Honor, like what is the big deal???????

Post # 81
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My mom definitely was concerned over my brightly-colored shoes, but I’ve shown her photos of recent weddings and I think she’s finally on board.

– Our guest gifts are finger monsters

– No flowers

– Doing my own makeup day of

Post # 82
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

two words: bouncy castle!!!! haha

Post # 84
1472 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@zippylef: haha, my Fiance is dying for a zombie cake topper (no pun intended)…he saw one on a TV show and thought they were so cool!

Post # 85
7321 posts
Busy Beekeeper

We’re doing a night time candlelight wedding for our vow renewal, and I will be walking down the aisle to “The Wings” which was one of the themes featured in the movie Brokeback Mountain.

Everyone seems to be horrified by this since it was in a “gay movie” and that’s what people will associate it with.

A) I don’t care, love is love and that’s what I want the general theme of the evening to be anyway

B) No other song captures the emotion of the journey that has brought us to this point. So everyone can just bite me!

The Wings, Gustavo Santaolalla

Post # 86
48 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

Using my peonies flowers from my garden that bloomed in June but my wedding was in July…

I cut them before they opened and stored them in my fridge; about 70-80 peonies.

Everyone thought I was crazy to take this on but understood that it was going to save me a lot of money, they were more impressed but still thought I was nuts….

Post # 87
707 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

@amyddlz: a mashed potato bar????!!!!! I would be standing in front of it all night, for real!

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@Miss Tattoo: Potatos and alcohol….two of my favorite things! They make potato vodka too, you might look into that. 

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@LGenz: How did you train your dog to be your ring bearer? I love the idea!!!


As for me….

1. We’re having karaoke. People give me this sympathetic look, as if I don’t know they think it’s tacky.

2. I’m doing my own make up and hair. WHHAAT?

3. I’m an agnostic getting married to my Catholic fiancee in the Catholic Church. WHHATT??! WHAT?! REALLY? Yes, really. Suck it, haters. lol. 

4. We’re doing our reception an hour after the church ceremony in FI’s parents’ backyard. That’s got a lot of why’s.



Post # 88
15 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m getting flack for having the venue not in the city and the hotel 28 miles away. It’s much cheaper that way and nicer!

Also, I’m having a bounce house for the kids – I have a son and I don’t want him to start bugging me an hour in that he’s bored! So this will help keep him busy and having fun!

Not to mention no veil, cowboy boots under my dress, guys aren’t wearing ties, a friend is making my cake. I like to think if they want it their way, they can pay for it! This is what we want.

Post # 90
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@futuremrskline: So jealous! I totally wanted a bounce house at my reception…. but was eventually talked out of it 🙁 But, the wedding is still 2 weeks away, maybe I’ll look back into it! haha

Post # 91
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think the weirdest things about my wedding for people are that we are doing an ice cream bar for dessert and only having a small cake for cutting purposes.  No cake will be served. 

Also my colors threw everyone for a while (purple & green with some silver).  When my mom first heard them she said she immediately thought of Barney…no mom, not that green and purple!

Finally that my BMs are carrying clutches instead of flower…craziness!

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