What is something unique/different you remember from a wedding?

posted 8 months ago in Reception
Post # 2
585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada

The one thing I remember from other’s weddings is beautiful views or cool venues. Hopefully no matter what goes wrong at my own wedding I can provide a nice scenic view for my guests. You’re right though, many details are forgotten. I don’t remember anyone’s “colors” or cake flavor or guest books.

Post # 3
1736 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

If something stands out, it’s usually not for positive reasons. Most wedding blend in together and that’s fine because they all have the same basic recipe. I wouldn’t stress too much on making your wedding memorable, just focus on what you’ll enjoy and want there and people will remember your wedding as being a reflection of you. That’s memorable enough.

Post # 4
560 posts
Busy bee

cjm18 :  I just remember the things I personally enjoy. One couple had their dog at the wedding, and it was sort of the “theme” of a few things. Like a sticker on the wedding favors, printed on the welcome bags. I love dogs, so I loved it! 

I also remember having so much fun playing cornhole at another wedding! 


Post # 5
504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I’m food oriented, so I tend to remember more what I ate if it was really awesome.  I agree with PP.  Focus on what you will enjoy and plan a well hosted event, and it will be a good time.  

Post # 6
4494 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: San Francisco City Hall

Many years ago I witnessed the marriage of my two friends who graduated with degrees in theater.  Needless to say they were both very creative individuals and they did not disappoint with their fun loving, personal vows.  I’ll never forget how moving they were and the giggles and tears they instigated.  It was great!  


Post # 7
733 posts
Busy bee

My high school friend’s bride did the sign language for a song in church which was beautiful…receptions are all kind of meh. 

Post # 8
1049 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

the most memorable thing I remember was a bride & groom who brought in like 300 junior chickens & hamburgers from McDonalds at like 11pm for their late night buffet lol it was amazing

Post # 9
617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

People who wrote their own vows. Scenic cermony sites. Late night snacks. 

Post # 10
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I totally agree with the setting!  You can have the most beautiful house in an awful neighborhood and no one is admiring your house..LOL

I am really into details so unlike most, I tend to remember specifics.  

I remember the dress of one bride that was the perfect fit for her body and personality.  

I remember another bride using the theme music of a movie series (at that time) to walk down the isle (SO original!!)  

I remember the breath taking flowers at one wedding and a fruit covered grooms cake from another (mouth wateringly beautiful and tasty!)  

Recently – the vocalists in the service blew me away.  Everyone was talking about them.  I also remember this couples save the dates.

I did go to one wedding some 15 years ago that was so extravagant – I think I remember almost all of it..even the invitations .LOL



Post # 12
2807 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

The wedding that always sticks with me was my college roommate. I was her MOH. They are goth, always have been, always will be! The wedding was on Halloween in a botanical garden and everyone was in costume. I was Betty Boop with a long red dress, slit all the way up my thigh. The venue was lit with candles and fairylights in the trees. Their wedding clothes were custom made, black and red satin. It was unlike anything else I had seen before or ever since. And it was so beautiful and suited them perfectly. 

Post # 13
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

Our sign-in “book” were vinyl records that we loved.  They’re hanging in frames with their album covers in our family room now!

We also used unlit votive candles for placeholders/nametags…there were customized matches on the table and when everyone sat they lit their candles, so it was table decor too! (Had a photo booth for favors)

Post # 14
112 posts
Blushing bee

At my friend’s wedding, they hired a folk group and everyone did contra dancing.

Post # 15
949 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Ooooo I have a bunch.

-A s’mores bar. That was REALLY exciting in the moment. (Full disclosure I was a little drunk…) 

-The Bride was Chinese, and for the reception she put on a more traditional red dress. I gasped when I saw her because it was just stunning. Her walking out in it is always the first thing I remember about that wedding.

-There was a really good live band at one and they played Call Me Maybe just when that song was huge. They had been playing a bunch of oldies and the younger guests weren’t really into it, then they whipped out that song and everyone at the wedding, even the grandparents were dancing and it was just the most delightful few minutes.


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