(Closed) What is the most UNIQUE thing you have seen at a wedding/doing in your wedding?

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Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I went to one back in 2003 who did this weird walk down the aisle, like the two-step or something?  It was strange, they were almost dancing but not really.  And then at the same wedding some lady in a pink dress came out and did all this interpretive dancing stuff at the front and down the aisles.  It was neat.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

For me it would be the venue – one of my friends had her reception at the Seattle acquarium, and the dance floor was in the “underwater” room – where you’re surrounded on all sides by the tanks, and can see all these huge fish swim by at eye level! It was super cool.

ETA: And dinner was in the room where they keep the tidepool displays, where you can actually touch the sea stars and anemones and so on. It was a blast.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

My friend had the most unique wedding I’ve ever seen and I was lucky enough to be a part of it.

The bride skipped all the way down the beach to the ceremony site (she’s definitely a free spirit so this was actually quite fitting for her). The groom arrived by seaplane, and the pilot got out with him and played the bagpipes as they walked from the dock to the beach. And after the welcome, I sang a song from the concert they went to on their first date, accompanied on the guitar by another one of their friends who was standing knee deep in the lake.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We had an ice cream sundae bar. I know it’s being done more often now, but we got so many compliments on it!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wow, where to start? Haha. My fiance and I are starting the ceremony with a live rube goldberg machine (with our friends acting as some of the “parts” of the machine) that leads to our entrance (it will be nowhere *near* as elaborate as this one, but here’s our inspiration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w). Instead of an “aisle,” we’re having our guests stand to create labyrinth so that each of us will enter at opposite ends of the labyrinth and meet in the center. We wrote our entire ceremony from scratch, incorporating bits of tradition from my fiance’s family (they’re hispanic, so there’s a strong Catholic tradition there), his tradition (Lutheranism), and my theatrical background. Our reception will be filled with interactive art stations–my mom is setting up a booth for people to contribute to a collage made out of fabric that she will take home and quilt for us, my sister in law will be helping people make hula hoops, etc. What else? Oh, we’re not sure if we have time to actually follow through with this idea, but instead of a traditional guestbook we were thinking of having our artist friends contribute to a comic book that features us as characters and has panels that contain empty speech bubbles that our guests will fill in and then sign. My fiance’s father is a musician in an Irish folk band and so we’re going to have contra dancing at our wedding.

Yeah. Our wedding is gonna be pretty crazy. But hopefully fun and awesome, too!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@linguo42: That sounds like an AMAZING wedding!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

@mightywombat: This sounds AMAZING!!

If we are being completely honest, I have been to some pretty boring weddings. Nothing really unique besides the usual slide shows and candy bars. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Nothing too wild, but I haven’t seen this done before.  We’re transposing one of our photos from the engagement session in October into a paint by number for guests to paint during the reception.  Just think it’s something kinda cool and different ๐Ÿ™‚

(Also: We’re inviting Radiohead, I’m walking down the aisle to strings playing Radiohead, we’re doing a ring warming and a wine box ceremony… and that’s about it?)

 

 

(photo courtesy Hitched event via green wedding shoes dot com)

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

The most unique thing about our reception was the mis-matched china, stemware, and flatware. Nothing matched at all, and it looked amazing. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

FI’s sons are 14 and 11. Fiance and sons all play ice hockey and I am a huge fan. The boys are both ring-bearers. We’re putting the fake rings on a ring pillow, and placing the pillow in a large plastic ball (like a hamster ball) and the boys will pass the ring ball down the aisle.

Also, my friend is a lovely dancer, and so we’ve made her our “flower dancer” since we have no flower girl. She’s also very much the comedienne so she will at different points of her ballet throw fist-fulls of flower petals at guests as she makes her way down the aisle. Wink

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

For our first dance, we replicated the John Travolta/Uma Thurman dance scene from Pulp Fiction (the twist, to Chuck Berry’s “You Never Can Tell”). It was great- perfect for us, and no awkward swaying!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i love this thread so far. i think one unique thing we are going is a photo BENCH. its not a booth, but a backdrop set up with a stationary camera that fit a ton of people, but then instead of just the same old guest book, we are setting up a scrapbook type table to have people make their own pages with the pictures they get! each session gets four pictures so two to keep, and two to leave for us.

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