(Closed) What makes a wedding GREAT?

posted 9 years ago in Recaps
  • poll: Does a wedding have to be expensive and lavish in order to be GREAT?
    Yes! Absolutely it should be at least over 30k the more expensive the better! : (1 votes)
    1 %
    No! Not at all, I think understated and sentimental under 30k can be just as beautiful if not more! : (27 votes)
    22 %
    I'm more impressed by expensive weddings, 50k + there's no such thing as a GREAT plain wedding! : (0 votes)
    Nah! I'm impressed by the thought and feeling that goes into it, especially those DIY projects!! : (29 votes)
    24 %
    No! I've been to GREAT weddings that were inexpensive by standards and I had a fabulous time! : (31 votes)
    25 %
    Yes! If you want to feel like a Queen you got dish out the bank honey! Sushi and Lobster your Hiness : (0 votes)
    No! You don't need to break your bank to feel like a Queen. Stay within what ever makes you happyy. : (25 votes)
    20 %
    Um no. I went to a wedding that was like a hillbilly ho-down and it was GREAT fun!! The best! : (9 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 15
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    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My fiance and I spent a lot of time talking about and thinking about this exact question, actually, when we were setting our budget. What did we want to spend our money on? What will our guests remember at the end of the night? Every wedding we went to in the past year we’ve made a list when we got home of things that impressed us, things we remembered. This ended up being our list: (this list is, of course, considering that all those other intangible qualities like mood, happiness, etc, are already in place)

     

    1.) Event flow (are there long, awkward periods of standing around waiting with nothing to do? Do we have to stand around outside, like for cocktail hour, in uncomfortable weather? Do we have to drive forever and ever and a day between ceremony and reception?)

     

    2.) Music (sets the mood for anything more than any decor can!)

     

    3.) Food and drinks (including CAKE!)

     

    4.) Decently comfortable chairs!

     

     

    Things we never remembered as guests or never really made a huge impact on us: (although I know they might be important to bride and groom!):

     

    1.) Minor details, like the color of the napkins or something, or the cake topper (that being said, we still ended up getting a custom cake topper, haha)

     

    2.) the flowers (yeeeeah…I know…this one surprised me…but honestly if you asked me what the flowers looked like at a wedding I went to a month ago, I could only give you the vaguest of ideas) I know they show up in the photos, though!

     

    3.)  Basically any decor …not saying you shouldn’t have beautiful decor! But I decided not to make a huge chunk of my budget about the decor. I went to my cousin’s wedding a few weeks ago and I heard all about their super expensive custom aisle runner…yeah I never even noticed it. Oops

     

     

    Post # 16
    Member
    3798 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Literally all of our guests said they had the most fun at our wedding than they have at any other they have ever been to. Why?

    It was laid back. We had good food, lots of booze, fun music, people danced and there was no stuffy pressure. It was just a party, plain and simple.

    It’s so hard for me to explain. Of course I crafted things and was creative, but really what people want is simplicity. Simplicity allows them to have fun. People go to weddings because they want to see their family and friends and watch a couple they love get married. Not to be bogged down with all the extras.

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