Post # 1
There are so many silly little things I want to buy for the wedding, I know I can’t be the only one!
For me, the biggest thing is custom matchboxes. This makes zero sense because 1) we are not inviting a single smoker 2) no smoking is allowed in our venue. But they’re SO FREAKING CUTE.
The other things are custom coasters and cocktail napkins (which we just might get anyway – we are having a cocktail reception, so I feel like that justifies it, right?), glow stick necklaces for the reception, costumized label buttons with “team bride” and “team groom” on them, and those silly fake RayBans customized on the ear piece. I keep telling myself “it’s a wedding, not a sorority social” but darn it if my inner sorority girl doesn’t come out…and FI’s former frat boy ways are not helping!
Anyone else have something completely unnecessary that they just really want really really bad?
Post # 3
Our dogs as flower girls/”flower pups” :-p
We have two Boston Terriers and we aren’t doing bridesmaids or groomsman…so we are planning on the dogs taking center-stage 🙂
I’m going to be making little collars and tutus for them to wear 😡
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I may or may not have just spent $50 on a matching gingham print bow tie and suspenders for our ring bearer….
Post # 5
@lolot: But he will probably be the cutest ring bearer ever!
@badabing88: um, FI and I have a CAT that we’re trying to figure out how to incorporate. At least a dog is somewhat normal. We just love our kitty so much – I think we’re going to have a cut out of him for our photobooth or something.
Post # 6
Those coozies that say, “To Have and Hold and Keep Your Drink Cold” 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Nacho bar for the late night crowd. FI really wanted a wing bar but the nacho bar is cheaper. He will have secret wings back in our room for later in the evening.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
Pyrotechnics for our first dance.
Yeah that is SO not happening in any way shape or form, because 1) We don’t have the money for it and 2) It’s happening in a tent so even those smaller sparkler cannons could be a catastrpohe.
But still. There’s the perfect place in our song… cccrrreeesssccceeennnDDDOOOOOO of music and WHOOOOSH!!! Pyrotechnics!!!
Post # 9
I want a bonfire/clambake type situation but (1) open fires are not allowed anywhere on my DW island and (2) I don’t know when I could even pull off such a thing between the welcome party on Thursday, the Rehearsal dinner AND b-parties on Friday and the wedding on Saturday and the farewell brunch on Sunday.
My rehearsal dinner venue is giving me problems and I often fantasize about ripping up the contract and doing the (fully catered) bonfire on the beach that night instead.
Post # 10
@StL.Ashley: that sounds like a great idea 🙂
Post # 11
S’mores bar for the late night crowd. We’re getting married on my parents’ farm & will have a bonfire or fire pit for sure so I think it would be a cute idea!
@Sunnyday278: I love it! Pyro brides unite! We’re definitely having fire dancers – if my dress won’t burn I will be twirling fire myself – and I’m going to make a quick drive to one of our neighboring states with more “relaxed” firework regulations to buy a ton of sparklers. Mwahaha…
Post # 12
Photobooth. Unnecessary, but we want one.
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
Children activity books. I just bought a PDF so I can print out loads and my FI reminded me that possibly 2 that will be the right age to be interested in it
Post # 14
@StL.Ashley: My cat was in my first wedding, 11 years ago. I put angel wings on him and put him in a basket with tulle over the top. My bridemaid held him and someone else took him home after the ceremony.
Post # 15
I spent $40 on brown paisley-pattern handkerchiefs which will be our napkins on the tables. Our venue has perfectly nice off-white linen napkins… nope. I want handkerchiefs. I know there are more, but that was the immediate thing that came to mind.
Post # 16
I would love to have my cat in the wedding! Haha one of the biggest (ok, the only) reasons I want to get ready at my house instead of a hotel is so I can have my photographer take pictures of me with my kitty.