Post # 1
It seems as if I had sooooo many ideas and dreams for my wedding, and the closer I get to it, the more I have to realize that I can’t feasibly fit every idea, DIY, and cute thingie in my wedding. I have so many, but the first one was definitely the machine that projects your names on the dance floor. What about you married/soon to be married bees??? What did you have to release?
Post # 3
chivari chairs- my parents think they are nuts and I can’t afford them. :(. I got almost everything else that I wanted, but I’m still upset about the chairs. Wow. I sound spoiled as I type this up. Who knew that one girl could be so upset about chairs?
Post # 4
I gave up my wish to have it in a beautiful outdoor setting. It just was not feasible at the cost and distance and time we had available to us for planning, and I was not willing to postpone the wedding to have the venue I really wanted.
Post # 5
Getting married at the Field Museum (there’s a T-Rex in the room!!) – turns out its $17,000 just to rent the site (not including food, drinks, ANYTHING)
Post # 6
Photobooth. I would really try to do it if I had to all over again. I didn’t feel like I got enough guest photos.
Post # 7
@jackndiane: if it helps, they are super uncomfortable….
Post # 8
A limo to travel in.
For one thing, we don’t have the money. But at the same time, it wouldn’t make sense. We are getting married in a fairly rural area, and we would have to rent the limo from Buffalo (which is 2 hrs away from our wedding site).
So instead we will be using our cute little blue Honda Civic.
Post # 9
Having a butterfly release, as silly as it sounds. I realized the end of March might be too cold for them and I would be mortified if they all died right then and there… haha.
Post # 10
I let go of an outside wedding with a marquee, as absolutely no guarantee with the British weather, plus the cost was rising
Post # 11
wearing a red wedding dress. my mother talked me out of it and, besides, there is literally no place within fifty miles that has any to try on to see how it would look. i am very nervous about buying one online without actually trying it on…so was stuck either way. sorry for the odd typing, my phone wont let me capitilize any letters or get to my punctuation keys lol
Post # 12
having Lots and Lots of flowers. Just too much money for something that will die 🙁 We’re doing a pretty minimal approach for the reception, but going all out with my bouquet. I feel like I’m making up for the reception with that. Also I really wish I could have a live band for the reception and more than just a pianist/organist and a cantor for the ceremony (be nice to have a flute and other instruments). But alas that costs money too. *sigh*
Post # 13
I wanted an outdoor, fall wedding. I got married in the spring in a church 🙂
Post # 14
Limosine to leave in. I’m still sad about this. It was the only thing I’d imagined consistently my whole life when I thought “what will I do if I ever get married?” Not a stretch limo, but a nice, chauffered car.
The least expensive we could find was $100/hr, and you have to pay for a minimum of one hour. We needed a ride home from the venue that is exactly 2 miles away (6 minutes according to Google maps). We were on a super-tight budget, and simply couldn’t conscience $100 for a 6 minute ride.
So we used a local cab company. $5. The cab driver was great – he loved that he was our getaway car from our wedding. It wasn’t the same at all, but it was okay. But we didn’t bother doing a big getaway thing anyway because we stayed pretty late having fun with friends, and there was no point in pictures or anything.
My dream of a picture of us leaving in a limo will have to go unfilled.
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2012 - Sunset Harbour
having a raw bar. Way too much money for it only being available for an hour
Post # 16
Leaving for our honeymoon 4 hours earlier. I can’t justify the additional $200 in car rental fees because they aren’t open on weekends for 4 hours.