The main thing I remember is how much I enjoyed myself. I’m an introvert and honestly, large weddings (where I usually only know a small proportion of the guests) stress me out, so… I usually don’t like typical weddings and find them quite boring, generic and a bit uncomfortable.
The above is more about me and not to do with the details of the weddings themselves, so related to that, I tend to remember the following:
– Whether food was particularly good or bad
– Whether there was ample drink (only really remember when it ‘runs out’)
– General ambience (whether the couple & guests were relaxed & happy, not related to decor)
– If it was a pain in the arse to get to/from (answer to this tends to be yes, as people I know are keen on weddings in the countryside which always necessitate overnight stays, taxis, etc)
– How much I actually get to interact with the bride & groom (typically this is “very little” which is something that puts me off big weddings)
– The ones where I had to help loads despite not being in the bridal party
– The one were I was invited to the ceremony and the evening part of the reception, in the middle of nowhere, so we had to try and feed ourselves and it was all super awkward
– The really religious one that included a speech during the ceremony by a family member that said “how it would top the couples’ day if someone found God today” (no doubt aimed at me & our group of friends who were the only non-church people there)
I don’t really care for the decor, the venue (unless it’s particularly special), the cake, the dress, the speeches, the music or any of the other bits.