(Closed) Whats the weirdest, most unique, or non-traditional thing you're doing?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 31
887 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

chrissybee :  Lot’s of non-traditional stuff for me. My father has passed, so I walked down the aisle alone and my husband met me half way. We took all of our pictures before the ceremony and then went immediately to the cocktail party. We cut the cake during cocktail hour. Instead of a father daughter dance, we did an anniversary dance and asked couples from our family to join us on the dance floor. We acknowledged each couple and how long they have been married. It’s one of my favorite memories from the day. 

Post # 32
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We did lots of non traditional at our wedding, but the most FUN was that I surprised my groom with a karaoke hour for the end of the reception! The DJ and most of the guests were in on it and it turned out to be a blast- wish it could have lasted for more than an hour!! =)

Post # 33
1738 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Not much really for the bee but for my family and culture, everything, really.

First look and pics beforehand, super short civil ceremony, mingling with guests during cocktail hour, venue isn’t a hall, minimal toasts, no bouquet/garter crap, no religion involved, my dog will be in our photos, and no cake.

Post # 34
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

chrissybee :  My husband really wanted a “talent show” during the reception. I limited that to one one of his cousins and one of mine performing during dinner. His cousin is a professional violin player and played a couple of our favorite showtunes. My cousin is a highly trained dancer. She did a traditional Mexican folk dance. Everyone loved it. 

Post # 35
6271 posts
Bee Keeper

Love hearing about all of this!


things I can think of

– things we didn’t have ibridesmaids, bouquet/garter toss.

– it was a totally vegetarian wedding

– we had our dogs and his parents dogs at the ceremony

– ceremony was in a tipi and a humanist ceremony so quite individual

– we had a ring warming

– we cut our cake with a sword from the navy armoury (DH was in the marines)


Sound like a right load of hippy stuff. And yeah I guess it was! Hopefully elegantly hippy. 

Post # 36
1661 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

nellytfernando :  Us too. Forgot to mention that 🙂 We’re having us and each set of parents seated with us at our head table. We want to honour them.

Post # 37
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’m still planning but so far: pies instead of cake, Sunday afternoon wedding, lawn games, no bouquet or garter toss, my brother is marrying us. 

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