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

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 61
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

chrissybee :  we have an all-female wedding party, my godfather will walk me and my dad will officiate. 

Im only half joking when I tell my fiancée that I (a cheese fanatic) want to have a Parmesan sprinkler instead of a flower girl go down the aisle before me. lol

Post # 64
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

The best man is a guitarist so we are going to have him play our music live as we walk down the aisle! 

Post # 65
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

chrissybee :  I loved taking all of the pictures before, but this was never something I wavered about. My husband and I knew we wanted to take a bunch of pictures before, and then spend time enjoying the wedding afterwards. Cocktail hour is his favorite part of any wedding. 

I did really enjoy my first look with my husband. It was nice to share a private, quiet moment with him before all of the craziness.

I also really liked taking family pictures before the ceremony. It’s much easier to yell out “okay now we need grandma and grandpa with the bride and groom” when there are only 40 people there instead of 200. We decided to do immediate family pictures before the wedding on my sister’s advise and I am so glad I listened to her! We took some other family pictures afterwards and it was very hectic trying to round everyone up. 

Post # 66
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

We’re doing a pretty traditional ceremony, however, we are having a restaurant dinner reception (small wedding of 40ish). So, no DJ, dancing, bouquet/garter toss, etc. We are going to do the cake cutting and we are going to do a “How Well Do You Know the Newlyweds?” crossword puzzle at each place setting for guests to do. With that, we are planning on giving away a prize to the first person/couple do complete the puzzle correctly. The prize is a replica of the first gift that I made/gave Fiance, a lottery ticket and candy bar bouquet in a clear beer mug. Fiance still has all of the Dove Promises from the bouquet in the beer mug. Hoping that will make our dinner reception a little more fun.

Post # 67
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

We’re doing a few non traditional things for our wedding, but I think the least traditional is that our first dance is going to be private (with the exception of the photographer) in an open field. Right after the ceremony we’re going to escort guests to cocktail hour, and then go off on our own to dance. If people end up strolling down to watch us, so be it, but we aren’t planning for that. 

Post # 68
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Bumble Beekeeper

nellytfernando :  

Oh I didn’t realise it wasn’t usual to have both lots of parents at the head table! Everyone I know did, I did too for my first wedding. But it was a while ago in the UK.  This time we barely had us, let alone guests or a head table lol! Registry office at night , much to the displeasure of all parents .

Post # 69
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Short church ceremony (25mins). Immediate family only. No reception (I know how that’s hated around these parts but idc). Will be doing my own hair and makeup and there will be no bridal party. After which, on our honeymoon we will be dressing up all over again (this time in my real wedding dress) and taking professional photos while exchanging our vows privately to each other. This is the celebration we are really looking forward to. NO pictures on social media. Ugh! I hate that! 

Post # 70
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Oh! And it’s on a Friday afternoon at 3. My siblings can come straight from work! 😀

Post # 71
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

arquelle :  This is us! We’re getting married in 3 weeks in my paren’ts backyard. We don’t have a bridal party, short cermony, no cake cutting, no gater or flower toss, serving BBQ, no wedding cake, no offical special dances (though we are playing our song at some point in the night.) Basically no wedding stuff except the cermony.We’re pretty excitied, but his tradiational and conservative parents have been pretty confused through the whole planning process. 

Post # 72
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We’re zipping off to Hawaii, just us, our mums and a couple of very close friends. Plan to walk down the aisle together. Small “reception” dinner overlooking the beach, nothing crazy. Just the small group and some good wine and food. No table decorations or any frills. Not even sure I want a cake when I can just have a dessert buffet. No dancing, no music, no tossing of any kind.

Post # 74
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

edobbs87 :  I think it’s the best way to do it! Our biggest issue has been finding vendors that share our vision – they all want to push you through the same “wedding timeline” which we didn’t want. But we did and hopefully it will be worth it!

Post # 75
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Love this thread! No wedding party, smallish guest count (probably around 35), no garter/bouquet toss, no toasts other than Fiance & I thanking everyone and maybe my dad as he loves to give speeches, board & card games alternative if ppl don’t feel like dancing.  I’m Scottish and he’s Mexican so a mix of of our two cultures in the decor (tartan & papel picado).  If we weren’t doing a Destination Wedding we’d absolutely have our dogs running around. 

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