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

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 76
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2016

We made a point to not be traditional.  First of all it was classy cow themed (not spots!).  We had two groomsmen switch to my side during the ceremony because we were sharing them.  I had vows to my step children.  Pies instead of cake.  No bouquet/garter toss.  No speeches.  Blush colored dress. Non floral bouquets.  We branded a board for our guestbook instead of a unity candle.  Had a champagne toast with everyone at the end of the ceremony.  The person that married us was also a bridesmaid.  I’m sure there is more that I can’t think of off the top of my head 🙂

Post # 77
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26 posts
Newbee

We are doing the garter/bouquet toss backwards. We’re gonna call men first and give the impression that garter will be thrown but do bouquet instead. Then we feel more women will be willing to come up and throw the garter. We feel with our friends and family it will be more fun 

Post # 78
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46 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Getting married at a zoo. Brother is officiating.  Me and my Fiance are walking down the aisle together. Photos beforehand.  No announcements, no toasts, no garter/bouquet toss.  

Post # 79
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909 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Only 30 attending. 

No bridal party with exception of best man & my mom is my Maid/Matron of Honor.

We are having sons walk mothers down aisle & son in laws walk grandmothers down isle.

My dad will stop half way & Fiance will come to me & we will walk rest of the way together.

For ceremony not only did we write our own person vows but wrote the part that says I… take you… to make it more spiritual & more us. 

Officiant (close friend) will lead family in pronouncing us husband & wife.

We are having a ring warming ceremony with us extending a blessing towards our guests as well. 

Officiant will lead us a quite be in the moment moment to take everything in & feel what we are feeling right before we are pronounced husband & wife

We are having a french style brunch reception

No garter or bouquet toss (but my garter will be my something blue that Fiance wants to take off in private lol)

Our center pieces will include only one flower with other unique items.

We will have two cakes the traditional wedding cake & a croquembouche.

No alcohol.

Making english party crackers to use as place cards they are traditionally a Christmas thing so thats different but also we will be including our favorite spiritual & life quotes (different for each person) instead of jokes.

We will be having Dances of Universal Peace spiritual dances instead of the usual party dances. 

 

Post # 80
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332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

arquelle :  Good luck! The only vendors we have are the caters and the photographer, so it’s been pretty easy. My parents have been great, and even his parents have been great despite the fact they are super traditional and conservative. You can tell they are confused but they don’t say anything. My biggest issues has been my sister. Her wedding was a cookie cutter wedding and she keeps pushing me to do all the traditional things. I ask her why I need to do certain things and she just says, “because that’s the rule. That’s what you do.” hahaha. She still hasn’t gotten it and actually bought us all stupid matching t-shirts to wear the day of. But, she means well.

Post # 81
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

My family wasn’t invited to my wedding as I am estranged from my parents – and the rest of my family by association. My best friend/MOH walked me down the aisle. Everything else we tried our best not to draw attention to the fact my family wasn’t there.

Post # 82
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17 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Our Mom’s were our ring bearers and our dogs were part of our wedding party. Was a really fun way to really include everyone 🙂

Post # 85
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11 posts
Newbee

We are getting married in just over two weeks and will have the following:

– Fiance and I will be staying together the night before the wedding 

– Fiance and I will be getting ready together 

– We will be walking down the aisle together to Led Zeppelin 

– No bridal party 

– Ceremony will be short, sweet and secular 

– Only 30 guests 

– No first dance, garter toss or bouquet toss

– Unsure about cake cutting 

– No speeches 

– Going to the pub after for lunch for craft beer and pizza 

– Having a pop up wedding 

– Not doing the something new, blue etc

– Fiance has seen my dress

– Only having flowers as they are part of the package. Otherwise wouldn’t have had them

Post # 86
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Sugar bee

Hmm we’re doing quite a few, but I don’t think any of them are that WEIRD.

Except maybe that my mum is going to be the officiant and both her and my dad are walking me down the aisle. I have a boy in my wedding party as well, but that doesn’t seem to be too unusual these days. We’ll be having pies instead of a wedding cake.. And then we’re just skipping a bunch of things like bouquet toss and stuff. 

Post # 87
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2781 posts
Sugar bee

yookaslaylee :  What’s a pop up wedding?? Your wedding sounds rad, that’s almost exactly what I would have done if I’d been planning it and paying for it on my own (I’ve relinquished wedding rights to my parents because they care more that I have larger one than I care that I don’t) 

Post # 88
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179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

We’re not doing a lot of the traditional things, but we’re doing a foot-washing ceremony as our ‘first activity’ as husband and wife; it is a religious ceremony- but it shows that I will serve him for my lifetime, and he will serve me for his lifetime; by doing something as ‘gross’ as washing someone else’s feet 😉

Post # 89
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11 posts
Newbee

wolfeyes : our pop up wedding is organised by a company that arranges the celebrant, location, decor, cake, nibbles, a few drinks, photographer and seating for up to 30 guests. For 30 guests it costs around $3,500. The catch? It’s an hour and a half session so they hold multiple weddings in one day with the same vendors. 

Once our hour and a half is over we are inviting everyone to the pub for lunch. We were really lucky with our prices for lunch for everyone (should be around $350 for just food). 

Ultimately we couldn’t justify spending $15,000 on a party when we wanted to buy a house. This was our compromise (I wanted to go to the courthouse). 

Post # 90
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Newbee

wolfeyes :  I think my mother is disappointed she can’t plan my wedding lol. If she was paying it would be a very different story for us! 

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