(Closed) Whats your WOW factor!?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We are going to be doing Snow cones/Shaved ice. Super fun and yummy and I think a bit WOW/Memorable because ive never heardof them done at a wedding!

Post # 4
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Our reception focused on lawn games.

Post # 6
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are having a small destination wedding, and one thing that is “different” that we are going to do is pass our rings around so that each guest blesses them. Because it is a destination wedding, we were able to just have those present who really mean something to us, therefore we want them to bless our marriage beacause we believe to travel far for a wedding says “I love you and believe in your marriage”. Who better to bless that union than those individuals?

Post # 7
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

I don’t know if it would be considered a “wow” factor, but we chose to do a couple of unique things during our wedding ceremony.  First, we chose to have a ring warming ceremony where our guests were able to bless our marriage while passing the rings around.  Second, we chose to have our guests ring bells once we were announced husband and wife.  They were both simple ways to get our guests involved in our special day. 

Post # 8
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Our wow factor is that two penguins will come out when the “new and Mr. and Mrs.” announcement is made. That and we may add a photo booth– we actually found that they’re not too expensive in the area where we’re getting married (live in DC area, wedding in Florida).

Post # 9
10285 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I originally posted this in the other thread. Reposting…

I think we have 3 wow factors…

1. Faux-to-booth: Fiance and my Future Father-In-Law are going to build it. Should everything go smoothly the back will look like a wall in a home. About 7 feet tall, crown molding, wainscotting, wallpaper, etc. We’ll then build an enclosure to house a 37″ flat screen TV, mac mini and iSight camera. My Fiance is a mac and iPhone devleoper so he’s going to create our own personal photobooth app. It will basically function like the preloaded “photobooth” app on the Mac but with a few extras. The camera is controlled by remote and displayed on the TV so our guests can control everything. My Future Father-In-Law is also making us a few life size thought bubbles that are going to be used inplace of the guest book. Our guests will write their guestbook entries on the thought bubbles and take pictures with them. I’m currently in the process of making the photobooth props to save some moolah. 

2. Apple pie favors: We’re having a fall themed wedding so considering we live in apple orchard country, we decided to give our guests their own mini apple pie favors. We’re ordering the 6″ pies from a local orchard. They’ll be baked fresh the morning of so they should be extra yummy!

3. Cake: The cake was one of the things that Fiance was adament on. He actually told me that if he couldnt have canoli cake, he wasn’t comin’! lol. Of course he was kidding but it just shows how much he wanted canoli cake! We’re having a 3 tiered alternating chocolate and vanilla cake with canoli filling and chocolate buttercream frosting. It’s identcal to this except only 3 tiers and buttercream instead of fondant…

Whats your WOW factor!? :  wedding Imgres5 

“Wow” factors are going to vary depending on social circle. I can pretty much guarantee that none of my guests have seen any of my “wow” factors before but that doesn’t mean that they’re not considered “overdone” in others circles.

Post # 10
3670 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We also had a ring warming ceremony which went over very well and everyone kept saying they had never seen that before.  I think the fact that we had a semi-destination wedding was a wow factor too because everyone loved getting to spend the whole weekend together.  Besides that, we had little personal touches but one thing we wanted to focus on was food.  We definitely wanted good food and service at the wedding and the restaurant we chose didn’t disappoint, everyone talked about how wonderful it was all night!

Post # 11
39 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

we’re renewing our wedding vows in october to celebrate 20 years, and at our reception, we are going to a have a “who’s been married the longest” game.  as the d.j calls out years, the couples will stand to the side.  the last couple standing will be crowned the king and queen of marriage with crowns.  i think people will remember that… 

Post # 12
2246 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011


My wow factor was my Mom’s cherry bloosom wedding cake!

Post # 13
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re serving beignets instead of a groom’s cake. Other than that, I have nothing. I just want people to dance and drink and smile all night.

Post # 14
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

for your ceremony exit you could to noise makers like kazoos and the sparkly noise things you use on new years.

Post # 15
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I just found these mirror centerpiece boxes on the WB Gallery…its my WOW for tonight…ask me tomorrow and you’ll get a different answer. My WOW changes by the day!! lol

Post # 16
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think one factor of our wedding will be part of the ceremony, not really WOW factor, but I LOVE it. At the end of the ceremony before our friend announces us as Mr and Mrs, he will announce that we wish to sign our marriage license at the alter for all to witness and make it part of the ceremony rather than just in between the ceremony and reception. plus, our wedding cake will have a replica Stargate on the top of it with a bride a groom that has the brides hand on the grooms bottom 🙂

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