I wouldn’t say I’m offbeat. We are just kind of doing things our own way.
Secular. Freaking. Wedding. No god. No higher power. Just me & fi, and our marriage. I’ve been getting ALOT of remarks from family on this. Both fi & I are agnostic.
We are having an open self service bar.
I’m wearing white even though most of my family has given me crap for not being a virgin. They can suck it.
We are doing our own buffet, [which is frowned upon by alot of people, but I want people fat & happy, not barely full or hardly touching a thing].
My dress is super glam & glitz.. our theme is romantic-rustic. Not quite matching, but that’s okay!
We are PRINTING OUT THE FLIPPING ENVELOPES. Yeah, I could address them myself, but my writing is bubbly and not quite fit for a wedding. I don’t care what etiquette says, they are getting typed.
We’re going a little crazy with food. We are doing a “cocktail hour” [it’s really more of a tasting hour]. With finger sandwiches, parfaits, veggies & fruits, followed by buffet dinner with TONS of choices. [Choice from 2 salads, 3 soups, 3 entrees, and 9 sides + extra toppins for the salad, soups & entrees].
We are having a bunch of little cakes 6-10″, each a differant flavor.
We are going to have “candy buffet” with ALL kinds of goodies. Probably an 8 foot banquet table, with tons of chocolates, cupcakes, brownies, cakepops, cookies, candies, chocolate covered pretzels, trail mixes, & mixed nuts!
My biological father isn’t walking me down the aisle. My step father & mother are. While he is, technically, my step father, I consider him more of a friend. He’s only 5 years old than me.. the same age as my brother. I just don’t look at him like a father, he seems me as a daughter though.
I won’t have a father/daughter dance, but a mother/daughter dance. We are also combining dances. [mother/daughter at same time as father/son…. bride/groom dollar dances at the same time].
I’m not offbeat, and we are tying in all of the traidtions we want, and getting rid of the things we don’t. It’ll still look like a typical wedding in pictures, its more of the experiance that has changed!