(Closed) Your siblings' weddings

posted 4 years ago in Family
Post # 16
1579 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

amandajane4949:  OMG wow. I have so. many. questions. regarding the jail house wedding. 

Post # 17
4033 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

One of my brother’s had a courthouse wedding for immigration purposes, his Fiance had moved down from Canada. My other brother is having a country club wedding with a brunch reception next weekend, I’m a Bridesmaid or Best Man for Future Sister-In-Law. It’s going to be amazing! I’m really excited. I had the WT wedding in the family. I was 19, 5 months pregnant, and the whole thing got destroyed  by a sand storm. Hoping for something slightly less dramatic this time around lol.

Post # 18
3064 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

jnd224:  Our wedding receptions were all fairly similar. All big receptions.  The weddings themselves were different.

 I was the only one to getting married at my venue vs a church. I got married at a brewery 🙂 My brother had an hour long southern pentecostal church service vs my 15 minute brewery ceremony. hha. My sister had a 30 minute church ceremony. 

Post # 19
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

cooperlove:  my knowledge about it is fairly limited. there was no burlap.

Post # 20
4229 posts
Honey bee

My older sister married someone with Lebanese roots and their culture tend to go really big with weddings. So she had an extravagant hotel wedding with a ballgown dress, 10 bridesmaids, 400 guests,  5-course plated dinnerl, a 6-foot high wedding cake, etc. I think you get the picture. Plus she had a late November wedding because she really likes the cold weather better.

Her wedding was gorgeous but not for me. I like a sunset tropical style ceremony by the beach with an evening outdoor reception afterwards with stringlights, a flowing chiffon dress with flower on the hair, less than 100 people, BBQ style food, etc.. I prefer to have a wedding in the summer. 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 9 months ago by  socalgirl1689.
Post # 21
2713 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

All three of us had a church ceremony (three different churches though!) followed by reception at another venue.  My brother’s was a bit more formal than mine or our sister’s; we used a iPod for music while they each had a band. All three were family oriented, really.

Post # 22
9595 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

My brother got married at the courthouse, shot gun style, zero witnesses or fanfare. (Divorced a year later in a similarly quiet fashion).

This is part of the reason my parents wanted an all out hurrah for my wedding as its just the two of us, and they were sad to have no part in the above.

So yeah, complete, as far as you can get, 180 degree opposite weddings.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 9 months ago by  MrsBuesleBee.
Post # 23
2069 posts
Buzzing bee

My brother got married at the end of 2015, fancy downtown hotel wedding. I will have many of the same guests and my ceremony will be similar I’m also using his same dj but I am getting married at a farm with bbq, kegs of beer, no fancy cake or favors.  

Post # 24
1534 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

jnd224:  There are five of us.

Oldest Brother: Spur the moment Military courthouse wedding with a girl he was dating for a month. Luckily, it worked out, and they’re married for 9 years with three kids.

Sister: Got married in the church we grew up in, had her reception at a local clubhouse. Very nice, but low cost wedding. Her and her hubby have been married 8 years now with two kids!

Middle Brother: He married a girl who’s family has money and loves to spoil, so their wedding was outrageous. I don’t even know how to guess what they may have spent. It was very fancy (way unlike mine). They’re in their 5th year of marriage and currently TTC, yay!

Youngest Brother (but still older than me… I’m the baby): He and his girlfriend of three weeks purposely got pregnant around 19 (but at the time told everyone it was an accident). They decided to plan a wedding. She miscarried, and my parents said “since theres no immediate baby, how about you slow down a little bit and put a wedding off until after you’ve been together longer and gotten to know each other better,” but they decided to continue on with the wedding. The wedding was a quick church ceremony with no reception. They got pregnant again immediately, and divorced when baby was 6 months. Since then, he has been engaged to two other girls, both of which were not they type of settling down girls, so I’m glad they never made it to the alter. Luckily. The girl hes with now (and has a kid with) could be “the one,” I really hope so!

My Wedding: Married in the same church my sister did, and we would have had our reception at the same clubhouse as well, but the week after we booked it, a tree fell on the building which condemned it for the remainder of that year, so we had ours at a different local rec center. Our wedding was nice yet, low cost (under $2,000) as well.

My sister and I had the most similar of all the weddings, but of course they were still so different!

Post # 25
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My sister had a surprise wedding so VERY different then mine, but so so fun!

She and her boyfriend had been dating for about a year, we all knew he was “the one,” but were were all completely surprised by the wedding. So my sister invited everyone to a BBQ- our family and his. She let us know that it was a meet the family type of thing (ours and his.) She also told us that our good friend would be there who is a photgrapher to take some family photos- I thought nothing us this since we had been talking about taking pics soon.

About 2 weeks before the “BBQ” her bf called me and told me he was going to propose at the BBQ, so naturally I was super excited for this and there wasnt any way I would miss it. Well apparently he called a lot of people and told them this- this was there way of making sure people came! =)

We got to the BBQ and everything seemed normal, people mingling and swimming. About 30 mins in a couple of people handed out envelopes which turned out to be a wedding invitation to their wedding- dated that day and timed that evening! Everyone was SHOCKED! Right away her friends, who were in on it, started transforming the backyard (hung up lights, set out quilts and chairs, flowers everywhere!) My sister went to the neigbors to get hair and makeup done and we (sisters) were told we were gonna be bridesmaids. It was such a neat night and completely shocked everyone!

They had everything- cake, music and officiant, bouquets! And our photographer friend was in on it and ending up filming the whole thing. The wedding DVD is really cool. Anyways completely diff from mine, but was a memory I’ll never forget!

Post # 26
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

My brother had a very small wedding, with only about 25 people. The ceremony was at our parents’ house, and the reception/dinner was at a private room of a restaurant nearby. They each only had one person in their wedding party (I was the MOH).

My wedding will have closer to 100 people, and we’re doing the ceremony and reception at a boutique hotel with a DJ, etc. We’ll be having three people on each side of the wedding party.

Post # 27
493 posts
Helper bee

aubreeleann03:  that is SO interesting!  I am glad it all worked out!  I would be so nervous!

Post # 28
254 posts
Helper bee

My sister got married about 8 years ago. She got married in a church and then went to standard ballroom. I will not being getting married in a church, I never pictured that for myself. We are getting married outside at our venue which is also a standard ballroom. She had 220 ppl at her wedding and I am having about half of that. She also had a big bridal party and I am only having a Maid/Matron of Honor, because I learned from her wedding all about bridesmaids drama. lol 

Post # 29
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

My brother did a traditional wedding outside by the river. It was beautiful wi about 150 guests. I’m do a Destination Wedding with probably 10-15 guests. Completely different but really fits both our personalities. 

Post # 30
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

My sister got married 17 years before me.  I would say our weddings were not very similar.  She was 21 and I was 36.  Her wedding was planned to be outside, but it rained and was moved inside.  She was married in NJ and I got married in Key West where I live.  I wanted nothing outside so that I was not hindered by weather (learned from my sister’s).  I was married in a church.  Her wedding was like 60-70 people ours was 50.  We planned our wedding so we chose our guests as opposed to my sister who had my father pay (he was not invited to mine)so she got to invite like 10 people.  

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