- July 23, 2007 at 2:34 pm #241609BiggerPiggyBankParticipant
Okay, I know everyone is different and it may just be a function of rural
verse an urban environment, but…
I got married almost a year ago (the first day of Spring) and had exactly 12We did a civil ceremony since that’s what counts, not the chuch… I bought
people at my ceremony: my DH’s siblings with spouses, my twin sister and
three very close family friends.
a formal gown, but it wasn’t a wedding dress per se and my twin sister made
a fur caplet since it was chilly that day; I had my hair and makeup done at
Elizabeth Arden (not cheap!) and we were able to take everyone to a local
five star restaurant for lunch (it was a Monday). We had a five course
meal, custom wedding cake, menus and plenty of digital pictures taken by
That’s it… And it was awesome and although it was small, it was extremely
classy and I had ONLY the people I wanted there, not those I felt I needed
to invite just “because”.
On another note, DH and I just participated in a a wedding of one of hisBut it was still great — their first wedding and in an expensive area of
co-workers which turned out to be also very classy and nicely done. This
was a more religious ceremony, with a church community but there was a live
band that played during the ceremony and the bride actually sang a song to
her groom which was extremely beautiful. The church was decorated nicely
but not overdone and the reception was at a community center at noon…
There was a chocolait fountain (big hit!) and a gingerale punch fountain for
refreshments. No tables, just chairs in this community room and they only
the country (northern virginia) so it was nice that they could realize what
they could afford and the community they invited was accepting of the fact
that it was dry and cake only….
You have to decide what’s important. Personally, the whole toss the garter,
first dance, etc… Not important to me. I wanted a nice dinner with the
ones I love and I’m very happy with the results.
In any event, I hope this didn’t turn out to be a rant. I have attended tooDeborah
many weddings that were overdone and tacky because the bride thought she had
to do it all when in fact, you don’t… You truly really don’t.
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