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Weddingy thread : What has made you cry, laugh out loud or never forget?

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peckarollover Sun 29-May-05 19:33:13

Im looking for lovely little touches at my wedding.

I really want the day to be very memorable even though it isnt a grand affair.

Thinking back to weddings you have been to, what moved you or really made you smile?

morningpaper Sun 29-May-05 19:38:33

The best was just a cheapy deal where the bride and groom were both just really chilled out and relaxed, chatting with the guests.

The worst was the most expensive affair where everyone was stressed out!!!

PuffTheMagicDragon Sun 29-May-05 19:40:30

It's always been the things that children have done, which just kind of happen!

kama Sun 29-May-05 19:43:55

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Hausfrau Sun 29-May-05 19:45:52

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yoyo Sun 29-May-05 19:46:56

Went a brilliant wedding a couple of years back. The reception was held in a marquee with a fantastic view of a bay in Gower. Guests awaited the wedding party in a field (champagne and peach juice) where bales of hay had been arranged to create mini rooms with sofas, chairs, tables, etc. A nice touch and original.

I wanted to cry at my own wedding because the organist was so bad! Can laugh about it now but cringe whenever I see the video which thankfully is not that often.

PuffTheMagicDragon Sun 29-May-05 19:47:07

Oh, that reminds me, instead of a guest book, someone had a large picture mount which they got everyone to sign. They then used this as the mount around a wedding photo they had enlarged. Looked great and a lovely memento.

popsycal Sun 29-May-05 19:49:45

a non-wedding like 'first dance'

Hausfrau Sun 29-May-05 19:50:20

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peckarollover Sun 29-May-05 19:53:59

Yeah popsy, we WERE going to have dance lessons to do a silly dance but that has gone out of the window. Would like to think of something original there.

I am having guest book - got that upstairs

bakedpotato Sun 29-May-05 19:55:05

I love every wedding at which there's

a/ free booze
b/ short speeches

Don't care about anything else, venue/'proper' food/sugar almonds/general lavishness can go hang; weddings with A and B always live longest in the memory

MRSflamesparrow Sun 29-May-05 19:55:12

Oooh, I might have to do something like the collage!!!

Hausfrau Sun 29-May-05 19:56:17

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popsycal Sun 29-May-05 19:56:34

if i had had a reception (rather than just going out into town on a p**s up and shouting at ll the DJs for not having any nolans or abba "its my wedding night and i want to daaaaaance!) i would have forced dh to dance to 'your just to good to be true...cant take my eyes off you'
der da der da der da da da da

peckarollover Sun 29-May-05 19:56:39

Not sure we can stretch to A as were so blooody skint but everyone is getting bucks fizz on arrival, 2 glasses of wine with meal and champagne for speeches - will that do?

peckarollover Sun 29-May-05 19:59:15

I want to walk down the aisle to Stevie Wonder "Isnt she lovely" but lots of people think it isnt appropriate!!

bakedpotato Sun 29-May-05 20:00:38

yes, that's fine...

i once went to a wedding -- my cousin's actually -- which was HUGE but no free booze, not a single glass -- and the top table got champagne for the speeches.

Very low-grade

MRSflamesparrow Sun 29-May-05 20:01:08

You walk down the aisle to whatever YOU want to.

We were good, and did our first dance to a proper slow song, but then later on, my bridesmaid gave a quick speech about how we met, and how one of our first things we did the night we met, was to go to the DJ and request the same song... we then got to bounce like maniacs to Girl From Mars. I got to see the same happy bouncy face on Boy, and it is something I will never forget.

ambrosia Sun 29-May-05 20:06:04

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Gobbledigook Sun 29-May-05 20:10:32

Pecka - I like your aisle music idea! My friend and her dh walked down the aisle out of the church to 'Greatest Day of my Life' by Beverly Knight!

We did a little 'routine' to the choruses of our first dance (which was 'Thinking about you' by The Sundays) - nothing flash but it made everyone laugh/smile cos it was a bit different rather than just shuffling about!

Make sure you have disposable cameras on each table if you can - we got hundreds of fabulous photos from the evening reception from these.

spacecadet Sun 29-May-05 20:14:02

dh had been married before so he had the big white wedding, we wanteda small wedding where wejust afew family members so that we could afford to have our reception in a lovely resturaunt in ely that has a nationwide reputation. we had all our wedding photos in the gardens there and as they display local artists work in the function room our cuting the cake photo lookied really good with this contempary artwork on the wall behind us!!! the best bit was when dd1 cried when we were declared man and wife.

popsycal Sun 29-May-05 20:15:38

oh yes disposable camera - but pay that bit extra for ones with automatic flash....ours had to be clicke on and people forgot

cod Sun 29-May-05 20:17:07

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peckarollover Sun 29-May-05 20:17:29

ive got my disposable cameras -BUM not sure if they are automatic or not

SenoraPostrophe Sun 29-May-05 20:17:30

Yes the first dance!

we had a Spanish band at our wedding and didn't even bother arranging anything, but then they started playing an up-tempo famenco-y song and made us dance. We did the worst hammy flamenco dancing ever, but everyone loved it (including the Spanish people, who weren't offeneded).

Later I realised that I couldn't have planned it better, but if I were to do it again, and if we didn't have a band, I'd pick a similar up-tempo song that lends itself to silly dancing (eg groove is in the heart, rocks by primal scream, or in our case I'd probably go for this corrosion or Panic).

NB have you got the booze sorted? sangria is cheaper than bucks fizz and just as nice!

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