as we are gathering ideas... What details are standing out to you the most? What must you have (or DIY)? What is you least favorite trend?
I must have uplighting and a martini luge. Least favorite is anything Tiffany Blue and brown.
I must have a buffet dessert table!! the more desserts to choose from the better. Least favorite trend or tradition for weddings-the veil, something blue-something borrowed-something new, garter toss and titles for your bridal party-maid of honor, matron of honor, bridesmaid, junior bridesmaid and etc. We decided to make everyone on my side a maid of honor and everyone on his a best man :0)
I am so with you on bridal party titles (and matching dresses...but I am by no means traditional)... I call them my partners in crime!! LOL
And I agree on the tiffany blue thing (even though I leaning towards blue)... but I feel that ever since Martha did this theme on the Today show, everyone is just trying to recreate...
I'm kinda digging this signature drink thing.... its seems fun, great alternative for those that can not afford a full bar set up.. and fun, oh wait I said that!
cigars... but I'm already a smoker...
not sure yet... nothing have yet stood out for me =)
Must have for us is a open bar
I must have a red velvet cake w/cream cheese frosting! hahaha
Re: bridal party titles- I'm with msxtal and Jess on that one. I have two girls that are very close to me, one of them has named herself my maid of honor before I got to even ask her and the other one is really good at party planning who I know also wouldn't mind being my maid of honor.
I'm so over the whole B/W damask thing, I know it seems so fresh and new to everyone else who's NOT on PW, but to me, its been done way too many times on here! I better be careful of what I say though before I find myself using it. LOL
I really like the idea of not "titling" my bridesmaids. I never thought of that! They are all very close friends/family and I do not like one more than another. I love them all so I may just call them all my bridesmaids or my maids of honor!
One of the other girls on PW (forgot who) was talking about instead of calling her maid of honor the traditional title, that she would name her "Executive Vice-President in charge of Bridal Affairs" and I thought that title would fit for my other MOH who is good at party planning. It stuck on me!
lol 2011bride... I have a friend who has basically made herself the MOH.. I found out though other people too!!! "Did you make so-and-so your MOH?".. Um, what?? lol
2011 bride-that's adorable! It gives the standard boring "she's my maid of honor" a little twist and humor :)
jesandshan-how terrible! and what are you supposed to say? "no, she's not. She elected herself?"...what an awkward situation.
My must have:
We would like to send everyone a small piece of fabric along with their invitation to write a message on it for us...kind of like a wish, or a secret to a long happy marriage. We are going to tell them to send it back with their response card and we are having it made into a quilt that we will hang at the wedding.
2011bride- i sooooooo agreee with everything you said about damask, i mean its a great pattern but its getting to be a little too much (how bout with red accents!? sooooo overused)
my must have- i want the juxtaposition between an elegant affair and southern charm, so mason jars with twinkly candlelight are necessary for me (i want it to feel very romantic and charming and completely lit up by candlelight.)
I must have chivari chairs.
I'm over the candy buffet but that's mostly because most of our friends and family don't like to eat candy.
@ Shawna628... well the person who told me that was like our best friend, who is also the best man; I just laughed and was like that's news to me! He then realized that she elected herself to the role.
Love the quilt idea!!
@Mrs Mac... I heart mason jars candle holders and vases... GO FOR IT!!
@ J&R... love those chairs!! Here you on the candy front too!
I MUST have a Martini Mashed Potato Bar as one of my food stations (don't judge me!!! lol) they come in martini glasses with a variety of mashed taters and toppings, I am so glad my venue offers this, I have been LUSTING over this since planning my bosses retirement party almost 2 years ago, but we didn't have the finances to have it for her party, and it never left my mind...lol
@ChancesAre... you and me both on the martini mashed potato bar. I know my BFF will say that I stole it from her 21st birthday but she's a liar because I saw it first!
I am way over the damask print I want it to be buried for awhile right along with anything "Tiffany Blue" and brown or brown and pink! Sorry if I offended please don't take it personally.
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