"WOW" factor

Ok ladies,  so i'm trying to think of ideas that make a wedding memorable and really gives it that "WOW" factor...as a guest what give weddings a special, fun touch!?

Posted on July 12, 2008 at 1:00 pm
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Sarahinwonderland
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A hot bride. Thats mine!

Posted on July 12, 2008 at 1:07 pm
AMiller
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I think the WOW factor is the feeling that in someway you are an important part of their day by being there. I saw on a show Married Away that the bride and groom had everyone put their hand prints on the huppah they got married under the next day... it doesn't have to be handprints maybe everyone could paint a small flower or design on it and as you are getting married they will feel a little more involved knowing they helped

Posted on July 12, 2008 at 1:09 pm
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the bride I agree
Posted on July 12, 2008 at 1:09 pm
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I'm still looking for mine. I mean the bride/dress is definitely (or hopefully) a wow factor at weddings but I'd like something else that stands out at the reception. we were originally thinking of having a nice bar set up in a separate room at our venue that has a view of the golden gate bridge but we're not so sure about separating our guests so we may not.


so i've been looking for creative decorations like the one below..


I m still looking photo 55301-1

Posted on July 12, 2008 at 1:43 pm
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uuummm, the bride hasnt ever been a factor for me whether or not i get the "wowza" at a wedding...


to me it's about the energy in the air - you can have all the trappings of a gajillion dollar wedding - but if the energy is flat or pompous or stiff, then it's not fun at all - no matter how much $$$ has been pumped into the wedding...


i'd say hands down - it's the guests feeling like they're "watching" and "feeling" something magical - i know it sounds cornball - but one wedding fh and i went to - totally flat and boring - and they had it on the pacific ocean - billion dollar view and i'm sure alsmot $100K to put on - but still, i felt nothing but bored... she even wore a gorgeous anne barge dress, which i'm sure retailed for alot of pennies - everything was picture perfect - yet i felt nothing...


it was too rehearsed, no spontinaity (sp?), i could tell she was trying way too hard to impress the guests, when in actuality - if she was just herself and let it flow - it wouldve been more fun...

Posted on July 12, 2008 at 6:33 pm
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I completely agree with April. I may be biased since we got married in the same beautiful garden. But the biggest WOW factor, like any hot real estate commodity, is location, location, location. I just went to a co-worker's wedding tonight and one of my co-worker's boyfriend whom I just met for the first time tonight even congratulated us for a having a beautiful wedding. Crazy thing was neither he nor his girlfriend were even invited.

Posted on July 12, 2008 at 8:08 pm
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I think the wow factor for our wedding is the meaningfulness of our venue.  My FI and I went to summer camp together as kids and we're getting married at our camp.  Another thing we're doing is having a dessert bar instead of a cake and my step-mom and I are baking the brownies, cupcakes and cookies.   It makes it more personal, unique and definitely saves some $$$

Posted on July 13, 2008 at 5:08 am
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I completely agree with D1rty and April....


all our guests that have complemented us on our wedding all said the same thing.


that is was a fun party and everyone felt like family and that lots of love was in the air!


DH and I danced like dorks all night long and didn't give a hoot how stupid we looked or if I was going to have a wardrobe malfunction. 


The WOW factor for our wedding was that is was SIMPLE.  It's really EASY to spend boat loads of money on the adornments of a wedding but to make one SIMPLE with LOts of Love and Emotion ... that comes from the Energy of the COUPLE and the guests!!! SIMPLE in a elegant way not a boring way!


RELAX and ENJOY because its the ONe(hopefully) time you'll be planning YOUR wedding.

Posted on July 13, 2008 at 5:11 am
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Our vows were the WOW factor... Every one cried. I loved our table cloths, we bought fabric to reuse, I love to sew... We also had special wine made by an elder in Eastern Washington. We had 13 bottles each made with a special herb or fruit like blueberry or apricot. I really wanted to taste them all and didn't even get a sip as they were gone in a blink of an eye.


We had an Island Destination Weddings and spent the whole weekend with our guests. It just wasn't enough time... We go married on Orcus Island in Washington State.

Posted on July 13, 2008 at 10:03 am
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I think a bold/ distinct style 'WOWS' me.  I think when you walk into a wedding and don't feel like its the same old production, I still love tradition- but having it catch peoples eyes...  Its also about the sentimental part, I have been to a cheapo non-wow wedding- but the couple made it so heartfelt I loved it, you know?


On the contrary, when you go to expensive weddings ppl get judgmental. Like it should be better or that its? etc. Sometimes I see a 20k wedding and a 50k weddding and don't see a significant difference.  Its all what you make of it, the ora, and the detail....


Sometimes the bride makes it 'not-so-wow' b/c shes a pain in the ass haha sorry vent from a previous experience...


P.S. I hate when brides 'boast' about their wedding (never on PW- but have had friends do this) it makes ppl have more of an expectation and possibly be WAY MORE judgemental....


- HMM :)

Posted on July 13, 2008 at 1:13 pm

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