What things are not priorities to you at all for the wedding day or leading up to it? For example, favors, bridesmaid proposal boxes, champagne and speeches, reception intros, among others. None of which we plan to invest any time or money into. Also, if something doesn't make the priority or want-to-have lists, we personally can't justify even paying for a cheaper version instead of eliminating it in the first place.
What are some of the things you are cutting out because you don't care about them?
The first thing I cut was programs. I have never seen a point in them. Plus, whenever I have a program for something, all I do is spend my time looking at what’s next and seeing how long until it’s over LOL When I don’t have a program, I just focus on the event taking place. We will also not be doing reception intros, spotlight dances, speeches, bouquet/garter tosses, or flower girls/ringbearers.
We are already married, but I didn't care about doing bridesmaids proposal boxes or a champagne toast. We specifically told our venue not to have a champagne toast because my dad is a recovering alcoholic, but they forgot and still provided it anyways.
We're going micro, so the entire wedding party, lol! That automatically cuts out all of their expenses, gifts, intros, speeches, etc.
We're going to cut the *entire* cocktail hour & seat guests at their first course while we do our grand entrance and first dance. Cutting favors, programs, the garter/garter toss, aisle decor. Thinking of doing video save-the-dates instead of having a bunch printed.
Hi! Congrats! I am cutting out a few things actually. Some for simplicity, some for money, and some like you said we just don’t care about. I will have no bridal party, programs, bouquet toss, garter toss, cake/cake cutting, cocktail hour, grand entrance, grand exit, RSVP return cards, speeches, toasts, and I think that’s it.
I am an introvert and want to cut out bridal party,(i don't know why u would spend a lot to even ask them to be in the wedding, just straight up ask them!!!! ) flower girls/ring bearer, speeches, dances, cutting the cake, garter/flower toss, grand exit, anything done to our cars,..
We cut the bridal proposal boxes (just called on the phone to share details and excitement) and we cut the sparkler send off. Instead we had our last dance to Kokomo and everyone circled around us swaying and singing along - fit our personalities much better!! 🥂❤️
Definitely the favors. Almost every wedding favor I have ever gotten has gone right in the trash lol and I couldnt imagine spending so much money on something nobody would want. We also did DIY centerpieces, no boutonnieres, and spent a veryyyyy minimal amount of money on flowers
Cut the bridal proposal, find them to be pointless and a waste of money, like who really want a bunch of stuff that says bridesmaids or MOH on it. Cut programs, large wedding cake, oh the traditional ceremony setting/room, aisle runner, rehearsal, bridal shower, day after brunch, videographer, flower girl, ring bearer, wedding planner and I’m sure a lot of other things. Once you really start planning and realizes the wedding business is nothing but money hungry people, you really start to think about what’s important and what’s not.
Hi! We are cutting bridesmaid proposal boxes (just asked them and celebrated in person), champagne (people will just toast with their own drink), aisle runner, day after brunch, videographer, flower girl, ring bearer, bouquet toss & garter toss.
Stuff I Wanted to get rid of: Programs (Mom had strong feelings about them so she is paying for them, which is fine by me!)And I didn't want to do any parent dances, but we are going to anyway because FH wanted to have a dance with his mom. Which I respect.
We cut the bridesmaids proposal boxes (I have too many people so that's unnecessary money for me), no guest book, more than likely no programs (if we do, it'll be a few made to be keepsakes for my grandparents), no cocktail hour, no garter toss (we decided early on that we didn't like this), not buying alcohol (this really cut down our bill), we're likely gonna cut down the large cake as we met a baker who strongly advised against them so we'll do a smaller one with assorted desserts, I also don't think I'm going to have a videographer since that's an extra expense I'm not sure we'll need. I'm sure there's a lot of stuff we're going to cut out, but these are the major things we already discussed we won't need.
We cut favors, proposal boxes, garter toss, bouquet toss, photo booth, parent introductions, MOH speech, aisle runner/ceremony decorations, day after brunch, welcome bags (about the only people who stayed in a hotel were my parents and my dad's frat brother/my "aunt and uncle"), flower girl/ring bearer, engagement party, send off....
Honestly, we just wanted to get married and have a party with our friends. (We added a sword fight.)
I *tried* to cut matching dresses, but my BP all liked the same one. ...They thought this was *hilarious*.
We cut out programs, favors, bridesmaid proposal boxes, alcohol, speeches, reception intros, professional photography, centerpieces, anddddd a wedding. We plan to elope with possibly my mom and FH's parents as the only guests.