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Elements you are skipping

Michelle, on April 9, 2021 at 6:59 PM Posted in Planning 0 14

What are you choosing to not include in your wedding? Maybe it doesn't mean anything to you and fiance or it's an unnecessary expense your guests would not partake in.


Latest activity by Jennifer, on April 12, 2021 at 1:53 PM
  • Ava
    VIP May 2022
    Ava ·
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    We are skipping programs, bouquet toss, and garter toss. We are also not doing a grand exit, since FH and I will be staying at the hotel the wedding is being held at.
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  • Nicole
    Devoted August 2022
    Nicole ·
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    We're planning to skip the bridal party, flower girl, ring bearer, welcome bags, programs, photobooth, bouquet toss, garter toss, first dance, parent dances, speeches, grand entrance and exit, favors... trying to keep it simple and modern!
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  • F
    Expert April 2022
    Fred ·
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    Programs, flower girls, ring bearer,both bouquet + garter tosses, the father- daughter and mother-son dances, the welcome bags, the favors (edible or not), the "groom" cake, the grand exit since will be staying at the hotel, the candy bar, extra entertainment such as the photobooth or the shoe game, "premium" open bar with signature drinks. We're only having a bride and groom welcome speech at the reception but the parents, siblings and close friends can say something the day before since we're doing an open mic at our rehearsal dinner .

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  • V
    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    We skipped bridesmaids proposal boxes, welcome bags, and a fancy send off. All of our bridal party love in different states so it would have been rather difficult to give them proposal boxes unless we wanted to mail them. I didn't want to spend the extra money in making the boxes abd mailing them. As for welcome bags, we didn't even know they were a thing until our venue mentioned them. We decided to skip them because we weren't sure who was actually spending the night and we didn't want to spend the extra money. Rather than a fancy spend off, we had a last dance then immediately went to our after party where any of our guests could join us. It didn't make much sense to us to do a send off since our venue was a hotel so it wasn't like we were actually going anywhere different to plus we had an after party so a fancy send off would have been staged just for photos.
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  • Erin
    Expert May 2021
    Erin ·
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    Skipping all of these: engagement pictures, bridal party proposal boxes, flower girl, ring bearer, bouquet toss/garter toss, dancing, alcohol, cake cutting/feeding cake to each other, grand exit, speeches, (except for bride and groom thanking guests for coming)
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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    We skipped bouquet/garter toss, MOH speech, signature drinks, BP proposal boxes, ring bearer, flower girl, grand exit, photo booth...

    Some of those things also aren't common in our area.

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  • Jasmine S.
    Rockstar May 2022
    Jasmine S. ·
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    No first dance or other family dances, no bouquet/garter toss
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  • I
    Dedicated August 2024
    Ivory ·
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    Bouquet Toss

    Garter Toss

    Cake cutting bc I am clumsy (but we will still have cake!)

    The emcee announcing us

    Spotlight dances to open the floor with

    My dad giving me away (FH and I are walking down the aisle together!)

    Probably going to skip grand entrances/exits, unless FH really wants them Smiley smile

    ETA: Forgot to add, I'm also not having a theme for my bridesmaids, they're choosing their own styles and colors. Also, one of them is my dog

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  • Nikki
    Expert March 2021
    Nikki ·
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    We skipped a lot of paper items during the ceremony in reception such as escort card, seating chats, programs, menus. Sweet heart/head table, assigned seating and I’m sure so much more
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  • Rosie
    Master February 2022
    Rosie ·
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    Ooh fun thread idea.

    We are skipping

    * order of service/programs

    * flower girls, ushers, ring bearers

    * bouquet and garter toss

    * lots of wedding party photos (we'd prefer candid shots as we greet our guests, rather than endless combinations of family members in formal poses).

    * father-daughter/mother-son dances

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  • Jennifer
    Dedicated August 2021
    Jennifer ·
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    We are skipping:
    - BP proposal boxes (I did send my one bridesmaid a pair of earrings and a card, but she was the only bridesmaid I could not ask in person)
    - flower girl/ring bearer
    - bouquet / garter toss- grand exit (our reception is at the hotel, and we are going to the hotel bar after)- maybe programs? (I personally would skip them, but my fiancé seems to want them 🤷🏼‍♀️)
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  • Vale
    Dedicated October 2021
    Vale ·
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    We're doing exactly the same, no garter/bouquet toss or grand exit. I want most of the reception to be spent dancing and having fun. The plan is to enter, go right into the first dance, the father/daughter mother/son, then EAT. During dinner and cake, do the obligatory speeches so we don't have to sit there twiddling our thumbs, itching to dance. After the dinner, the cake. Then, non-stop dancing until it's over.
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  • M
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I didn't have the wedding party do a grand entrance into the reception

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  • Jennifer
    VIP August 2021
    Jennifer ·
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    We are skipping programs, escort cards (we're doing a big board instead), and favors. Our crowd appreciates an open bar more than a small favor, so we put our money toward food and drinks instead!

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