Christina
Savvy October 2022

What wedding details are you foregoing?

Christina, on August 5, 2021 at 7:00 PM

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What are you guys foregoing for your weddings? It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the most minute details. I’m interested to see what you guys are leaving out. I am foregoing dinner menus and ceremony programs so far.
What are you guys foregoing for your weddings? It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the most minute details. I’m interested to see what you guys are leaving out. I am foregoing dinner menus and ceremony programs so far.

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  • Kris
    Expert July 2021
    Kris ·
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    Oh, we didn't do a grand exit, speeches, day-after brunch, or first look, either.

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  • Christina
    Savvy October 2022
    Christina ·
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    I 1000% relate to this. You see all the signage on Etsy and it's like going down a rabbit hole. We will be using minimal signage. I feel like too much signage (especially for obvious things) can be tacky. Our ceremony site does a personal welcome sign for you on a vintage mirror for a nominal fee. We will also have a welcome sign at our reception because our venue is pretty big. We are doing a bit of a twist on our wedding guest book (Converse has a customizable bridal collection and I want everyone to sign a pair that I can wear for a photo op), so I will use a small sign for that. We are also having a little area for our loved ones that passed away before we could get married, and there will be a nice little sign for that as well.

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  • Melissa
    Dedicated March 2022
    Melissa ·
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    We are passing on most things traditional. There will be no bouquet or garter toss, father-daughter or mother-son dances, grand exit, large bridal parties, programs, menus, and the photos will be simple and not overly posed or faked... we will be doing mostly candid photos, so when we look back in 20 years we can see the pure love and joy that we got to share, and there will DEFINITELY be no favors!

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  • Laurene
    Beginner April 2022
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    This is how my wedding will flow! Very non traditional
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  • Julia
    Savvy September 2021
    Julia ·
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    No tosses, no exit, no first look, no flower girls/ringbearers, only one sign because our venue has two floors, no programs or menus, no favors, ordered a bunch of cupcakes instead of a cake, no cake cutting, no photo booth, no games at all really, I was thinking about a guestbook type thing, but probably going to forgo that. We are keeping some things but they are definitely few and far between.

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  • Jenni
    Dedicated May 2022
    Jenni ·
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    We're skipping programs, bouquet/garter toss, DJ, favors, and possibly getting ready pictures.

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  • Makeba
    Devoted September 2022
    Makeba ·
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    We are for going, bouquet and garter tosses. No parents dances, no programs or printed menus. No gift registry’s.
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  • Laura
    Rockstar September 2020
    Laura ·
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    Skipping it all. No guests except by zoom. No reception. No favors. No... anything. Just he and I and the chapel, photographer, flowers, professional hair and makeup, dress, and slack/ vest attire for him. We're going to be authentically us and that's all that matters.
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  • Jenine
    Beginner June 2022
    Jenine ·
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    Here is a list of things we will be skipping: planner (I will be doing the planning but hiring just for the day of), programs, menus, registery as we’ve been living together for 10 years, bridal shower, bachelor/bachelorette party, garter toss/bouquet toss. Save the dates we did for our destination wedding to have our website listed with travel info out asap. Favors we will do (Spanish tiles) as they will be used as decor and seating placement. Hope this helps. Good luck!
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  • Alyssa
    Super December 2021
    Alyssa ·
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    Not doing programs (save the environment and the &dollarSmiley winking, not doing favors (nobody cares), not doing garter or bouquet toss, not doing “who gives this woman?”.
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  • CountryBride
    VIP April 2022
    CountryBride ·
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    I don't think we are doing menus that's about it

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  • Ingrid
    Dedicated September 2022
    Ingrid ·
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    So far we are foregoing the ceremony programs, menu (due to buffet), registry (asking for support towards honeymoon if they want) photo booth, wedding signage, and wedding favors. We are asking for donations if wanted to the American Cancer society in memory of my FH father and my godmother.

    BTW I also love the Polaroid picture ideas. We are having disposable cameras on each table for guests to take pictures with and have fun. We will develop and put in an album!

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  • M
    Just Said Yes December 2022
    Madison ·
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    We will not be providing all the additional stationary (menus, programs, place cards/seating chart, and possibly even RSVPs). We are not planning on doing a big exit and we may even skip the wedding speeches. Skipping the garter toss and possibly the bouquet toss. Skipping the wedding party!! We probably won't announce our cake cutting.

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  • LaParis
    Just Said Yes November 2021
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    What are you doing for music? My fiance and I arw going back and forth on this as well

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  • AJ
    Super October 2022
    AJ ·
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    My venue has a hookup for phones/iPods so just going to make a Spotify playlist or something. And if we need a certain song to come on I’m sure i could find someone to take care of it.
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  • Sarahk
    Dedicated December 2021
    Sarahk ·
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    What a relief! I was feeling bad for not waiting to have a ceremony program, father/daughter dance, garter toss or bouquet toss, and some other things. It just seem like I’m cutting out too much from the wedding but not after reading the comments. Glad I’m not alone.
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  • Ana
    Savvy September 2021
    Ana ·
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    Our wedding is in 24 days, and we are leaving out ceremony programs, didn’t do a registry or menus.
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  • Rylie
    Savvy May 2022
    Rylie ·
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    I'm doing a wooden pallet for my dinner menu "pamphlet" as it fits our decor and its super easy. I also am forgoing programs, due to the fact my cereminy won't be too long and its a fun surprise not to know whats coming next in the ceremony.
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  • Charlotte
    Beginner December 2021
    Charlotte ·
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    Well when it came to the whole shabang- i had to skip the bachlorette and bachlor parties, no bridal shower (yet- this may still happen but like literally a week before the wedding).

    For the big day, we will def skip the garter toss as I wont be wearing one! I dont want to toss my bouquet- i want to keep it! lol. unless who ever catches it returns it to me and just say they caught it! ;p

    Invitations- skipping details, going to get an all in one invitation with a RSVP tear away. Will prob skip table card palcement casue you can sit wherever in your table. Might do the menus tho just cause im an ex-caterer but might skip that entirely too.

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  • JW
    Savvy September 2021
    JW ·
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    No signage, menu cards, place or escort cards, tosses, favors, grand exit. No registry, bridal shower or bachelorette party. No introducing the families and wedding attendants.

    I am still lobbying to skip the mothers' processional, but might concede since his father passed during our engagement and he has his mom and both grandmothers. I would've skipped having bridesmaids but he chose his best friend and my brother as his groomsmen and he doesn't handle any kind of asymmetry well.


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