Gen
Master June 2019

Your future spouse's wedding suggestions... the best and the worst

Gen, on March 25, 2019 at 4:03 PM Posted in Family and Relationships 0 245
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I know we all love and appreciate our future spouses and any contribution they make to wedding-planning, so I think we should all take a minute to appreciate the good that they've contributed, and maybe laugh a little about the bad

What is the best suggestion your future spouse has given regarding the wedding? And what is the absolute worst?

My FH's best idea was to just serve wine at our reception, which is going to save us a ton of money. Plus, our reception is being held at a venue that is famous for its fine wines, so it just makes sense for us!

The absolute worst was when he was convinced he could DIY a chuppah or an arch for our ceremony. When I asked how he intended to go about this, he told me he would buy a basic arch on Amazon (fine) and then to decorate it, he would wrap OUR LITERAL BED-SHEET around it, since "it's close to the color of the bridesmaid dresses, and we already have it!" (This happened like a month ago and I'm STILL laughing about it)

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  • Nemo
    VIP August 2018
    Nemo

    H's worst idea was to do drink tickets...I told him absolutely not lol.

    I can't think of his best idea


  • V
    VIP July 2019
    Veronica

    His best idea was to putting Almost Thayer on our save the date. Thayer is his last name and all our guests thought it was a super cute play on his name. We are also using Almost Thayer as our hashtag. I thought it was cheesy, but everyone was said positive things. His brother who is getting married after us was jealous we came up with it lol

    Your future spouse's wedding suggestions... the best and the worst 1

    The worst idea was that he wanted to do sports themed invitations, rsvp cards, thank you notes, wedding programs, and escort cards. He was going to make them himself. Our wedding is formal so no way would sports theme could with our wedding. Luckily, he has been super busy so he didn't have time to make them. Instead we are doing more formal invitations. He still wants to do the sports themed escort cards which is fine. I'm just glad the invitations aren't because I was worried it would give everyone the impression that they should dress more causal than what our wedding really is going to be.

  • Gen
    Master June 2019
    Gen
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    Haha, yeah some people don't know that that's not the best etiquette!

  • Desiree
    Dedicated April 2020
    Desiree
    He wanted to have the wedding on 4/20 馃槕
  • Gen
    Master June 2019
    Gen
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    Almost Thayer is such a cute idea!

    LOL to the sports themed invites. I could definitely see how that would give off the wrong vibe for a formal event That's cool that you're doing sports-themed escort cards though to still include some of his ideas!

  • Mrs. H
    Rockstar September 2019
    Mrs. H

    FS would have everything Mountaineer (WVU) themed if he could

  • Gen
    Master June 2019
    Gen
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    Hahaha, did he want to do that because that date actually worked well for you guys and your venue, or just because it's "4/20"?
  • Desiree
    Dedicated April 2020
    Desiree
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    Lol he just wanted 4/20, thankfully it was a Tuesday so it got vetoed quick
  • Gen
    Master June 2019
    Gen
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    Haha, looks like you guys got pretty close to that, is 4/26 your date? That's a... bit of a compromise? Lol

  • ASMini914
    Super September 2019
    ASMini914
    FH has given some pretty good advice during the planning, but some of the funnier ones have to be:

    - when he thought we could/should forego a professional wedding photographer and just have friends take pictures with their iPhones, because 鈥渢he quality will be just as good鈥

    - when he thought we should host the rehersal dinner/welcome event (which would be for 50+ people) in our backyard the night before our wedding. 鈥淗ow many people do you think a lasagna will serve?鈥 鈥淗ow many lasagnas do you think would fit in our oven?鈥 Keep in mind that the wedding is in September... way to hot for lasagna.
  • Desiree
    Dedicated April 2020
    Desiree
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    Hahaha right! Exactly!
  • Gen
    Master June 2019
    Gen
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    Hahaha, those are both so funny. What did you end up doing for your rehearsal dinner?
  • Alexandra
    VIP June 2019
    Alexandra

    HA. This is an awesome thread.

    FH's best idea was scrapping the shuttle and putting $15 Uber gift cards in our hotel welcome bags. It's saving us money and it'll be convenient for our OOT guests!

    FH has had so many bad ideas My favorite was his suggestion that we have a white tie affair (we're getting married on a Sunday, late afternoon) simply so he could dress up like Mr. Monopoly (???).

  • Gen
    Master June 2019
    Gen
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    The uber idea is great! And hahaha i mean, the very fact that the wedding is on a Sunday afternoon I think already means it cannot even be considered white tie :p but theoretically HE could dress up white tie if he really wanted to anyway...?
  • Tara
    Master May 2020
    Tara
    His best suggestion was that we write our own vows.
  • Gen
    Master June 2019
    Gen
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    That鈥檚 a great one. Honestly reading my self-written vows, and hearing his, is probably the part of the wedding I am most looking forward to!
  • ASMini914
    Super September 2019
    ASMini914
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    We鈥檙e doing a traditional rehersal dinner for our bridal party, parents, and a few others that have a part in the ceremony.

    We have a lot of out of town guests, so we are also going to have a welcome party/get together of some sort at a local brewery. The plan is that our dinner should wrap up around 8:30 and we will stop by the party for a short period of time, or maybe stay... tbd. My dad wants to host the welcome party and FMIL wants to host the rehersal dinner so this worked out well for all.
  • Gen
    Master June 2019
    Gen
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    That sounds like so much fun!
  • Tara
    Master May 2020
    Tara
    His absolute worst suggestion is that we have the officiant ask, 鈥渄oes anyone object to this union?鈥
  • Alexandra
    VIP June 2019
    Alexandra
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    Right! I kept trying to explain that to him and he reaaaally struggled with understanding the etiquette behind event formality. He finally decided (on his own, thank goodness) that our wedding ceremony wasn't the place to be funny, but he is probably going to walk into our reception wearing a tophat

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