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At a wedding I went to in the fall, they called ALL men/women ages 18 and up to the floor and tossed a bouquet and garter with lottery tickets tied to them. As soon as they announced it was for everyone and there were lottery tickets involved, all of a sudden a huge crowd came to the floor and it ended up being a riot! It became such a fun game without all the weird "this is who's getting married next" crap.
I'm stealing the idea of a first look thanks to @GlitterWitch22
I'm also stealing the idea of greeting my guests individually as we leave the church. A friend of mine did this andI love it and my FMIL suggested we do it. What they did is after being "presented" they and the WP walk down the aisle like normal. And then the B & G came back up the aisle and "dismissed" each row and saw everyone then rather than at the door of the church.
MuppetOverlord's caricaturist idea. I mentioned it to FI and he fell in love with it.
I wish we had stolen this. I love the idea.
We stole the ceremony location. BIL/ SIL got married a few years before us, so we used their same church since we knew they were easy to work with.
We might be kind of stealing an old friend's first dance song, but only because it's pure coincidence that she danced to my superalltimefavoritesongever (10 years ago, and I haven't seen her since her wedding).I love the lottery ticket idea! We won't have many singles at our wedding either, and definitely won't be doing the garter take-off/put-back-on awfulness, but I still wanted SOMETHING. We also have a lot of divorces and widows in our families so I don't really want an anniversary dance to call attention to that. I had thought about doing a 'trick' bouquet that's really just a bunch of loose flowers that will all come apart in midair so everyone can catch one... but scratch-offs might be a better idea.
I love the first look with dad idea! Too bad my dad would be all like wtf do you want to do that? And probably say he doesn't like my dress or something. Sigh. Maybe I'll do something like that but with my whole family or bridesmaids or something.I haven't really stolen anything from anyone I know. There's little ideas I've taken here and there from pinterest or whatever (no, no burlap!) but nothing huge. FI did really like that a friend had a photobooth back before they were super popular=super expensive, so I'll set up a DIY one with my own camera, tripod, etc. We might end up sort of stealing my sister's honeymoon. They went to Orlando when they got married in '99. We really want a beachey location but couldn't afford Hawaii and FL is pretty convenient and cheap right now. And Harry Potter theme park...
@tammym1001 what is a champagne greeting?
My cousin had small bells on every table that had a tag on each bell, saying "Ring for the bride and groom to share a kiss!"I'm not going to do a bell on every table, I'm going to have one large bell.
My cousin had small bells on every table that had a tag on each bell, saying "Ring for the bride and groom to share a kiss!"
I'm not going to do a bell on every table, I'm going to have one large bell.
I stole most of my mom's wedding, lol. She married my stepfather a few years before my wedding and offered to plan my wedding for me (because I was OOT from the area). She asked if it was okay if she used the same food and cake. It was delicious, so fine with me!
My unique idea was to have bride/groom rubber duckies as the cake toppers. I love me some rubber duckies and have a collection, so it was just very me. Fortunately my husband is a good sport and liked the idea too.
One idea I took was from another knottie... since my FI refuses to do first look photos, my dad and I are going to instead. When I told my mom that I wanted to do this, she teared up and thought it was so special.