Offbeat Weddings

My wedding keeps getting more interesting...

The ceremony will be fairly normal with the exception of music and large amounts of candles, but the reception pretty much has its own crazy personality now, just like FI and I. It has glow sticks, star wars, tacos, pepproni rolls, red velvet cake, video game music, TSO, and Train. People keep giving us weird looks but it makes us happy. Do people ever think you're crazy when you talk about your wedding ideas?
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Re: My wedding keeps getting more interesting...

  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-theme-boards_offbeat-weddings_my-wedding-keeps-getting-more-interesting?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20Theme%20BoardsForum:43453af6-2ee4-412a-99fb-cbb447240911Discussion:6fa81737-0970-4fb2-b041-8ce253a37a67Post:d88ec999-660e-4958-8b2d-28e3da546e44">My wedding keeps getting more interesting...</a>:
    [QUOTE]The ceremony will be fairly normal with the exception of music and large amounts of candles, but the reception pretty much has its own crazy personality now, just like FI and I. It has glow sticks, star wars, tacos, pepproni rolls, red velvet cake, video game music, TSO, and Train. People keep giving us weird looks but it makes us happy. Do people ever think you're crazy when you talk about your wedding ideas?
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    </div><div>We are in the very early stages of planning, and our wedding is still a ways out (April 2014).  But, when I mentioned to my sister that we were thinking of skipping the wedding cake, it prompted quite the discussion.  To her, a wedding reception=cake and all the traditions that go with it: feeding each other, freezing the top for a year to eat on our 1st anniversary and so on.  I just don't feel the need to uphold every tradition and eating year old cake is not changing my mind any time soon.  We are thinking of doing a chocolate fondue fountain instead, so I said we could go to a fondue restaurant for our anniversary.</div><div>
    </div><div>Whenever you buck traditions or expectations someone is going to comment about it.  If it sounds fun and feels authentic to you as a couple, don't worry and just enjoy your choices and your traditions!

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  • People question that we are also celebrating my daughter's birthday at the wedding. Her birthday is June 8th and our wedding is June 10th. People think it will take away from our day but to me, it makes it more special. Do what you love and what feels right. In the end, it's your day and you're celebrating your life together and what makes you unique as a couple.
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  • Gustafson28Gustafson28 member
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    Im with Schatzi13.. if your guest will be properly hosted, who cares what you do for the reception.. My Fi and I have very eclectic tastes in music.. none of which include the bar sceen stuff so it will make for an interesting dance party later lol. Do what makes you happy :)
  • I agree with PPs, if your guests are being properly hosted (which it sounds like they are, you aren't even skipping the desert idea, just doing something that isn't cake) then who cares! I have been questioned a lot about different things we have chosen and I just smile lol
  • Okay. This sounds amazing. I'm a really offbeat person, but I'm having a more "normal" wedding, so I am totally jealous of all of your nerdy things!
  • We're taking everyone to a minor league ball game for our reception, and only one person has given me a weird look about it -- but I know she was hoping to help me plan the wedding she didn't have herself (she had one, but it was all her mother's ideas!). Everyone else says, oh that's perfect for you guys. Our guest list is folks who know us very well and have known us for a long time. Our ball game reception will be in one of the stadium's "Party Decks", so there'll be food, drink, cake, and ball park yummies, plus the ball game to watch (or ignore), and fireworks when it's done. My fiance and I think it's awesome, and when I first mentioned the idea of having our wedding at the game, I got this warm peaceful feeling that I hadn't felt since he proposed and I realized we needed to plan a wedding! So happy we can make this happen.

    Even if your guests don't get it when you describe it to them now, I bet they do when they're there, and even if some of them don't ever "get it" they'll still have a great time!
  • @fridaysdance: your wedding sounds not just interesting, but fabulous!  (particularly the star wars part--my wedding gift to the Fiance is a huge, involved Darth Vader and surrounding starscape tattoo)

    And yes, people think we are crazy when we talk about our wedding ideas.  IZ's (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole) somewhere over the rainbow version as I walk down the aisle.  Social Distortion's "Ball and Chain" for our first dance.  And we've barely started planning yet.....i can only imagine how FUN its gonna get.

    And of course my rabid athiest father thinks I'm insane for doing a church wedding.....so I guess that qualifies me as "offbeat" in his eyes (and the eyes of my Japanese from Hawaii Buddist mother).  Haha.  But hey, Its our day and my goal is to create a party we'll enjoy.


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  • Your wedding sounds like a good time so, your guests will have an amazing time.
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