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Observations from a wedding I attended last night

Ok, so I went to my first wedding as a bride to be last night and I made some observations.  The bride was the complete opposite of a knottie bride because she went with a venue that included everything in one package, so she wouldn't have to do anything. She even forgot to put the address on the invitation and did not give directions.1. Ceremony was beautiful. It was at St. Hugh and the church is gorgeous. They did drape the aisles in fabric, which personally was too much at such a beautiful venue. It didn't look bad, but I didn't think it was necessary.2. Reception was at Killian Palms Country Club. It was at least 30 minutes away, many people took longer. I did hear some guest complain about how far it was from the church. Suggestion, pick a reception venue close to your church.3. Guests who brought it gifts were allowed to enter the room beforehand to drop the gifts off. This was very convenient as some had some very large gifts. I also liked taking a sneak peak of the room beforehand.4. There were charger plates, but nothing else extra. No menu, no napkin rings, no flowers...nothing.  And guess what, no one noticed.  The tables were nice, centerpieces pretty and linens were simple and pretty.5. The one thing everyone noticed was the food was bad, and the liquor was cheap. The champagne for the toast was disgusting and most people left it on the table.6. The party itself was amazing and it's truly your guests that make the wedding. For those of you who have me as a friend on facebook, you can see picsSo what I learned last night is the small details that we all worry about doesn't matter and will go unnoticed if not done. However, the BIG things like food and alcohol will be noticed. Personally, it's made me rethink a few things on where I can save some money.

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    edited December 2011
    I just looked at your pictures - I really love her dress. They look SO happy.I LOVEEEEEEEE what you said about the food / alcohol because thats what I always remember.Although - I'm a big details girl but that may be because I became a knottie, hahahahaThanks for sharing.
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    edited December 2011
    Her dress was gorgeous! It was a Rosa Clara.
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    zobo410zobo410 member
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    edited December 2011
    I saw that dress last night... unreal. Thanks for the details, knottie haha.
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    edited December 2011
    Thank you for for sharing this.  I think lots of us get wrapped up in the little details, that like you said, go pretty much unnoticed.  I wasnt considering upgrading our liquor before because of the price difference between bar brand and premium but now I think we need to rethink that decision.
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    edited December 2011
    Great information - this is a great resource for insight into other wedding venues / information that has not been discussed on this board! Thanks!
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks Shannon those are really useful tips. Her dress was a DREAM! It looked great on her... looked like you all had a blast =)
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    edited December 2011
    good tips! This really helps me b/c I was currently agonizing over making these crazy programs and really, people will not notice or appreciate it vs a ragular ol'' program!
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    edited December 2011
    This is good advice. Thanks for sharing.
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks for sharing Shannon! This was a nice reality check and helps relieve some stress for us when we get caught up in the details.
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    Lacey36Lacey36 member
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    edited December 2011
    thanks for the advice, def very useful ones. She looked very pretty and happy. You did too and your friend in the blue dress, I liked it =)
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    twinkle82576twinkle82576 member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks for the insight!
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    edited December 2011
    thanks for posting this!
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks a bunch for doing this, I was almost going out of my mind bc i had soo many ideas and felt that i just didnt know how to fit them all in. Reality Check: Ppl dont are about napkin rings ( i gotta remember that lmao ) THX KNOTTIE :op
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    edited December 2011
    Thank you for sharing and confirming what I've always thought.I always say, people won't remember if you did menus or programs or things like that but they WILL remember if you skimp on the food or if it's not good.Curious, when you say the liquor was cheap, what brands did she have? I have been debating about whether or not not to bother with the lil details and the more I think about it, the more I'm thinking I don't need to waste the time or energy or money on most of them.
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    edited December 2011
    They were call brands. I didn't recognize the names.  Plus, when the men did tequila shots, it was cheap, warm & served in warm glasses just out of the dishwasher.It's actually made me rethink alot as well. We have the basic liquor package at the Biltmore and now I'm thinking about upgrading. However, the basic package is at least name brands, just not premium. But I will definitely be adding food.
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    ctellez4ctellez4 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm glad you asked that question i was thinking the same thing.  Do you mean like Bacardi, Absolut etc.?  Ive been thinking about upgrading to but it's just so expensive!
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    edited December 2011
    Yep. That pretty much sums it up. I'm not sure why some girls skimp on food and drink and go big on details. That's the exact opposite of what ppl tend to notice.
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