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  • I'd suggest looking for plan B.  I had holders and then tried these little holders that sit around the flame... they melted...  I ended up just returning the candle holders and buying new ones with hurricanes.  
  • I spent a lot of time worrying what other people would do at my wedding that would bother me.  On the day of, I noticed nothing that anybody did, so all the worrying was silly.  Just today I found out my grandfather punched another guest and I never…
  • I think you need to know your crowd.  My husband's family is Indian and many of them don't eat beef, so lamb was our red-meat option and it's a very popular meat in India.My family loved the lamb too- I think it's the entree we got the most amount o…
  • cap816 said: I'm pretty sure the music stopping and the staff starting to clean the room is a pretty good sign the party is over.  There is no "need" for a grand exit to tell your guests that.  But, if you have to, just tell your family that li…
  • We did a receiving line, we did table visits (probably missed people then), and did a two line thank you toast. 
  • I'm old fashioned- I believe that the bride and groom leaving should be the signal that the wedding is over, so therefore, they should not be the last to leave.  As a guest, I feel uncomfortable leaving if the bride and groom is still there, but eve…
  • Keep venting.  She sounds like a peach.  Love some of the PPs suggestions, but seriously... I wouldn't use it.  If she says something about it, your FI needs to tell her the truth- we appreciate the gift, but we wanted something different for our ca…
  • Roast beef is literally my favorite thing at weddings.  When I see it, I park myself in front of it.  Sounds awesome with a potato bar!
  • My aunt had her reception in her backyard.  She had to get permits and the noise had to end at 10 pm, but it was certainly all legal in the end. You can find venues still available.  Maybe be willing to adjust your date?
  • We had both, but had the potato bar for the cocktail hour and the pasta station as part of dinner.  Pasta is more substantial- potatoes are more of a side or an app.   If you don't have any vegetarian options for dinner, I'd go for the pasta stati…
  • No slide shows, please!  Nobody wants to sit through any presentations.  I've seen it where the slide show just goes on a loop in a corner, but it still seems really AW because it's large and intrusive.  We had some small framed photo collages of …
  • We had a really large room that's suppose to hold a max of 280 and we only had 120.  We left a large area for people to enter that had the present table and seating charts.  Then we had a good size dance floor and spread the tables out.  People actu…
  • From my family friends we got probably 80% gifts 20% money.  We had a small registry and everything on it was bought and we got a few wonderfully personal gifts.  From husband's family and friends it was 100% money.  I only give money if I don't kno…
  • kmcclelland7 said: @melb2013 - That's what I'm worried about, that this stuff won't stop after the wedding.  Actually, I know for a fact that this stuff won't stop.  My FI's twin brother was married last May to a girl I work with (soon to be FS…
  • I can sympathize... I'm pretty sure it was around the same time in the planning stage that I was posting my in law problems on here. So sorry for everything you are going through.  I understand the stress and strain it puts on you.  You need to fi…
  • I agree that you should list out what's really important to you.  I wanted a space that felt inclusive, inviting and beautiful.  I really wanted the venue to have a space for an indoor ceremony and a ballroom big enough to accommodate a cocktail hou…
  • While you take pictures, they should be served light refreshments.  Call it a cocktail hour or not, but they should be served light food while you are gone.  Once you return, you can have dinner and dancing.  Most people won't feel comfortable danci…
  • I'm sorry that other's actions were so hurtful to you.  I don't blame you- I'd feel the same way about that. Try not to be so hard on yourself about how you look in the pictures.  I love our wedding pictures, but I notice my scoliosis in all the p…
  • Holy moly!!  If you paid all those people, you need your money back asap!  I'm so sorry! I'm glad you can see the bright side- the brightest of which is that you are married!
  • 11 pm is fine- that's when ours ended.
  • Spend the night wherever you think you can get a good night's sleep.  Sleep is super duper important before the wedding because that day will be the longest day ever without some good sleep. We spent the night together.  We also got ready together…
  • I like when people just choose their favorite drinks, but if you really want red, it's one of the easiest colors because it can be achieved by using grenadine as a sweetener.   If he likes Canadian, how about a variation of a whiskey sour: canadia…
  • Our bar had to close for a half hour by law.  We did it during dinner and we had table wine service for all of dinner, including while the bar was closed (weird that that was legal) and non-alcoholic drinks were still available at the bar.  I honest…
  • I disagree with the PPs.  If you are those ethnicities, then I'm assuming your families are used to some of these foods, correct?  I've been to several ethnic weddings where ethnic food was served.   If these are distant heritages and nobody in yo…
  • Here are some of ours.  We made 4 of them that divided the alphabet into 4 parts.  They were smaller signs and we spread them out on a long table.  There were never any lines of people and everyone seemed to find their table easily. Because they w…
  • No uplighting here.  I'm not a fan- I don't think it's elegant to have bright colors splashed on the walls.  We had the entire room lined in candles, candles on the tables, candles on the bar, candles on the fireplace mantles. That combined with the…
  • I've seen it a bunch of times.  Eh, not my thing.  I certainly wouldn't pay extra for it, but like MrUniverse said, sometimes DJ's include it.  I just don't like monograms everywhere.  People know who you are or they wouldn't be at your wedding- the…
  • No idea.  People started getting food around 7:20, and pretty much everyone was done an hour later.  We left the food stations out as long as possible- they didn't take them away until just before they put out dessert.  Dessert was put out near 9, I…
  • I despise choreographed dances.  Nothing romantic about trying to remember your next dance step.