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noordinaryspider wrote

The tokens for the guests should be small, inexpensive (so there is no temptation to sell/hock) and durable.

Hack the living shit out of the vows. Make them your own. If you don't like the figurative language, then change it.

I like "as long as we both shall love" because that covers your ass both ways: abuse OR the afterworld.

Outdoor locations are the best. If you can think outside the box, you might be able to save some $$$ for what matters most to you. I got married in my fiance's band's practice studio once.

Hey, I had a champagne fountain and a long white wedding gown with a corset my five month old foetus hated and a cool tux for my main squeeze. Those were the things that mattered to me. The cake was pretty and all the rest of the catering was pot luck.

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and don't forget the lucky sixpence in your shoe.

Adjusted for inflation, that's probably a $20 bill so you won't have to worry so much about blisters.

Don't forget the garter--I almost did. It's a little pretty hairband kind of thingy that you wear on your leg. Depending on how much leg you want to show publicly, you can put it on your thigh or further down.

You should get some giggles if it's around your ankle, but who cares? It's your wedding, not theirs. It's instead of or addition to the bouquet. The person who doesn't throw the bouquet publicly removes the garter.

Save the top tier of your cake to freeze and eat on your first anniversary.

I'll think of more, but carve this in the reptilian part of your brain:

This is YOUR wedding. You get to decide. You get to choose what it's going to be like. The guests get to decide whether to enjoy YOUR party or stay home.