What kind of wedding did you have?

Our wedding day - This is a picture of our gothic wedding. Hull Massachusetts at a place by the ocean called Fort Revere. 2005
@misstree (241)
United States
April 12, 2007 11:28am CST
Hi mylotters. I am just wondering for those that are married, or have been married, what kind of wedding did you have? Was it traditional or did it have a theme to it? My husband and I had a gothic/medieval wedding. We were married by the justice of the peace. No church or anything. We got married outside in Hull Massachusetts by the ocean at a place called Fort Revere. It's got forts where all the soldiers stayed during the cival war. My mother attended and my very best friend. I am now living in my husbands homeland, Switzerland. I am thinking we should re new our vows here maybe on our 5th or 10th anniversary so his family can attend. Maybe this time I would wear white, and do the whole tradition thing. Church, or castle? LOL Share your wedding stories. I would love to know what your day was like. And share a photo if you have the option to upload one with your discussion! Greets
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@GardenGerty (99411)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I have been married twice, once at twenty, secondly, as a widow, at 43. I also had two adult children get married in the space of a year, so here goes. My first wedding, traditional, homemade gown, my Mother did beautiful Irish crochet sleeves with pearls in the middle of each rose. Big church thing, rented tuxes, three bridesmades, candle lighters, flower girl, ring bearer. Second wedding, church parlor, I bought live plants and potted them similarly, including blooming plants. My dress was a nice midcalf mauve lace dress suitable for church, hubby had a blue western suit. My attendant wore a brocade vest and a long skirt. Invitation only, a children's choir sang for me.My son played the trumpet. Daughter's wedding, traditional with a little twist, we made six foot tall candle holders to place down the aisle she walked in on. Home made dress. I made the flowergirl dress, never having seen the child. My sleeves from my dress were removed and added to my daughter's dress. My future daughter in law did all of the flowers. My son got married out doors at a place called Coronado Heights. Renaissance wear. I helped make some of the clothes. I will see if I can find some pictures to post.
@ellanick (191)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
my husband and I are catholic, so we have a church wedding and it was very beautiful and solemn the way I envision my wedding day. all my friends and families were there to celebrate it and after the church wedding, we treat our friends and families for a reception in the hotel and my brother's band provided the entertainment. it was so much fun that it lasted for 5 hrs! that was great!
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
13 Apr 07
My wedding which was 7 years ago was in a garden with water fountains in it. They weather was just right. It was alittle too windy for the butterflies that we released but other then that it was really good. If I could go back and do it again I wouldn't stress so much over the little things. I would also have a priest there to bless the vows while the judge married us since you have to get married in a church in order for a priest to do it which I think is nuts. Oh and I think I would of wore my hair down lol with a tiara.
• United States
13 Apr 07
My husband and I were married in a very small wedding chapel, with 2 of our friends in attendance. We didn't have a lot of money at the time so it was the only way we could get married. We discussed renewing our vows on our 10th anniversary to have a "wedding" in May but money is tight again, maybe on our 15th? We'll see...LOL!
@Mickie30 (2633)
13 Apr 07
We got married in a register office on a lovely sunny day in May then we had a buffet lunch at my parents house and went away for a few days in the UK to a place called York.
• China
13 Apr 07
hello,everybody,i'am from china.Marriage is so far away from me,but just give my best wishes to you!
• United States
13 Apr 07
I had an island wedding. We did it in a small church where my husband grew up in a lovely little island. We went for a semi-casual theme. Very small. Only close friends and relatives. Maybe around 30 people. It wasn't the kind of wedding I imagined. I wanted something bigger and a little bit more elaborate but we didn't have the money to spend so we decided to go for a small one. Maybe when we renew our vows, we can have a nice, big one!!
@DFrodeo06 (1325)
• United States
13 Apr 07
i was married outside. We had a traditional wedding with lots of decorations. afterward we moved to ohio to be with his family and all. it was sunny and windy and it had been raining all week and that day it had stopped it was amazing
@mykykko (424)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
it was so simple.we chose a civil marriage instead of church wedding,why?because church wedding is very stressful,the cost,the preparations,expectations from guests etc you know what i mean..we had about 20 guests from my side and his.the reception was held at a restaurant inside the mall,we just got the reservation a day before the wedding.my husband and i is going to celebrate our 1st year wedding anniversary on the 19th.and the scenes on that special day is still very fresh on my mind.
• Canada
13 Apr 07
Mine was simple Indian type of marriage, good food and most of the relatives and friends visited.
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
We didn't have any theme we just followed the traditional way of marriage here in the Philippines. It was so memorable to me though because my bridesmaids had a dance number wearing their gowns. They were my sisters and best friends. It was truly a joyous event for me. My father and I danced first before my husband could dance with me. My brother and other cousins sung love songs in the reception. The guests were even delighted by the whole event. But for me the most memorable one is our first night as husband and wife.
@faraza (159)
• Malaysia
13 Apr 07
origionally, i wanted a simple wedding. but with my mother's intervention, it turned out to be a big one. you see, in malay culture, we will invite between 800 to thousands of people (depends on the budget for a wedding. the couples will have to change to some 7-8 costumes, be made up and sit on dais in front of the guests. take some photos with few poses (it can reach to hundreds of photos for a wedding!). it's very elaborate and i don't quite like that. after it all ends, everyone will be very tired, including the couples! that's why i wanted a simple wedding, no costumes to change, some photographs and some decent guests. i almost got all that except that i still had to sit on the dais and the guests number reached above one thousands! well, i'm the first born after all...
• India
13 Apr 07
i m not married but i like traditional marriage the reasion is simple. i m an indian and we indian prefer traditional marriages. its a kind of festival for the family the bridegroom dressed up in a red colour costume which is kwon as saree in india and thats why i like the traditional marriage
@jmp824 (741)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
My wedding day was the best time in my life. I had my wedding in a Roman Catholic church. Of course following the tradition. I wore a white wedding gown, actually i was the one who designed it. Complete entourage and a hotel reception after.
@chryss (658)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
here in our country we have 2 kinds of wedding, 1 is church wedding and 2 is civil wedding..i dont know if other countries have also this kind of wedding ceremony..our wedding done only at home with visitors,guest,friends,and both families of ours!we decided to have civil wedding only cos we dont have yet money to do expenses for church wedding.but we are planning to have a church wedding soon.we are still saving money so that everything will be fine when time comes.when we are about to wed that day my husband an i were busy excited and at the same time we are nervous.we are asking why we felt something strange!our heart beats so fast.i dont know why!we walked all around turn again to other side of the room..so weird!after the wedding we opened all the gifts that was given to us by friends and visitors that is traditionally done everytime there is a wedding in our place..giving gifts or presents!hope this story of mine will make you happy!well appreciated lol!
@dcroome2005 (1211)
• United States
13 Apr 07
My first wedding was HUGE. 175 people, cost almost $ 75 K. It lasted 5 years was with him 8 years. I felt bad ending the marriage because my parents spent so much time, love and energy in making a wedding for me to remember a lifetime. My 2nd marriage ( I am currantly in ) and the last one, was Justice of the Peace. Because my parents paid so much money on the first wedding , I couldn't dare ask them to pay for another one. Eventually, Dave and I will save up enough money to afford our own wedding for like our 5 year anniversary. We are going on our 2nd year in June. I say church. Church is always traditional and that is what you want, correct? Have fun with it and good luck!
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
12 Apr 07
Hi, well I have been married two times the first one was in a registry office and then second one was a traditional wedding. I only invited a few close friends to my second marriage and I had a matron of honour and a best man for my wedding, I was married in a church just out of Sydney, and after my wedding we all went home to my parents home and had a traditional Tongan celebration it was lovely and we all enjoyed ourselves, with a lot of music and laughter.
• Canada
12 Apr 07
When my husband and I got married last March we were expecting our daughter in June. To save money to buy the things we needed for the baby we just had a short, sweet, and to the point kind of wedding. We got the Justice Of The Peace to come to the house, my best friend was my maitron of honour, her son was the ring bearer, my husband's brother was the best man, and his daughter was the flower girl. We also had about 5 or so friends in the "audience".
@vebela (310)
• United States
12 Apr 07
My husband and I both wanted a big ceremony, but it would have been problematic due to several factors. We just didn't have the funds for it. On top of that, my mother is a very strict, traditional Catholic. And, his father, although the rest of his family didn't convert with him, is a strict Muslim. My parents refused to go to a ceremony with an Imam (comparable to a priest in Islam), and his dad refusted to go to a ceremony with a Catholic Priest. So, we had a small civil wedding with both of our families there. Then, we had seperated ceremonies for the Imam to bless us and a Catholic priest to bless us. We are planning to have a big anniversary reception/renewal of vows during a future anniversary...either our 5th or 10th, depending on when we can pull it off financially. We've only been married for 3 1/2 months, so we have time to save and plan for the big one.
@miryam (6510)
• Italy
12 Apr 07
I can change question???? I'm married me to 19 years, so stupid, the ceremony me like more.....the rest, to forget, like the wedding, have divorced...now I live alone white my dog.my love BYE