7 Things Wedding Guests Don’t Really Care About

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Wedding preparation is tiring and exhausting. Beside all the choices and decisions that one has to make, what with setting a budget, choosing a venue, picking out flowers, decorating the space, and so on, the pressures on the couple only keep increasing.

Even though the bride and groom typically do their best to cover all aspects of the planning and the arranging, the shocking news is; a lot of your guests won’t give a damn about some of the things that you’ll pour your heart into.

Hence, why not let go of the trivial details and focus on the big ones instead? Let’s talk about the things that surely no one will cry over:

1. The Wedding Invitation:

Truth is, now that the world has changed drastically and almost everything has become internet-based, people don’t really care anymore if they receive an expensive, personalized, and printed wedding invitation. The world is evolving so, try to keep up. What you can do is divide the mission into two parts, the first involves you inviting your close friends and young relatives through your wedding website, which you can do here. The second part requires that you design your own wedding invitation from your account here and then print it out. The latter goes to those over 45 years of age. Imagine how much money you’ll be saving that way.

2. The Wedding Program:

Yes, wedding bands and big-shot musicians make weddings fun and make you look like you’ve spent a gazillion pounds on your night, but honestly, who cares? Who cares if all you have is a DJ playing only your favorite tunes and taking random, yet fun requests? Use your head, child.

Remon Elmarkiz Photography

3. The Guestbook:

Although the guestbook is important to a lot of couples, so much so that the idea has evolved from a simple book for the guests to write in to a tree with hanging mason jars and so many other costly ideas, it’s not really that significant a detail now that, again, we have the internet. It’s either you go for the original guestbook, no cool twists or fancy gestures, or you just settle for the endless comments and messages that people are going to leave you online.

4. Flowers:

I don’t remember the last time I attended a wedding that didn’t somehow include flowers, that’s for sure. It’s up to you to include flowers in your wedding decorations and arrangements, just know that you don’t have to go all Alice in Wonderland with it, as in you don’t need 4 tons of tulips and daisies for one wedding.

See more: Wedding Invitations: Complex Questions and Simple Answers

5. The Wedding Dress:

Designer dresses don’t make a woman. Nobody will care whether you’re dressed in Elie Saab or in Abo Nesma as long as the dress suits you, you love it, and it looks damn good on you. It’s important to also know that a good dress isn’t defined by the number of beads, crystals, feathers, or pearls attached. A good dress is defined by its taste and the woman who's wearing it. 

6. The First Dance:

We know, we know, the first dance is important to you but who would even notice if you decided to skip it? The only person who truly benefits from the first dance is the wedding photographer because that way, he/she gets to snap some really good, intimate shots of the two of you.

7. Bouquet Throw:

Just so you know, this part of the wedding is unnecessary, redundant, outdated, and kind of embarrassing.  It all depends on what you want, really, but whether you choose to go for it or not, not a single soul will shed one tear. 

 

Wedding preparation is tiring and exhausting. Beside all the choices and decisions that one has to make, what with setting a budget, choosing a venue, picking out flowers, decorating the space, and so on, the pressures on the couple only keep increasing.

Even though the bride and groom typically do their best to cover all aspects of the planning and the arranging, the shocking news is; a lot of your guests won’t give a damn about some of the things that you’ll pour your heart into.

Hence, why not let go of the trivial details and focus on the big ones instead? Let’s talk about the things that surely no one will cry over:

1. The Wedding Invitation:

Truth is, now that the world has changed drastically and almost everything has become internet-based, people don’t really care anymore if they receive an expensive, personalized, and printed wedding invitation. The world is evolving so, try to keep up. What you can do is divide the mission into two parts, the first involves you inviting your close friends and young relatives through your wedding website, which you can do here. The second part requires that you design your own wedding invitation from your account here and then print it out. The latter goes to those over 45 years of age. Imagine how much money you’ll be saving that way.

2. The Wedding Program:

Yes, wedding bands and big-shot musicians make weddings fun and make you look like you’ve spent a gazillion pounds on your night, but honestly, who cares? Who cares if all you have is a DJ playing only your favorite tunes and taking random, yet fun requests? Use your head, child.

Remon Elmarkiz Photography

3. The Guestbook:

Although the guestbook is important to a lot of couples, so much so that the idea has evolved from a simple book for the guests to write in to a tree with hanging mason jars and so many other costly ideas, it’s not really that significant a detail now that, again, we have the internet. It’s either you go for the original guestbook, no cool twists or fancy gestures, or you just settle for the endless comments and messages that people are going to leave you online.

4. Flowers:

I don’t remember the last time I attended a wedding that didn’t somehow include flowers, that’s for sure. It’s up to you to include flowers in your wedding decorations and arrangements, just know that you don’t have to go all Alice in Wonderland with it, as in you don’t need 4 tons of tulips and daisies for one wedding.

See more: Wedding Invitations: Complex Questions and Simple Answers

5. The Wedding Dress:

Designer dresses don’t make a woman. Nobody will care whether you’re dressed in Elie Saab or in Abo Nesma as long as the dress suits you, you love it, and it looks damn good on you. It’s important to also know that a good dress isn’t defined by the number of beads, crystals, feathers, or pearls attached. A good dress is defined by its taste and the woman who's wearing it. 

6. The First Dance:

We know, we know, the first dance is important to you but who would even notice if you decided to skip it? The only person who truly benefits from the first dance is the wedding photographer because that way, he/she gets to snap some really good, intimate shots of the two of you.