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Hi Ladies,


Just curious about what aspects of your big day are super important to you and which you couldn't care less about.


So far, for me:


Must Have:

Close Fam/Friends

Kickass Photographer

Steel Pan Drummers


Don't Care:

Amazing Centerpieces

Aisle Runner

Cake Toppers


What are your must haves / don't cares?

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Must haves:


Stunning photos

My dream dress

A resort thats super fun, yet romantic enough for the wedding


Don't Cares:


Private Supper


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Must haves :


1. Family/friends

2. Real champagne (not sparkling wine) and stunning food (my French side - I could not do a Mexican or BBQ wedding)

3. More food and drinks than can be absorbed (I could not live with people being hungry or thirsty)

4. Great music

5. Professional photographer + videographer (for all those that could not make it)

6. Intimacy (not a huge resort - not a crowded beach)


Don't care :


1. Matching colors

2. Elaborate menus or place cards

3. Centerpieces, flowers : the hotel and beach are so beautiful by themselves

4. Aisle runner, bows on the chairs : we are on the beach... keep it simple

5. Live music

6. Cake (nobody will be hungry any more - see point 3 above lol)

7. Speeches


Must not have (I add to the list wink.gif ) :


1. Receiving line

2. Feeding each other with the cake

3. Garter toss

4. Toast master / wedding bells

5. Religious conotations

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Must haves :


1. Family/friends

2. Stunning & delicious food

3. Gorgeous hair flower

4. Pretty Cake

5. Excellent Professional photographer

6. Beautiful Pool

7. beautiful table covers


Don't care :


1. professional videographer

2. dollar dance

3. real hair flowers; the fake ones look better!

4. favors; many people don't like them

5. big wedding party

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Must have:



non resort

amazing beach

Awesome Mexican food, specifically ceviche!!!

THE dress

my groom

fantastic photographers

lots of drinks


Don't care:


dollar dance

hair flowers

hair accessories


shoes (don't get me wrong, I LOVE shoes! But, its the beach, don't need 'em)

aisle runner


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