You can see what ours "looked" like through the links next to me and Abby in my sig.
(Our situation: Me-never married, Hubby was married young to college sweetheart, then widowed when Abby was an infant.)
We had our close family (parents and my extended family, hubby chose to exclude his extended family to avoid drama.)
We all stayed at a B&B for the weekend in Vermont, carved pumpkins
Fri night, had a nice, big sit-down "rehearsal dinner" that included everyone and opted out of the actual rehearsal.
We put Abby with grandparents for the nights, hubby and I stayed in the honeymoon room (jacuzzi tub for two!) both nights. Saturday, I got ready in my mom's room, then retrieved Abby
and got her ready myself.
We had no attendants, but my Aunt (who did the flowers) made little bouquets
for all of the ladies in the family.
The ceremony was civil, I read my vow to hubby (gave him his ring,) he read his to me (gave me a ring,) then I read mine to Abby (and gave her a ring on a necklace, which she swung around like a lasso!
Then we were declared married.
We had cocktails, then a buffet kind of dinner with a roast turkey and pumpkin cheesecake.
We left the next morning for a short spa honeymoon. We got about $1000 worth of services in 2 days!
It was the best wedding, ever. (My crusty dad
even agrees, and he paid for it!)