Miniature 48-star US Flags & Union Jacks

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
Member
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

While 48 star flags would certainly be more in keeping with your theme, how many of your guests would honestly notice if you used a 50 star flag rather than 48? I know if I were a guest at your wedding, I wouldn’t notice something that detail specific…and I certainly wouldn’t be counting the stars on the flag during the reception…    I’d just think that incorporating the two flags were a cute touch. 

This might be a detail only you would notice. 

Post # 5
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103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@CelticBeachBride:  I would probably notice. The stars on the 48-star flag were lined up in rows and columns, whereas the stars on the current flag are offset. It’s noticeable without having to count the stars.

 

@Duncan:  I’ve found a few other websites, but nothing cheaper than the site already posted. I love the idea of a Prohibition era theme. Having grown up in both Canada and the U.S., I think that the flags are a cute touch. Good luck!

Post # 6
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778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@LadyStitcher:  Really? I wouldn’t even think about that. I’d be too focused on the wedding–the whole reason for being there. Even if I did notice (and again, as a guest who didn’t participate in the planning of the wedding, I wouldn’t have even thought to connect the flags with the prohibition theme), I wouldn’t care if the flag displayed was anachronistic. 

@Duncan:  I ran it by my fiance too, and he said he wouldn’t even think to connect the number of stars with the prohibition era theme either, nor would he care if it was slightly out of time. He’d just think the use of the flags to represent the bride and groom was cute. 

Again, if it’s REALLY important to you–get the 48 star flags. They’re cool…but consider this: what are you going to do with them after the wedding? I’m guessing they won’t be easy to resell… 

 

Post # 10
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7197 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 @CelticBeachBride:  @Duncan:  I’m not even American and I would notice immediately. It’s not about counting the stars: the 48 star flags have a different “look”. I think it’s a very nice touch!

Post # 12
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778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

 Wow, ladies. Chill. I was just making an observation based on the fact that most guests do NOT pay attention to the details the way a bride does–and often the details we obsess over go totally unnoticed and unappreciated on the day of the wedding. Again and again on these boards–and in my life outside these boards–I hear brides mention (looking back on the wedding of course) that all the tiny details like this that were SO important during the planning stage, really weren’t noticed by many people. Most of the brides say that it really only made a difference to them. 

 

Will Duncan’s guests still have a good time if you have 50 star flags vs. 48 flags? Yes. Will the guests have a good time if there are no flags? YES. So really, it’s a detail that matters most to the bride. Which is fine, if having the detail makes you happier and doesn’t cost more. 

 

Guests should be in attendance to celebrate the couple, not nitpick every tiny detail of the wedding. No offense–but if counting the stars on the table are what a particular guest is concerned about on the day of–then that guest is NOT at the wedding for the right reasons.  

 

@julies1949:  You’re right, I don’t know Duncan. I don’t have to. This is a public board–and she asked for feedback. I was offering another perspective as a unbiased third party.  

 

For the record, I am American and so is my fiance, and we wouldn’t notice because we’d be focused on other things the day of the wedding. You know…like how great the bride looks, and how beautiful the venue is…or how good the food is. The bigger details just get noticed more. 

 

 

 

Post # 14
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778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Duncan:  I didn’t say anyone was hating. I’d just like to be left off the responses from this point forward. I made my suggestion, and I’m done.

To all posters, please don’t reference me in this thread any more. 

Post # 15
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42472 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@CelticBeachBride:  can we say overreact? Two people stated very civilly that they would notice the number of stars on the flag for a prohibition themed wedding, and you post 5 paragraphs in response? And no one is supposed to respond to you? The real world doesn’t work that way.

My previous remark was a bit of humour (as we spell it here). You obviously didn’t get it.

Duncan is a he, not a she, and he would never be satisfied with any detail that wasn’t accurate.

Here’s an excerpt from a recent post, you might find interesting. I saved it to my favorites as I am in total agreement with the OP.

Most of these boards are bees asking for opinions on rings, dresses, and other wedding-related items. There is little to no chance that we’ll all agree on which dress or type of ring or gemstone is best. Yet, time and again I see bees disagree with a PP, and the PP gets SUPER defensive about it and hijacks the thread using it to then defend their choice of dress, gemstone, venue, etc. 

1) Why can’t we just agree to disagree? If we all agreed, we’d all have the same weddings and the same lives. It’s a WONDERFUL thing to share a difference in opinion. Differences of opinion keep things interesting. 

 

Post # 16
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778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@julies1949: Just FYI: I wasn’t taking it personally. You and Duncan misread my post…which I think is just a matter of the online medium. Sometimes tone just doesn’t come across. I was simply elaborating on a point, which I’m allowed to do. I only asked that no one respond because I didn’t want to be drawn into any discussion like this one that hijacks another person’s thread. I was trying to respectfully bow out, as my point had been made. Whatever Duncan does at this point is his business. I hope he has an amazing prohibition-themed wedding! 

And yes, the quote you just put up–I was that original poster, and I still stand by that. Hence why I will not be responding to any more posts in this thread. 

BTW. Duncan–I apologize. Since a majority of the posters on here tend to be women, I just defaulted to that. I didn’t mean any offense. 

 

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