Post # 1
Maybe I just have observant guests, but last night I went to a Passover seder of a wedding guest and brought with me some blue hydrangeas for the hostess. DH walks in the door with the flowers and the hostess goes “OH, just like at your wedding!!!”
I picked them at the shop because blue hydrangeas were our wedding flower and so they just personally make me happy, but I never in a million years would have thought anybody actually noticed the flowers at the wedding.
So no pressure, but apparently people do notice the little details sometimes [Retreats into her already married cave and lets pre-wedding bees continue to stress over little details, muahaha]
Post # 3
That makes me happy. I feel like I am working on so many little details for our wedding that in the end no one outside of our immediate family is going to notice.
Post # 4
I always notice those things!
Post # 5
i am definitely one of those people that notices ALL the little details in the wedding, for better or worse (no pun intended!) i definitely notice things like flowers, centerpieces, table cloths, bridesmaids’ hair and shoes, etc. but i know not everyone is that way! and it’s not what’s important in the end, i know, but i’m so detail-oriented, i’m being pretty anal about stuff. 😉
Post # 6
I want to be in that cave! 😉 Thanks for the reassuring post!
Post # 8
@BookishBelle: this makes me feel better about spending thousands on them bc I was having a hard time! Haha
Post # 9
I’m one of the guests who tend to be oblivious to the decor details unless they are really unusual. The only wedding decor items that stick out in my head were (from two different weddings):
– Giant 2D silver-toned 5-pointed stars suspended from the ceiling. This just surprised me and seemed un-weddingy to me (apologies if any readers are doing that).
– m&ms as favors. I wasn’t expecting a wedding favor, but somehow the fact that it was m&ms amused me a lot.
Other than this, I can’t tell you. I don’t know what kind of flowers the brides used, etc.
I will notice little emotional details though (how the bride is feeling, how the best man is acting, how is the flowergirl holding up, etc. etc.)
Post # 10
@joya_aspera: In the moment, I’ll admit I will really notice the details (“Oh, what lovely flowers!”)…but two months later? I won’t remember your flowers…but I will remember the bride whose Xanax kicked in a bit too much, or the awesome band who kept us dancing all night, or the flowergirl who walked all the way down the aisle not dropping petals and then plopped them all at the end of the aisle in one pile, lol
Post # 11
I’m oblivious at other people’s weddings, but at my own, I’m apparantly very detail oriented. In general when it comes to decorating my home/life I’m detail oriented.
Post # 12
@BookishBelle: Yay! Thanks for posting this, it actually made me feel better. I wasn’t going to splurge on flowers (I really wanted peony roses/garden roses), but I felt it was just too pricey. Well my FI surprised me by coming up with the extra money and paid for the flowers. I was feeling a tad guilty (although really happy at the same time), but your post definitely makes me feel like it was a justified expense lol.
Post # 13
I think some people like me always notice the little details and appreciate them, but my SO forgets everything the next day. The last wedding we attended I asked him the next day what he thought of her dress as it was amazing and he couldn’t remember!
Post # 14
@housebee: Yay, I’m glad it made you feel better! I was worried when I posted this that it may stress out some people too much, but I was really just posting it because I was excited even just one guest noticed and knew that anybody on Facebook or Twitter wouldn’t appreciate the sentiment, but Bees would, haha
Post # 15
people talk about our cake topper and our centerpieces ut no one cares about our guestbook or our placecards, or our cake! haha
Post # 16
I think flowers are always noticed at weddings. I still remember what flower arrangements the bride and groom chose at the weddings we’ve attended in the past few years. If you think about it, the guest is sitting in front of it (the centerpiece) for at least an hour. It’s kind of hard to forget what it looks like. To be fair, I think when it’s really spectacular and beautiful, then it’s extra memorable.