Post # 1
I thought it’d be a cute (and funny) idea to make a standee of my fiance and I to be displayed at the wedding. I mean, couples hang and display tons of wedding and engagement photos of themselves at weddings, so why not a life sized standee?
** I didn’t know what a standee was – so if you are like me, its a lifesize cardboard cut out..
I brought this to the attention of my fiance, and he doesn’t like the idea at all. He said its really tacky. I see what he’s saying, but it doesn’t have to be tacky, does it?
I imagine people can take pictures with them/us. Is it really as tacky as he says?
Post # 3
It seems a bit "gimicky" to me… and perhaps that’s why your fiance doesn’t like the idea. A wedding is supposed to be fun, but its also a serious moment. So perhaps he thinks that large cardboard cutouts would take away from the seriousness, and add a little cheesiness.
If you can live without the cardboard cutouts (meaning its not that "one thing" that you really, really want), then I would let it go…
Post # 4
I wonder if it wouldn’t be cuter (ie. less likely to be seen as tacky) if it wasn’t a direct photo. Like booble-head versions of you guys or wii me versions? Or… I think it would be WAY cute to have it as a cut-out that they can stick their heads in – maybe use a photo of the two of you on vacation somewhere exotic or interesting (like DisneyWorld – a picture of you guys posing with Mickey Mouse, with the face cut out of Mickey for them to stick their face in), or set it up like the Kodak picture moments. Or… maybe provide props for them to embellish your standups – like cling film mustaches and glasses, ala Mr. Potato Head.
If I were your fiance, I’d just be worried about it looking like you guys didn’t want to spend the time to take real pictures with your guests, so the guests should settle for a cardboard stand in. I think that as long as there is something new and fun that it brings, then you avoid that, and I wouldn’t think it was tacky.
Post # 5
Honestly, I think it’s a bit tacky BUT if it is something that you really want, who cares! Go for it! I don’t think anyone would feel offended or think you didn’t want to take pictures with them.
It might also be fun later in the night if you are serving alcohol and someone gets the idea to bring them out to the dance floor…
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Post # 7
I think it’s unnecessary…it just reminds me of that bride that made a cake of herself and now she’s a joke all over the internet!
Even if it was for fun…I wouldn’t do it. Think drunk guests dancing with cardboard…kissing the cardboard…making a JOKE out of the whole thing. Not how I would like everyone to remember that day.
props to that couple in the example…but even for the pictures…it’s kinda dumb.
Post # 8
Everytime I think of whether or not to do something cute/funny like that, I think "…or we could spend that money on the honeymoon instead!" I don’t know what you would be paying, but just make sure it is worth it to you.