Post # 1
Like so many bee’s I’m butt deep in planning and gathering an unhealthy about of wedding day inspiration and I can’t help but wonder if some of these super cute, dreamy, details are really functional or practical? Now, I know not all details have to be, but I try to keep a third party perspective when planning the day. For example, succulents on the place setting, super cute! But I can already see the older crowd as well as Fi’s buddies looking down and thinking “there’s a tiny plant on my plate….what the hell do I do with this?” o_O And at the end of the night I have $150.00 worth of succulents lying around! lol!
Or my below pic which I just came across, how sweet is this hanging drink station! Now, if everyone had the decorum of Queen Elizabeth and Duchess Kate I could see this working. However, that is hardly the case I’m sure for most! Guests aside I could see many a difficulty with this detail!
What do you bee’s think of the uber cute but, super impractical details of weddings?
Post # 3
Yeah, I don’t think some of it is very practical.. I guess the succulents one would be the take home favor though – I personally think it’s sort of weird to have anything with dirt on your plate – but that’s just me!
And the picture you posted looks like it could be a hazard, lol.
Post # 4
LOL! It looks like 1 bump or breeze and you’ll have a bunch of shattered glass. It would certainly make for a memorable wedding if your guests needed glass shards removed from their feet.
I think it would make for a funny SNL skit, showing all these Pinterest-inspired impractical wedding decor things, and it all going wrong on the wedding day.
Post # 5
Personally, i find pinterest to be the devil, right along with Splenda and decaf coffee. The. Dev. Il. It seems like a lot of work for very little payoff. If you have tons of time, sure craft your ass off. But non crafty non creative me? Uh uh, no way. I think I’ll hardly decorate my venue space beyond whats there now.
Post # 6
@Omgbunnies: I’m glad I’m not the only one who hates Splenda! (Sorry that was off-topic. Carry on.) 🙂
Post # 7
@NikkiKillpretty: I’m not much for impractical details. I refuse to blow large sums of money on things that are going to be thrown away or returned at the end of the night. I laugh at the couples who spends thousands on decor and are all “woe is me” afterwards when they can’t pay their electric bill. You want to host a great party? Keep your guests well fed and entertained. That’s all they need. $500 centerpieces, frilly chair covers, and napkins that match the bridesmaids panties are not going to make or break the experience. Really, no one at your wedding cares about that stuff except you. Favors? How long do people keep those before they end up in the trash? If I can’t eat it, I’m leaving it at the venue. Don’t need any more junk at my house. Yes, I’m making my venue look pretty, I’m giving out chocolate favors, but damned if I’m gonna break the bank doing it.
Post # 8
@Omgbunnies: hahaha completely agree on the splenda and decaf coffee.
Post # 9
With the way the wind is around here, I’m afraid that lovely drink station would wind up in the neighbor’s backyard.
Also, it was obviously a child-free wedding.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017
Really not worth the effort, plus totally impractical.
Post # 11
A lot of the things we see in these wedding photos are staged especially for wedding photo shoots and are not practical at all for a real wedding.
We hope to do one or two things that will have a wow factor for our guests, and then rest of the decor will be small, pretty accents here and there… but totally practical for people who will be eating, drinking and dancing.
I don’t want anything that anyone has to worry about bumping or breaking.
Post # 12
We also need to remember that we do not need to keep up with the Jones’s. Just because ____ had a wedding where they had 8 thousand hanging glass globes with roses flown in from Ecaudor, doesn’t mean we need that, or even WANT it!
In the old days, before social media, we were never aware of these details, so didn’t feel they were the norm.
Take inspiration from the net, but be mature enough to have the wedding you can afford.
Post # 13
Hhaha between clumsy friends and drunk friends, that hanging drink station would have been killed at my wedding!
Post # 14
@Omgbunnies: What’s wrong with decaff? If anything’s the devil, it’s skimmed milk…
Agree with you about splenda though! It’s almost as bad as “I can’t believe it’s not butter”. Do you remember that stuff? It was MINGING.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I’d be willing to bet that the hanging drink station was from an “insipration shoot”. I am WAY too clumsy to have something like that within a 200 foot radius.
Post # 16
That would make me so nervous!! Pretty, but it belongs in a magazine, not at a ‘normal’ wedding