(Closed) Is this decor for real!?

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
4476 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
2224 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Omgbunnies:  I’m glad I’m not the only one who hates Splenda! (Sorry that was off-topic. Carry on.) 🙂

Post # 7
5189 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@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
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@Omgbunnies:  hahaha completely agree on the splenda and decaf coffee.

Post # 9
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
2122 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

Really not worth the effort, plus totally impractical.

Post # 11
123 posts
Blushing bee

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
46653 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Hhaha between clumsy friends and drunk friends, that hanging drink station would have been killed at my wedding!

Post # 14
7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@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
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • 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
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That would make me so nervous!! Pretty, but it belongs in a magazine, not at a ‘normal’ wedding

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