(Closed) Wedding trends… Do or dump?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I don’t think the charging station is necessary. Anyone who is that concerned about their phone charge will probably have the charger on them. As long as there are a few outlets they’ll be able to plug it in. Plus, this isn’t an airport, it’s a wedding! They don’t need to be on their phone so much to the point where it’s dying!

I have never seen Selfie sticks at a wedding and I would not do that. It’s just not me. So, if it’s not you, don’t do it. Just because other people would find it fun doesn’t mean you have to provide it. 

I was at a wedding with flip flops once. I did take some, toward the end of the night. I was trying to hold out. So once I grabbed them, all that was left were mismatched pairs in a messy pile and I could only find a matching pair that was too small. I still have them but I only use them for like quick runs outside to the car, because they’re not comfortable. Plus I don’t wear cheap rubber flip flops (unless I’m at a beach maybe) and these were from a dollar store. 

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Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016 - Long Island, NY

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Consultette:  I went to a wedding once, and instead of flip flops they gave out fuzzy slipper socks (with grips on the bottom, of course)! 

I was thinking of maybe having a basket of fuzzy slipper socks for people to put on if they are in pain from their shoes, lol! Socks are one size fits all, and they’re wrapped up in pairs so you won’t have any mismatching or wrong sizes. And, having extras won’t be a bad thing, because you can never have too many fuzzy slipper socks. 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

None of these, especially if they are out of your budget. Sure flip flops would be nice, but people can always just sit down. It would be a shame to spend a lot on expensive sandals and only have a few people use them.

I do like The idea of sea sickness care area/ tablets! 

Post # 21
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Honey bee

I wouldn’t use the selfie stick or charger. Would doubt I’d even take my cellphone as my evening purses are quite small. I’m used to unplugged ceremonies, and unless I’d feel that I might be expecting some kind of emergency call, I probably wouldn’t use my phone all night.

And if I’m on a boat, I think it would be disastrous to try to wear higher heels. With lower heels there would be less of a chance I’d need flip flops of any kind. Plus I usually kick my shoes off, if I cross my pain threshhold.

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I actually thought about the selfie stick idea for each table but decided on flip flops.  Im in my 30s and almost every wedding I’ve been to in the past 3 years has had it.  It is almost expected with my group of friends.  Had a black tie wedding and pulled it off nicely (if I don’t say so myself!) I searched and found a great company (who wound up having flips better quality than old navy and the same price or just cheaper! Came with individual bags so it was a no brainier for me) Called My Party Saver  www.mypartysaver.com Happy planning Bees!!

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Post # 23
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Sugar bee

– Flip flop bucket

I thought of the “dancing shoes” route but scrapped it. I think it’s unecessary and too Pinteresty for my liking. I directed the money to things which all of my guests are more likely to use. My friends are adults and will choose appropriate footware

– Selfie sticks at each table

This is a great idea IMO and very fun. Haven’t seen it around yet where I am.

– Phone charging station

For 4 hours I think most people will have charged their phones. I don’t think this is needed except for a corporate event

 

Just my 2c. All weddings that are true to the couple are fab IMO 🙂

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