Post # 1
I am second guessing some of my wedding projects like bathroom baskets and providing flip-flops because I wonder if they are too “pinterest-y” and not classy. Like I think, “Would Kate Middleton have done this at her wedding?” Of course, I want to be hospitable and take care of our guests’ needs, but I keep thinking that our guests are grown-ups and know that there will be dancing so they should wear proper footwear, etc. Plus, if it’s one less thing to worry about or spend money on, maybe we can forgo it….not sure! Has anyone else run into this issue?
Post # 3
Skip the baskets and flip-flops. Totally unncessary, IMO. And Kate wouldn’t have had either 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@vanessa7: Flip flops and bathroom baskets are nice but not expected nor required. Spend your time, money, and stress on necessities.
Post # 5
I think it’s nice to put a basket in the bathroom with mouthwash, toothpicks, hand cream.. that sorta stuff, but I wouldn’t overthink it. Flip flops are probably a waste of money, though.
Kate has people who did everything for her, and also likely many more guests than you have. It’s nice to aspire to be like her, but also don’t stress yourself out by trying to hold yourself to a completely unrealistic standard. She is royalty after all. And what worked for her may not work for you.
Post # 6
Personally, I would prefer that my wedding is fun and totally personal than have it viewed among the lines of classy royalty. I am the sort of person who ALWAYS wears heels even though I can barely handle them for a few hours. Therefore, I am the type of person who ends up barefoot on many-a dance floors. Therefore, I am the type of person who REALLY appreciates flip flop baskets (although in my older and wiser years I have been known to bring my own change of shoes in my clutch for this occasion).
I would say instead of pretending you’re a princess planning a royal wedding, make decisions based on what YOU would want or care about if YOU were a guest at your own wedding. This is about you, not Kate.
But, it’s still cute to ask yourself WWKD?
Post # 7
@canarydiamond: You’re definitely right! I don’t mean that I want my wedding to be exactly like Kate’s–obviously, I’m not planning a royal wedding. I just mean that my personal style is more timeless than trendy, and when I start stressing over these projects that I see on Pinterest, it helps to have that iconic elegance in mind.
@Andthepupmakes3: I definitely want my wedding to be personal and fun, but I kind of feel like “less is more”. I’m not pretending to be a princess by no means, I just feel like after being bombarded with these DIY projects, it’s a breath of fresh air to step back and think, what do I actually want, what does reflect my style….
I think I may get some nice soap for the bathroom and maybe a nice small vase with flowers.
Post # 8
@vanessa7: Yup, I know what you mean. And I too sometimes ask myself WWKD? 🙂
Post # 9
@vanessa7: talk to your venue! I was completely shocked when my venue said they would put a few things in the bathroom to help the guests out at no charge 🙂
Post # 10
Flip flops aren’t classy. Skip those for sure.
Bathroom baskets are usually a waste. When was the last time you used anything from one of them? (Other than the occasional tampon)
Post # 11
I feel like flipflops are only really worth it for a beach wedding. And even then, how can you accomodate different sizes? Id skip it.
Post # 12
I like it when there’s a bathroom basket. I used it at the last two weddings I attended, one for some benadryl for a slight allergic reaction, and the other for tylenol for a headache. I definitely saw people using the hairspray and such too.
Post # 13
Kate Middleton would have all that stuff organised for her by Buckingham Palace… unless you have a staff of 300, you don’t need to have bathroom baskets.
Post # 14
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I bought flip flops for my MOHs as they had HIGH shoes, and both utilized them (they were wearing their heels hours longer than anyone else). But I wouldn’t bother for guests. We all know that we’re going to dance/our feet will hurt if our shoes are too tight, so if someone doesn’t bring another pair, it’s their problem. 🙂
A couple of things in a bathroom basket is nice, but if you do it, you don’t have to overthink it- it doesn’t need a sign, etc.
Post # 15
I went to a wedding recently that had flip flops, and they were all used. They’re not necessary, but they are nice. I’ve never been to a wedding with a bathroom basket and have enjoyed myself at weddings otherwise.
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA
I’ve been using WWKD for all my wedding decisions! Glad I’m not the only one.