We all know what a time vortex Pinterest can be. And how easy it is to get carried away, with all those amazing snapshots of perfect, creative, bohemian weddings. But sometimes you have to draw a line – trust us, if you’re planning any of the below, you need to delete your Pinterest account pronto!
1. Suspending tables outdoors
So someone was getting married outdoors and thought it would be cute to suspend a table of drinks from a tree. To me, this just shouts TODDLER HEAD HEIGHT. If you would like to spend a proportion of your reception reeling from the sounds of children’s screams and smashing glass, go right ahead and try this idea. Almost all the children I know would unwittingly walk right into this.
2. Smashing the cake into your new spouse’s face
I really don’t know why this caught on. It might have been funny once upon a time when the first person did it spontaneously, but now it’s just clichéd and silly. And you both have to go and clean up looking daft. And it destroys your make up. And it wastes the cake. Need I go on?
3. Soup shots
4. Bride and groom champagne flutes
5. DIY centrepieces made from glitter
6. Selective colour photography
7. Candy buffets
I know this is a bit contentious because some people love them, but as a parent, if I went to a wedding with one of these my heart would sink. Kids will spend the entire wedding begging and pleading for sweets, and then when they get them will turn into sugar-fuelled horror gnomes. And that’s no fun for anyone.
8. Grey wedding cakes
10. Donut walls
All pictures via Pinterest.