Post # 1
Anyone else have this idea to use burlap in a rustic wedding but have second thoughts the more you look at it? I feel as though its being so over used that it may be one of those “trends” I look back on in 20 years and go, “GROSS!”
Just wondering if I’m the only one thats starting to feel this way? Also, any suggestions for rustic touches that aren’t burlap?
Post # 3
The only place there is an overload of burlap is on Pinterest and wedding sites.
Most people- those who are not currently planning a wedding- are not familiar with rustic weddings at all!
Post # 4
My wedding won’t be rustic but I didn’t like burlap because I associate it with a local serial-killer case.
I think old wood is a nice rustic feel, and lace.
Post # 5
I think what could be rustic is borrowing older white tablecloths from family members or finding some at vintage/thrift stores. They are often lacy, but usually sturdier, and then you can always add other touches… Maybe patterns that you think of as being rustic, like gingham if your affair is more of a casual one.
Or getting normal tablecloths, but making the other centerpieces more rustic. I like vases that are made from birch trees, twine & lace, wheat or certain types of feathers as part of the floral decor…
Anything twiggy, really. My sister had a lovely twiggy arch the borrowed, and twiggy baskets. They really added to her rustic feel.
Post # 6
@Cmcrca110713: There are other ways to make it rustic without the burlap.
I really wouldn’t worry about 20 years from now…..to be honest we will think most things are gross 20 years from now…..go with what you love now!!
wood, twine, lace
Post # 7
TBH, I’ve seen one wedding that had burlap IRL. She used wide strips for table runners (and they were a pain in the ass because the fibers got all over everything). I was actually going to take them off her hands for our wedding, but she ignored all of my inquiries, so I just bought black runners instead.
Post # 8
I agree with PPs that lace is a nice alternative to burlap for fabric uses, plus it doesn’t have that scratchy feel! Also any natural elements like wood, leaves, sticks, wheat bundles, dried flowers, etc, all say rustic to me!
Post # 9
@Cmcrca110713: I have kinda worried about the rustic burlap look that has actually been around for quite some time and just more well-known because of Pinterest now, but I stopped caring whether my wedding will just be a trend/fad that will look awful years from now because you can never win. Everything is always a trend!
But I think if you love the look now, you will always look back and love that day, no matter if the trends change. It will probably only be new generations that might dislike the look because new trends have come out. But who cares what they think. This is your special day!
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
I hate burlap, so if I were having a rustic wedding I’d use it very minimally. And especially not on anything guests/I’d have to touch. It just makes me think of the nasty sacks we used in elementary school for sack races! Lace, wood, sisal rope, etc is much classier
Post # 11
Trends come and go. Burlap is trendy at present, will fade out, become dated, and then make a resurrgance as something trendy once more. Every wedding trend comes and goes. The important thing is to choose whatever makes you happy because whatever you choose will be dated at one point and trendy at another.
Post # 12
I think burlap and rustic weddings in general are overloaded on Pinterest and wedding blogs, but I have not once seen burlap or even one of these detailed rustic weddings IRL. Ever. The only people who will think its overdone are the guests that have looked at wedding stuff on pinterest.
Post # 13
@Cmcrca110713: I think only to people who are knee deep in wedding planning, will burlap seem overloaded and unoriginal. When I started planning, it was just becoming more common…now its everywhere…nothing you can do about it! Kinda bums me out that it’s such a fad, but I will be enjoying my burlap runners, curtains, and mason jar drinking glasses regardless if there are 1,000 other brides doing the same thing on that day!
Post # 14
I wanted to use burlap, then felt it was to dark and heavy for what I was going for. I found that muslin or unbleached, natural cotton had a shabby chic feel, but was much lighter and softer.
Post # 15
@Cmcrca110713: I saw a burlap wreath the other day at Michael’s and it was hideous and they were asking a ridiculous sum for it.
Dear god when will this burlap obsession be over.
Post # 16
I think burlap is ok when it’s used for things people won’t touch. I would never want it attached to a glass, or as part of a table setting (table runner, table cloth, placemat, etc.). It’s super scratchy, and if I were the guest, I’d be irritated real quick by it. There’s nothing worse than being itchy and scratchy while trying to eat.