I don't care if it's overdone, I'm still doing…

posted 3 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m wearing a (partially) lace dress, too! And I know it’s getting overdone now, but our reception is in a barn. It’s not terribly rustic, but it fit with my vision for a very New England-y wedding! Who cares if it’s not original? 🙂

Post # 4
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

we’re having sort of a 20’s style reception, which seems to be really trendy right now. We’re not going totally Gatsby, but the ballroom is from that era so it will have that feel. 

Its kind of funny, I had so many ideas that i thought were unique until I started searching Pinterest. Apparently EVERYTHING has been done!

Post # 5
144 posts
Blushing bee

I think on the bee we have a very unrealistic view of weddings that have been “overdone.” Yes, rustic is a huge thing right now…but only to us brides and others in the wedding business. To your guests, who only go to maybe 2-3 weddings a year (tops!) won’t have any idea of what is overdone and what isn’t unless they too are brides or frequent pinteresters (did I make a new word?)

For example, I am having the very popular rustic/vintage wedding (it truly is what suits me best, not because it happens to be a trend). Now, to bees and other people in the wedding business, the rustic/vintage wedding probably is overdone…but my guests are probably unaware that there is such a theme. My aunt still doesn’t get my theme. “Why would you want mason jars at your wedding? BBQ…on mismatched china??”

And the other side of the same coin is…why are people so annoyed with rustic/vintage weddings, but it is still totally acceptable to have a beach themed wedding with seashell and sun details or a ballroom wedding with gliter and fake crystals and fine china? Are those themes not overdone too? Or are they just more socially acceptable so they get to slide?

Anyways, try not to think of your wedding details as being overdone, because in your circle of friends and family, it isn’t overdone, I promise. And even if it is, why shouldn’t you have want YOU want regardless of whether or not other brides want the same thing??


But back to your original question!!!

I want mason jars!!! (GASP!)

I want chalkboard paint with pretty white lettering and floral details

I want lace and burlap

I want cowgirl boots with my dress and with my bridesmaids’ dresses

I want mismatched china

I want vintage books and doilies as my centerpieces

I want babysbreath bouquets

Post # 6
3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I wanted custom hangers with our names on them and by golly I got ’em!

In all seriousness though, what isn’t “overdone” in weddings? I wore an ivory dress (gasp! so overdone) I had a DJ! I had floral centerpieces! I wore a long veil!

Post # 7
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Lace dress

Baby’s Breath bouquets for the bridesmaids and center pieces (however we are going really big and crazy with the baby’s breath so its more of an extreme elegant sort of thing)

Candy Buffet for favors

Post # 8
9652 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@TGold:  Gosh isn’t pretty much everything overdone…..I’m guilty of quite a few!

I had the following ” so called over done” things:

* here comes the bride signs

*strassed shoes

* sashes and chair covers (gasp) I had no other choice……the chairs at the resort were completely hideous and didn’t match a thing!

* bride hoodie

and tons of other things I can’t even remember!




Post # 9
2803 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My FI and I had to come to terms that we BOTH love Pachabel’s Cannon, and I would be walking down the aisle to that, even if it has been at every wedding we have been to in the past 10 years.  We wanted to try for something creative and out of the box, and failed miserably at finding anything we liked better. 

Post # 10
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Overdone is for the most part a misconception…

If you are Bride planning a Wedding then chances are you see a lot of other Weddings (especially here on WBee) and what others are doing

OR you have a Pinterest Account and have seen “trends” on there

If someone isnt a Bride... Doesnt go to a lot of Weddings… or isnt stalking Weddings on Pinterest chances are good that they havent been OVER EXPOSED to certain trends.

Mr TTR & I go to a Fundraising Gala every year… and they take ideas from the Wedding world for their decor.

I always say… that when I see it at the Gala it is officially over-done, lol

As for us…

Our Reception was very low key… more Celebration Party than Wedding themed… but still we had some Wedding elements including:

A Suitcase Card Box – Postcard Guest Book – and a DIY Travel Themed Photo Booth

Our Guests who don`t go to a lot of Weddings seemed to enjoy it all.


Post # 11
1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@rosie.jonesy.9:  +10000000

Couldn’t agree more. The last wedding 90% of my guests went to was my brother’s 3 years ago. I’m not worried about what is “over done”

Post # 13
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@TGold:  I am doing the vintage rustic theme, which of course has been done to death but I don’t care. My reception is in a barn…what other choice do I have?? Lol. Anyway one thing I really want to do but have not found much info on so far is custom paper placemats…preferably in chalk on heavy cardstock. Love this idea. I will have something like this at my wedding.


Post # 14
2741 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Mason jars, lace, burlap, pearls, chalk boards. My wedding will basically look like Pinterest vomited all over it, and I don’t care 🙂

Post # 16
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


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