Post # 1
So most of the blogs I come across today are all uphlding that vintage/rustic feel. Whether they are staged or not, it’s everywhere. I understand that perhaps doing DIY is a great money saver and thus a lot of people opt for it, but it’s just not my style.
The thing is, after reading a lot of forum comments and stuff on here, I see a lot of vintage dresses, vintage centerpieces, vintage decor… so on and so forth, on weddingbee.
I, on the other hand, am hosting a black-tie affair (no tuxes required though..) so I guess you could call it “black-tie optional”.
Are there any other bees hosting this type of event? I feel like I am the only one who is doing something like this. Whether you have draping or not… is there anybody out there?? LOL. Can I perhaps see some ideas of what you’re doing?
And this is the sketch up of the reception that my wedding planner has made for me:
Post # 3
@honie309: I’m doing something similar to yours, in that it’s traditional/classic/elegant. Our reception is at the Sears Tower, so the views from that high up of the city of Chicago are just beautiful. I am terrible at crafty type projects so nothing is DIY – I’m paying other people to do it FOR me! 😛
Post # 4
@honie309: I did the rustic/country theme but I love that sketch! I’m sure it will be beautiful & if you haven’t used it before… save-on-crafts.com has a lot of stuff for all types of weddings.
Post # 5
I had a formal wedding – no chalkboards or mason jars for me. None of my bridesmaids wore pale pink or champagne, and all our groomsmen were in black tuxes with black ties. I went for a more traditional look. I love vintage weddings, but I’m kind of tired of seeing them everywhere and think it’s bordering on too trendy.
Post # 6
We had a black-tie optional masquerade wedding! It was very formal and elegant. No rustic stuff here!
Post # 7
There are lots of elegant traditional weddings being held. The vintage/rustic you see in the blogs, is because that is the taste of the bloggers, or what they think will appeal to their audience.
Post # 8
@honie309: I chose not to do the “rustic” or “country diy” theme. My event followed the traditional, elegant, classic way of things.
Post # 9
Love that sketch.
I love the look of vintage but it’s not my taste. I am not doing a formal wedding by any means though but it will be pretty traditional (no mason jars either). I have centerpieces similar to yours (no crystals though). I do have some vintage touches (like my wooden signs, because they are DIY). But I am trying to keep it classic as well.
Post # 10
Totally agree that the blogging world is oversaturated with vintage/rustic weddings!! They can be very beautiful, but are just not for me. I will not be having mason jars, bunting, yarn anything, or burlap at my wedding. I do wish that blogs would show more diverse wedding styles (and more diverse wedding couples for that matter), but there are definitely plenty of people out there who are not doing the vintage/rustic thing!
Post # 11
@babu22: I totally agree! I stopped looking at a few wedding blogs because the mason jar/$50,000 “rustic” weddings were ALL they were showing. They’re pretty, but where’s the variety?
OP, your wedding sounds beautiful and I love that mock-up! I’m not having a vintage-inspired or rustic wedding either: mine is truly a budget wedding, and I quickly found that making things look “rustic” or “barn chic” is actually more expensive than a traditional formal wedding! Mine will still be fairly casual, but definitely not vintage or rustic.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Keep an eye on the blog. Mrs. Turkey had a black tie wedding and her recaps should e coming soon. You can read her planning posts for now. Miss Eagle is also planning a black tie wedding.
One of them actually wrote a blog post about this issue. The tide IS turning on the blogs, though. 🙂
Post # 13
Amen on being so over rustic weddings. I am of the opinion that, if you didn’t have burlap in your life in the past or don’t want it in your life in the future… why would you make it central to your wedding?
We’re doing black tie optional and, of someone asks, “Tux?” I will say, “You are more than welcome to wear a tux. You won’t look out of place in one.” The groom, groomsmen, and my father are all wearing tuxedos. There will be butler passed hor d’oeuvres passed by butlers. We’re getting married at a boutique hotel, former headquarters of the B&O Railroad, so it’s all Tiffany windows and gold elevators and marble staircases.
Classic elegance is timeless. Now if only we could look to the future and know what a timeless wedding gown is…
Post # 14
We had a very formal classic wedding. It is funny because your drawings are a lot like what we did with crystals, candles and flowers.
Here are a few of our guest photos, no pro pics yet:
Post # 15
@MrsBroccoli: So agree with you on the point that rustic weddings seem impersonal when you’re not really the kind of person who makes jam on weekends and embroiders your own quilts while riding your Appaloosa . My wedding was a few years ago, when the DIY/rustic was riding high, but we also went with the black tie optional because it was so much more representative of DH and me. I love a barn wedding, but I would hope that the bride or groom had some connection to barns or country life instead of the wedding scenery serving more as a prop.
Post # 16
I’m having a black tie wedding (but its not black tie optional. Tuxes are required). I’d be happy to share deets, vendors, ideas etc. Feel free to message me with specific questions (or you can ask here, although depending on the question, i may message you with the answer lol).