(Closed) Is burlap overdone?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
  • poll:
    Yes : (28 votes)
    44 %
    No : (35 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 3
    1512 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I see a lot of it on pinterest and other sites, but I’ve never actually seen it in person. If you like it, do it. If not, don’t.

    Post # 4
    339 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Who cares? Chances are, your friends and family won’t see that many weddings with burlap (if any). If you like it, just do it. 🙂

    Post # 5
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Only brides spend hours searching through wedding inspiration. I’ve actually never been to a real life wedding that used it. I would guess hat many of your guests haven’t either. I say use it if you love it. 

    Post # 6
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’ve also never see it in a real wedding. If I like something I’m going to do it, i don’t care about who done before or what magazine/wedding blog that declares it is out.

    Post # 7
    2450 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I read this out loud and Fiance was sitting at his computer and turned around

    “What the heck does burlap have to do with weddings?”

    “It’s popular to use for table runners and decor and stuff.” show him pictures



    so there’s a guy’s POV.

    I voted that it’s been overdone because that was every wedding online last year.

    Post # 8
    46261 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Online and real life are totally different. I’ll bet that 98% of your guests have never even heard of using burlap at a wedding.

    Post # 9
    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I voted yes it’s overdone (atleast on Blogs and Pinterest) BUT that won’t stop me. Use what you like, whether it’s popular or not, overused, underused, you’re not hurting anybody! (Unless you accidentally get the formaldehyde treated burlap, THAT might not end well…)

    Post # 10
    1628 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    It’s overdone in that too many blogs have chosen to highlight rustic/burlap-using weddings to the exclusion of others. But most of your guests will probably not have seen it in real life so feel free to use it if you love it!

    Post # 11
    1026 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I doubt anybody who is having a wedding in the next year will know about it. I thought it was super unique before I visited this board. lol

    Post # 12
    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I’ve never been to a wedding with it! I never look at decor and think it’s outdated. If something is well done, it’s generally timeless in my eyes.

    Post # 14
    1086 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I ADORE burlap and no it’s not overdone. Otherwise you might as well say white dresses, boquets, veils, garters, wedding cake and all are over done.

    It’s your prefrence. If someone complains of “outdated” burlap and gives you a “That was sooo last year” comment, you should make sure they’ve graduated high school before you take that offensively.

    Weddings are about what you like. My wedding will be full of beautiful burlap and lace

    Post # 15
    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’ve worked at tons of wedding that use it–I just did two last weekend where both brides used the same grandma lace rental runners on the same wooden tables with benches with the same burlap chair bow things for the chairs at the ends and same rented mason jars–I commented on how expensive it was to look like you were poor and had to shop at Goodwill and Grandma’s attic.  

    So if being different than everyone else is what you’re going for, then I’d say probably skip the whole rustic chic thing.  But if you like it and want to have what you like and screw what is fashionable, then go for it.

    Post # 16
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    I second everyone who’s said that real life and online life are totally different. We only see trends because we’re spending a lot of time researching weddings. The vast majority of our guests don’t actually know what’s trendy or not, so do what you love!

    For what it’s worth, my wedding incorporated a few big trends, all of which I chose before I knew that they were trendy. And my guests had never seen any of those details before, including burlap table runners. 🙂

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