Post # 1
I’m doing burlap/lace/mason jar wedding theme with baby blue colors. I’m really excited about it and I’m excited for it to all come together. I’m having it at a state park that keeps in touch with the “rustic” feel, which is pretty uncommon for the area that I’m in (we have to drive 2 hours to get to the state park, I live in Chicago burbs).
Around me, I haven’t seen many weddings with the burlap/lace/mason jar wedding theme but I fell in love with it when I saw it on pintrest and knew it would work perfect with where I was having my wedding.
But now I’m on here, reading and seeing people say how it’s so popular right now and everyone is doing it and it makes me feel like I’m being too “trendy” and going out of my element. Which I mean… I am going out of my element. All weddings I have gone to have been upscale, fancy weddings. I want simple. But now I feel like my simple wedding is just going to boil down to “oh yeah, everyone is doing that now, she’s just following the crowd” even though I’m not following MY crowd (if that even makes sense)
Am I overreacting? Being too sensitive? Sorry if I’m just rambling…
Post # 3
@FutureMrsGG: You sound like you love your “theme,” so who cares if other people think it’s trendy! As long as you and your FI are into it, thats all that matters. Also, your wedding will be unique to you because you two are getting married!
Post # 4
Our wedding is burlap, lace, mason jars, Tiffany blue and love birds. Yes it is a trend and extremely popular across the nation but who cares. FI is a farmer and our wedding fits the country rustic vibe so idc if it’s a trend. Just have the wedding you want!
Post # 5
@FutureMrsGG: Much all things wedding-related, you are following a ‘trend’, but so is many many other brides with many aspects of their weddings 🙂 However, YOU AND YOUR FI is what will make it completely unique to any other wedding out there, whether you have mason jars or not!!!
Own it, and follow your heart 🙂 I do not believe anyone needs to break the wedding ‘mold’ to prove a point, and I say this because I am doing a very ‘traditional’ wedding, without a ton of unique elements. I chose this route to keep it easiest for us, and our budget. Enjoy!!
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Your wedding is yours. As long as you and your FI love it, that is all that matters.
Post # 7
The thing is… WE as brides know what’s popular, but I bet most of your guests don’t. Especially if your wedding is outside the norm for your crowd. Don’t worry! Do what you like.
Post # 8
I’m guessing that your wedding guests won’t be scouring wedding boards like we do. They probably won’t be attending many weddings either, which means it will be an original idea to your guests. Don’t worry about it!
Post # 9
@MrsRichard: +1 I actually went to a wedding last march that was burlap and babies breath (very cute!). I had previously seen the theme on pinterest but to be honest pinterest never crossed my mind that day!
Post # 10
@FutureMrsGG: Oh dear – I’ve been wondering the same thing about my theme – which is the same as yours with pink instead of blue! I went to 3 weddings this summer and all of them had burlap, lace and mason jars. I love love love love the theme, but I’m now going to make some small changes to make mine a little different. Instead of burlap table runners, I’m going to have chocolate brown table runners with some small burlap accents. Instead of mason jars being the main part of my center pieces, I’m going to use vases with a few small mason jars instead.
Sweety, it’s popular because it’s gorgeous!! Make it yours by doing one thing slightly different. It is YOUR day – that alone will make it unique 🙂
Post # 11
It’s hard to remember when you’re wedding planning that not everyone else is wedding planning. What I mean is that you’re a bride, looking at wedding blogs, pinterest, etc . Most of your guests are not, so they have not seen these things 100 times before like you have.
The last wedding I went to it was pretty clear that bride was big into pinterest. I saw so many things that were old news to me. But other people were going on and on about how cute and creative it all was. And most weddings have a lot of similar things, even outside of the pinterest world it’s all white cakes, doves, and roses (or whatever you think of as a traditional wedding). But people still like those weddins. So really at the end of the day it doesnt matter if it’s been done before, as long as you like it, it looks nice, and people have a good time.
Post # 12
If no one in your group of friends/family has had a wedding like that then they won’t find it overdone at all. I live in the rural South and there are sooooooooo many burlap and lace weddings around here, but there are still lots of ways to make it unique and “you” if you feel the need to do something a little different. But again, it sounds like for your area and your group of friends that your wedding will be very unique anyway.
Post # 13
Trends are relative. Something that seems trendy to a person in the middle of wedding planning may be completely new and different to a guest. We’ve all been going through countless wedding blogs during planning, so of course we recognize more current wedding trends than the typical guest who hasn’t planned a wedding in years. I think your guests are going to love the feel of your wedding, and what matters most is that these are the things you want for your wedding day.
Also, your wedding sounds awesome. I love state park/outdoor weddings 🙂
Post # 14
@FutureMrsGG: Darling, very very few people come on these boards. Either people (and usually only the bride) that are getting married, or the few (like myself two years ago) that just love weddings. So if there is by chance someone like that in your wedding, they may noticed the trend- but the overwhelming majority will never have even heard of it, especially if it’s not common in your area. Furthermore, everyone makes their wedding custom to them. No wedding is the same, from the little unimportant things like the favors- to the love you and your SO share.
tl:dr: Don’t worry, this is your wedding, your way.
Post # 15
I knew that your theme was like mine based on the title of this post! I struggled with this for a little bit too. Here’s how I came to terms with it:
1. The rustic look is more than an aesthetic choice for a wedding – it’s really my life. I am a competitive muzzeloader shooter. FI hunts, his family is a pile of crazy redneck awesomeness. We live in a tiny town an hour away from a McDonald’s.
2. Our venue is a beautiful rustic lodge. Any other kind of decor would look mismatched. It’s not like we are having a rustic wedding in a hotel ballroom.
3. We are doing tons of DIY because I’m crafty as fuck and I have an incredible amount of time to devote to it. We aren’t doing it to cheap out. It’s not going to look like kindergarten fingerpaint projects.
4. The only people who know it’s trendy are the people who a) will go to a MILLION weddings this summer, so ipso facto will see like 4-5 weddings with a similar looks, or b) people who are planning a wedding themselves. Neither will judge you for it! It’s beautiful, it’s easy to locate items for it, it’s easy to make your own.
5. IT’S EASY TO MAKE YOUR OWN! It’s so non-limiting. If you are having an ultraformal black tie wedding in a hotel ballroom, it’s gonna be out of place to have your dad bring his brew club’s best beers for kegs. For some of my welcome table decor, I’m literally just taking some of my home decor out to the venue to arrange! Tons of the DIY projects we’re doing can be used in our home later. We’re putting out all of our family scrapbooks, my great-grandma’s beautiful family recipe book, etc etc etc. If you have something kitschy you’re really into that really represents you guys as a couple – say, I don’t know, geocaching or some shit. Whatever it is, you can fit it into your theme because it’s so flexible and versatile and not strict!