Post # 1
Contrary to what you have seen online, whether on messageboards or blogs, or even in magazines, that seems to be overdone, which of those things have you never encountered in real life at all? Are your guests likely to have seen any of them based on what is done in the social circles they belong to, or would certain things be completely new to them despite how overdone they may be to someone else?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I think in real life, very few things are overdone. In wedding world everything is in such a pressure cooker. Just my 2 cents. :p
Post # 4
everyone here in louisiana seem surprised by candy buffets as well as the i do letters for the cake tables…
Post # 5
One of the best things about being one of the last of your friends to get married is that nothing seems overdone. I was the only one of my group to have a candy buffet, late night snacks, signature drinks, and pashminas/flip flops. Everyone thought I was so original since they hadn’t been to a ton of other weddings recently.
Post # 6
I have never seen:
photobooths (with or without props… lol)
anything “rustic” (think mason jar centerpieces)
groom wearing any shoes other than dress shoes (but in one instance when the groom wore jeans)
Post # 7
I have never seen any of most of the stuff we usually see online, at real weddings either. No birdcages, no candy buffet, no cupcakes as wedding cakes, photobooths…I can’t even think of other things right now…
A wedding I went to in July was the first one I’d been to where the bride changed into a reception dress.
Post # 8
In real-life I don’t think I’ve seen any of the trends being over-done. In fact, they seem hardly used. I think I’ve been to a lot of boring, run of the mill weddings 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Like CurlyDreamer, I’ve never seen candy buffets, birdcage veils, photobooths of any sort, anything rustic or casual shoes at a wedding I’ve actually been to.
I’ve also never seen: handmade favors, non-floral centerpieces, any dessert other than one big wedding cake (maybe there was sheetcake in the back? but it was still just cake), or a signature drink (in fact, I’ve only been to one wedding EVER that was a full open bar at all).
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Oh I take that back. I went to one wedding where, instead of wedding cake, they had ice cream cupcakes from Coldstone Creamery. Super yummy.
Post # 11
I have seen cupcakes, signature drinks, and a Polaroid guestbook. But only once each. I saw a candy buffet once, almost 10 years ago (my cousin was way ahead of her time!).
I’ve never seen anything having to do with birds, no cake table letters, nothing handmade (that I could tell, anyway!), no non-floral centerpieces, no photobooths…
Post # 12
I’ve only seen one candy buffet. Never seen IRL a birdcage veil, peacock-themed wedding, colored shoes, bird-themed wedding, letterpressed invitations, tissue flowers, cupcake brides cake, signature drinks, sliders, assigned seating with themed names on the tables, choreographed wedding dances, photobooths… And like we just talked about in another thread.. I have been to a LOT of weddings. 🙂
I guess you are right, wedding blogs/board can make things seem much more popular than they are in normal people land! 🙂
Post # 13
LOL the only trends I have seen IRL were at my own wedding!
I had pre-ceremony drinks (which were drink dispensers with tags,) outdoor game of horseshoes w/ a wooden sign, cupcakes instead of a cake, named tables instead of numbers, wine bottle guestbook, and I wore a birdcage veil.
Post # 14
I’ve never seen the birdcage veil irl. Never the after party. Never the siggie drink.
Post # 15
I’ve never seen anything that’s a “trend” I’ve only seen them on here. I haven’t been to too many weddings, but I’ve never seen anything you could think to call a “trend”
Post # 16
I haven’t been to any weddings for a couple of years so I haven’t seen any of these “trends”. The last wedding I went to was a pretty elaborate, but very traditional Jewish wedding at a fancy hotel.