Post # 1
So the rustic decor is really getting on my nerves here lately and it’s even more annoying bc that’s what I was wanting the theme of my wedding to be not just bc it’s the “thing” right now but just bc of the fact that I think it suits me. I was born and raised in the south, we have mason jars in our cabinets for drinking and for canning, I grew up around wild flowers, I guess you would call me a country bumpkin.
But now the rustic thing is just annoying. It’s so over used and not just with weddings but any kind of decor. I’m extremely bummed out bc I based my whole wedding on the rustic theme and now I’m so over it. I have plenty of time to change the theme but I’m stuck, I’ve already spent a couple 100 bucks on the rustic decor and I have no idea what my wedding decor could be since I’ve already put so much thought into the rustic theme.
Post # 3
@cmoest: I think if you stay away from some of the more inflammatory items it should still be a very personal and lovely affair…I saw a bunch of burlap wedding things the other day at the craft store and could only blink at the price of them…I mean…its burlap!
Post # 4
FWIW, I’ve never actually been to a wedding that used rustic decor. I’ve only seen it on pinterest bc I’m planning my own wedding.
Post # 5
@cmoest: I totally get how you feel! I grew up milking cows, driving tractors, playing in the mud and using mason jars on a daily basis. My theme was supposed to be rustic as well, but I’ve made some minor changes to still have the country feel without the main stream rustic that is being over done. I like to call it romantic country 🙂 I switched out the mason jars on the tables for a nice globe vase that will be fuller than full of baby’s breath and have opted to use small candle votives filled with soybeans with a tea light on top. Instead of wild flowers, we will have lots of baby’s breath, hydrangeas and some light pink roses. I’ve decided to not have any antique type decor, but will have milk cans with baby’s breath in them. My girls are wearing light brown hi low dresses with dark brown cowboy boots. The guys will be in black tuxes with their vests and ties the same light brown as the girls. I have a million ideas on how to update (and keep!) the rustic country theme – let me know if you want any of my other ideas 🙂 Stick with it sweety and make it yours. Hugs!
Post # 6
@futuremrsk18: ditto this. I’ve seen it on Pinterest but never seen it in an actual wedding. I’m encorporating some into mine 🙂 but not a ton. Just make your wedding “you!”
Post # 7
@cmoest: Who cares if it’s trendy? If it’s “you”, your guests will know that and appreciate it.
Post # 8
If you were already planning a rustic wedding, just have your rustic wedding. Most of your guests will not be aware of the trend because they aren’t spending copious amounts of time on pinterest or wedding planning.
I think ditching your wedding theme just because it’s a trend is just as silly as choosing a theme because it’s trendy. Either way you shouldn’t let the trends affect your vision of your own ideal wedding.
Post # 9
@futuremrsk18: same here
I’ve been to quite a few weddings this year and I haven’t seen any rustic decisions at all.
OP- have you actually been to weddings with a rustic theme? Or just seen it on here?
Post # 10
You could go for something elegant.
Post # 11
Thank you, Im trying to find ideas for a rustic but not so rustic theme, I like the mason jars and the burlap but I just wish I could think of something different besides the burlap twine wrapped around the mason jars or the lace and pearls glued to the rim. I still have plenty of time to think about it. My wedding was supposed to be in 2014 but its getting pushed back to 2015 so I have more than enough time to change my mind.
Im also having a delema on the season, at first we wanted a winter wedding, then we decided to have a summer wedding now its a fall wedding but now that the wedding has been pushed back Im leaning more towards winter again. Ive thought about doing like a warm winter theme, I found an inspiration picture of some branches in a tall vase and then smaller vases with submerged pinecones and candles, it created a very warm and cosy look while keeping the country look also.
Post # 12
I think pinterest has made us all think rustic weddings are all over the place. Realistically, i have been to one other wedding and seen one after that which used burlap and mason jars. All the other weddings were more “standard” in my opinion.
Do whatever you like. Its your wedding and the “trends” dont really matter.
Post # 13
I really love this.
This would be my second choice besides the rustic theme. It kind of brings the outside in, with the pinecones and the branches.
Post # 14
I feel you. I’m currently a farmer, and a farmer’s wife to be, grew up on a farm. I love mason jars- the big ones full of pickled beets and peaches and all that stuff we made in our homes.
Since your wedding is so far away, maybe just take a step back from Pinterest and avert your eyes every time you see a roll of coloured burlap. Fun question: as a bumpkin (affectionatley), what is your stance on burlap table runners? And as a side note, I have some of my Grandma’s Taste of Home ‘Special Celebrations’ and the 2006 has a harvest-themed menu and party, so this kind of decor has been around for a while as ‘decor’.
Behold the picture from the book in question! Anyway, could you just sit on it for a while and plan other stuff?
Post # 15
I think the key is to stick with what you want, but to put a spin on it so it doesn’t come off as so trendy. Like with the jars and burlap, I would probably find a patterned fabric to do something similiar with and incorporate some of my wedding colours at the same time, instead of pearls, maybe use some buttons that I’ve had in jars for years.
And you’re absolutely right, the season affects the decor. Are there any other deciding factors on when you would have the wedding to help you choose though? What is more convenient? What kind of venue do you want to have, anything outdoors? Is cost a factor? A pros and cons list can help set the date, and from there figuring out a theme will be easier 🙂
Post # 16
I have lots of time to think about it. Maybe I just need to get the wedding planning out of my head for a while since its been pushed to 2015.
Thanks guys 🙂