Post # 1
When I first started wedding planning several months back, I was ALL about the rustic, vintage theme. Now, after booking vendors, purchasing decor items and vintage inspired invitations that fit with that theme, I feel like I’m kind of over it. Almost every picture that I see on pintrest, blogs and wedding websites are filled with rustic/vintage decor.
Do you think the trend has passed? Any suggestions as to decor I can incorporate that hasnt been done to death?!
Post # 3
@xoxovmarie: Most of your guests wil never have seen any of this decor. They are not the ones purusing Pinterest or wedding blogs.
Post # 4
@xoxovmarie: no one will ever have you’re exact wedding. I bet burlap and mason jars were being used long before pinterest. If anyone does recognise and pinterest elements they are gonna say “oh I saw that on Pintersest she did soooo good!” Don’t let anything dictate what you want at your wedding 🙂
Post # 5
I think we see them a lot on Pinterest.. Typically the same weddings being re-pinned, but I’ve never been to a wedding that is like that. I think it seems overdone on the site, but not in real life. I did a shabby chic, romantic theme and you can as personal touches to make it unique.
Post # 6
@julies1949 @Little_Hedgy @Amsy28 Thanks, ladies! You definitely have a point. I doubt my 80 year old grandmother is on pintrest checking out the lastest in wedding trends. lol
Post # 7
@xoxovmarie: I have to keep reminding myself that everyone else isn’t obsessed with pinterest and weddingbee like I am. My wedding is also this theme and will be at a barn. So, then I look at my barn venue’s website and see all these weddings that look exactly like mine and I freak out. They are certainly becoming more common but it isn’t as ubiquitous as you might think.
Post # 8
@xoxovmarie: who care of trends
do you like it? do the visions you have of the things you wanted to do still make you happy? will your friends and family see you in the personal touches and know it reflects you and your husband to be as a couple?
if it is you and you like it you didn’t start wanting it cause everyone else does you wanted it cause you liked it right? so who cares if someone else likes it too just do what feels right for your day
Post # 9
@xoxovmarie: “Almost every picture that I see on pintrest, blogs and wedding websites are filled with rustic/vintage decor.”
If ^ is the case, then clearly the trend is still on going! 😀
Post # 10
I have been worrying about this too. as I had this vision a couple of years ago. Now that I am planning and have bought alot of the stuff, it seems to be the trend of course.
I am purposefully looking at Pinterest and doing things DIFFERENTLY… I have found awesome ideas and then changed them to be much more personal. I think PP’s are right though, its probably going to be really neat in person regardless.. the only think I am disappointed about is how everyone is using mason jars so I am avoiding them.
It will look beautiful dont worry!
Post # 11
@xoxovmarie: Trends don’t matter. If this is what you want, then go for it! It’s YOUR day and it will be totally unique from everyone else!
Post # 12
Ugh I will admit that I am kind of tired of seeing the vintage-y rustic theme. A lot of the people my age that are getting married have these themes. Wooden signs with white paint, old windows with white painted writing, mason jars, burlap, “pick a seat not a side”… Yes, it’s true that grandma probably hasn’t been perusing pinterest, but people your age probably are. It’s just… unoriginal now. Although I will admit that I was in love with the theme when I first saw pictures, too! It is very pretty
Post # 13
It’s not overdone until I’ve finished with it December and THEN no one else should do it lol.
None of the weddings I’ve been to have done it though so perhaps it’ll be new to my lot!
Post # 14
I think it seems overdone when you spend your days planning all the details, perusing Pinterest and The Weddingbee, etc. But… I’m sure within your circle of friends and family, it will be beautiful and unique because it’s YOUR wedding.
We’re doing a rustic theme as well… with a few modern elements. I’m pretty sure that our circle hasn’t seen that many weddings incorporating burlap, etc…. so they aren’t going to be thinking “OMG… this trend is so overdone!” 😉
Post # 15
As someone who is also having a rustic/shabby chic wedding, I just have to remind myself that this style of wedding is most representative of who I am. I am not a formal, ballroom type of person, I am not a blinged out type of person, and I am not a beach type of person. The usual wedding themes just do not suit me. I am a DIYer, a bargain hunter, and someone who appreciates vintage finds.
To me it just doesn’t feel right to be super formal for just one day. Like, when am I ever dripping in swarovski crystals or drinking out of crystal goblets? Never. It would just feel so fake to me. So, I will stick with my mismatched china, BBQ sandwiches, burlap and lace, and vintage books and mason jar centerpieces. Some might think that the rustic theme is overdone…but so is the ballroom theme and the beach theme.
Post # 16
@rosie.jonesy.9: +1 Couldn’t agree more!! I’m not even sure my wedding has a “theme” per se. But I know I’m DEFINITELY not a glam girl (nothing against those who are, it’s just not my personal style), I’m not terribly stylish, elegant or anything like that. I wouldn’t want a wedding that doesn’t represent myself or the future husband. We’re laid-back, country, and kind of eccentric at times. It doesn’t matter if it’s been done to death or not (which, I don’t think it has at all, I tend to agree with the above posters in that it’s easy to get that impression because you see it every day), it’s about y’all and what reflects you two. =)