rustic/ shabby-chic decor overdone?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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
449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@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
673 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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 # 7
866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@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
1102 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@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
5160 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@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
1295 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
4941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@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
2189 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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
123 posts
Blushing bee

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
144 posts
Blushing bee

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
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@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. =)

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