Rustic/barn/farm wedding only in the south?

posted 3 years ago in Themes
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It is a popular trend in a lot of places, though I don’t know if it’s cheap everywhere. I live in New Jersey and our wedding is moderately rustic, but I grew up in a very rural/farm area so I would’ve liked that style even if it hadn’t exploded on Pinterest. Actually, the fact that it is all over the internet kind of gave me second thoughts, but it’s just so us.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I live up north in Minnesota, and it’s definitely taking over here too! Granted, my area is pretty rural, but it seems like every wedding I go to now is full of Pinterest cliches. Even my venue is a renovated barn, but I’m fighting the natural tendency to fill it with burlap and lace so I can try to avoid it looking like all the others! It’s tough, because I do think that look can be cute, but it’s becoming so overdone here that it’s hard to tell whether that’s actually the couple’s style/what they enjoy, or if they’ve just spent too much time on Pinterest.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think it’s spreading all over the country.  My fiance and I live in Memphis, TN but my family is from Michigan, so I considered Michigan venues first.  I was looking for the rustic barn style.  I actually found that it was more popular in Michigan than in western Tennessee, northern Mississippi, and eastern Arkansas!  All the barn venues I found in Michigan were booked up for a year and a half to two years in advance!   The rustic venues I found in the Memphis area all had availability for this year.  Crazy!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

ksn1219:  Heh. 5 years ago if a couple said they were getting married in a barn most people would be like “ewwww gross”. Methinks the next venue trend will be airplane hangars!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

ksn1219:  Lol, you’re probably right!  Our daughters will go, “Ew, Mom, did you really do a barn wedding?” just like we made fun of our moms’ puffy sleeves and floppy hats.  But I’ll still love it! 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Hmmm I’ve been to quite a few weddings in the last couple of years in WI/MI/OH and haven’t seen any barns, lace or burlap. However, none of these were in rural areas so that must be why.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

ksn1219:  Oddly enough it’s been done!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

It’s absolutely growing in popularity even in NY! I think lots of brides are sick of the traditional ball room style so looking to have something more unique (not that the barn wedding twill be unuiqe much longer) and more people are paying for their own wedding so are looking to have a lot of DYI. FI and I are in a pickle finding a venue because we don’t want a barn or a ballroom lol finding something in the middle is harder than you would think! 

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

ksn1219:  I think you can look at any wedding picture and guess the decade with at least 90% certainty. It’s just a fact of life that styles change.

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