What in your wedding is a trend and what'll last the test of time?

posted 2 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Honestly, I don’t think a single thing from my wedding will “stand the test of time”, I think when it comes to weddings, no matter what, it will look dated. Sure, some things will stand up a little longer than others, but for the most part, when you look at a wedding picture, you can take a pretty good guess at when the wedding was taken place. Everything about wedding changes, even down to the photography styles.

The only thing about my wedding that will probably not date it so much is the fact that alot of things are white. White flowers, white dress, white chair and table covers. The color white will really be the only thing that i’ll have in common with weddings 40 years from now, and even that is slowly changing as brides are now choosing to add more color.

Post # 3
1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Trendy stuff: some woodsy decor (tree centerpieces, wood slices, tree slice votives), lace on our invitations, possibly my mermaid/trumpet style dress 

Old School Stuff:

bridesmaids dresses- pretty standard chiffon dresses, in blue. I mean the strapless dress may end up being a 2010’s thing

groom & groomsmen attire- black tuxes, with black bow ties- worn across all eras 

colors: pale blue dresses & pink flowers, I’ve seen that combo in many family wedding albulms. 



Post # 4
632 posts
Busy bee

I agree 100% with jenilynevette, you don’t know what will look old fashioned in 20 years or 60 years because nobody knows how fashion/aesthetics will change! I see a lot of bees on here talking about how they expect something to look current in 50 years because it’s a classic/plain style or what-have-you, but I really think that they might be in for a surprise 😉

Post # 5
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

My dress is pretty trendy– Its pink 🙂 

I’m skipping the mason jars, burlap etc… I’m going classic grey on grey on grey 🙂 Probably the trendiest thing in our decor is my sequin table cloths on our sweetheart table and cake table… I feel like sequin table cloth is the new burlap and mason jar…..

Post # 6
3047 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had to have a look at our wedding photos and one thing comes to mind at once – the shoes:

Feels like the platform under the front part of the shoe might not hold up 20 years from now! I think the dress will do much better. Same goes for the reception decor, it all had a traditional Swedish touch to it so I think that will hold up as well. 

Post # 7
2051 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Trend: my dress – super trendy for 2014! Also our table plan which is an idea I found on Pinterest – its a stand with pot plants labelled for the table numbers, with the guests’ names written on sticks in the pots. So cute!

Timeless: our traditional Church of England wedding ceremony and our traditional hymns and organ pieces. Travelling to the reception in a Rolls Royce. FI wearing tails and a top hat 🙂

Post # 8
4072 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

The guys wore grey, which I guess isn’t as timeless as black! I also had bright purple shoes, and colored shoes definitely seem to be a trend. We also had a nontraditional guest book and had a map for guests to sign instead. I suppose my strapless dress may also be a little dated, but the shape is pretty timeless.

Post # 9
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I’m gonna’ say timeless, but I guess I won’t know the answer to this question for about 20-30+ years.

Post # 10
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I actually think I’ll be doing pretty well as I’m trying to keep everything fairly soft, romantic and classic. My colours are pretty subdued and I’m not having much extra detail going on. My dress is kinda Audrey Hepburn like, so hopefully it’ll stay as timeless as she did. 


But then again, who can predict what’s going to happen in the future. I’m sure that during the 80s, lots of people would have found my wedding boring and old fashioned! 

Post # 11
14 posts
  • Wedding: November 2017

I’m going for the timless look too. Something that doesnt date and I won’t look back and regret it. I’ve been looking back at wedding from when my mum and dad got married and taking some ideas and impiration from there. Even our music that we have chosen are from the 70s-90s.

Post # 12
7030 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Since I’m here as a mother of a future bride rather than a bride, I thought I’d offer some thoughts of my wedding 20+ years ago:

The dresses are horribly dated (puffy sleeves, anyone?). DH and groomsmen wore a classic black tux, and that is not. I don’t see how a dated dress style can be avoided, because dress styles change so much.

My updo is not dated, but my husband’s haircut is. Oh well.

Pretty well everything else (decor, photos, cars, programs, cake) looks good and not dated. (Except the outfits and hair of a few of the guests, but that can’t be avoided).

Post # 13
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I think our entire wedding will appear dated.  I’m ok with that.  I love it now and that’s what matters.

To add: 

– mermaid style dress with a ruffled skirt.  Yep.  Trendy. 

– Slim fitting CK Tuxes (this might be the least trendy thing in the wedding!) 

– outdoorsy items indoors (pine cones, berries, greenery – not super duper trendy, but it’ll probably look more ‘Christmas’ than 2015.) 

– black damask – pretty trendy 

– monograms (aisle runner, thank yous, etc.)  pretty trendy right now 

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Post # 14
760 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

Stand the test of time: we’re getting married, there will be a ceremony, lots of love, some food, some drinks, family and friends with us.

“Trendy:” well, everything else. I have no doubt that people will be able to look at our pictures down the line and say “oh yeah, those 20-teens weddings . . .” – not that it’s a bad thing! But there’s no way to look at photos from another decade without knowing they are from another decade! Our wedding will feel like us, and feel right for the place in life we are right now.

Post # 15
1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Most of my stuff is pretty classic, (black and white traditional invitations, traditional cake, traditional venue, church wedding, guys in black tie, my gown is very plain, etc)

Probably the one thing that I’ll laugh at later is the chair signs. I saw these MR. and MRS. banners at BHLDN and had to buy them. I don’t care if that’s a “trend”, they were cute.

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