Post # 1
I have been seeing a few threads with bees saying that they hate dislike the current wedding trends (mason jars, bunting, floral crowns, ombre, mismatched BMs etc.) or making a big deal out of the fact that they went out of their way not to be trendy. Sometimes, it even seems like they are making fun of these trends and the brides who do use them.
Why are people so anti-trend? Is it because they want to be different? Or are they worried the trends will date their wedding?
How do you feel about wedding trends?
Post # 3
@PrincessConsuelaBananaHammock: to each there own, i may not like for example mismatched BM dresses but thats just not for me and my wedding. But i have seen some gorgeous bridal parties with just that and it all fits and flows perfectly
Post # 4
I don’t really see anti trend on here, I think every few months the wedding world becomes saturated with a particular aesthetic and people become sick of seeing it all over the blogs, Pinterest, etc.
But generally the sentiment is “If you love it go for it” and not overwhelmingly negative. Anyway, we’re a large group of people talking about our likes and dislikes, I don’t really see anything wrong with that as long as you’re not calling someone’s wedding a tacky POS.
Post # 5
I say do whatever you like, to each bride their own!
Post # 6
@PrincessConsuelaBananaHammock: I think that sometimes trends just annoy the heck out of people and it can be hard to explain why.
Some non-wedding trends that bug me are skinny jeans and ombre hair and everything The Hunger Games (used to be Twilight). A few years ago these things didn’t exist/weren’t relevant and now are EVERYWHERE.
I think some people just get bored seeing things.. such as mason jars at weddings.
I guess some people don’t want to date their weddings by being too trendy… but I think it’s kind of impossible not to.
I like some trends and hate others. I really like halo rings but lots of people on this site are bored w. them. To each their own.
Post # 7
The other day said I’m a traditional non tradional bride.
Everyone laughed and said it didn’t make since but I’m doing a bunch of things to make my wedidng unique and us ( as everyone does) but at the same time I want every old fashioned tradtion there is.
If I’m doing something thats a new trend vs and old trend I’m doing them both.
for example I’m doing a thumbprint tree but also having a real guest wish book.
there are some trends I want to do but I’m not doing beacuse I want a more timeless look for pictures- if that counts as being anti trends lol
Post # 8
I think the internet kind of overexposes us to trends. I know for me personally, once I start to see something too much, it loses its appeal. I try not to hate on it publically though. Usually I just think to myself “Nope, not doing that”.
Post # 9
If you like it do it. I know some people like to think they are unique and hating what is trendy makes them feel more unique. Just ignore them do what you love!
Post # 10
I’m kind of anti-trend for two reasons. One is that I just don’t like the current rustic trend. My style is very classic and elegant, and I want a formal traditional wedding. I also really don’t want my wedding to be dated (of course it will still be somewhat dated), but if I loved mason jars and chalk boards, I probably wouldn’t care as much.
Post # 11
I don’t care if wedding are trendy or not, each bride should get to plan the wedding the want regardless. What I find annoying is the bride that labels themself an “offbeat bride”, but is doing really popular things. I don’t get what is so great about being “offbeat”.
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I’m in the boat where I’ve loved those current “trends” for like 15 years and I’m grouchy that they’re all popular and then there’s a backlash (however small and internet-based). I do a lot of canning, so I have a gazillion mason jars that I drink out of and use as vases at home. I’ve always wanted to wear flowers in my hair at my wedding and was surprised when they started popping up on blogs. I don’t like matchy-matchy dresses at all so I like just having the BMs wear ones in a general color theme. Now all these things are popular?!?! Argh! But yeah, as PPs said, each to their own. Those things totally fit me and my fiancee and our life, so they will be present at our wedding.
Post # 13
@canarydiamond: I didn’t know that ombre hair was a trend until recently. I thought it was just people who couldn’t afford or didn’t care letting their highlights grow out (another victim of the economy).
Post # 14
Eh, the only people who know what is “trendy” in weddings are people that are currently wedding planning. And most of the “trends” I’ve only seen on the internet; I’ve never actually been to a wedding that has had them!
@kerensa – Haha, that’s exactly why I’m loving the ombre hair trend! I didn’t highlight my hair while pregnant, and now that baby is here it will be a while before I get my hair highlighted again because of the time it takes, so my hair is totally in style now! LOL
Post # 15
I blame pinterest. I think people are seeing SO MUCH of what is “trendy” right now, and we didn’t used to be THAT exposed to trends in the past, so all the sudden it seems like everyone is following trends more when in reality we are just SEEING everyone follow the trends more. That was a big circle I just talked my way through, but still, does that make sense?
Personally I followed some trends, but not others, because I LIKED some of them. When I saw mason jars being used, I went OOOO! Plus my maiden name related to the mason jars, so it was a cute personal touch that my family appreciated.
Post # 16
I just planned the wedding I wanted, that fit my FI and I. If something fell under the “trend” category, then so be it. I didn’t actively seek new ideas to be “different”. I do agree 100 thousand percent that some of the only people who would even know what trends were are couples planning their own day, and brides who spend HOURS on blogs (guilty!). My mom is so cute and will email me an idea telling me, “I just saw the cutest guest book idea where you have guests sign river rocks! Isn’t that AWESOME!?!” I just smile and don’t tell her I saw 5 different pictures of that idea on pinterest! haha. Regardless of your decor choice, guest won’t know or even care if it’s a trend, if it reflects you and your FI and your tastes, that’s all that matters. Trends form because people like them, they also form because people are tired of the current trend. It’s a never ending CYCLE! Either way, no matter how hard we try–all of our kids will ask, “What the HECK were you wearing?!?” Did you really think that cake was pretty!?!? hahaha