Post # 1
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
This is a positive thread ladies and gents 🙂 Whether you’re doing deco, rustic, ballroom, garden, hipster, whatever, it doesn’t matter, let’s share what trends you DO like and are using in your wedding, regardless of how “overdone” or “cliche” it may be. Let’s stop pitting one type of theme or non-theme against another, and discuss all the things we DO like. Positivity!!
Post # 2
TwinkleBoss: I was thining about posting the same tpye of thread!!
We are having a pretty unique but not unseen, Storybook Cricus Theme.
We both loved the idea of a photobooth well before all our friends starting having them.
He knows for sure the guys will not be wearing tuxes but the rest is still TBD, but they for sure will be wearing converse in some shade of blue.
My girls if they choose will be wearing statement jewlery which is pretty in style now.
Our Guest Book will be something we can hang in our home.
My Uncle is officiating the ceremony.
We will probably use mason jars as some of the flower containers for centerpices along with soda and other fun bottles we find.
I will be spraying things gold to make everything cohesive and less child like, think plastic lions, tigers and well you get the idea 🙂
While of some of the things we are doing defenitely fall into trends we are super excited for our wedding!
Post # 3
We are doing a first look
Mismatched bridesmaids-same material and color, different styles
We won’t have a sign, but “pick a seat, not a side” will be in effect because my side is tiny lol
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens
TwinkleBoss: we had an “elegant casual” day-long wedding. We had corn hole and lawn games. Our ceremony decorations were those tissue paper flowers. We had a “sit together” sign. We did a first look. We used bud vases on the tables with a wildflower-ish feel. We wrote our ceremony and our dads married us and our moms each had a part of the ceremony. We have “shoe pictures.” We used a “kissing menu,” had an “I Spy” game, and an ice-breaker type “Find the Guest” game. We made homemade cookies for our favors. The men wore vests with their sleeves rolled up. We had signature drinks and served home brew at the rehearsal dinner. We had A BLAST, and it was the most wonderful day!
Post # 5
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
Yay for positive vibes! I guess I’ll share my own:
We’re getting married in Disneyland which is pretty much cliche in itself, haha. We’re not actually having a Disney themed wedding with a lot of Mickey or specific princess themed things, but we are still sticking with a royal fairytale theme. We’re still adding tiny bits from Disney that means something to us though, like the rose from Beauty and the Beast on our sweetheart table, a Snow White themed cake topper and little blue hidden Mickey’s in my hair.
We’re using a birdcage as a letter box, and probably accompanying it will be a small sign (not chalkboard since I’m not that fond of them, but a sign nevertheless) with that cute little diddy about ‘Making wishes for the new Mr. & Mrs.’
We’re also using mismatched china on the table settings. Unfortunately we are restricted to how much we can bring, so it’ll just be a teacup and saucer per guest, but I’ll take what I can get!
I’m wearing a tiara. Because I will be a princess on my wedding day.
I’m still contemplating on a brooch bouquet for myself. We’re actually not having any real flowers (outside the natural ones in the gardens)-paper flowers made from fairy tale books for the bridesmaids and groomsmen and knit and fabric flowers for the centerpiece, so I don’t know yet if I want to be the only one with real flowers. We originally decided against real because they’re so expensive and I wanted something that was going to last, but now I’m sad everyone has cooler flowers than me! I do really like brooch boquets since I wear brooches a fair bit, and I also just discovered button bouquets last night when I saw a jar of buttons at an antique shop and I wondered if doing something similar was possible-turns out it is! Still looking around Pinterest and seeing if any other type of bouquets still catch my eye though!
Post # 6
We don’t really have a theme, I am mostly just focused on the colors. Purple, Royal Blue, and Silver. I guess the list of things I am doing that have been bashed are:
1) Buffet style dinner (Chicken, fish, and for our beef option, In’n’Out style burgers)
2) Candy Buffet (I know, so over-done.. Don’t care, I love them!)
3) Chair covers WITH the bows (*GASP*)
Otherwise, it is all typical wedding stuff. Open bar, DJ, floral centerpieces, uplighting, and a few personal touches. We really just want people to come and have some food and fun. It’s a celebration of our relationship, not a “let’s see how I can impress everyone” competition. Who cares what others think of your chalkboard signage or cheesy flash mob. It’s your celebration, do what makes you happy! 🙂
Post # 7
So glad to see this thread, lol!
So far what we’ve chosen that I’ve noticed is apparently very ‘trendy’ and ‘overdone’:
-tulle and Christmas light decorations
-buffet style dinner
-first look pictures
-‘mismatched’ bridesmaids – same color and fabric, different styles
-guys not wearing tuxes
Honestly, if we didn’t do the wedding the way we’re doing it, it would be ridiculously expensive and ridiculously not us. We’re outdoorsy – of course we’re getting married outside, and of course we’re using minimal decor. The venue is gorgeous – it doesnt need anything. FI proposed during a Christmas light show, and I adore white Christmas lights- of course we’d use them to add some soft lighting and show more of the natural area. We like the softness of tulle, and it seemed excessive to actually buy globe/chinese lantern lights instead of borrowing strings of Christmas lights and getting cheap tulle. So far no one close to us has said anything about what we’re doing as trendy or overdone, it’s only been online that I’ve noticed some ‘trend’ bashing. :/
Post # 8
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
Sorry if I sound lame, but what are first look pictures? I thought I was pretty up to date with a lot of wedding terms but this one eludes me.
Post # 9
snowflakes, icy decor/ winter wonderland
Post # 10
I had some trendy themes.
My bridesmaids wore all different shades and styles of long chiffon dresses.
I had the long ribbon hanging from their bouquets.
I used spanish moss covered letters that spelled out “LOVE” for our cocktail hour.
We did a “no look” first look.
I loved everything about our wedding and I wouldn’t change a thing, no matter how “overdone” certain themes may be.
Post # 11
TwinkleBoss: basically, they are pictures you take of just you and the groom before the ceremony. Usually it’s the surprise ‘reveal’ of how both of you look. It’s also a good way to lessen the photography load between the ceremony and the reception.
Post # 12
I’m seriously so sick of hearing that certain things are over done trends. its a wedding there are only so many ways to be unique, and things will become more popular and less popular as times change. Go with what you like, who cares if it’s trendy…if it’s not trendy then people will call it outdated haha there is no winning.
I’m having uplighting (outdated according to some trendy to others), mismatched bridesmaid dresses, sequins and glitter in surprise areas, first look, no garter/bouquet toss.
Post # 13
i guess candy buffet. lol
Post # 14
My color palette is trendy (but beautiful! I know I won’t look back on it going wth???) blush pink, ivory & gold.
We are also doing a dessert bar but come on…. cake pops and cheese cake bites?! Count me in anytime.
Post # 15
Lalavla: A storybook circus sounds so lovely! I’ve seen pictures of really pretty spray-painted plastic animals used for place card holders.
In general, when people complain about things being “trendy,” they should really think about *why* that thing is trendy. For example, candy bars– what isn’t there to like about a candy bar?! Of course people keep having them– they’re a great idea, and guests go nuts for them! If they’re not for you, fine, but obviously they make people happy enough that they’ve exploded in popularity.