What trends ARE you using?

posted 2 years ago in Themes
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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
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Busy bee
  • 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 # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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 # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: mountain venue

snowflakes, icy decor/ winter wonderland

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

i guess candy buffet. lol

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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
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Blushing bee

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.

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