(Closed) Am I the only anti-rustic bride out there?

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Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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seevang:  I’m not anti-rustic but its just not my style. I couldn’t imagine doing it for my wedding. Its beautiful and all but just not my fiance and I. I’m not a girly girl and when I picture rustic, I picture the light pinks, creams, lace and burlap with mason jars. We are tryng to make a unique wedding by adding personal touches but it doesn’t include anything rustic. I use to pin things to pinterest but after a while I stopped as I didn’t want my guests to think I just pulled everything from there. I’m sure they might see some stuff from pinterest but hopefully see more of us. 

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I personally cannot stand mason jars, burlap/lace, cowboy boots, etc. Just about everyone in our friend circle has had a wedding like that but I refuse to. I want a laid back but still elegant wedding with a few rustic-ISH touches, but I will not be having guests sit on hay bales with silver buckets and twine covered wine bottles and mason jars for decor. I also will not allow bridesmaids or groomsmen to wear cowboy boots. My idea of rustic is feathers/gold antlers and some babies breath. And that’s it. The rest will be all elegant…

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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seevang:  Before I got engaged I was all about the burlap, and lace, and “rustic” theme. But after joining this site and spending half my life on Pinterest, I definitely moved far, far away from this. I just started seeing it EVERYWHERE. I don’t knock anyone who is choosing this theme. I think it comes off gorgeous in photographs and it’s certainly a very pretty theme. Some of the weddings I’ve seen with these elements have been executed flawlessly, and I don’t doubt those who chose this theme will have equally gorgeous photos and weddings. I do think it will be a theme that “dates” wedding photos, the same way puffy sleeves date wedding gowns from the 80s (but again, everything will eventually be dated, so who cares?). I still loves me some lace, though, and my wedding still has many vintage elements which is kind of “on trend” for the recent years. Eh. 

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

am I the only person who keeps reading this thread title as “autistic bride” and not “anti-rustic bride”? Seriously I’ve done it at least five times now.

 

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Forest and Ball Room

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ClaudiaKishi:  I’m not an elegant type. My family pretty much told me that a wedding in their backyard (small backyard on a busy street) would be fine. I opposed to that because I wanted something more memorable not with cars honking and people yelling. We decided we are having the ceremony in a lodge and having the reception in a ballroom. Its a good mix of the two I think. We are adding a lot of very personal touches and again, cringe at the thought of mason jars and burlap. I just attended a wedding that was considered rustic and even though it was “cute” it didn’t really fit them and it felt out of place. Oh well. It wasn’t my wedding. I am okay with cowgirl boots however. I am wearing very girly heels for the ceremony/first dance and all the traditions but once I change into my dress I am going to wear my cowgirl boots. I feel like it’ll be okay once the party starts because it’ll be more for comfort than anything. In AK it usually is xtratuffs but I’m more of a cowgirl boot gal.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Nope I completely agree. To me, burlap and lace mason jar rustic-ness screams “budget wedding.”

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee

I think its fine for people who are rustic, or country, but I don’t understand why someone from the city would want to do such a thing.

 

But, as with everything, its their choice and everyone else can do what they wish at their wedding. I played with the idea of rustic, I am a country girl, but when it was all said and done I don’t think we would have saved ourselves a whole lot of $$$$.

Post # 24
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I’m kind of the opposite, where I’ve liked all that stuff FOREVER – we live in the country, I’ve had mason jars full of wildflowers all over my house for a decade, I wore cowboy boots with sundresses before it was a thing, etc – and then it all blew up into the next big thing  :/  Ah well, I still had everything I liked at my wedding and we loved it.  If we had a classic, elegant, ballroom wedding, our friends would have thought they had shown up at the wrong place.

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winterwoodlandbride15:  same here girl!  No worries, all our guests totally gushed over the wildflowers and barnwood signs and all that.  Brides forget that normal, not-getting-married people who are your guests don’t see this stuff constantly.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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seevang:  I’m also so over seeing blush, champagne and gold! Nothing against those type of weddings but they are reidiculously overdone lately! I cannot wait to have my bright fun wedding! 

Post # 26
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Worker bee

You’re definitely NOT alone!!!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

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seevang:  I have actually never seen a rustic/shabby chic themed wedding, personally. I have only seen Pinterest photos of the rustic/shabby chic theme, so I cannot really say that I am against it. It actually makes me feel kind of bad for people that do it on these boards as I don’t actually think it is as over-done as it seems. I think it’s more colour combinations that seem to be the trend … Pinks, blushes, purples … Meh. I say if someone likes it then go for it. It’s someone’s special day, let them choose what they want.

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I wouldnt say I’m anti-rustic, but I definitely didnt want a rustic wedding. It just doesnt fit either of our personalities.

I do agree that I’m tired of burlap though! I just think its ugly. I do like mason jars though (but I grew up in the country and we actually did use them for storing food in,) and I like wildflowers just because I think they’re prettier than fancy flowers.

Post # 30
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Honey bee

I’m all about wildflowers and mason jars, and I think everything looks better covered in lace. I can take or leave burlap though. 

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