Post # 16
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
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
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
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
- Wedding: September 2014 - Forest and Ball Room
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
Nope I completely agree. To me, burlap and lace mason jar rustic-ness screams “budget wedding.”
Post # 23
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
- 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.
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
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
You’re definitely NOT alone!!!
Post # 27
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
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 # 28
what’s wrong with a “budget wedding”?
Post # 29
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
I’m all about wildflowers and mason jars, and I think everything looks better covered in lace. I can take or leave burlap though.