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

posted 7 years ago in Themes
Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Nope. I’m pretty much as un-rustic of a person in all areas of life that you’ll ever find, haha. Definitely never considered anything ‘rustic’ for my wedding.

I think when it’s done well it can be beautiful though. Ironically, I think it actually takes just as much time, money, and overall work to do well as any other style.

Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

You’re not alone! I’m not really into it. I live in NJ so I guess it’s pretty easy for me to not be into the whole “rustic/country” theme, but it’s amazing how many NJ brides are still into it!

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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Mrs_Amanda:  it’s just not the wedding I want For myself. 

Post # 34
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Busy bee

I didn’t know the name of mason jars until the mason jar wedding trend started.  Hell, I didn’t know they were jars at all.  At my house we called them glasses.  They were for drinking juice.  I’m always confused when someone points out that it’s “cute” that I have mason jars to drink out of because to me they’re just juice glasses!  

But that is my one and only “rustic” quality and I’m not even sure that counts.  I hate the woods with all the bugs and dirt and creepy crawlies and branches scratching you and I haven’t been on a farm since the third grade.  Nope nope nope.  I was the one in girl scouts who loved when thunderstorms cancelled our camp outs and we had to “camp out” inside and got to watch movies and make s’mores in the microwave.  I think some of the trend can be pretty, but it’s definately not me.  

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Every time I see or hear the word rustic I vomit in my mouth a little!! Babies breath, burlap and old junk!  It’s your wedding its the one day you can be glamorous!  Its all that’s in the magazines.  To each their own!

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Definitely not alone lol. First when I started looking at wedding stuff on pinterest I will admit to pinning burlap, lace, mason jars things. Then I realized it wa very hipster and went with more classic decor items. I hate though that some of the things that we are including are also very pinteresty now. But are very us. For example we met via twitter (hence my icon) and we’re using aqua birds (the very ones in my icon) on invitations, etc. Our cake topper is the birds too. Now everyone is doing lovebirds…sigh. But I’m owning it lol.

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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seevang:  Haha I know what you mean! Ours won’t be even slighty rustic, we’re going for modern black tie. It’s not that i’m against it, it can look SO gorgeous and I love seeing it done, it’s just not our style for a wedding, we wanted something a bit more formal.

It’s definitely everywhere at the moment, every bridal magazine and blog is overflowing with hipster weddings! I think it’s partly because that style photographs really well and looks so pretty and fun!

Post # 38
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Helper bee

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seevang:  nope nope nope. I want modern glamour all over my wedding. 

 

but the more I think about it the more I realize its turning into more modem Art Deco. Gold and mercury glass accents/centerpieces, Art Deco fonts, plums greens and 1920’s hairstyles. But I do have very modern dresses I swear!

Post # 39
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - The Lodge at Mackenzie Place

When I first signed up for pinterest I was amazed at the mason jars, the burlap, the wild flowers, chalkboards, paper straws and “whimsical” themes that I saw were constantly pinned.  A small part of me was swept up into it because the area I live is the perfect backdrop for that kind of theme.

Then, when I started to plan our wedding with my Fiance, I realized we weren’t the whimsical, outdoor-sy kind.  Neither of us grew up drinking/eating out of mason jars, I can’t craft/DIY myself out of a paper bag, and we both are the indoor-sy types.  We went to the epitome of the rustic wedding last year on a farm (with chickens, horses, and cows!).  This wedding had EVERYTHING from the paper straws in the mason jars, bicycles, wildflowers in the bride’s hair, paper parasols, lanterns in trees…it was beautiful and perfectly captured the couple in spirit.  However, I knew that if I threw the same wedding, people would not know whose wedding they were attending!

So, my wedding will be held in a beautiful lodge draped in orchids, candles, and rich purple tones.  My ladies will be wearing long, soft gowns and the men will be in black suits.  I will be wearing a lovely lace fit and flare with my hair swept up and dramatic make-up.  This will be a very romantic, sophisticated night on Pi Day, but I know this is what our friends and family will expect and love from us as a couple.

Anywho, my long-winded point is you do you!  It will be gorgeous!  Post pix of your night as a recap so we can love on your beautiful day!

 

Post # 40
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Helper bee

And I need to add that there is no lace allowed at my wedding. Lace anything reminds me of these ridiculous curtains my grandmother had up in her living room, which then makes me think about plastic covered furniture, floral wall paper, and pink carpets and just no to all that. 

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I’m not necessarily anti-rustic for other couples, but it is a no-no for my wedding aha! It is way too overdone, I mean since when does everyone like cowboy boots and mason jars? I don’t like country nor camping so therefore I’m not having a cowboy or outdoorsy wedding… However I do like vintage stuff as I’m a fan of jazz music and my grandma was a seamstress so who knows maybe I will incorporate some similar styles like lace without making it “rustic” ugh. But if you like it you go ahead!!!! It’s your wedding day afterall!!!

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Totally agree! I want natural with a modern touch. So I’m having succulents as my flowers. No burlap, no mason jars, no bird cages. Nothing like that. 

My dress is kind of wood fairy looking so involving nature is important.

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

I live in a farm town.  We have have a dried flower grower (I worked there) that sells dried decorative wheat by the truckload and rents the grounds for weddings.   Rustic is what we do in our town.  I am so tired of rustic.  I HATE burlap.   Almost gave in and did a rustic wedding.   So glad my wedding gown is fancier than I had in mind.  We are going for a bit of elegance in our wedding.   

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Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I kind of hate that it’s a “trend” because it is so my Fiance and I. He is an arborist, so we have all sorts of random cuts of bark/trees that we’re using in the wedding. We literally only own mason jars instead of drinking glasses, he’s been obsessed with burlap forever…. etc. I tried to veer away from it, but ended up deciding that we should just do what reflects us and we just happen to fit the whole “rustic” theme. Oh well! 😛 

Post # 45
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Rustic is just not my cup of tea… To each their own. I do agree that it is done very often and is very popular. I tend to pull away from things that are a “thing right now” for the most part. I have no interest in burlap, mason jars, etc. Those things do not reflect Fiance and I. I also only like lace some of the time, and not for my wedding dress. My theme is much more unpredictable and maybe not totally cohesive. I don’t hate the woods, but I am not out there all of the time, I have allergies… I also did not use Pininterest to help me plan my wedding. I came up with my ideas pretty much on my own. 

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