Post # 1
Hello bee’s! I’ve been reading things lately that the vintage, anthropologie inspired rustic wedding trend is on the out trend-wise. I can’t remember which bridal magazine I was reading, but it specifically said that the whole rustic, burlap and mason jars theme had “jumped the shark”.
I really love this style of decor. I love all things anthropologie and when BHLDN came out I was estatic! But i’m afraid of my wedding being too trendy, too dated, especially since it isn’t for another whole year. By that time, I guess this theme could be REALLY “out”!
Our wedding will be in an outdoor tent, just FYI. I am also starting to be drawn to a more ‘modern’, sleek look for reception decor. But im not sure if this is because im trying to sell myself out of vintage.
Post # 3
nobody follows wedding magazine’s “styles” unless they are a bride… so your guests whon’t know what is “in” or “out”, just do what you love!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
If you love it, don’t even worry about trending. Go for it!!
Post # 5
It’s your wedding, do what you want! Yes, the trend for it is certainly declining but that is because it got SO popular that it had to come back down to a more reasonable level at some point. It gets weird when you have a vintage-rustic look but your venue is a sleek hotel. But an outdoor tent? That will be fine. I’ve seen the anti-vintage point of view on a lot of blogs, and from a lot of photographers just because it became so popular that people who attend multiple weddings a week were getting super bored of it. But you and your regular guests will probably not have that issue.
……and eventually ALL our weddings will look dated because in 30 years there wil be all new trends and people will say “wow, thats a real 2010s style wedding” when they see our pictures.
Post # 6
I say do what you like..it’s your wedding. You’ll know what your style is once you start buying things. I never really picked out a theme, but after looking at hundreds of pictures and buying/ordering a few items I realized I was drawn to the vintage style wedding. Every wedding is going to be different even if it follows a theme…it;s going to reflect your personality and that’s exactly what a wedding should do.
Post # 7
Do what you want and love. Like the PPs said, no one really follows wedding trends unless they’re a bride. For instance, I think the rustic look has been played to death in the online wedding world but I haven’t been to one single wedding IRL that’s had that theme. Same w/ photobooths, candy buffets, mustaches on sticks, etc etc. I could probably say with reasonable confidence that most of your guests aren’t up on what the blogs deem the latest, greatest, and oh so 2011.
Post # 8
thanks for the replies. I think I’m so afraid of having a super dated wedding like my mother’s that screams 1980 to me. But then again, like one of the pp said– it will probably happen anyway!
I think since i’m in my late 20’s and like 70% of my closest friends are also engaged it makes me leary to go the rustic route too. Since they are ALL on wedding blogs/boards etc and know the trends.
But hey, its no competition. At the end of the day, I just want me and Fiance. 🙂
Post # 9
I just have to reflect what everyone is saying. You should do what feels like you. I, too, am doing an outdoor vintage elegance feel (my venue is my parents estate — which is home to a Victorian Style farm house), and it not only reflects a lot of the inspiration that I am seeing (and am totally in love with) but it also very closely reflects my style and the decor in my home.
Also, previous posters were right… no one follows wedding trends unless they are 1. getting married, or 2. working tons of weddings, and the flipside of that is that your photographer should be a pro at catching all of the important details of the “vintage” wedding. 🙂