Post # 1
i’ve been noticing on wedding blogs (not weddingbee) lately that they tend to highlight beautiful rustic/garden/farm and/or quirky weddings. they’re lovely, but i’m a little sad because we’re not having that kind of wedding and i want to see more inspiration from these blogs that are relevant to my wedding! i can understand that they’re popular b/c they’re beautiful and maybe people think they’re simpler/less expensive due to the economy, but does anyone else out there feel the same way?
Post # 3
lavenderpug: I think it’s a style that’s popular now. We will have some touches that are rustic (more about the place than our taste), but for the most part we won’t. Our decor is based around family silver tea and coffee serving sets.
If you want some ideas, search for a key word to describe your wedding and blog. That should bring up some fun options. 🙂
Post # 4
it is quite popular now, and I have to wonder if it has ANYTHING to do with economy. Personally, I love the rustic look, my wedding has lots of rustic touches to it (it was originally all rustic, but we had to make some unforeseen changes to color, etc so that changed as well) but if you think about it, using nature as decor tends to be (not always) less costly than your typpical ballroom with huge floral arrangements and lots of luxe touches.
Regardless of the reason, I am loving it. I love looking through rustic photos on blogs, each one is so incredibly unique and beautiful
Post # 5
Yes, definitely. And it’s something that concerns me, too. There is nothing rustic or vintage about my wedding, and it seems like that is ALL I see. It actually makes me second guess myself and think "Well…do I have to have vintage or rustic elements? Is my wedding going to seem ‘weird’ to people because it’s located at an old powerhouse and not a farm?" But you know what, I can’t dwell on it. My wedding the wedding I want to have. It would be nice, though, to see some more modern weddings on the blogs.
Post # 6
Keep in mind that the rustic blog posts always surge during summer. Lots of people elect to do kitchy summer camp type themed weddings at this time of year, and many of them are so charming that they get featured a lot in blogs. I remember the same pattern happening last summer.
You’ll see, there will be more indoor and non-rustic inspiration coming in the fall!
Post # 7
I really like seeing all of the rustic weddings… there are really some incredibly beautiful non-traditional wedding venues out there, and I think if anything these wedding pics encourage other couples to think outside the traditional wedding box a little bit, especially if they cannot afford or are not interested in a hotel or restaurant wedding. Just because it’s what’s being featured right now doesn’t mean that your wedding ideas are any more or less exciting though! Do what you love and not what the wedding blogs tell you is hot right now 🙂
Post # 8
I like some of them..but it’s just not me. I do believe it’s reflective of the economy.
I would personally like to see IN SEASON weddings now..like an emphasis on destination/beach weddings. MAKE IT WORK and give us real alternatives FOR NOW!
To me, rustic would be better featured in the fall.
Post # 9
I completely agree with you, and it makes me feel a little left out b/c my wedding will be the exact opposite, church ceremony, hotel ballroom reception. I feel like my wedding isn’t good enough according to these people! But that’s what we wanted in order to make it convenient for our guests, every single person (even us) will be traveling from out of town, so we didn’t want people to have to get to some remote location with no nearby hotel. It will be in the hotel! And the church is right next door!
Post # 10
I’ve definitely noticed this too. For me, its great, because our wedding will have plenty of rustic touches, though it won’t be "all out" rustic – "southern charm" is more what we’re going for. I do love to see all kinds of weddings, though! You can find inspiration from lots of different styles.
Post # 11
Yes! I’ve been seeing this trend EVERYWHERE. It’s creative but not anywhere near the wedding we hope to be having. Its interesting to see how trends weave in and out of wedding planning
Post # 12
doctorgirl: you’re probably right that it’s partly a seasonal thing.
for the others who are also having a non-rustic wedding, i totally agree with those who have said that we should be totally excited about our weddings and not second-guess ourselves!
Post # 13
It’s gotten to be a bit annoying already. But I do think it’s seasonal, especially the plain-jane quirky ones (Im sure they just annoy me but I dont like cookie-cut weddings or grand production ones either – so I guess Im really picky LOL) Anyways. my former favorite wedding blog was fileld with awesome ideas that I loved and related to – however, in the past couple of months its the same lemonade w/ converse and sock monkey weddings they keep posting. I rarely look at the site anymore, b/c its not giving me any inspiration – luckily I have weddingbee to love 🙂
Honestly, although some of those weddings might be a reflection of the economy there is some stuff on there that I know isnt cheap & people are just over-doing the backyard theme.
And again, it just annoys me. And yes, I am having a vintage themed wedding (Miami/Havana) so I can relate to some – but its ridiculously repetative – I almost wrote to the author of the blog – but once I wrote to her regarding something and never got a response. Argh.
Post # 14
I am having a rustic wedding (I’ve always wanted something similar) and I would have to agree that it is part of the economy. But, I’m still with you on second guessing myself – I’m worried my rustic wedding won’t live up to the beautiful ones in the blogs.
Post # 15
I’ve always wanted a rustic wedding. I wanted to be married under redwood trees! But budget and proximity didn’t allow, so I found a building that is vintage and rustic, hence my theme. It’s funny because I feel that I’ve always been ahead of the trends and my wedding just happens to be following what’s ‘hot’ right now, even though I didn’t pick my theme based on wedding blogs.
One thing though- I’m sure guests don’t keep up on wedding sites and blogs like we do, so anything you choose will seem unique. I actually loved the candy bar idea until I saw everyone doing it – now I’m kind of sick of it, even though I’ve never personally been to a wedding that has one.
Post # 16
As someone who is throwing a rustic wedding, they aren’t cheap at all! It may have something to do with the economy in that people want it to look less expensive or extravagant- I’m remembering that when I got engaged I noticed a number of brides who were down with the Marie Attoniette theme. I can’t say I’ve seen that at all latetly. I think it may have something to do with design world trends and a desire to throw a more green wedding. I’m not a storybook wedding type bride and I’m not into much of the typical wedding stuff but am very excited at the prospect of farm to table food and some of the other details of the "rustic" theme which I think could be incorporated into any wedding.