(Closed) BASIC WEDDING?

posted 5 years ago in Engagement
Post # 17
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Busy bee

I agree with everyone, who says do what you love. I already have some ideas for when I get engaged/married and honestly idk if it’s been done. It’ll be a blend of our favorite hobby together strung with a season and topped off with what we think looks beautiful. 

I’ve been to both the burlap type wedding and the woodsy type wedding. I suggest not using pinterest and think of what both you and your Fiance admire. Start with colors and patterns. 

Post # 19
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1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

My wedding is indoors in an old venue that is just one large room with exposed brick and wood floors, but I’m going kinda “earthy” in that I’m having a lot of greenery, blush, white, and a small hint of burgundy for a pop, and minimal gold accents on the tables in the charger plates and vases.  I wanted something true to my style now but will look classic forever.  Here is my soemthing similar to one of my centerpieces and colors and the chandiler that will hang over the ceremony space which will also be the dance floor when the room is flipped.  It’s my favorite thing besides my dress, lol. 

 

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - State Park

If you’re thinking “earthy” and backyard and wondering what has felt “extra” to others, then I’d say KEEP IT SIMPLE. You probably don’t need signs, you don’t need programs, you don’t need favors… you need food, chairs, and some decorations if you want to convey your theme. 

I think the coolest way to do “earthy” would be to focus on LOCAL flora and fauna and include that however you please. So palms and hibiscus wouldn’t work in minnesota, and cacti and lizards wouldn’t work in North Carolina. I think if you just accentuate your favorite parts of the naturally occurring stuff around you it’ll both be more affordable and never really go out of style. 

Post # 22
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Worker bee

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meganaz :  Definitely look at alternative wedding websites. I’d reccommend A Practical Wedding, Rock ‘n Roll Bride, and Offbeat Bride. From your descriptions, Green Wedding Shoes sounds right up your alley, though they are a little more mainstream than the other websites mentioned. But don’t worry too much about being different, just do what feels right for YOU.

A wedding is A) committing yourself to your partner, and sometimes B) celebrating with loved ones. Some people don’t even do B. 

Post # 23
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Bee Keeper

We got married in a tipi in an eco site.  Pretty rustic setting if say so. 

No burlap/hessian or ‘run’ signs or mason jars etc. 

So have what you like. 

We kept the look chic and elegant I hope. 

Post # 24
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Busy bee

I agree. Burlap and mason jars are not my personal aesthetic. And I don’t find those little groom-running-away jokes to be funny in the slightest. I find them disrespectful. Have you looked into Pagan handfastings? They have a lot of beautiful, earthy elements.

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2017

No burlap, or mason Jars! I want a romatic modern wedding, but I agree you go in to look at weddind decore and all you see is burlap every where 

 

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I don’t know if I would call it “basic” but I think many people get caught up with the trend.  This is pretty normal.  I’ll likely elope at this point so we will forgo most trends.

Post # 27
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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