Post # 62
@Loribeth: Yea! I think they are CUTE but definetely over used! It is just so popular now that when I registered at Macy’s they have a vintage chic wedding on all the paper ads they give you. I’m actually not even doing “modern”, but I’m just not doing vintage chic. I am going for a more timeless look and feel though. Thank you for the well wishes! I just wish in my time of wedding planning that there was more to choose from. I kinda feel like there is nothing left for the brides that don’t want to use vintage chic.
Post # 63
Who said weddings have to have any kind of theme anyway? Pick the colors you love and use them to your heart’s content!
Post # 64
@RobotBabooshka: Aw! I bet your wedding looked great! I have to admit I love the idea of a tea party wedding kind of like Alice in Wonderland, but I agree. There is a big difference between planning a wedding around a charming idea and planning a wedding that they redid off of a wedding blog.
“Robert Evans, co-founder of WeddingPhotography411.com, appreciates art when it doesn’t reflect last week’s wedding. ‘Wedding photography should tell a different story each time. If you buy into the recent fad, your wedding photographs will quickly become dated before their time. Every vintage wedding I see looks exactly the same, as if there is a set of directions on how to shoot it!'” -Harmony Walton: “The End Of The Vintage Wedding Trend” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harmony-walton/the-end-of-the-vintage-we_b_1063926.html
Post # 65
Really? There is nothing original about weddings. NOTHING. Like you said, your pastels… it’s been done. Boathouse? Totally been done. Golds? Done. As someone sort of in the industry, I’ve been to over 200 weddings over the last 6 years and I’ve seen everything from circus performers, salsa and marching bands, dancing down the aisles, e-vites, bold colors, complete white weddings, black tie, bathing suits, Gatsby flapper dresses, and pretty princesses. And for each of those elements, I’ve seen at least one other bride do the exact same thing.
It’s not about striving for originality, it’s about finding what works for you. If vintage isn’t your thing, dont do it. If you detest going thrifting or crafting, pay someone else to do it or buy more modern flower arrangements. Just dont come on a forum expecting everyone to be pleased with you when you showed a complete lack of respect towards others.
Post # 66
@amandalsmiley: It’s a wedding website and I wouldn’t think posting your opinions about a wedding trend would be off limits?
If you look at the terms of service, it is if you are insulting the trend. One of those, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” mentalities and we all stay (relatively) happy.
Post # 67
@Candace From BC: 🙁 Mine is yellow n damask, bc its french inspired
Post # 68
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…..
To each their own.
Post # 69
You know whats a fad nowadays?
Post # 70
Agree, it’s all been done. THere are no original ideas. I think you just have to find something that reflects you as a couple and fits your budget.
I also disagree that you are at some disadvantage in planning your wedding becasue there are no options for somebody who doesn’t want to do vintage-chic. You just have to use a little creativity, just like ANYbody who’s planning a wedding. I’ve been to 5 weddings in the last 2 years and no two were exactly alike, but they were all lovely.
Post # 71
@takemyhand: okay, that’s fine. I take it that people are truly offended that I said these things about vintage themed weddings. I’m not going to remove the post because this is what I’m seeing. Did I say I wished these brides any less than the happiest days of their lives? NO I’m saying that I’m sick of the trend. You all can continue to rip the flesh off my bones for this post. Thats fine. I just said what me and most of my friends have been talking about recently. I’m sticking to it. &I hope every girl with a vintage wedding from here on out has the most spectacular day of her life!!! That is a beautiful thing! But at the end of the day the trend is on its way out which I am really excited for! Good luck to all you brides planning whatever your ideas are…
Post # 72
@HisLittleRed: Uhhggg… thats like TOTES overdone.
Post # 73
WOW. I’m freaking out now. My Wedding is in August and it’s going to be vintage. What if everybody comes and secretly HATES it!!!! Thanks for writing this post and making me feel like crap.
Post # 74
…Since you obviously didn’t read the TOS:
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Post # 75
@Mrs. Mink: THIS. And, as a fellow academic, I too ask: “Evidence?” I did quite a lot of research for my wedding, and I didn’t experience this overabundance of vintage, or crticism of it.
I’m not surprised, however, to hear someone say that one of the major trends out there is a homey-DIY kind of look – mason jars with dried flowers, etc. In hard economic times, that kind of look tends to be “in” out of necessity for many people. I think you’ll find that, historically, that has been the case before.
OP, just plan your own wedding and ignore the trends. There are always trends, and it can be very frustrating when they don’t meet up with our own vision for what we want. I got very frustrated at times looking for certain colors or aesthetics that just aren’t “in” right now. Ah, well, bob and weave. Adjust, and get resourceful. I did see some vintage themes out there, but I never felt oppressed by them. I didn’t really have a theme, but I was able to pull together a cohesive look that was exactly what I wanted, and I had a wonderful evening.
Focus on the positive.
Post # 76
@freckles5672: Lucky for you, you’re not inviting this chick to your wedding 🙂 I’d be willing to bet most people don’t care nearly enough to “HAAAAATE” a particular style with so much passion.
But I’d be with you if that was the case, hehe. My wedding is an old shoe mill and hasn’t really been updated since the 1800s other than to add new lights… so a modern wedding there would look very silly and out of place. The center of all my wedding inspiration was my great-grandmother’s wedding dress from 1926, because I got her engagement ring. The thing is, once you put your own vision together, its not going to look like a “trend” anyway, no matter what the theme/inspiration was. So don’t worry about this nonsense.