Post # 1
for the majority of our engagement i tried to avoid “trendy” ideas, but i can’t fight it any longer! there are soo many great ideas passed around, thank you blogosphere!, and i’ve decided to just do all the things i want, and forget about them being trendy. of course my wedding is going to look like 2010/2011… that’s when it was planned!
here’s some things i’ve decided to embrace!! 🙂
rustic vintage venue, outdoor ceremony, first look, alternative Groomsmen bouts, non identical Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, antique/vintage decor, bundt cakes instead of wedding cake, homebrew favors, garland strung signage, balloons, wood directional signs, photobooth w/ props like fake mustaches!, lawn games, picnic blankets, paper poms, and chalkboards.
what are some things you’ve decided to run with despite their massive appeal?
Post # 3
It sounds very nice! Do what is right for you, you will find ways to personalize it , I am sure! 🙂
Post # 4
Run with it! Brides tend to foget that 95% of their guests have seen or even heard of these ideas because they don’t frequent the wedding blogs.
Post # 5
@julies1949: Thats so true, to us we think its soo over done. But to our guest its brand new.
Post # 6
I agree with the above, many of these things are trends in online blogs, but a lot of them I have not seen at recent weddings I have been to despite this. Here are the things I did that you’re doing:
outdoor ceremony, first look, alternative Groomsmen bouts, non identical Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, bundt cakes instead of wedding cake (we did a cake table with many cakes), photobooth, lawn games. The only one I had seen at a wedding I attended before and since was outdoor ceremony.
I also went to a wedding with chalkboards and mustaches/props for pictures. It was a MASSIVE hit and no one (except me) had ever seen it before.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2011 - Calgary Opera Centre
Unless you’re inviting exclusively Bees and bloggers, it won’t seem “trendy” to your guests. And I would love to be invited to a wedding with all those things!
Post # 8
Go for it. Anyone who wants to judge you can just stay home 😀
Post # 9
When I first got engaged my fiance and I decided to hold the wedding in a family member’s beautiful backyard. We did it for sentimental as well as financial reasons. While browsing through a bridal magazine I saw that it was on a list of trendy ways to have a wedding this year…. ugh. I hate trendy.
But I agree with everyone else, all of the things you listed sound great and will put a unique and personal touch on your wedding. I think most guests get tired of cookie cutter weddings and look forward to new ways to do old traditions.
Post # 10
The majority of your guest don’t stalk the wedding blagoshere. They will simply be blown away by your “creativity.”
Post # 11
You know, my sister married in 1996 and had non-matching bridesmaids dresses. Perhaps she was ahead of her time, ya never know what trends end up sticking around for a bit.
Post # 12
I totally agree with everyone else. We see these things as common and super trendy because we read wedding blogs and stuff. I think the average person doesn’t really think about this sort of thing.
Having said that, I have been trying to steer away from “trendy” things myself. Its hard though, because there are so many great ideas out there. I AM including a few trendy things, but I just love them too much not to.
We’re doing multiple cakes, outdoor ceremony (and reception), lawn games, and DIY as much as possible. We may also include pompoms, garlands and a cookie buffet.
Post # 13
psh. i jumped on the peacock bandwagon. big regret now, but heck. nothing i can do about it now.