Post # 1
So I’m sure there are lots of these threads but it’s Friday morning, I have no ability to concentrate on my job so I’m hanging out on the bee.
The last 3 weddings we’ve been to have been very similar in a lot of ways. I blame magazines, pinterest, wedding shows and places like the bee. Some of these things I’m considering doing (the wine box/love letter ceremony) others I’m running for the hills (there will be no burlap at my wedding).
What trends are you complete embracing and what are you completely avoiding? (examples…chivari chairs, love letter ceremony, wine box, burlap, mason jars, bathroom baskets, here comes the bride signs, choose a seat not a side….)
Post # 3
My wedding passed but I refused to have a million signs or rustic or lace ANYTHING. I dont mind seeing any of this at others’ weddings.
Post # 4
@gelaine22: I love many of these things at other weddings too! I’m just choosing to not have them for mine.
Post # 5
No burlap, no mason jars, no paper umbrellas.
Post # 6
@MsGinkgo: Wedding is over but we embraced the sand ceremony. We had our real ceremony at city hall but the big celebration was much later on and we wanted our friends and family to witness something romantic. Pretty much all DIY and not trendy although if Mother-In-Law had been in charge it would have been Pinterest all the way.
Post # 7
I have been in love with chaviari chairs for probably close to 7 years so it’s one thing I refuse to give up for the wedding. Actually our hall included them with our package so I was sold. Though I love the look of rustic weddings I will not be having any burlap, mason jars, wild flowers, lace or pastels. I do like the ” Uncle X Here Comes Your Bride” signs so we’re including that. I’m also seriously over pomaders as center pieces.
Post # 8
No mason jars. No photo booth. No barn. No candy buffet or buffet of any sort. No sand/hand binding/candle ceremony. No trumpet/mermaid dresses (I feel like in 20 years, those will be the dresses we look at and cringe, ala 80’s style dresses).
I didn’t realize bathroom baskets were a trend. I grew up in a very Jewish lifestyle, and every bar/bat mitzvah, the parents would put a bathroom basket in the lady’s room. It usually had aspirin, a lint brush, mints, tissues, the usual emergency item things. It never occured to me that it wasn’t the norm!
Post # 9
I am skipping the unity candle lighting, instead we are doing the sand box. My FH and I both agreed that a sand box would last a lot longer than a wax candle as a keep sake and I think my FH and I are the clumsiest couple ever, knowing us we would end up catching something on fire with those candles lol
Post # 10
Nothing rustic. No mason jars, burlap “here comes the bride” signs, mustaches etc. I think those types of weddings are cute, but its never been what I wanted anyway so the trend hasn’t bothered me.
Post # 11
No first look and no mason jars (though my shower had them… my mom LOVES pinterest so I kinda had a feeling they would be making an appearance :P)
Post # 12
No special ceremony things (i.e. unity candle, sand ceremony, etc), no photobooth, no mason jars, no buntings, no Out of Town bags.
Post # 13
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I keep going back and forth but I think to save money alone we’ll probably avoid the photo booth. Definitely no mustaches! I don’t get it. Also, no unity candle or sand ceremony/wine box/etc… We are doing a hand-fasting instead.
Post # 14
no bouquet/garter toss, no fancy ceremony candles/sand/wine box, no hipster anything, no rustic anything.No DIY, just a regular short and sweet ceremony with good food and good friends.
Post # 15
Hum….I thought Chivari chairs have been around forever? I don’t think bathroom baskets are a trend either…
I have a photobooth because I love them but they’ve been around for years. Also we have a wine box ceremony because I freakin love wine and we really don’t have anything else to do during our ceremony…had to pick something so it would be longer than 5 minutes. I dislike unity sand/candles.
Some of this stuff is only trendy on pinterest and not in real life. I’ve never been to a barn wedding with burlap and mason jars.
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
No mason jars or burlap here either… and while we aren’t EXACTLY doing the wine box, we’re doing something very similar, it’s just called the “marrige box”, basically it goes on to say people believe marriage itself is filled with love and romance and all the good stuff, but the people have to PUT those things into marriage because otherwise the marriage is an empty box. So while someone reads the little blurb we will put love letters, the way he proposed to me, mementos, etc into it. Same concept, open it if we’re struggling, but a little bit different. No bouquet or garter toss.
I am not not not not doing a jumping picture, and I also really don’t want to do the picture where the groomsmen hold the bride and the bridesmaids hold the groom.
We are totally doing a DIY photobooth, choose a seat not a side sign, candy buffet, signature drinks, first look though lol.