(Closed) Current Wedding Trends….what are you skipping?

posted 7 years ago in Themes
Post # 32
2587 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@MsGinkgo:  We are avoiding everything you listed!

Goodness, I feel like a grinch.

Post # 33
6255 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@LilRhodyGem:  These little guys:


I actually really do like succulents, and upon further reflection, we may end up using them if we can find a non-rustic way to do so. But it seems they’re also pretty expensive right now, so who knows.

Post # 34
6255 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@adoc86:  LOL, I told my DOC one of our themes was “not rustic” and she smiled and said “Thank God!” I imagine it had way less to do with her putting down anyone’s personal choices, and more to do with all those little tchotchkes and fragile yet painstakingly constructed paper decor being a real pain to set up quickly.

Post # 35
2890 posts
Sugar bee

I don’t know all the trends (many you listed, I didn’t even know were trendy).

No :

– Special symbolism (sand ceremony or candle), we’ll have a civil ceremony but we will write our own vows though, because it makes it more personnal than just reading of the laws.

– Photobooth. Everybody owns a camera and I’m sure they can take good pictures.

– Favors. 

– Cake or cupcakes to replace the cake. The restaurant menu includes a dessert, that’s what our guests will have.

– Bridal party. 

– Candy bar, hell no. As a guest I wouldn’t even eat it if there was one.

– Bouquet, garter toss, first dance, DJ. 

– Bathroom baskets. Really ? O_o

Yes :

– Romantic/vintage. ”Unfortunately” for me, that has been my style for years, both wardrobe and decorating. So it has become trendy, but people who know me know my style and know it’s not ”to follow a trend”. Do definitely lace, which I love, vintage looking decor, colors, dress, accessories, birdcage.

– Purple. Again, it has been my favorite color for more than a decade, I even remember a few years ago having trouble finding clothes this color, and then one year BOOM ! It became a trend and is now everywhere. Oh well … Can’t change my personal tastes just because of that. 

– Bright color shoes. My dress will probably be purple (eggplant) or black, so of course I’m doing an amazing shoe ! I often get compliments for my shoes anyway. I would never wear white, I hate this color as a shoe. 

– DIY ! We simply can’t afford to pay everything new and full price. But since I love crafting and it’s a small wedding, it is something I can do and want to do on spare time. To me, DIY is all part of the wedding process, it’s just not the wedding day itself. I couldn’t imagine getting married and not having crafted anything, lol !

– Trumpet dress. Simply because, I tried on different dress shapes and this one is by far the one that’s the most flattering on me. A-line is okay, but I really do want a dress that’s not too big, I want it closer to the body so I can more around easily. 


– As a special ceremony, it will be held outside under the snow at dusk, with a wood fire and lampions. I don’t know if it is trendy, but it sure isn’t seen very often around here. 

– Since we’re getting married while Québec is under inches of snow, I can’t really take couple pictures the same day (in between the ceremony and dinner), unless I want to have my dress wet all evening. So we’ll have another session later, so I can feel free to sit in the snow, on a log, etc. without worrying about the dress. I don’t see it as a ”thrash the dress” since it’s not the purpose, but it can damage it, yes. But, I want good, romantic and artistic pictures of us, so it’s worth it. 


Post # 36
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I think the people who don’t like me/want to gossip will be able to criticize my wedding as a pinterest wedding/”show” wedding (mostly only because it is indeed in a barn) but I’m trying to just get over it because I think it’s going to be fun, and very “us!”

Nothing’s set in stone, but things I am not doing:

-rustic decor (it’s already a barn)

-mason jars

-halo ring

-strapless dress (hopefully–we’ll see)

-wedding ceremony things other than the traditional religious ceremony


Things that may end up included (not sure):

-signs (it’s a big venue, I feel like it’d legit help)

-dessert table

-photo booth (depends on cost vs how much people like them)

-sparkler or bubble exit

-DIY? (does it count as DIY if you pay vendors to do it? I’m not crafty)

Post # 37
1914 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

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@LilRhodyGem:  Yep, succulents are huge in bouquets and center pieces for rustic weddings. Not my taste at all, but to each their own!

Post # 38
1156 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MsGinkgo:  No signs….of any kind!!  No mason jars!!  No candle or sand ceremony!!  No wine box stuff!!  No burlap!!  And absolutley no tradtional wedding music!  

We wanted something very intimate, and very traditional (except music choices).  The only thing we will be adding is the officiant will be saying some words about my mother since she has passed.  We have chosen all broadway and jazz music for our ceremony, played on guitar and violin.

Other than that.  Very traditonal, with an emphasis on intimate.

Post # 39
3194 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MsGinkgo:  skipping:

burlap/lace/blush theme, mason jars, bathroom baskets, here comes the bride signs, choose a seat not a side, generation dance, cowboy boots or anything ‘country’, chandelier over the arch or any of that stuff. also skipping a lot of older traditions like old/new/borrowed/blue, garter toss, bouquet toss we’re actually doing a love letter and wine box ceremony, because its really uncommon in my area. i’ve never been to a wedding where they did one.


Post # 40
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@adoc86:  Yeah, the rustic wedding theme is way overdone in CA. 

We are doing a barn, but also a tent and outside/uncovered so… heh.

For us, no: unity whatevers, burlap, bride or choose a seat signs, bathroom baskets, mustache trash, signature cocktail

Maybe doing a photobooth (I kind of don’t want to). Fiance and mother insist on bouquet toss. We are using some small mason jars only because we got them for free from a friend (will be used as luminaries to light paths). 


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@TKG83:  I hate when I think of a great idea only to find it starting to trend on Pinterest. Ugh, that site is a blessing but also a curse.

Post # 41
9541 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We said no to:

  • Burlap
  • Mermaid/trumpet/fit and flare
  • Unity anything (candle, sand, wine, etc)
  • Here comes the bride sign
  • seat not a side sign
  • Mr & Mrs anything
  • mustaches
  • photobooth
  • bunting
  • succulents
  • chalkboards
  • special entrances and exits

We said yes to:

  • Mason jars. Lots of mason jars.
  • paper flowers
  • origami cranes
  • Guest book tree (cut out paper leaves instead of fingerprints)
  • Program fans
  • bridal party pictures with a barn. We got married in central KY – it fits!

Post # 42
3339 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

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@MrsFutureG:  +1 to everything except the mermaid.

Post # 43
1584 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@Christy42213:  For the record, I have nothing personal against the mermaid, I just feel like that’s the trendy style dress right now, much like poofy shoulders were all the rage in the 80’s.

Post # 44
1639 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

No mason jars, flip flop bins, “rustic” anything…..basically I’m skipping most of Pinterest.

Post # 45
1876 posts
Buzzing bee

@MsGinkgo:  I want an elegant, tropical wedding full of orchids and roses, so there certainly will not be burlap or mason jars at my wedding.  I am also sick to death of the ring bearers carrying signs. It was cute when it was new, but it’s not a fresh touch anymore. The fact that my gown is made of lace is the only thing at all I have that could be considered a trend. 

Post # 46
9536 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MsGinkgo:  are bathroom baskets trendy?  i thought they were common place.  i had them in the bathrooms at the hotel where my bat mitzvah party was in 1994. every bat and bar mitzvah i went to had them.


i’ve been to 5 weddings in the passed year and not one of them,  was similar in style in anyway.


what is the love letter ceremony and wine box?




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