(Closed) Dear Wedding Bloggers: You Suck!

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Post # 62
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

http://www.momentjunkie.com/

 

somewhat related.. i think i stumbled across this site though WB. It’s amazing… REAL moments caught by photographers who aren’t too absorbed in the other nonsense. These are the kind of shots I want out of my wedding.

I am seriously in love with this website

Post # 63
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Thank you for sharing!  I don’t really read those blogs all that much (though I did do a ton of searching for other weddings at my venue, which has been featured a few times).

Our wedding was kind of that same sort of outdoorsy vintage style (mostly determined by our venue which is very outdoorsy and eclectic), except with hardly any details because that’s not really my thing. But like @dynamic_duo: says, I think a photographer can frame pictures and make a lot of weddings look a lot posher than they are.  I remember looking at our pictures and being like “holy crap, we look stylin'” when in reality I may be the least stylish bride on these whole boards.  And just like a great photographer can make a less styled wedding look more polished, good filters and editing can make pictures look better to the lay person.

It gets really tiring, though, seeing bride after bride who is skinny and perfect and wearing a wedding dress that cost several thousand dollars.  Sure, I get the idea of inspriation and aspiration, but it’s kind of like the Aiden/Hayden/Jaden names… on their own they’re great names but I can’t help but think about how dated they’ll seem in a decade or two.  And obviously, flawless skinny white girls are real people, too, but variety!  It’d be so much more inspiring to see a whole variety of different-looking couples, all gorgeous and glowing with happiness.

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@September29:  Eee!  My photographer actually co-founded that blog, so I’m always super excited to see it mentioned (can you tell I am still in super squee mode about my pictures?)

Post # 64
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I read that blog this morning and found it interesting. I largely read UK-based wedding blogs (Rock My Wedding, Rock’n’Roll Bride and Love My Dress) plus Offbeat Bride and actually found my photographer through one of them.

I have noticed that there are some particular types of wedding featured more often than others but I never felt insecure about my own wedding until reading that anti-blog post this morning (for all of about ten minutes ’til I realised that it didn’t matter a hoot).

There’s another interesting response on Love My Dress for anyone interested.

http://www.lovemydress.net/blog/2011/10/dear-wedding-photographers.html

Post # 67
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Wow, I’m in such disagreement with this article. 

So the article is basically complaining about bloggers who blog about wedding trends that have potentially become overdone; and is instead encouraging them to blog about standard (“real”) wedding trends that have certainly become overdone.

Does anyone else see the hypocrisy in this?

The person who wrote the article just sounds like a hipster-hater to me.  If these “ironic” weddings bother this person, then there are plenty of traditional wedding blogs to look at, only they’re not as popular (for a reason – because no one has any interest in looking at things that have already been said and done over and over).

Post # 68
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Honey bee

@cheeryo: i think what i took from the article was not so much the overdone outdoorsy/rustic theme that is super popular now (although it did bring it to my attention), but more that the blogs tend to make millions of brides feel insecure about their weddings and that their weddings are not good enough if they don’t have tons of cutesy handcrafted details (that cost time and/or money).  

Post # 69
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I can see both sides of the coin on this one.  I agree that we go to these blogs in the first place to find inspiration.  Whether it’s a high-end wedding or a wedding on a budget, what makes it inspirational is that it features something different than what you have seen before.  But, I also like seeing more traditional weddings because I still like to see what kinds of color choices a bride made, what kinds of poses look nice in pictures, what style of bridesmaid dresses are flattering, etc.  I think that if more brides appreciated the latter, there wouldn’t be such a focus on what is trendy.  I do think that lots of brides grow insecure over their own weddings and I think it is a shame.  For me, the takeaway is that you shouldn’t look for validation in having your wedding blogged.  It shouldn’t be a competition!  If you feel bad about your wedding because it doesn’t stack up compared to another wedding you have seen on a blog, you have lost perspective on the significance of what is truly beautiful about your wedding day.  

Post # 70
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Great article and so true.  We had a small intimate wedding that was simple and ordinary(according to the bloggers)that was everything who was able to attend.  And everytime I look @ our photos, its a reminder that dreams do come true.

Post # 71
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Sometimes they wear a simple silk wedding dresses, or employ florists instead of roaming the hillsides of Sweden picking wildflowers the morning of their weddings.

 

haha I love this


Post # 72
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

First of all I think people are forgetting that this a business, and the blogs feature weddings that are on trend right now.  Once trends change, so will the features.  Its that simple.

Moreover, I think that this trend of rustic/vintage theme has become so popular because of the economy.  Mason jars filled with wildflowers- a whole lot less expensive than tall centerpieces covered in roses.  DIY details- cheap ways to make a wedding more interesting when there is a small budget. 

I do agree that the photography needs to change- I am definitely over the yellowed photos, but then again just 10-15 years ago it was SUPER popular to do a black and white photo with just one thing colored, and now that is dated.  Things go in and out of style and that is what we are seeing now- the peak (I think) of this type of wedding.

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