Post # 1
Does anyone else avoid certain wedding trends they actually like, just because they’re trendy?
I love handmade vintage style bunting/garland, and even though it would fit well with my venue, I don’t think I’ll use it because I’ve seen it everywhere, you know? But is it really everwhere, or does it just seem like it because it’s just been featured a lot in blogs I’ve read. If you’re an avid wedding blog reader, it’s so hard to identify what’s actually trendy in the real world vs. trends in the blog world.
I’m just curious… anyone else really like some wedding detail, but won’t include it just because it’s popular?
Post # 3
Nope I just did what I loved and didn’t think about anything else.
Which resulted in our wedding being very us!
If you love the garland go for it!
And remember just because you see it everywhere on line it does not mean your guests have ever seen it before!
Post # 4
I totally had this issue too, and then when I started telling friends and my hubs about my ideas but how prolific they are – they were all like well I’ve never seen that. So most likely a good majority of your guests will be experiencing those “trends” for the first time.
Photobooths seem to be everywhere in wedding world, but I’ve never actually seen one. Just just the first that pops up in my head.
Post # 5
Sometimes I try to stay away from things I have seen before, or I will try to make the trend more “me”. If I really like it, then I would do it regardless.
Post # 6
I pay attention to trends only so I know what it going on with them, but if I want something in or for my wedding, I really don’t care if it is a trend or not. If we want it, and it fits our theme and budget, we will have it; trend or not.
Post # 7
Unfortunately, alot of things I have been planning for the last year and a half are now “trendy.”
I honestly think that if one isn’t actively planning a wedding, then “trendiness” is subjective. Or so I keep telling myself.
Post # 8
Hahaha – I agree, I don’t think trends to US are trends in the “real world.” Even the candy bar – SO many people haven’t heard or seen it. So what the heck – I LOVE candy. Candy bar it is!
Post # 9
I have to remember that “trends” online are not a reflection that what’s happening in the real world. I have been to three weddings this year and haven’t seen a sand ceremony, wine box ceremony, ring warming ceremony, candy bar, cupcakes instead of a cake, photobooths, ect. So all of it would be new to my circle of friends.
Post # 10
you’ve seen these trends because you spend a lot of time reading wedding blogs and looking at other people’s weddings. your guests do not. most people have never seen what we on the bee think of as trends, so there’s no use in staying away from them! seriously, when i mention colored shoes and cake buffets, people’s minds are blown!
Post # 11
I think it’s awesome you guys can see trends for what they are, and not let it stop you from enjoying a detail that’s perfect for your wedding. It’s so true that your guests are pretty much clueless unless they’re planning a wedding of their own!
Post # 12
I really wanted a dress with a sash and I heard alot of comments about sashes being overdone but the truth is I’ve never seen a real bride wear a sash b4, so in my circles I will be the first to do so. I chose a dress with a sash and didnt let the fact that its trendy stop me. If its something thats been overdone in my circles I might consider not doing it, especially color schemes, cos I do want to have certain “original” elements/fresh ideas in my wedding
Post # 13
A lot of my recently married friends told me not to do cupcakes because they said that they were so “overdone”, but I refused to back down because that was the one element that we knew we both wanted way before we were even engaged. I’m so glad that I went with the cupcakes, because nearly every person at the wedding commented on “what an original idea” that was, hee hee. So glad that we kept it, because it’s still one of my favorite things from the day!!
Post # 14
I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to being bothered a little. But then again, I read a ton of wedding blogs for inspiration and my guests don’t. So I try to just stick to what I want and I think that in the end everything will be a great reflection of our style, even if it’s a little trendy.
Post # 15
Yeah, I did avoid overly trendy things. Not because I thought they were overly done in the blogging world, but because I realized I thought that I had to do the trendy thing for my wedding to be awesome. In reality, I realized that I liked the things I liked and didn’t need to conform to that high standard that we see everywhere on the internet. I know this sounds mean, but when I see photos of other weddings on facebook that have a lot of really trendy details, I dismiss it as unoriginal because it looks like an exact duplicate of something on Style Me Pretty. The funny thing is, I love the look of the weddings on Style Me Pretty, but when I see something in real life like that, it really does look unoriginal to me because it looks like they just copied everything from that website. I think it’s something only other brides would notice, though.
Post # 16
Nope! I’m scouring the internet for ideas and if I love it (no matter how “cool” and popular it is) I’m doing it! Well, nothing is set in stone quite yet, but I’m putting a lot of popular ideas on my do list.