Post # 1
so im doing a reserach propsal about does celebrity weddings give influance on weddings today making them more unique and more expensive than they were 30 years ago when people got married at younger ages and in churchs and the local community hall?
people tend to have weddings out doors and in hotels or statley homes and have romantic fairy tale weddings has this all come from the pictures of the celebrities in the public eye that we all wish we could have and try to recreate.
please tell me your views on this and how your wedding was or will be 🙂
Post # 3
I think this is an interesting point – who doesn’t want a “platinum” wedding like our fav celeb? Personally, I read up a lot on celeb weddings, and then tried to create their elegance on my budget. One splurge-wrothy thing was my Vera Wang wedding dress – ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a Vera Wang bride, just like Posh Spice, lol!
Post # 4
@kaydieg: I just read two interesting books on this: “All Dressed in White” and “The Allure of the Lavish Wedding”
“A Practical Wedding” is also a good source
It’s fascinating! What class are you writing this for?
Post # 5
I don’t really look at celebrity weddings – I know about the Royal weddings, and I remember that Jeniifer Aniston’s veil looked really pretty with her hair, but that’s all I can bring to mind at the moment. I get most of my wedding inspiration from wedding blogs, and I am not sure how those compare with “celebrity” weddings. I see a lot of barns, milk glass, chalkboard signs, but maybe I just notice those more becasue that is what I like more (versus dramtic uplighting, rhinestones, and huge cakes).
Another consideration is that we have more options about our weddings, and we know it. My mother got married in the same chruch her mother did, that was just the way it was going to be. My guy and me are thinking about a science museum – we feel we have more freedom to think outside the box. And, when my mom married in the late 70s, there weren’t really many other options for her – it was the church or her parent’s house.
I think this is an interesting but complicated question, it’s might be easy to show correlation, but if that mean causation is another story …
Have fun with the research!
Post # 6
To be honest, Pinterest had A LOT to do with my wedding inspiration. I fell in love with Miranda Lambert and Blake Sheltons wedding. We are getting married in a barn in May. We will be getting married outside and the reception will be in the barn. What I loved about their wedding is that they had a lot of the DIY look. (I’m sure it cost them a fortune). This helped me budget my wedding big time. Compared to my friend’s wedding shortly after mine, we are saving a TON of money. Hope this helps. Feel free to message me if you have any more questions! 🙂
Post # 7
How do you figure that weddings are more “unique” if they are trying to imitate celebrity weddings? (Just something you’ll need to operationalize more clearly in the write-up).
I think, too, that if you want to write a defensible thesis on this, you’ll need to find a way that you can demonstrate that modern celeb weddings are somehow more influential than they were a few decades back. There has always been a ton of media attention around celebrity weddings, and they have influenced trends (think Grace Kelly, Liz Taylor, Queen Elizabeth …)
In fact, one of the biggest-ever celebrity wedding trend influences was Queen Victoria, who really got the “white wedding gown” trend started when she married Prince Albert. That is probably the longest-enduring wedding trend you can pinpoint to a celebrity wedding.
And 30 years ago … puts us right around the time of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding. So you’ll need to find a way to make the case that today’s celeb weddings are more influential than that one and its contemporaries. Maybe? I don’t know.
Also, FWIW: I didn’t look to celebrity weddings, or wedding magazines, or Pinterest, Style Me Pretty, blogs, etc. when we were planning our wedding. I didn’t make an inspiration board, and didn’t have a “theme” or “vision,” etc. We wanted – and had – a church wedding and a pretty traditional, family-oriented celebration (not because it was the default option, either – it was exactly what we wanted). We’re probably in the minority, but I’m actually really happy with how we went about everything. I suspect that wedding blogs, magazines, etc., contribute to a lot of discontent, frustration, and “grass is greener” syndrome, as much or more than they inspire. (They are, after all, advertising vehicles for the wedding industry. They are all about raising expectations and trying to sell stuff.)
Post # 8
@kaydieg: I haven’t looked at any celebrity weddings to help with ideas for mine. We made appointments to view a range of different venues and picked our favourite out of them. I guess the main things we considered were whether or not the venue suited our theme, number of guests and budget. I’ve got a few ideas for decorations and flowers out of bridal magazines, weddingbee and pinterest, but our wedding is not based around anyone else’s at all. We’ve chosen things that we like and which we can do within a reasonable budget, so all of these things combine to make something unique and suited to us. I think if a celebrity had done something in their wedding it would be a good reason NOT to copy it. We want our guests to be thinking about us on our wedding day, not who our wedding reminds them of!