Post # 1
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
Sometimes it seems like every other thing in the wedding world is the dreaded “t” word…tacky. How many brides (myself included) have feared it so much that we’ve come here having to ask-is this tacky?
Last night I was putting together some of my centerpieces using my $1 fake baby’s breath from the Dollar Tree and I realized I no longer give a crap. This is my wedding, I think they turned out beautiful and if anyone thinks I’m a tacky person because I’m working on a budget and flowers are just not that important to me, that’s their problem.
Other tacky things I’m doing?
-I’m wearing a tiara
Yup. I’m six months out and been planning this since October, I’m ready to be fabulously tacky. Share with me how you’re ready to be amazingly tacky too!
Post # 3
Everyone has different tastes and comfort levels for what they want to provide their guests! All that matters is that you’re comfortable with your decision. People will say what they want to say about your wedding after the fact, and you can’t contrl that.
Post # 4
Yay tacky! I’m tacky too 🙂 I love cheesy wedding things!
Post # 5
I HATE the word tacky, as its generally just used to describe something someone doesn’t like- like, there are some things that are genuinely TACKY (like light up Christmas sweaters), but I find people use it when they could just as easily say “that’s not my taste”
That being said, I’m doing plenty of things I’m sure other bees would sniff at- some decor involving silk flowers (some from Dollarama no less…I couldn’t even go all out and only use Michael’s flowers), lots of DIY involving spray paint and glue guns, a buffet and horror of horrors, a cash bar D:
I think my wedding will be beautiful, and I’m sure yours will be too!
Post # 6
Good for you! Your wedding day is about you and your fiance. Make it personal for your tastes!
Post # 9
Yup, I agree completely. I used fake flowers, made a youtube playlist for music, and we used plastic plates & silverware for our dinner. I think most brides get to a place where she just can’t take any other opinions anymore and has to do what is right for her.
I agree with pp that people will say its tacky when they just don’t agree with it. I also think people use ettiquette this way. There is enough to think about rather than worrying about the endless ettiquette rules. I don’t mean its ok to be rude, just that things can go way to far sometimes.
Post # 10
I hate the “T” word, but I am glad you embraced it!! Things we are doing that others wouldn’ like or use the dreaded word to describe:
-cash bar (we are buying so much and once it’s gone they will be responsible for their own)
-dollar dance alternative (asking for $1 gasp)
-appetizer reception only (7:30 Friday night reception)
-dollar tree vases and frames for centerpieces
-having my daughter involved in the unity ceremony
Its my wedding and I am going to do what makes me happy. If my friends and family judge me for it than I am more sad for them!!
Post # 11
It can be both! Love the sweater. And should anyone think I’m dissing light up Christmas sweaters, I definitely own at least one 😛
Embrace tacky, people!
Post # 12
I think it’s only here on the Bee that things get so heated up about the word “tacky”.
People here are normally just happy to be invited lol.
Post # 13
We are doing a dollar dance. My Future Mother-In-Law insisted it’s tradition in her culture and i thought it would come off as money hungry. Screw it we can’t please everyone.
omg i am so tired of etiquette. My Maid/Matron of Honor at the time Fi told me that i should have gave her some cute little gift when i asked her to be Maid/Matron of Honor. He continues to say it’s proper etiquette meanwhile a few month down the road i am going to their destination wedding and paying for my own dinner. i didn’t find out till i got my bill at the table. Um i am sorry what did you say about proper etiquette. I am just convinced that etiquette is a nice little way for the wedding industry to make their millions.
Post # 14
“… etiquette is a nice little way for the wedding industry to make their millions.
and ignoring it is a way for brides and grooms to make their money! hahaha
Post # 15
We’re doing the dollar dance too–AUGH! It was my compromise for not doing the garter toss.
Ironically, Fiance vetoed my fake flowers for the centerpieces. His tacky is my thrifty!