(Closed) Is the ‘Damask’ pattern being overused for weddings?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Bees, do you think the 'Damask pattern' is overused?
    No, I don't see it that often at weddings : (22 votes)
    21 %
    Yes, It seems to be used alot but I still think it is unique : (27 votes)
    26 %
    Yes, it way too overused, and becoming too common. : (54 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 3
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    2588 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Imo, yes. I’ve been to three weddings in the past year that were damask-themed, and it’s kind of a tired, old trend (no offense to anyone!). Why not shake things up a bit? Do something new. πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
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    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My sister is using it for her wedding. It does seem to be overdone on wedding blogs, sites, etc. However in real life, hers will be the only damask wedding that I have attended. Even when we bought fabric for the runners and explained to the salesperson how we planned to use them, she raved over what a unique idea/pattern it was….LOL.

    I am planning my sister’s wedding and we chose to use damask to incorporate her colors of black, white, and yellow b/c we thought it was different from the basic plain tablecloth…or plain tablecloth with some type of sheer overlay that I have seen at every other wedding that I have attended. So for our circle of family and friends…damask is something new….and that’s what she was going for. I don’t think it’s cute when used everywhere…but when used in a few places for accent, I think it’s beautiful.

    Post # 6
    Member
    287 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’m using it for my wedding just because I thought it was pretty. I do agree though that it’s starting to be used a lot. If you like black and white yet don’t want to use, why don’t you try houndstooth? My cousin recently got married and had a black, white and lime green married but it looked different with the black and white houndstooth. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think she should use it if she likes it. Who cares if someone else did it first? I like photobooths and mason jars…so I’m having them!

    Post # 8
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    2588 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @april30: Omg, love houndstooth. Great suggestion!

    Post # 9
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    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’m using it. Why? B/c I’m super not creative and Michael’s has everything I need (invites, programs, escort cards, thank you cards) in MATCHING damask patterns for cheap when you use coupons. Agree with JamaicaBride that it probably seems overdone to those of us who are planning weddings and therefore focused on the trends/blogs/etc, but for guests (who probably aren’t going to that many weddings in a short span), it’s something new.

    Besides, who cares if everyone else thinks it’s overdone, if it’s what YOU like?? My mom tried to talk me out of choosing scarlet red & black as my color scheme, arguing that “red Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are so overdone.” But I don’t give a rip, I think it’s beautiful and I love it, so I’m going to do it and if anyone doesn’t like it they can kiss my butt. πŸ™‚

    Post # 11
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I feel like it’s all over WeddingWorld (i.e. the internets, haha), but that doesn’t mean it’s common at weddings that your guests will have actually been to, or that you shouldn’t do it if you love it. It just means it’s a trend right now. Trends are meant to be followed!

    Post # 12
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    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @Kitty Kat, thanks! I’ve always been this way, but the wedding seems to bring it out a little bit more in me. πŸ™‚

    Post # 13
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    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @HoyaLawya2010: Ditto on Michael’s. We got invite and program paper from there…on sale =) Oh..and damask wrapping paper to make the card box.

    Post # 14
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    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @JamaicaBride: ooh, wrapping paper?! I didn’t see that. I’ll have to look again. Thanks for the tip! They also have damask ribbon (both the skinny size and a wider size) that I’m going to stock up on and find a use for. And I’m kind of drooling over the damask favor boxes.

    There are certain parts of the wedding I’m putting lots of time and effort into (venue, hotels and transportation for guests, food), but some stuff (invites & themes) I just don’t have it in me to agonize over. The Michael’s stuff makes it super easy to not sweat the details. πŸ™‚

    Post # 16
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    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @Kitty Kat: I totally agree with your statement. You definitely have to be careful not to go overboard.Since it’s a pattern and not a solid color, it’s easy for it to be overpowering.

    For my sisters wedding ceremony, the only damask will be

    • on the programs,
    • the ribbon holding the pomanders,
    • and the bottom half of the flowergirl’s dress.

    For the reception, the only damask will be

    • the table runners
    • the napkin rings
    • the top tier of the card box

    I think it also depends on the size of the venue. A person could probably get away with using more damask in a huge venue versus a smaller one.

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