- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2016
– “Trash the dress” sessions after the wedding.
– “Trash the dress” sessions after the wedding.
No burlap, no mason jars and no chalkboards please! 🙂
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Mason jars, for sure. And burlap.
OMG. Many Rustic or Vintage ideas! So unoriginal now. I get people are trying to save money or enjoy DIY projects but all the personal flairs aren’t personal if everyone has them.
You know…I used to think a lot of things were overdone before I started planning a wedding. Now, I’m realizing that a lot of things that are very “us” are the same things I used to call overdone. First, Fiance and I LOVE mason jars. We don’t even own tupperware or drinking glasses – we only use mason jars because we love the look and they are super convenient. So although I hate to be totally trendy, I want a wedding that reflects us….and mason jars do.
I also have been to an insane amount of weddings in the last year and haven’t seen a single mason jar. I don’t think they’re as overdone as Pinterest/WeddingBee/The Knot would make you think. I think most trends just get really popular on the internet, but a good portion of people aren’t scouring the internet for their wedding ideas.
@regit45: I think you can use Pinterest for ideas and then make them your own. We got grey burlap type fabric table runners and then stenciled our monograms on the end. I’ve only been to 1 wedding recently that I thought was too pinteresty. Wayyyy to much brown burlap. Also, we are using a few chalkboard signs for cake, cards,etc. Our venue is a golf coursenand there is a big obnoxious sign that says “Bag Drop”. We want to cover it up and made the “happily ever after starts here” sign. Hopefully no one gags! Sorry theres only so mych you can do to be “unique”. Whats the alternative? Satin table runners? Printed signs? I think its tough to come up with anything that’s TRULY unique.
Most of the thinge people consider overdone, I haven’t seen at a real life wedding, so any brides that are doing these things, don’t take it to heart. I live in south Alabama, and I have yet to see burlap at any wedding I’ve been to over the last three or so years.
I’m having signs, some mason jars (but I already had them), string lights, old books, sparklers, and a log for my cakestand. I’m know all of those things have been pinned a million times, but it’s our wedding, and these things fit us well.
I personally don’t get the mustaches on everything or the large, randomly placed furniture in a field, but that’s mostly because I don’t understand why anyone would go through the trouble of moving said large piece of furniture.
Ok I know for a fact where I’m from if I do even the most ovedone ideas it would be considered unqiue over here lol. There are a few things that are the “trend” right now that I love and will make it my own when that time comes. I will be a DIY bride with a tight budget ove vintage and glitter, etc. Even though I don’t have a pinterest account and have no pan to open any a quick google search for something would land you right on that site. However there are alot of “trendy” stuff on the bee aswell. Same type of centerpiece, glitter shoes, fan programs,dessert tables ,etc. I honesty love them and whats my taste I my use. The internet is a way to gain ideas when there isn’t a 100% clear vision of what you want. Some things I feel needs a rest but if the bride think it’s the cutest thing in the world and wants it for her wedding she can it’s her day.
I’ve seen wedding photos of daughters of 3 doctors I work with. They had wedding planners and money was no object. One was a travel theme with vintage stuff, old maps, etc. The other was a champagne color palette with glitter and heavy lace decorations. The third was all blush colored decor, flowers, bridal party, etc. I have seen this all over Pinterest in photos of “high end” weddings. I think its almost impossible to come up with something that no one else has thought of or doemn before. So do what you want and will make you hapy. I agree with other posters. Most people at your wedding will not be Pinterest obsessed. Plus it will be your family and firends and they will be happy for YOU on your special day no matter how much burlap or how many mason jars you use! (OK, I do cringe at the “uncle mike here comes your girl” signs! I thought that the 1st time I saw it!)
Anything that the bride and groom attempt to pass off as “country.”
I’m from the rural South and “country” has nothing to do with burlap, cowboy boots, tin cans, or twigs. It’s pig-pickin’s, backyard BBQ receptions, and very laid-back (or maybe that was just the part of NC I’m from). I’m not totally surprised that Pinterest users conflate “country” with some weird thing they try to pass off as “vintage,” because in a lot of cases down in the rural South, family is a big deal and you can count on family heirlooms and the like. But I can’t figure out what type of “vintage” pinners are going for.
That’s what country and/or vintage weddings are about: using what you already have and making the most out of it. A lot of people I know who have had REAL country weddings were not wealthy at all, quite the opposite, but they made do with what they had and what little they could afford.
It’s one thing if you have a country wedding to hark back to your country roots, or live in a rural area. It’s another if that’s not the case at all.
In other news, if I see another reference to either The Great Gatsby or Downton Abbey in relation to weddings, I will punch someone in the face. Those are going to be the next overdone trends.
I hate this thread. It has brought me down!!! The only thing I am using that people seem to hate is a here comes the bride sign because our church wont allow our flower girl to throw flowers, but I actually think that may be more overdone than the sign. i blame myself for reading this thread – should have known better!
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