(Closed) Is there anything you used to want for your wedding that is now over-done?

posted 5 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

I got married long before the Pinterest craze but just wanted to chime in with how predictable I think some weddings have become.  My cousin’s friend got married 2 minths ago and i was looking at her pictures on Facebook and aftee seeing the mason jars as the glasses for drinks, I could call the whole rest of the decor without looking any further – and I was right.  I originally thought some of the ideas were cute, but now that they are overdone, I just find it tacky and corny.  It’s unfortunate because these cute ideas have quickly become boring and unoriginal.

 

ETA:  I don’t mean to offend anyone, just my opinion.  To each their own!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Luckily for me I was the first of my group of friends to get married, so none of them had been scoping out wedding blogs or been at other weddings recently to know what the popular trends were. Although I doubt it would’ve stopped me from using something I really loved anyways.

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am really glad I got married before Pinterest is all I have to say. Things that used to be cute are soooo overdone; mason jars, burlap, chalkboards, barn weddings, candy bars, “pick a seat, not a side” signs, wildflowers, “rustic chic”, the list goes on. It is hilarious because people think they are so original with this stuff, do they realize that their wedding is going to look like every other one that happened in the last few years? I am so glad I picked timeless and personal elements and stayed away from trends. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

So. Many. Things.  Stupid Pinterest.  I loved chalkboards, and certain color combos, and tons of save the date ideas and invite ideas, but they are too common now and I want to be a special, unique butterfly.  So I’m just trying to stick to things we actually do like, and things that mean something or that we can just agree upon.  Like, chevron is becoming way overdone, but my Fiance said he likes it, so I jumped on that bandwagon since it was the first thing we could agree on!  Man.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

This isn’t really related to Pinterest, but I learned how to play the violin in 4th grade just so I could play Canon in D.  I loved that song (and still do)!  I really wanted to use in in my wedding, only to find out how overused it was!  Sad Panda.  

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I hate Pinterest, chalkboards, barns, burlap, mason jars, and sweet heaven, stop it with the excessive signage. too many signs. I feel like its been all ruined and I want none of it at my wedding now. 

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I can think of tons of things that I originally pinned and got rid of. I clean up my wedding Pinterest board every few weeks so that it is a true inspiration board instead of a bunch of random things. Anyways, you’re right- that stuff is all super cute but once I realized that everyone was going to be doing it I decided that I wanted stuff that would be timeless and less “trendy”. The only thing that I can think of in my wedding that might just be a trend is a birdcage as the card box. I attempted to make my own and it just didn’t turn out so a birdcage is my easy alternative.

 

The biggest thing I’m glad I didn’t do: Trendy colors. Don’t get me wrong- those corals, turquoise, mint are all beautiful color combinations. Fiance had to talk me out of coral and turquoise and I’m happy he did. I’m glad that our colors will be more timeless.

ETA: My mom keeps trying to get me to add burlap to everything! 

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@cantonbride:  So right! I HATE that thing with the kid carrying the sign that says “Groom X, here comes your bride”. It is sooo cheesy! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Audrey2_sings:  nope that’s a classic! Nothing to do with trends. I played it at my cousins wedding over 10 years ago.. That should be fine!

yeah I’m only doing the thank yous because its normally done differently in my culture and gratitude is really important to me so I still like the sentiment. Other than that, I’m plain Jane with my plain wedding! I don’t care.. It’s mine and I can do whatever I like! 🙂 

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I haven’t found anything “overdone” (By pinterest’s standards) at my wedding so far, but I just want to chime in how I feel that pinterest has totally ruined things. Everyone is having a beach wedding or a barn wedding, mason jars and burlap, here comes your bride/girl/wife/etc signs, it makes me think that people can’t plan an original wedding without pinterest anymore.

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I used to think I wanted a barn wedding, now I look back on that idea and laugh. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

@sparklerunner:  Yep, just like everyone else!!! It’s funny that you mention old family photos, because that’s one thing I can’t give up.  Mrs. Pretzel did it where they used a window with 9 panes, and I loved that and have wanted to do that ever since – but I’m trying to make it my own.  Her’s had three photos across the top and three across the bottom, with only their engagement photo in the center, so it kind of looks like an “I”. My FI’s last name starts with an “H” so I decided we could turn that sideways, and then it would look kind of like an “H”!  Then I can claim that it has meaning and is unique!  Haha…  

This is the photo from Mrs. Pretzel’s recaps:

 

Oh, and I forgot about this one (which I also love and might still have to do, even though the whole world has seen it…):
 

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