Post # 1
I’ve seen a number of people who have stated that they like [x] but don’t want to have it at their wedding because it’s not unique. However, I think that we tend to lose sight of the fact that even though something is featured on a wedding planning website, that doesn’t mean it’s done all the time in the real world. So, if you’ve been to a few weddings, what “overdone” things have you never encountered? I’ll start: candy bar (sigh*), bride wearing a dress with pick-ups, cupcakes (sigh*), bunting, dudes in Converse, birdcage veil, and vintage or damask decor. I’m sure there are more, but that’s all that comes to mind right now.
And some of the “overdone” stuff I have encountered was only because it was in our wedding: mismatched wedding party outfits, bridesman/groomswoman, colored bridal shoes, and wearing a fascinator rather than a veil.
*Seriously – I need to go to weddings with more dessert options. Don’t get me wrong – I love cake. But being able to carry a bag of candy home with me after a wedding reception would rock.
Post # 3
Such a great point! Having just gotten married in December, I can tell you that the things I thought were “overdone” (but I didn’t care because I liked them anyway!) seemed perfectly original to my guests… like a ‘faux’ photo booth (they LOVED it), creative table names instead of numbers, and a main dessert that wasn’t cake (we had pie).
Personally, I’ve never been to a wedding with a candy bar, either – still waiting! LOL
Post # 4
Never encountered mustaches on sticks. Nor a photobooth for that matter, OR a fauxtobooth. I’ve never seen a birdcage veil, “yay” ribbon sticks to wave for the exit, loooooong table seating for the reception, bird cake toppers, or colored shoes under the wedding dress.
I DID see pickups on a dress and a candy buffet at the same wedding, and I think I was the only one who wasn’t pissing myself over the candy buffet. Too jaded I guess 🙁
Oh and this isn’t a trend at all, but I’ve never been to a Jewish wedding, so I’ve never seen the Hora and I REALLY want to.
Post # 5
We had cupcakes and a candy buffet, and people raved about both. I still had people at Christmas raving about our candy buffet. Nobody had ever seen anything like that. With how much time I spent on wedding blogs before the wedding, I really thought it might be overdone, but it defintely wasn’t the case in real life.
Post # 6
i’ve never seen the midnight snacks, but i REALLY want to!!
Post # 7
Candy/cookie buffet, mustaches on sticks, birdcage veil, bird cake toppers, pie, chalkboards, silhouettes, parasols, vintage tin cans as centerpiece vases, ranunculus, typewriter guestbook, old rustic signage (wedding this way; photobooth that way etc.), vintage car instead of limo (or really, anything instead of limo), birdcages, wellies, banners (anywhere, including the aisle), dancing to music down the aisle, DIY fabric/paper flowers,
Things I HAVE seen:
Children’s books being read at ceremony, colored shoes, trying to make a wedding cake look more homemade than like a wedding cake, gents in vests but no jacket (including my own wedding!), photobooths galore, table-naming, cupcakes, monograms, choreographed father/daughter dance (or choreographed 1st dance), clothespin photoline, letterpress, herbs and wildflowers (rather than more formal bouquets), “alternative” RSVP wording (including my own!), dogs in the ceremony,
…and the big pink and/or red balloon in engagement pictures. It must come with the ring or something.
Post # 8
@JennyW1: oo what’s your alternative rsvp wording? i love these!
Post # 9
@Mrs. Meowerson: We weren’t all THAT creative, but here was ours:
___ Rock on!
(and then there was a line after Rock on! that said something about how many people)
Post # 11
I’ve never seen a lot of the ‘popular’ trends in person. The only one I saw recently was coloured shoes, but the shoes matched the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses as well as the sash/corset detailing on the brides dress, so I think it was more a coordination thing than her trying to be trendy.
- birdcage veils
- candy buffet
- chalkboard signs/wooden signs
- birdy cake toppers
- photo/faux-to booth
- paper lanterns
- clothes pin photo-line
- herbs & wildflowers
- mason jar centrepieces
- men in vests vs suit jackets
- skinny ties
- tin can & tea light lanterns
- program fans
- bride in rubber or cowboy boots
- table names vs numbers
- moustaches on sticks & props
- lawn games or board games
- moss anything
- bride in a tea or knee length dress
- vintage anything
- pocket squares vs bouts
- dessert buffets
- alternative wedding cakes
- typewriter guest books
- wishing tree
- ‘best wishes’ bowl guest books
- fingerprint family tree guest books
- coloured shoes
- pick ups
- horse drawn carriage
So yeah, despite the fact I see the same things over and over and over online, I feel like we have a ridiculous amount of free reign for what we decide to do for our receptions/ceremonies.
Post # 12
Milk glass! I will be having it at my own wedding. Might also do burlap touches and maybe even pictures on a clothesline, too — all stuff I’ve seen in wedding land but never in real life!
Post # 13
oh! I knew I forgot something, I haven’t seen any of those things (milk classes /burlap touches) in real life either and am strongly considering burlap table runners. I’m glad wedding land hasn’t made it to my area much yet, makes it easier to draw inspiration and not feel like a hack haha!
Post # 14
I don’t understand how the pick-ups in the wedding dress ended up here. My dress has pick-ups, but I’ve never heard of them before and I just thought it was part of the style of the dress. Is it a trendy thing?
Post # 15
@missmouse29: I know, I love it. That’s not to say that someone who has gone to more weddings than I won’t have seen it, yet, but in our circle, I am going to bet that this is going to be pretty novel. It also means I know there will be a good resale market for my vases afterwards!
Post # 16
@lsvogel: I’ve seen women on WB say that they didn’t want a dress with pick-ups because it’s too trendy. Personally, I think that if a person likes something, trendy or not, they should just go with it.