(Closed) “Overdone” ideas that you’ve never seen in person?

posted 11 years ago in Traditions
Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve seen a lot of photobooths, coloured shoes, and pickups!  Never seen candy bars though…would love to!

Post # 33
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I want a taco truck to pull up at my reception at midnight! Oh, or the Oscar Mayer weinermobile!!

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

This is a great post!

I’ve never seen:

  • mustaches on sticks or ribbons on sticks or “yay” on sticks
  • photobooth (seen them at other events, but never a wedding)
  • chiavari chairs (again, other events, just not weddings)
  • colored sash 
  • birdcage veil
  • milkglass
  • chalkboards
  • bunting
  • Anthropologie-like decor
  • pickups on dress
  • candy buffet
  • midnight snack
  • damask decor
  • out of town/welcome bag
  • parasols
  • mercury glass
  • mason jars 
  • “themed” anything 
  • colored crinoline 
  • brooch bouquet
  • “bride/groom” or “Mr./Mrs.” for chairs

I’m sure there is more, but that’s all I can think of for now.  Just goes to prove that all the things we think are so common/overdone because we talk about them often on the boards/see them on the wedding blogs, really aren’t that common in the real world!

Post # 35
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

There is a lot I have not seen, but from reading everyone’s responses… we are going to have a lot in our wedding:

-Rooftop wedding/reception

-Photobooth

-Cigar Bar

-Coloured Shoes

-Candy Bar

-Chinese sky (or wish) lanterns

-Vintage car

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’ve never seen table names instead of numbers (although we got talked into doing this for ours since everyone we know loves the idea so much, lol).

I’ve also never been to a wedding with manzanita branches, probably because they’re so difficult to import into Canada. I totally love them, though, and we managed to stumble upon the one local florist who has them, so my wedding will be the first one I’ve been to that includes manzanita.

Also no photobooths, converse, bunting, midnight snack, or any kind of send-off.

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@RainStorm:  Super-sized games?  Who plays?  Are these outdoors?  How FUN!

I’ve never seen anything like that, but I’m now googling.

ETA – Just found this link – these would be great for a backyard bbq!

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

this is such a good point. there are so many things that us wedding blog addicts think are overdone, but have never actually seen them in real life. i mean, i am doing a peacock wedding and keep telling myself how overdone it is. but hello! i have never been to a peacock wedding in real life!

and although i see them all over the blogs, i have never been to a wedding that uses a typewriter for a guest book, or that has a candy buffet (although i am having one). i also have not been to a wedding that has vintage-y decor, or the use of signage (rustic looking or paper). i HAVE been to a wedding that had a photobooth and mustaches on a stick, but that was my sister-in-law and she is just as wedding blog obsessed as all of us!

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would totally have to agree with you! I havent been to many weddings considering I have a HUGE extended family, but what seems to be “Overkill/Overdone” is NEW&NICE to me! lol.

I have never been to a wedding with these things:

-Wine Box/Love Letters

-Wishing Tree

-Photobooth or FauxBooth

-MisMatched Bmaids Dresses/Outfits

-Men in the Brides Bridal Party

-THEMED weddings! I go to a lot of “color themey” weddings, but thats it! I’d love to go to an “Alice in Wonderland Wedding” or a “Halloween Wedding”

 

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This thread makes me so happy — I’ve been determinedly marching forth with my mason jars and cupcakes and wondering if everyone’s going to roll their eyes at my passe-ness, but it’s great to get some outside of wedding-world perspective 😀

Post # 41
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Blushing bee

Haha I was JUST thinking this to myself after telling myself i shouldn’t do these things because EVERYONE else is doing it, then I thought, wait, I am obsessed with weddings and look at like a thousand(exxageration lol) wedding sites a day! of course they look like its done to death to me. I am sure a lot of people including myself havent seen them at every wedding they go to, It will be special because its yours and everyone has their own spin and unique ways of executing these trends!

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Different colored (same theme) bridesmaid dresses.  That’s what I’m doing (different shades of green).  I also haven’t seen a lot of the things listed above, and I’m planning on doing a lot of them.

Post # 43
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I want my mason jars! I’ve never seen them at a wedding. I told my mom about them and she said “Mason jars? That sounds like a backyard bar-b-que. Not a wedding.”

Mom! This is not 1985 and I will NOT have super tall, super flower-y centerpieces!

Post # 44
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

maybe I have really unique friends, but I’ve seen almost ALL of these “unique” things in person so they’re becoming not so unique now. 

Post # 45
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ms. rice crispy treat: I’m doing different colored bridesmaid summer dresses as well :D, and groomsmen in vests, dockers w/o jacket.

Post # 46
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@jerkamuffin – Oh, I feel you! My mom is very set in her ways about exactly how a wedding should look… circa 1972.

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