(Closed) “Overplayed” vs real life

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think we are so immersed in wedding magazines and blogs that we see a lot of trends that no one else at one’s wedding would think is passe unless they are 1. in the industry or 2. have been to a ton of weddings in the last year.

The items I’ve seen written up that are so-called passe are candy bars, balloons, non-floral arrangements, photobooths (both vintage and DIY), DIY weddings, chucks for groomsmen, non-BM alternatives, moustaches, colored bridal shoes, flip flops/parasols/wraps for guests, cupcakes.  I mean, how could cupcakes go out of style?

The only trends (to me) that seem a little dated are chocolate fountains, satin sashes. That said, it is your wedding, your vision, your day. It will look perfect whether it was last season, now or vintage.




Post # 4
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

…I pretty much totally agree with pinwheelspoprocks list says is “over” but I still love some of the ideas! Like non-floral centerpieces. I do. not. like. flowers. They annoy me. And while I’ll end up with some anyway, I’d like to avoid them as much as possible!

Post # 5
1205 posts
Bumble bee

I agree too…   The magazines and such are always ahead of “actual”. I’ll stick with WB – my Wedding Porn as Fiance calls it.  🙂

Post # 6
898 posts
Busy bee

I never really feel like trends are “overplayed”, since I don’t attend many weddings. But I can see how someone would feel that way if they were constantly immersed in magazines and websites with the same stuff. I’m seeing that birdcage veils and fascinators are all the rage, and I’m sure that will fade out and then come back again….just like any other trend. That’s why I love WB…even if it’s “trendy”, we all have an appreciation for each other’s weddings. 🙂

Post # 7
7053 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

What gets me is in most of the wedding mags the weddings are from the previous year (so you get last years’ style in it) and some from months before.

I like REAL TIME stuff imho.  And it’s hard to exactly put your pulse on what’s gonna be the next big thing, so I have decided I don’t care what the next big thing is..I’m gonna find something unusual and make it my thing! 

WB is great b/c here’s women from all over the world in real time planning and designing and I love that.

I’m really not concerned about who did what last season.

Post # 8
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Okay, here is what I don’t get about wedding planning and how quickly the vision of your wedding can be classified as passe.  Our wedding is not until June 2010 so naturally, most of the wedding planning takes place in mid to late 2009.  By the time 2010 rolls around, my wedding will take on a very “2009” feel.  Does that mean my wedding is dated?  Absolutely not!

There is simply no way of incorporating many of the new ideas of 2010 for our wedding.  In Toronto, if you wait until early 2010 to start meeting with vendors and getting your plan into action, you’d be hard press to find anyone not booked.

So yes, I am going to wear coloured shoes because that’s the pair of shoes I bought when I went dress shopping.  Yes we are having cupcakes because we needed to give our baker a heads up.  Yes my dress will be sooo 2009 because I had to order my dress 8-10 months out of my wedding.

Sorry, that turned more into a rant/vent but I agree with everyone else that one should not hesitate to include certain details because the latest magazine said it was so last year.

Post # 9
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I have the same take on weddings as I do on fashion – trends don’t ever last at all, so don’t worry about them – just pick out what you like and who cares if it’s out of style? Personally, I think it’s silly to worry too much about what’s “passe” or “dated”. Who cares?! It’s your wedding and you should do what you like! 

Post # 10
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Overdone: Photobooths, frames as a favor or escort card display, way too much matching – groomsmens vests match the bridesmaids dresses, pocket squares … etc = I think it’s overdone … love the “new” way of dressing the bridal party in cool non-bridesmaid dresses.

That being said, I do agree that what the magazines consider overdone is really most likely not …

Really … how can cupcakes go out of style or candy bars … haha


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