(Closed) Popular trends that you have never seen in real life

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Post # 3
4381 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I think in real life, very few things are overdone. In wedding world everything is in such a pressure cooker. Just my 2 cents. :p

Post # 4
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

everyone here in louisiana seem surprised by candy buffets as well as the i do letters for the cake tables…

Post # 5
987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

One of the best things about being one of the last of your friends to get married is that nothing seems overdone.  I was the only one of my group to have a candy buffet, late night snacks, signature drinks, and pashminas/flip flops.  Everyone thought I was so original since they hadn’t been to a ton of other weddings recently.

Post # 6
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have never seen:

candy buffets

birdcage veils

photobooths (with or without props… lol)

anything “rustic” (think mason jar centerpieces)

groom wearing any shoes other than dress shoes (but in one instance when the groom wore jeans)

Post # 7
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have never seen any of most of the stuff we usually see online, at real weddings either. No birdcages, no candy buffet, no cupcakes as wedding cakes, photobooths…I can’t even think of other things right now…

A wedding I went to in July was the first one I’d been to where the bride changed into a reception dress.

Post # 8
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

In real-life I don’t think I’ve seen any of the trends being over-done.  In fact, they seem hardly used.  I think I’ve been to a lot of boring, run of the mill weddings 🙂

Post # 9
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Like CurlyDreamer, I’ve never seen candy buffets, birdcage veils, photobooths of any sort, anything rustic or casual shoes at a wedding I’ve actually been to.

I’ve also never seen: handmade favors, non-floral centerpieces, any dessert other than one big wedding cake (maybe there was sheetcake in the back? but it was still just cake), or a signature drink (in fact, I’ve only been to one wedding EVER that was a full open bar at all).

Post # 10
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Oh I take that back. I went to one wedding where, instead of wedding cake, they had ice cream cupcakes from Coldstone Creamery. Super yummy.

Post # 11
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have seen cupcakes, signature drinks, and a Polaroid guestbook. But only once each. I saw a candy buffet once, almost 10 years ago (my cousin was way ahead of her time!).

I’ve never seen anything having to do with birds, no cake table letters, nothing handmade (that I could tell, anyway!), no non-floral centerpieces, no photobooths…

Post # 12
614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I’ve only seen one candy buffet. Never seen IRL a birdcage veil, peacock-themed wedding, colored shoes, bird-themed wedding, letterpressed invitations, tissue flowers, cupcake brides cake, signature drinks, sliders, assigned seating with themed names on the tables, choreographed wedding dances, photobooths… And like we just talked about in another thread.. I have been to a LOT of weddings. 🙂


I guess you are right, wedding blogs/board can make things seem much  more popular than they are in normal people land! 🙂

Post # 13
5271 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

LOL the only trends I have seen IRL were at my own wedding!

I had pre-ceremony drinks (which were drink dispensers with tags,) outdoor game of horseshoes w/ a wooden sign, cupcakes instead of a cake, named tables instead of numbers, wine bottle guestbook, and I wore a birdcage veil.

Post # 14
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve never seen the birdcage veil irl.  Never the after party.  Never the siggie drink.

Post # 15
2718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve never seen anything that’s a “trend” I’ve only seen them on here. I haven’t been to too many weddings, but I’ve never seen anything you could think to call a “trend”

Post # 16
1901 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I haven’t been to any weddings for a couple of years so I haven’t seen any of these “trends”. The last wedding I went to was a pretty elaborate, but very traditional Jewish wedding at a fancy hotel.

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