- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
The thread earlier about trends we hate, we’re sick of, etc. got me thinking about what trends really are a result of our economic climate. For myself, so many of these “trends” were chosen, of course, because I liked them, and also because they went along with my financial value system regarding the wedding.
Some things we chose that were trendy, but more importantly affordable…
Bundt cake table, with 8 different flavors for $200. I just couldn’t justify spending $600+ the bakeries quoted for a standard wedding cake. I know others chose cupcakes because they can be affordable, and you can also avoid the cake cutting charge.
Photo/fauxtobooth was less than $120 for the frame, backdrop, props, & printing. It was super fun for our guests, 99% of whom never had seen one at a wedding before, and it was busy all night long. Also, a total steal, since classic photobooth rentals are $1k and up where I live.
Blue Mason Jar centerpieces for the tables. I started collecting these in ’03, and I just couldn’t not use them for our ranch wedding. So they were sort of free, since I already had them, but even if they weren’t free, I’m glad I was able to reuse and repurpose something that was old, rather than buying something new for 1 time use.
Hand drawn invites & “leaf” your print tree guestbook. My hubs and I are both artists, so we drew, designed & printed every paper good for the wedding. It was fun working together on this project, and the result was certainly original and obviously reflective of the two of us. I also only used only paper I already had. Luckily, I am a paper wh$re so I had a few boxes of fabriano italian stationery for the invites, and some reams of cream cardstock fo rthe programs.
These are just a few examples, but I know there’s lot of other bees who chose their trends because of our financial climate, not because they’re trying (and failing) to be on the “cutting edge.” Anyone else want to share why they chose certain elements for their wedding?