(Closed) rustic/ shabby-chic decor overdone?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 17
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Im having a rustic vintage barn wedding. I knew thats what i wanted and have not second guessed myself once. Trend or not its what YOU want! 🙂

Post # 18
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had a pintrest wedding for sure, but everyone loved it! I got sooo many compliments on how pretty it all looked. I only had two women come up to me and say I had the “perfect pintrest wedding” and they ment it with the the utmost sincerity. 


I tried to interpret decor rather than copy it. In my opnion, more decor and a more solid theme is better than not enough decor and a wishy washy theme. 

Post # 19
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@Isabelle663: I feek ya girl. I see the comments on the repins and I just shake my head. I especially hate the “Here come the bride” signs that the kids carry down the aisle. I don’t even know why! The more I look at Pinterest, the more I don’t want to do anything people on Pinterest are doing. So I’m looking at it for inspiration and reinterpretation. ;D

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@Seashells7: Yeah, the mason jar thing is so overdone. So much in fact that they have mason jar shot glasses and ones with handles and a striped straw. I’ll be using some as luminaries though (because we got them for free from another friend’s wedding), but other than that, I’m trying to do something different.

The hubby-to-be seems to think the rustic barn weddings are more of a west coast thing, since we are both from the east coast and have never attended a wedding with this theme.

Post # 20
4687 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

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@julies1949:  Exactly! Who cares if it’s overdone. It’s trendy and beautiful.

Post # 21
6253 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I absolutely can’t speak to how any given set of guests will interpret the theme. But I do know my wedding planner was thrilled when I told her I was going with a theme of vintage–NON rustic.

I think the average person won’t know one way or the other whether it’s trendy, but I can’t imagine that the vendors aren’t getting a little tired of it.

Personally, if there are fun people, good food, a nice mix of music and a happy couple, I will enjoy a wedding, even if the theme is Evil Clowns.

Post # 22
1876 posts
Buzzing bee

@xoxovmarie:  A lot of people have done/ are doing the rustic wedding theme, so it is very trendy and a bit overdone.  The trend has not yet passed though, unfortunately, and remains popular.  

Why not go with something elegant and classy?  Then your photos will be timeless.  I think people will be able to look back at neo-rustic style wedding photos, and know the era of the wedding. It will be like looking at old wedding photos and knowing it was an 80’s wedding when you see the giant poofy sleeves and big hair, or a 70’s wedding when you see a barefoot bride in a hippie dress with a flower crown.

Post # 23
1979 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m personally over it- unless it is a true reflection of you. I grew up in the country and we had mason jars for our every day drinking cups- and hated it and it seemed so okie!  If you didn’t drink out of mason jars before your wedding, then why would you do so at your wedding?  If you dont own a pair of cowgirl boots, getting your first pair for your wedding is weird, IMO- then it is trendy and not you.  If your boots are your favorite shoes, you go line dancing every weekend, and you are country/ rustic- then have your rustic wedding! Your wedding should be a reflection of you, and not Pinterest.  But if you dont know the difference between a mare and a stallion, and its not you, then you should find something else more you.  And in case you are curious, there will not be any lace, burlap, or mason jars at my wedding- I’ve been to a bunch of those weddings already and they were pretty but its just not what I want for me personally.

Post # 24
2352 posts
Buzzing bee

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@rosie.jonesy.9:  amen.  Do what feels right.   

im a vintage girl n I’m having a vintage wedding because it’s me!!!  I don’t care about trends and neither should you

Post # 25
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014


i was the same way, I wanted the burlap, the babys breath but now I’m starting to change my mind. That decor is just way over used. Kind of like a song that has been played too many times on the radio. 

Post # 26
141 posts
Blushing bee

Even thought the rustic/shabby chic theme might be popular on pinterest, doesn’t mean the theme is tired or overdone. It is just a new theme that I think is here to stay. The bride should be able to have what she wants regardless of whether or not her theme is currently popular.

I also want to mention that rustic weddings are usually far more budget-friendly than most other types of weddings/receptions. So what if everyone has babysbreath bouquets now? You want to know why? It is not because it is “trendy.” It is because it makes a pretty statement for way cheap.




@FLBlonde93: – And why do you think it is unfortunate that the rustic theme has yet to pass? Would it not hurt you to hear that someone thought it was unfortunate that your wedding theme had yet to pass? Not a very thoughtful thing to say. Also, your definition of “classy” and “elegant” might not be the same as everyone elses. I happen to think that there is nothing classier than being true to yourself, and for me that means having a rustic wedding. Rustic is my elegance.




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