(Closed) Spinoff x2: What trendy things are making the cut? (a positive thread!)

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 16
585 posts
Busy bee

Lol, I like this thread much more. My planning isn’t set in stone, but some “trendy” stuff I wanna do:

-mismatched bridesmaid dresses

-considering a brooch bouquet (because I love the idea of being able to keep it forever, or pass it down)

-probably a sparkly wedding belt, and possibly a mermaid dress, cause I love them

-might utilize one of those damn chalkboards for something lol

-my engement ring is a “trendy” halo

Post # 18
585 posts
Busy bee

blankenshiptobe:  I freaking love your trendy dress (*tulle drool*), trendy cowboy boots and trendy burlap bouquets! Fabulous!

Post # 19
849 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yes, this thread is nicer. I don’t think trends are “bad”–only if you do it for the sake of being trendy and not because you genuinely like it!

Here’s a trend that we did–chalkboard signs. I think it matched our rustic Italian theme and, really, I don’t know how else I would have made large signs so inexpensively? Just a couple $2 frames from the thrift store and some paint!

And yes, we did the Jenga guestbook that you see all over Pinterest, but honestly it is our favorite game! Why not? ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 21
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015


bling everywhere ! My dress my tiara my bridesmaids

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Post # 23
1678 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

stephncollins:  thank you! my grandma, mom, and aunt made all the cakes (pound cakes in 6 flavors) and yes the bouquets were lavender and from etsy…smelled great and looked pretty (and kept me from having to deal with real flowers on the wedding day – one less thing!)

frogprincess:  thanks for all the trend love! its so strange how i didn’t even know what i liked was trendy until i started spending time on the bee! i thought glam weddings were so chic and then all of a sudden i was one of the cool kids ๐Ÿ˜‰ hahaha! its probably because i live in a larger city and there aren’t a lot of rustic places to get married – so i never see rustic weddings here. we went 2 hours outside of the city to get our location.

Post # 24
48 posts
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m having a “rustic country” wedding in a barn full of lace, burlap, wildflowers, and mason jars which people think is trendy.  However, my fiancé is from the country and we are getting married in his hometown so it fits our personalities.  We want to keep it somewhat casual and focus on having fun instead of fancy floral arrangements.  I don’t get what people have against mason jars on the other threads, they’re so cheap!

Post # 25
849 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

stephncollins:  Thank you! I found a free download of circle and laurels and they came in so handy! I could never free-hand draw something like that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 26
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

stephncollins:  I like this thread ๐Ÿ™‚ Granted I got married a year and a half ago, so I already have enough distance from my wedding planning decisions to feel comfortable mocking them a bit, lol.

I loved my “ZOMG SO TRENDY” sparkly belt on my otherwise simple dress! I am sure the sheer one-shoulder design of my dress is also appallingly trendy. 

I guess our wedding was on the rustic side. We didn’t go out of our way for the vibe, but we are outdoorsy and un-fussy people and it seemed right that our wedding fit our personalities… trend or no trend. So we had tree slices under the centerpieces, we got married outside at a gorgeous log cabin/lodge, and our guest book binding was made of engraved wood. No burlap or mason jars, but I did have baby’s breath in my hair and I guess baby’s breath is a trend?

We did not have a “color theme” as such because we went without a bridal party, but to the extent things coordinated, I had a lot of peach/cream/sage in the florals and decor, and I gather that anything in the mint/peach/coral range is now a sin. But, but, but, they went so well with my rustic log cabin! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 27
1565 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Great thread idea! I saw a thread on The Knot where they tore apart many of the current trends, which I think was probably hurtful to those who were including those elements in their weddings. I don’t particularly care if something I’m doing is trendy or not, which applies not only to the wedding but also to how I dress, what I drive, what I read, etc. I just don’t want it to look like Pinterest threw up all over my wedding. My wedding hasn’t happened yet, but I plan on:

-Sparkly belt if my dress doesn’t already have enough bling. I actually think having a ribbon sash now looks like a dated trend, and I like the idea of having some structure at my waist since that’s my thinnest part.


-Cupcakes instead of cake. It’ll be cheaper since I can make half of them myself and guests can have their pick of fun flavors. Also, I’m known in some circles as the cupcake queen so it makes sense to serve some of my creations.

-Maid of honor might choose to wear cowboy boots since that’s what she primarily wears in her regular life. I hate hate hate uncomfortable shoes so I’d rather she not spend money on dress shoes that she’ll kick off as soon as the ceremony’s over. Besides, I actually think boots look cute with fancy dresses.

-There will be blood! Er, I mean lace. There will be lace. The only reason there won’t be burlap with the lace is because I’m afraid it’ll shed on things.

-A photobooth if we can swing it financially



Post # 28
5221 posts
Bee Keeper

I will always love vintage and rustic weddings. They aren’t “trendy” if they are true to who the couple is.

I am determined to have a bouquet like this, but maybe wrapped in lace instead.

I also totally want donuts instead of cake. Maybe a bundt cake on top for my topper. I totally want a log slicer server.



Post # 29
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Winery

Halo ring, photobooth, a strapless dress, and brightly colored shoes


Post # 30
438 posts
Helper bee

I had NO IDEA bridal belts were trendy. I heart them when they complement the dress well, and have no idea why anyone wouldn’t like them! Lol. I also didn’t know halos were trendy. I always considered them “antiquey-looking” and thought they have been around for decades.

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