Post # 1
I went to a wedding last night that can best be described as trendy. It was beautiful, don’t get me wrong, but it was one of those country/barn/lace/burlap/boots/suspenders weddings that are all over Pinterest. It just makes me wonder if the couple chose that theme because it suits them, or because it is so popular (only wondering that because I know this couple personally).
The thing that really got me, though, was the bride made a Harlem Shake video during the reception. She had the DJ announce what was about to happen, had everyone who had been dancing go out and drag the older folk to the dance floor, and we even rehearsed it before doing the “final” Harlem Shake. I thought it was really strange, but I may have a stick up my butt for all I know :P. Anyone else gone to a really trendy wedding, and what did you think of it?
Post # 3
I am going to what a predict will be a VERY trendy “shabby chic” wedding and I am dreading it. The wedding I am going to I know it is not their style. It’s mostly about the bride impressing people. She told me she had “no budget” for anything.
Post # 4
Not that im having one of those, or that I would, but i imagine i was probably really fun to go all out with a theme like that.. plus with all the stuff out there on pinterest there is endless inspiration. Im sure the pictures are going to look super cute!.. when people hate/dred things that are trendy or popular i always wonder if they are hipsters lol… except now being a hipster is trendy haha #tough
Post # 5
I’ve been to some that weren’t this bad, but I really didn’t prefer it.
I’m not a trendy person by nature… I try to avoid whichever latest fad is sweeping through. The reason is because anything oversaturated is no longer enjoyable. Much of trends are silly in the first place, and oversaturation of that comes very quickly, but other things would have been nice, but now that they’re trendy, they don’t have the same kind of pleasantness anymore. It’s like a popular song that’s been played one too many times…you don’t want to hear it anymore, now all you can concentrate on is what you don’t like about it.
That’s what distinguishes trends from classics, to me. The few things that become classic become so because they still retain their pleasantness even when you’re bombarded with it over and over. Most things simply don’t have that… after a certain saturation point, their flaws stick out more prominently than their beauty. Even when there’s something that would have been nice if it wouldn’t have been so overdone, there are always just-as-good, less-trendy options to go with, and those will always be more refreshing and enjoyable.
Post # 6
I’m not a fan of trendy burlap etc unless it really is who you are. That said, I would have a blast making a Harlem Shake video at a wedding, LOL.
Post # 7
@Ellyson: No, but I’d kinda like to go to the barn/burlap one! I do think they’re awfully cute.
I don’t know. I think the whole “theme” thing can get to be a bit much regardless of how trendy or not it is. Sometimes I think a theme sounds cool, other times I think it can sound odd or worst of all, like a kids birthday party.
The theme of my wedding reception was – “we got married, here’s the reception.” Okay, it did have a kind of minimal autumn theme but that was because we got married in October in the mountains so, you know. However, this is one of those things I’ll give a total pass on. Its not rude or inappropriate to have whatever theme and if the couple likes it? Meh.
Post # 8
Barn weddings are better than your bog standard banquet halls that have ruled the school for too many years. I’m happy that something else finally came along, even if it has been overdone.
Post # 9
There’s certainly nothing wrong with it if that’s what the couple wants, and it was super cute, I just felt a little like I was in a giant photo prop rather than a wedding.
Post # 10
I just don’t like themes; I find them too try-hard, and also, dare I say it, a bit ‘immature’. I also think that some brides get way too caught up in their theme and go a bit far with it.
People keep asking what our theme is; my reply? ‘Our theme is that there is no theme’. We want a classy, sophisticated, timeless wedding that reflects us, and we also want our guests to have a great time; that is all.
Post # 11
@Kandiss16: Shout out to Pat’s Kitchen in Norco, BEST soup on the planet! 🙂
OP what isn’t trendy these days? I agree that if it isn’t the couple’s personality it is a bit jarring to have a wendy that is so trendy but so different than the people you know and are there to support.
We had a vintage theme with chandeliers, candlelabras and was over the top romantic. Was it trendy? Perhaps. Was it us? Absolutely. Many people commented that our wedding was “so us” with the elegance, over the top bling (yep, that’s me), and romantic vibe. I’m sure that someone out there would say “bird cage card box…trendy” “photobooth…trendy” “engagement photos, stds, vintage…trendy, trendy, trendy.” Frankly I don’t care. 🙂
Post # 12
@Ellyson: I was so excited when I started finding cute ideas on Pinterest for my wedding then started to realize that all these cute ideas are WAY overdone. I texted my Maid/Matron of Honor the other day, after looking at Pinterest again, and got all Mommy Dearest on her: ‘NO MASON JARS AT MY WEDDING!!!’
Post # 13
@Treejewel19: haha im ALWAYS pleasantly suprised when somoene knows where norco is.. and pats kitchen on top of that lol 🙂
Post # 14
@Kandiss16: Horse town USA! I love that place. My aunt and uncle live in Jurupa so right down the road. I demand a visit to Pat’s every time I visit. MMMmmm Potato Cheese! 🙂
Post # 15
Never been to one of those pinterest weddings. I did see some photos from one fairly recently and I can’t honestly say that I didn’t judge them at all. Who cares what I or anyone else thinks though, brides and grooms should just do what they can afford and makes them happy.