(Closed) What do you think is played out?

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Post # 62
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If I went to a vintage, rustic wedding where the bride wore a tiara and they had cupcakes and a photobooth, I’d be so happy because most weddings that I’ve been to were pretty uninspiring. I love that people are trying creative new ideas, even if they are being done by more and more brides who read blogs (and not all do). I’m looking forward to seeing more creative, non-traditional ideas.

Post # 63
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Blushing bee

@dancer22: There’s nothing wrong with designer shoes or dresses at all! I was just trying to say that sometimes I check out really well known photographers blogs and while their work is gorgeous they tend to shoot the same type of wedding over and over. I guess what I’m getting at is that things can be “played out” at any price point. For example, a photographer who charges $10,000 a wedding is going to take pictures at the nicest venues in the area, and most all the brides will tend to pick out designer shoes so you see a lot of red sole shoe photos, etc. It’s not that those things aren’t nice or I wouldn’t have wanted some of those things for my own wedding, just that if you look at the same photographers blog (or the same website, magazine, etc) all the time you may start to notice similarities and things that took your breath away the first time you saw it, while still beautiful are not so original the 10th time you’ve seen it.

As others have said before it’s all about doing what you love. Most of the stuff that’s played out in the wedding community you’ve never even seen before in real life. I LOVE cookies so I had a cookie buffet. I’ve never been to another wedding with one, but it’s a popular idea online (or at least the candy buffet is).

Post # 64
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Buzzing bee

OK, I know this isn’t a *trend but bouquet and garter toss     I hated these when I was younger and was actually creeped out when I was forced to join in when I was in HIGH SCHOOL   ewww, I didn’t get married until I was 29!

Post # 65
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I agree with ejs.  It totally depends on where you live and your family.  Yeah everything on here seems played out because we see it everyday.  

But to my friends and family our wedding was completely unique.  I was the first bride they had ever seen wear a birdcage veil.  We had the first chocolate wedding cake.  The first people who had brown tuxes instead of black (and we even inspired some of our engaged friends to now choose brown tuxes).  And the first with a unique guestbook.  I also received many compliments on how much everyone loved the vintage look I had going on with the whole wedding.

So yeah, maybe these things all seem played out here on the internet, but they aren’t at most weddings here in the midwest!  Some of the things you girls are mentioning – like candy bar buffets – haven’t even been done at any of the weddings I’ve gone to here in the midwest in the past couple years.  So I think it just depends on how many weddings you are invited to and where those weddings are taking place.  

 

Post # 66
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

two words: strapless wedding dresses. i think i went to two weddings in the last 4 years where the bride was NOT wearing a strapless dress! oy!

Post # 67
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Ok, so this is not helpful, but has to be said.

 

Your mom.

 

I win. 🙂

 

I think that trying too hard is played out at weddings. Being too stressed out and uptight is played out at weddings. Just my two cents.

Bridezilla is played out, basically.

Post # 68
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626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

red dresses, red embroidery on white dresses, red trimmed veils, red sashes.

Just anything mixing a more traditional looking gown and splashing red on it. I am not a fan and I hate to say this, but i think it is awful looking.

Post # 69
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

@snake- ditto. i saw a girl today trying on a dress and it looked like lady-times all over the back. (i was trying on dresses for my moh’s wedding. i’m her moh. lol)

Post # 70
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I couldnt agree more. I am not a fan of red on wedding dresses.

Post # 71
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626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

in my opinion they look too costume-y. This isnt counting the colored gowns i have seen that look formal but just dont look like a wedding dress gone red. I have to hold my tongue (or rather i just dont comment at all because if its not nice– then dont say it!) but yeah, dresses like the one below are just tacky IMO.

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Post # 72
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141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

mason jars…but i am totally having them all over the place at mine!

Post # 73
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes, while i am tired of seeing the vintage or rustic types weddings, i think it depends where you are..im in the south and the weddings i have been to have been in a church where they have a reception for like 30 mins to an hour and they dont even have dancing because it is not allowed! The color schemes are turquoise and white, red and black, hot pink and green, polka dots (think those ridiculous and expensive Southern Belle tshirts..if you have not seen them look them up.ew)..blah blah blah and all the BMs wear long dresses..they all look the same.. it’s like all the brides in the golden triangle area are missing their personalities, sorry i dont mean to offend but dang..can we get something different?!..oh and the Kenny G music! to me thats played out. i really think they just had the same coordinator…im asking for her name so i will NOT hire her.

Now i wont be having a bird/vintage wedding or photobooth or anything like that..I am doing alot of my things myself (thanx to the great ideas from here!) and we both want it to be classic..i actually want to splurge a bit on the food, while we’re having a buffet, its going to be more like a meal than a snack, i want our guests to celebrate our day and our union and i would like for them to stay for more than 1 hour..because damn it…i will wear my dress for as long as possible! lol I would love to have karioki but we cannot because more than likely we will be using the church’s hall.

 

Post # 74
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

LOL, watching WETV right now and SEEING over half the stuff metnioned here DONE! And it is “popular” or “trendy” and ya, I do agree with what was said before as far as it can be those things but also might just be the bride and WHO she really is. Like Cala Lillys, are my FAV,,,always have been. There will be SOME in my boquet and my Bridesmaid or Best Man, but i have ALWAYS loved them, and Vintage, I was tempted to do a vintage type wedding because I have always been into vintage/antique styel. I mean I am on B&W old classic movies, vinylrecord kinda gal! But it is kind of overdone so I am not doing that and OK with that too

Post # 75
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I guess when it comes down to it. If your guest haven’t seen it your wedding isn’t played out. I’m worried that I’m going to have something where people think, oh not that again. But the truth is my family isn’t looking at wedding blogs. I don’t even think 90% of our guest lists know that blogs exist. So if I do something that we think is played out, I’m comforted in knowing that my guests won’t even know.

Years from now people will look back at this time period and say “Remember when they had candy buffets? Remember when they did vintage weddings? ” Truth is mostly everything we do will be outdated in 4-5 years. I’m not going to stress.

Post # 76
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

The majority of things we are doing at our wedding I have never seen in real life. (photo area, diy flowers, decorations, etc, things with a rustic vibe) It is actually pretty funny that until this post I had no idea the things we are doing are actually so “trendy’ that they annoy others here. LOL. oh well. 

With the economy the way it is I think a lot of weddings are becoming DIY and crafty and turning away from the cookie cutter norm most weddings used to be and making things more funky, I like it. They are no longer from a book that a planner gives you, but people are branching out online and finding what fits them best.

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