(Closed) What do you think is played out?

posted 12 years ago in Themes
Post # 77
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

ha charm bracelet… unless we have the same guests at our weddings .lol…i’m in yorba linda  and doing a vintage/rustic feel  😉

Post # 78
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yeah in 5 years everything we are doing right now is going to be outdated.  Just like chocolate fountains were so hot 5 years ago.  Now they seem really outdated for weddings.

Post # 79
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I still want a chocolate fountain.  They’re so yummy.  Good thing I’m having my wedding in Cincinnati, OH which is perpetually 5 years behind the timee.

Post # 80
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with the posters who said that since we are all sort of immersing ourself in wedding planning, reading blogs, etc. we tend to see a lot of the same stuff over and over again and it can seem overdone when in reality it isn’t. I’ve never been to a wedding with cupcakes instead of cake, a photo booth, a condy buffet, a birdcage veil, a bird theme, a rustic theme, mason jars, etc etc etc but it tends to be all over the place in magazines and blogs.

Oh, and chocolate fountains are to delicious to go out of style IMO. I mean, seriously – YUM.

Post # 81
368 posts
Helper bee

Bees – I wonder if we could turn this tread into “What over-used wedding idea are you PROUDLY having at your wedding?” If that was the case, mine would include… photo booth, candy bar, birdcage veil with fascinator, damask, and brightly colored shoes. Despite the “trendy” feel, I am SO EXCITED to be planning my special day. And to 90% of my guests, they will have NO IDEA that this stuff is “trendy”.

Post # 82
614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I’ve attended about 30 weddings in the last 3 years. I am so sad to see things I saw randomly and loved and decided to do… considered “played out.” I have loved damask forever.. and now its everywhere. I wanted a birdcage veil and fascinator– every wedding i went but one this year, the bride had a fascinator. I stopped dead when I saw sticks with crystals hanging off as a centerpiece… and it seems a lot of people in blog land have done it now. I thought peacock feathers would be different… and it is to me IRL but not online! Purple has been a favorite color of mine for a long time… and I went to 4 weddings this year with purple as the color. It’s kind of a bummer, because what I thought would be unique is totally “trendy” slash played out I guess.

Plus, my fiance’s family is wedding-ed out now. 6 weddings this fall… nothing will be fresh, even though we are all pretty different. Three of us planned from ideas from the same blogs and you can tell. 🙂 I saw one candy bar though– the first time I have actually seen one in person.

At the same time, outside of my fiance’s family, most people havent attended the volume of weddings I have and I am the first of my generation to get married in my family. I thought magnet save the dates were pretty standard but like 15 people went out of their way to tell me what a neat idea they thought that was– very impressed. 

It’s my hope that people will have a great time at our wedding and not notice if something is played out or something. :-/ If they do.. I hope they can enjoy themselves anyway. We tried to plan an event that is “us” and includes elements we love.



Post # 83
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m just curious for some examples of vintage-overdone and vintage-classic.

I’d say some of my wedding was vintage, but I also think that is my style.  We also had our reception at a cool historic house w/ a fun backstory…

I am pretty old fashioned in some ways, and I wanted a conservative dresses, etc, but I don’t think it seemed overly theme-y.

Post # 84
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love the j crew bm dresses.  I think it’s very in and will remain in for the bm’s to have dresses they will actually wear again instead of silk or satin monstrosities that will do nothing but hang in closets for years to come (trust me I know this).

I think the vintage is pretty, but I honestly would like to see a wedding blog with NO vintage in it for a change.  It’s just not my style and would like to see more of destination weddings, encore weddings, and of course, very very elegant weddings and outdoor weddings.  I’m going to do an outdoor wedding and it’s not going to be vintage.

I think “action stations” are also something that’s current, and not sure how I feel about it except for desserts.  “Mini” stuff either seems to be the trend.  From teeny servings of mac and cheese to cheeseburgers  (aka the slider) to mini dips in teeny containers, that seems to be all over the place and i’m not quite sure that’s something I’m fond of.  If I bring you a nice gift to your wedding, give me a plate of some good food.

Post # 84
395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’ve never been to a rustic wedding, but I know several people who have had one. That’s played out for me. But than again, I’m in a lower income small town where “rustic” is the cheapest way to go. Mason jars at Goodwill. Barns aplenty.

I’ve been to one wedding with cupcakes. Thought it was a cool and economic idea.

Post # 85
49 posts

Bump!! What are you guys tired of seeing / think is cute but wouldn’t do at your wedding bc its so trendy, or whatever…

For me…  

– pallet signs

– photobooths with costumes/props

– mad lib guestbook or rsvp thingys

– anything burlap


Post # 86
6237 posts
Bee Keeper

Things we had that I didn’t realise at the time were over done


– groom in blue suit

– peonies (they’ve always been my favs. Didnt know it was a thing)

– pick and mix (aka candy table to the USA bees)

– coloured shoes (blush colour cos I couldn’t see the point in buying ivory that I’d never wear again.)

Post # 87
2314 posts
Buzzing bee

I love that this thread was revived.  As I read the post from 7 years ago I am beginning to realize that some things are not going to change so easily.  

Things that I like and hope never change

-photobooths – Who doesnt love a great selfie?  I wish they came up with unique backdrops instead of tossing more props around.

-Colored shoes – They are shoes!  who dosnt love a bit of self expression from the “soul”?

– late night snacks and candy bars.  How could food ever be over done?  You gotta eat!

things I’m over…

– Im over the brown burlap, and pretty much the everything to do with a rustic theme.  Unless Rustic is part of your culture it seems very costume-like to me.  

– everything cookie-cutter from the wedding aisles – They are a great starting place but often it can look a mess if not much thought is put into it

– Engagement photo STDs

– subtle bridal jewelry

– White wedding gowns – I didnt realize how much I would have liked to wear bold color until after my wedding.  The white dress is so engraned in our culture  that I didnt even think about it and I am ready to see a new generation of brides rocking bolder colors. 

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