Post # 32
@joya_aspera: I think it depends on the circles you run in… I have one non-marrying friend who follows wedding trends but I could proabably lift a wedding straight from pinterest and she’d be the only one I know who noticed… so I guess you have to (as in all things) consider your guest list. I would definitely be more self conscious about that sort of thing if I knew I had more trend following guests!
Post # 33
@PrincessConsuelaBananaHammock: I just had to say, Best.Username.Ever! Lol
Post # 34
Personally I am bummed when people post that they’re doing an ice cream sundae bar or a candy bar or whatnot and they’re all apologetic like, “I know it’s soooo been done!”
I have never been to a wedding with one of these delicious bar options!!! It CANNOT go out of style before I experience it! IT SOUNDS SO AMAZING.
Also, I think the trends are kind of fun. Like I want to get a jumping shot, and then when I’m showing my kids my album I can be like, “jumping shots were all the rage back then! everyone got a jumping shot!” Who cares about being the first one to ever think of something, I’m all about being on the bandwagon of good things.
Post # 35
@Bebealways: Maybe it does depend on the guest list… I’m thinking about urbanites, I guess. But one definitely doesn’t have to follow a trend to be aware of it.
For example I was really not a “wedding planning” type person before being engaged and I was still aware of the big trends because of other people getting married. But then I do generally have awareness of trends, even though I generally don’t follow them. Someone may think I wear bootcut jeans when skinny jeans are in fashion, or yellow gold when platinum is in fashion, because I don’t know what’s in fashion and what’s not… but that wouldn’t be correct at all, know what I mean? But then, I think being aware of trends in general is more common for people who live in the downtown of big cities, which is where my social reference group is coming from.
Post # 36
@PrincessConsuelaBananaHammock: I’m pretty anti-trends. I want to see weddings that represent who the couple are inside. It gripes me to see city girls wearing coutry boots and getting married in a barn. It’s not you!!
(That and I’m bitter because I AM a country girl who fishes, farms, and works at a heavy machinery auction. So I guess it isn’t so much that I don’t like trends, I just don’t like wanna-be-country trends!!)
@kerensa: hahaha. I thought the same thing!!
@canarydiamond: I just have to say that I LOVE THE HUNGER GAMES. Have you read it? I have always enjoyed reading, but I’ve never read something that I literally couldn’t put down.
Post # 37
I was in a wedding a year ago that had one of THOSE signs…You know, the “choose a seat, not a side” signs? Even a year ago, it had been all over the internet and the only thing I could say to the other Bridesmaid or Best Man was “well, thank God for pinterest, huh?”
I do not embrace every trend because every trend doesn’t suit me. The example above is an example of one that doesn’t. Mason jars don’t. Informal shoes don’t.
Feathers, fit and flare, mismatched Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, and a shrimp and grits bar do suit me, so I’m doing them.
I have no problem with trends, and I think it is inevitable that one day my pictures will look dated. Therefore, I’m doing what I want and I think everyone else should, too. To each her own!
Post # 38
I’m a hipster. my fiancé is a hipster. It’s who we are. So yes, we are having a ‘trendy hipster’ wedding. And it’s going to be frickin awesome 🙂
Post # 39
@Bebealways: I think I love you!
Post # 40
I just don’t like stuff that is at 99% of weddings, like in Australia the candy buffet and the photobooth were HUGE last year, not sure about this year. But we’re not having either just because it’s so overdone.
That said, we have a vintage feel about some of the stuff (hair styles, flowers) but that is just my personal taste.
Post # 41
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I’m having a “trendy” wedding in many ways – mason jars, wildflowers, lawn games, flowers in my hair, generally laid-back and outdoors, etc.
It’s annoying because I loved all that stuff way before it got popular on Pinterest and SMP. I am a rustic country girl period, not because it’s popular.
Oh well – I’ll just be flattered that my style is suddenly the cool thing to be 🙂
Post # 42
I feel like there’s a huge difference between trend and style. If your style is rustic, and vintage (as mine is and my home and clothing reflect this) then it’s not a trend for you, it’s your style. I think it becomes a trend when everyone starts doing it because its a different feel that they want to adopt, or they see it plastered on magazines so they just want to recreate it and it takes off. Vintage is definitely a trend right now… it sealed the deal a few weeks back when I saw that Oriental Trading was now creating a “vintage” wedding line, which actually looks more shabby chic. But I can assure you that I have been collecting my real vintage items from thrift stores for years before I was even dating my husband, and those items were in my wedding decor, because they were me, not because they were on trend. I beleive that a wedding should be an event about the couple, and it should reflect their style. If that is vintage with mason jars, then go for it!
Post # 43
I think it’s not anti-trend but being sick of seeing the same thing over and over.
Post # 44
why does anyone care what anyone else does. Don’t like it? Don’t do it yourself. But don’t harsh on other people’s fun.
Post # 45
@theshannondee: Right?! Enough already.
I mean, I get that a lot of people like the hipster/vintage wedding trends, but in 50 years when you look at photos of yourselves with stupid moustaches on sticks, you’re going to think “what the hell were we thinking?”.
Post # 46
I’m trying to avoid trendy things just because that’s my style – I’ve always preferred classic, timeless things. For the record, though, one of my FAVORITE things about weddings is that you can ALWAYS tell what decade they were. I just think that’s so neat. Who cares if you have an ’80s cascading bouquet, poofy sleeves, and a headpiece? Or a ’00s pickup dress with Tiffany blue and brown as a color scheme? That’s what makes your wedding a sign of the times.
I personally wanted a mason jar/shabby chic wedding vibe when I first imagined my wedding – probably a good 15 years ago. When I told my mom, she told me I was crazy for wanting to decorate with “trash and weeds” (mason jars and baby’s breath). By the time it was time to actually plan the wedding, that theme just didn’t seem special to me, and not “me” because EVERYONE else was doing it.
We will have some trendy accents – I’m wearing a black sash, my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are different styles (J.Crew silk chiffon in gallery green), and one of my main wedding flowers will be ranunculus, which are trendy now, apparently. Oh, and we’re having a photobooth. But nothing that will REALLY stick out as “wow, that’s obviously a wedding from 2014”. Hopefully. 😉