(Closed) Who else in NOT having a rustic themed wedding in 2014?

posted 8 years ago in Themes
Post # 47
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Meeee. We’re doing sort of a basic, modern, semi-glitzy, wedding. With red and black and not a touch of burlap. My Maid/Matron of Honor and her DH did the whole rustic theme. It was VERY them. And very, very cute. But my dress won’t even have a touch of lace. It’s sparkly and satin.

Post # 48
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Blushing bee

@GretaMae316:  We dont really have a theme either. Its going to be very casual. We are having a brunch reception and it is going to be in a open ballroom. Our colors are light blue and yellow.

Post # 49
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2003

I got excited when I saw this. I am over the country barn thing. It isn’t even cheaper than a more traditional theme anymore because it is so mainstream.  I get it for people who love the outdoors or live in a rural setting. We did a timeless romance theme for our renewal last month. Colors were pink, gold and ivory. I can post pics if you want. It was hard to find supplies because so much is geared toward the rustic trend. 

 

 

 

Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Our theme is technically classic elegance I suppose but it really is an us theme. My Fiance favorite color is yellow so our colors are yellow and pink so we can have pink carns (my fav flowers) and grey. We love sports so we have that in our jersey guest book, ticket STDs and escort cards and table names. We are having a formal evening wedding in a manor with a lot of food and a lot of fun. Theme didn’t really play into it past that. We really just want people to come and say “this is so them!” 

 

Post # 51
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@peonyinparis: burlap, mason jars, brown paper bags, vintage luggage, cowboy boots, chalkboards, paper lanterns, wooden crates, twine, fruit as decorative items/placecards….have I left anything out?

 

Wow– that sounds like the comprehensive list of everything i DONT want at my wedding!! Add peacocks. I hate the peacock thing, but i think that might be a seperate theme from the burlap wedding insanity. 

 

Post # 52
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2003

One last funny tidbit: I was attacked on FB because after spending hours looking for a table runner that was neither linen nor burlap I was over the barn theme and posted a rant on FB. Everyone said I am narrow minded. I would say I have sense enough not to spend thousands of dollars on a wedding that looks like it was heald in uncle Jed’s dirty shed with grandma Lucy’s nick nacks. It just isn’t for me. Lol.

 

Post # 53
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2003

@cantonbride:  you forgot the mustaches on a stick, the paper flowers, doilies, photo booth, and mismatched place settings. 

Post # 54
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Sirenbee87:  I cant take credit for that list as it was @peonyinparis ‘s. But I am so with you on those things. I’ve really always hated the mustaches because.. i dont get it, and I dont like hipsters. Photo booths I think are a fun thing that guests usually enjoy, but I am not having one for cost pretty much. Although if i did have one, I would make sure there were no effing mustache props. 

 

Post # 55
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

:puts hand up: Me!  I guess I’m going for a quirky yet elegant feel.  Paper flowers in whites and browns with chandelier crystal sprigs, gold/champagne elements like votives, mismatched vases, etc.  Neutral palette with lots of shimmer and ecletic bits.

With all that said, while rustic is all over pinterest, I haven’t personally seen a single mason jar centerpiece/burlap with lace combo/ etc. at a real wedding (and I’ve been to a lot of ’em).  I’d actually love to see a rustic wedding done right!

Post # 56
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2003

@cantonbride:  I agree photo booths can be lots of fun!

Post # 57
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Sirenbee87:  Oh my god, moustache props! Totally forgot about those. 

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@cantonbride:  Peacocks! You mean having real peacocks amble around the reception, or like a taxidermy theme? 

I think our anti-rustic stance is more a reflection of us as a couple, and our families and friendship circle rather than purely not wanting a popular wedding theme. We’re not hipsters, none of our friends are hipsters, quite a few older (in their 30s and 40s) and I guess have a more sophisticated, formal aesthetic in general. Both of our families (Asian, European) are on the formal side. 

The other thing is, when you first start wedding planning, Pinterest can be so overwhelming. Pom poms! Lanterns! Balloons! Twinkly lights and chandeliers and birdcages! Chair banners and customised cake toppers and cutesy signs for the little ones to carry down the aisle! I pinned a lot of stuff, and ended up deleting 95% of it when I calmed down and realised they weren’t to our taste at all. 

Post # 58
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@GretaMae316:  Not rustic at all- no burlap, lace, or mason jars allowed! 😉

Classy all the way- royal purple and sparkle and hints of blush for colors.  Lakeside gazebo ceremony, waterfall cocktail hour, and ballroom reception with LOTS of chandeliers! Maybe slightly french-inspired with candelebras and lots of flowers.

And a superhero photobooth for my comic book nerd fiance!

Post # 59
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Blushing bee

No rustic here! I’ve been to a couple very cute rustic weddings… but it’s not my style.
My Fiance and I are having a “dark and romantic” wedding. Our colours are black, purple, and white. We want low lighting, lots of candles and with a “romantic sleepy hollow type feel”

Post # 60
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 I’m doing wishes and whimsical theme with the colors as white, gray, and orange…lots of candles, paper lanterns, and string lights 

At the end we plan on handing out wish lanterns so that guests can send off their wishes 

Post # 61
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My theme is whimsical and wishes. The colors are white, orange, and gray and there will be lots of string lights, paper lanterns, candles, and rose petals. At the end guests will receive wishing lanterns to send off their wishes 

Sorry for posting twice…did it from my phone and it didn’t show me it posted

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