(Closed) Why does everything seem to be "rustic" theme?

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

Oh I totally feel you, sounds weird but I absolutely don’t want lots of white and roses and “weddingy” with lots of mirrors and white table cloths, white chairs, white white white.

its my idea of hell, every designer is like “look at our white stuff” NO! Go very far away.

 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

We are doing kind of an eclectic theme, a mix of modern and rustic.. I don’t really know what style you would call it to be honest.

But to answer your question, we are doing most of our own centrepieces and decor (well let’s be honest, I AM) and our decorator is kind of adding in some elements to finish it off. We are using upcycled lights as centrepieces, but we also have many geometric shapes that I’ve been collecting from target, marshalls, winners, etc… The colours are a mix of various metallics as well as bold berry toned florals (blush all the way to deep pinks and purples). We’re also incorporating lots of succulents and some birch accents (the succulents I grew in my garden.. again we are doing them ourselves). No idea how the finished product will turn out, but the closest thing I could find that resembles the vision in my head is this:

My suggestion is to just keep looking for a decorator that has items to make your “theme”. Many decorators have inventory that is specific to what is trendy with weddings, which at the moment.. is rustic items. I know when I approached my decorator almost a year and a half ago, I wanted lots of greenery but she didn’t have a vary large selection of things. Now that it is becoming more popular, she has a greenery backdrop, fake trees, table runners, and lots of other items that have become more popular over the last year or so. 

 

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Unless you find a floral designer that fits your aesthetic perfectly you need to supply reference pictures as to what you’re talking about. “Modern” and “edgy” is not at. all. descriptive. You need concrete terms about shape, lines, colors, textures, and flowers or (much easier) example pictures. Even if you show them a pic their recreation will be different.

The trend of rustic/undone is a backlash to the decade + long trend of tight formal fussy florals. If you want something else you’ll just have to be more specific!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

It probably seems this way bc thats what most people come in requesting. Cuurrent themes are likely easier for vendors to keep up with. Not many people think outside the box. We’re living in a Pinterest overloaded nightmare of trends. I barely knew what a succulent was before joining this site now I’m seeing them mentioned everywhere. 😩 If you want something done right its best to do it yourself if possible. No one knows your vision better so why pay them and waste money.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I am a country girl and I have to laugh at the rustic themes because the majority of brides who want the rustic theme haven’t lifted a hay bale or canned food in a Mason jar in their lives.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

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overstressedbride :  you’ll just have to keep looking till you find someone who gets what you’re talking about then. I found my floral designer through my photographer. I told her what I was looking for and she said oh then you must look at _______. I looked _____ up and she was perfect for me. Maybe search for wedding website/magazine/blog posts about modern/edgy florals in your region and they’ll list the vendors at the end of the post. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Have you tried finding specific flowers, colors, and vase types that you are looking to see? If you are entering shops that are overflowing with rustic and classic, then that is the inventory from which the florists are going to pull a mock up from.

I understand your frustrations with paying for a service, and having to do the leg work yourself, however as you have stated that your options are somewhat limited, it might be the only way to get what you want. 

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

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overstressedbride :  Gotcha. Totally understandable. In that case you’ll probably have to keep searching until you find a florist that can accomplish what you need. MrsBussleBee made some nice suggestions. 🙂 Good luck

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2027

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overstressedbride :  Rustic and classic are two different things. Also, tall centerpieces are not rustic, most of the them anyway. 

Either way, you are going to have to show some inspiration for them to get an idea. Most florsits are not the kind of “designer” you are talking about. And if you want to have that kind of designer, you really will have to pay a pretty penny to get them. 

Most everyone is going to show you or ask for examples, because they can not see inside your head to know exactly what you have pictured. 

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