(Closed) Why is everybody doing rustic???

posted 5 years ago in Themes
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Aquaria:  Or they might just look back and remember the wonderful day they had marrying their best friend, just like those who got married in a hotel ballroom or similar. Just a thought.

Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Kellym84:  Of course they’ll remember the wedding for what it is but in terms of decor rustic weddings for city folks are pretty much a fad. 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

adomke:  I can feel ya. Fiance and I are totally having an outdoors forest themed wedding because we love being outside and it’s who we are. Pinecones are probably going to end up everywhere, and ferns. But it fits us. Our venue has this gorgeous moss covered old sandstone brick lodge that will be the backdrop for the ceremony. The venue coordinator told us of one bride who came in to look at it  and seriously asked if they could take the moss off the building, because she didn’t like all that green stuff. Lady, it’s in a forest, on a river – you’re gonna have green! 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

adomke:  my (now husband) and i are very casual, laid back, and simple people…and we wanted our wedding to reflect that. i am also from the country (mountains of NC) and wanted to bring out some aspects of the way i grew up. we had BURLAP *QUEUE GASPING* and pretty lace details…a wooden cake topper, birdcage centerpieces, dried lavender for flowers, and were married at a historic log cabin/lodge in a state park. the decor of our home is very rustic and cottage with antiques (we collect) and very casual. we love to camp, kayak, hike, and spend as much time outdoors as possible, and we wanted our wedding to reflect who we are. we actually used a lot of decor from our home for wedding accents.

that’s why MY wedding was rustic. LONG LIVE BURLAP! i hope that explains some of it 😉

Post # 20
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

People keep posting about this “rustic” trend but I have yet to see one in real life. Actually, must people I have asked about it IRL have never been to one either.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Aquaria:  Yeah I understand that – but I guess a lot of what we live with in day to day life as well as wedding trends are fads… fashions going in cycles etc.

I guess as long as everyone is happy with their decorations, it doesn’t matter. But if I were getting married in a city (which I never would lol) I don’t think I would go for a rustic look….

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I think it’s an easy and inexpensive thing to DIY that looks beautiful. Weddings are so expensive as it is and I’m guessing a lot of people are trying to pinch pennies on decor. I know I’m trying to use what I have – I’ve been saving grandom glass bottles and painting them. 

Tree slices, if you live in the country and have a saw… they’re free. <br />Mason jars are inexpensive and if your mom/grandmother did canning in the past you can probably get those free too.<br />Burlap & twine… cheap. <br />Baby’s breath…. cheap.

 

Whereas, Glamour is a bit harder and more expenesive to pull off. Sequins and glitter and big vases full of roses.

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We have a few country touches at our wedding (burlap and lace runners *GASP*) but it isn’t the theme.  We are also from the sticks so it makes sense to me. 

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

adomke:  Personally I having rustic elements to my wedding because that’s who we are. My Fiance and I grew up and live in the country, we’re super outdoorsy people, and we both love natural woods and a lot of the things that seem to go with the rustic theme. We’re not so much doing a ‘cowboy rustic’ theme, but more so a ‘country woodsy’ theme with the colours to reflect a rustic glam (pinks, creams, golds, browns, earth tones), which truly is a combo of our styles. It too is indoors.

I can’t answer why everyone seems to be doing rustic, but that’s why we are. I’m a little annoyed with this trend as having rustic elements (wood platters, burlap and lace ect) are things I’ve wanted for a long time, but really who cares. At least it makes it easier to get items, and unless our guests watch wedding trends, they won’t no any different especally because our wedding will be so personalized.

Post # 25
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2969 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

‘Rustic’ ‘vintage’ ‘whimsical’ ‘modern’ ‘contemporary’ ‘ traditional’ 

who cares? 

My wedding theme will be a cross between ‘damn I ate too much, I hope I don’t split my pants while dancing’ and ‘ooh shiny. I’ll take two’

Post # 26
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Bee Keeper

 

Kellym84:  That sounds beautiful! I hope you post a recap.

Post # 27
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794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

adomke:  it actually annoys me, because we’re getting married outside, live in an outdoorsy town and the “rustic” theme would actually really represent us… but instead I’m avoiding burlap, and going too crazy with tree cookies and things that would have been super cute for our wedding because I don’t want it to look like Pinterest threw up on our wedding. 

I totally agree because I don’t understand why people in cities that live very city and modern lifestyles are choosing to have rustic themed weddings. 

 So anyway we’re going for a romantic forest “theme” instead 

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

my fiance and i are really outdoorsy people. we didn’t exactly want a “rustic” wedding- we wanted something organic, woodsy, etc. but rustic was a term people understood. when i was discussing with wedding vendors, i used other terms to talk about my theme. but with people who weren’t in wedding planning, i used “rustic” just to say we didn’t want a typical “prom” wedding. we had our ceremony outside, no rustic accents or anything, and had our reception in a fishing club that happened to have some burlap/mason jar accents. other than that, we didn’t have any of the typical rustic things, we just had natural, organic decor.

Post # 29
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Busy bee

Group think.  The same reason everyone agrees with each other on the Bee.  P.S.  Why was that thread closed by the moderator this morning?  Lost some respect for WeddingBee when I saw that.  You don’t like that people accuse the content on the site of being repetitive and so you close the thread?  What’s up with that?

Post # 30
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285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I suppose I had a rustic theme, but it was mainly due to budget.  You can’t really pull off uber-formal glitz and glam very well on a budget (IMO).  

My family already owned a ton of Mason jars, the venue we chose had lots of history and natural wood elements to it already (and we did have our ceremony outside on their lawn by the river), and I DIY’ed a lot.  To make our centerpieces I had a friend cut a wood log into slices for free, found some cute lanterns at the dollar store, put a few flowers in a mason jar and lit candles everywhere.  Cheap cheap cheap.  I made chalkboards out of dollarstore frames and spray paint to make signs for the guestbook, cards, etc.  I found I could get away with more imperfect/non-matching decor with a rustic theme but still have it look nice.

Then I didn’t need fancy uplighting, draping fabrics for the head table, I used cheaper flowers, etc.

So, in summary, I believe (for me anyway) it’s all about budget.

EDIT: And besides, I like it.  Who cares what everyone else in the world is doing!

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 1 month ago by  MissKayDee.

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