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Worst/Most Overdone Wedding Trends
April 21, 2014
1:42 pm
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did you know I used to be a dancer
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March 14, 2013

Piggybacking off the "which fashion blogger trends do you want to go away" thread, which wedding trends do you find the worst, most overdone, most annoying? I'll start.

 

Mason jars

Ombre

Spraypainted mini animal figurines

That stupid "As two families become one, we ask that you choose a seat and not a side." sign

April 21, 2014
1:43 pm
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Feline Porklord
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January 8, 2014

Macarons. 

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April 21, 2014
1:55 pm
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lotzamotza
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April 14, 2014

sending a kid down the aisle with a 'here comes your girl, uncle whatever'. god i hate cutesy shit.

 

on that note: brides that dress their grooms to fit into their pin-gasmic fantasty – ie. a groom in suspenders and belt – honestly. 

April 21, 2014
1:59 pm
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Vanilla bean noel
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November 11, 2012

#elodiesterling #gimmefreestuff said
Piggybacking off the "which fashion blogger trends do you want to go away" thread, which wedding trends do you find the worst, most overdone, most annoying? I'll start.

 

Mason jars

Ombre

Spraypainted mini animal figurines

That stupid "As two families become one, we ask that you choose a seat and not a side." sign

OMG YES.drool

 

succulents everywhere

wrapping everything in burlap 

April 21, 2014
2:07 pm
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highfive
Hamprince of Meowtonia
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April 21, 2013

Burlap, mason jars, chalkboard signs

Cupcakes (or another individual dessert item) instead of cake. I like cupcakes but it's kind of weird that no one has a whole cake anymore! 

Everything looking like it's in a barn

Those photos where the bride and groom hold up signs that say things like "Happily Ever After!" 

Fedoras and hipster bowties on the groom and groomsmen

Converse as a shoe choice for the groomsmen

Toms as a shoe choice for the bridal party after they ditch their heels

April 21, 2014
2:08 pm
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Shrug B***h
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June 6, 2011

Chevron – oh god, the chevron! 

I've been seeing a lot of gingham lately too – is this the next big trend?

Also, what's the big deal with the "pick a seat not a side" signs? We were going to do something similar at our wedding because otherwise it's going to look like My Big Fat Greek Wedding (with 200 people on the groom's side and 20 on mine….)

April 21, 2014
2:08 pm
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GodsMonroeInvestmentProperty
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January 29, 2014

Mason Jars. I never want to see a damn mason jar again.

"Love is sweet, take a treat!" Candy bar or dessert table banners (we're having a dessert table instead of a cake so maybe I'm just hyper aware of this)

Intricate photo booth backdrops

MUSTACHES.

Related: I wish I could see some bouquets that aren't just the overgrown and cascading bohemian wildflower/succulent/peony type. It seems like all I can find pictures of are those over the top kinds or completely compact, single type of flower bouquets. I was hoping for something in the middle, but guess "medium normal flowers" aren't trendy right now.

Semi-related: Offbeat Bride had a wedding a few months ago where the groom wore a toy gun holster for no apparent reason and I judged REAL hard. I know it's "offbeat" but is stupid stuff like that really something you're gonna enjoy looking back on…? I guess I'm just getting sick of novelty for the sake of novelty idontknow

April 21, 2014
2:13 pm
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RIP in PEACE
Feline Porklord
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September 27, 2011

Not necessarily the worst, but cowboy boots.

April 21, 2014
2:27 pm
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happy little trees
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April 25, 2013

Shrug B***h said

Chevron – oh god, the chevron! 

I've been seeing a lot of gingham lately too – is this the next big trend?

Also, what's the big deal with the "pick a seat not a side" signs? We were going to do something similar at our wedding because otherwise it's going to look like My Big Fat Greek Wedding (with 200 people on the groom's side and 20 on mine….)

I'm just happy my username hasn't gone out of style!

Also confused what's wrong with a sign like that when the two sides are lopsided. Is it just the wording?

April 21, 2014
2:33 pm
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HamSweetHam
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April 2, 2012

Idontrun said
Not necessarily the worst, but cowboy boots.

I kind of like unconventional footwear with a frothy, fluffy gown. But although it may look cute when it's frosted and filtered and Instagrammed and Pinterested, it seems like it's really hard to pull off in reality. Too often it just looks haphazard or shabby.

April 21, 2014
2:53 pm
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Ditto
Feline Porklord
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October 10, 2012

My take on all the above mentioned trends is this…

I've seen a ton of those type weddings on Pinterest and the wedding blogs, but in reality… not so many. 

So…. I guess that my child's wedding this Saturday is going to be a Pinterest cliche.  We are having Mason jars, burlap, it's in a rustic setting, and the guys are wearing suspenders and bowties.

But… we live in the South. We are not tuxedo people and have no aspirations to be.  We are family oriented, casual, outdoor barbecue/garden party people… not cocktail party people. 

Her wedding is going to be reflective of that, because to have anything else would be uncomfortable, not us, and not them as a couple.

In my opinion… the only thing wedding that is not a trend is a black tuxedo and a white gown. Everything else comes and goes, as all trends do… whether it be fashion, decor, cars, hairstyles, etc.

I think the key to planning a wedding is to pick what is really important to you, and what is reflective of you as a couple, and not pick everything that you see on Pinterest just because it happens to be "in" at the moment.

April 21, 2014
3:17 pm
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Sending love and good humps youre way
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August 7, 2012

I'm so glad I – and most of my friends – got married before Pinterest.

April 21, 2014
3:20 pm
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Heather Mooney
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October 17, 2012

Agreed on the rustic/barn/burlap theme…

 

I got married this year and actually grew up in a rural area (yes, my parents do have a barn!) But now I've lived in a large urban city for years. My fiancee and I considered the whole barn theme for five seconds, but decided it wasn't for us. We're city folks and I'm not going to make all our guests drive 45 minutes to some barn in the middle of nowhere and have to worry about getting back to their homes or hotels from the sticks. I wanted to be close to hotels and bars for after the reception so everyone could have a good time and be able to walk to their hotel or cab it home. 



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