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Worst/Most Overdone Wedding Trends
April 21, 2014
3:26 pm
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Calmer than you are
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January 27, 2014

photo booths w/ or w/o props.  but especially with the damn props.

 

choreographed first dances.

April 21, 2014
3:38 pm
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gold elephant
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Meows: 325
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November 13, 2012

Mason jars ( I want to break all of them) Stick to using them for canning 

Burlap

Succulents

Photo booths

Multiple wedding dresses. You only get to wear the dress one time in your life just suck it up and wear it for the whole night. 

 

I think people think because it's on Pinterest then the trend is acceptable and on trend that is not always the case. 

April 21, 2014
4:01 pm
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pommed
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January 23, 2014

Wedding hashtags. 

Crowd-sourcing photography with a site like Wedpics and berating guests who aren't constantly snapping photos. Has happened at the last two weddings I've attended–sorry I don't want to spend my evening taking grainy cell pics of you two!

Photobooths with props.

Overly clever guest books.

Super personalized and overly elaborate wedding favors. I don’t care that you stayed up the last 8 nights making salsa in adorable customized jars—I can’t take that shit back with me on a plane. 

Dessert buffets (authentic Pittsburgh cookie tables don't count).

Burlap/mason jars/chevron/mustaches/barns.

Having the groomsmen dress like they are in the effing lollipop guild (cutesy cardigans, bow ties, suspenders–ENOUGH). Also, when the bride is wearing a big ballgown and the groom is wearing skinny pants and suspenders, they tend to look like they are going to two different weddings.

In general, the idea that every little detail has to be personalized for your specific wedding. Your wedding cake/programs/decorations don’t have to “mean something.” They can just be something you like. Not everything has to be fraught with meaning/stamped with a logo. 

April 21, 2014
4:08 pm
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Sheridan Bucket
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April 11, 2012

I went to a wedding a few summers ago that was like an explosion of every blogger/Pinterest wedding trend. As far as I can recall, it featured:

 

Birdcage veil

Groom and groomsmen with only tenuous Scottish connections in kilts

Globes on every table

A stack of antique-looking books on every table

Suitcase of antique handkerchiefs with a note saying something like "Don't ruin your makeup! Wipe away your tears with these handkerchiefs, collected with love from thrift stores by (Bride)"!

Suitcase of pashminas

"Ring warming" ceremony

Handfasting ceremony

Cupcakes

"Signature" cocktail for the couple

Couches and easy chairs outside

"Mr" and "Mrs" signs on the back of the groom and bride's chairs

Typewriter instead of a guestbook

 

No mustaches, Mason jars, or photo booth, though!

April 21, 2014
4:15 pm
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pegatha
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November 7, 2012

pommed said
Wedding hashtags. 

Crowd-sourcing photography with a site like Wedpics and berating guests who aren't constantly snapping photos. Has happened at the last two weddings I've attended–sorry I don't want to spend my evening taking grainy cell pics of you two!

Photobooths with props.

Overly clever guest books.

Super personalized and overly elaborate wedding favors. I don’t care that you stayed up the last 8 nights making salsa in adorable customized jars—I can’t take that shit back with me on a plane. 

Dessert buffets (authentic Pittsburgh cookie tables don't count).

Burlap/mason jars/chevron/mustaches/barns.

Having the groomsmen dress like they are in the effing lollipop guild (cutesy cardigans, bow ties, suspenders–ENOUGH). Also, when the bride is wearing a big ballgown and the groom is wearing skinny pants and suspenders, they tend to look like they are going to two different weddings.

In general, the idea that every little detail has to be personalized for your specific wedding. Your wedding cake/programs/decorations don’t have to “mean something.” They can just be something you like. Not everything has to be fraught with meaning/stamped with a logo. 

This is the worst thing about today's weddings to me. If you want to take advantage of the chance to get all dressed up and wear a fancy dress, fine. But when you the bride is the only person so dressed up, it looks stupid! Either fit your dress to the event, or the event to your dress, but most brides looks so ridiculously out of place at their own wedding now, in my opinion.

April 21, 2014
4:20 pm
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Inspiring Tramp Stamp
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August 5, 2013

Grainy, artsy, trendy photography, especially with props. You are going to regret it in a few years!

Choreographed dances with either the bridal party or the bride and groom. 

Photo booths with props. 

Not only the "pick a seat, not a side" thing, but the lack of a seating chart during the reception. That just screams chaos to me.

April 21, 2014
4:30 pm
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littledog
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Meows: 400
Snarking Since:
May 25, 2012

Uncle Whatever, here comes your girl! makes me want to vomit

April 21, 2014
4:34 pm
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The Willy Loman of Blogging
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January 26, 2013

pommed said
Wedding hashtags. 

Crowd-sourcing photography with a site like Wedpics and berating guests who aren't constantly snapping photos. Has happened at the last two weddings I've attended–sorry I don't want to spend my evening taking grainy cell pics of you two!

Photobooths with props.

Overly clever guest books.

Super personalized and overly elaborate wedding favors. I don’t care that you stayed up the last 8 nights making salsa in adorable customized jars—I can’t take that shit back with me on a plane. 

Dessert buffets (authentic Pittsburgh cookie tables don't count).

Burlap/mason jars/chevron/mustaches/barns.

Having the groomsmen dress like they are in the effing lollipop guild (cutesy cardigans, bow ties, suspenders–ENOUGH). Also, when the bride is wearing a big ballgown and the groom is wearing skinny pants and suspenders, they tend to look like they are going to two different weddings.

In general, the idea that every little detail has to be personalized for your specific wedding. Your wedding cake/programs/decorations don’t have to “mean something.” They can just be something you like. Not everything has to be fraught with meaning/stamped with a logo. 

high-five

 

We had flowers in mason jars on each table when we got married, but that was six years ago, so…? No burlap, though.

I'm Nutella Enchiladas, yo.
April 21, 2014
4:36 pm
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currently craving commi$$ion
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Meows: 495
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March 6, 2012

chevronh8 said 

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?

I think it's just the wording/overdone chalk signs. When you type "wedding" into Pinterest these signs are every other pin (the other ones being the kid squinting with the sign saying "here comes your girl!")

A friend of mine had a smaller wedding than yours will be, but instead of having a sign, she just had her ushers letting people know that there weren't specific sides to sit on, everyone was welcome to sit wherever they wanted. Once a few people started sitting down, everyone else got the picture.

April 21, 2014
4:42 pm
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Shrug B***h
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June 6, 2011

pommed said
Dessert buffets (authentic Pittsburgh cookie tables don't count).

I've never heard of a cookie table so just looked it up, and…..

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April 21, 2014
4:53 pm
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Stalker in a Bow Tie
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September 11, 2011

Shrug B***h said

pommed said
Dessert buffets (authentic Pittsburgh cookie tables don't count).

I've never heard of a cookie table so just looked it up, and…..

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Ditto!

I dunno, I love weddings and I don't really mind any of these overexposed trends, as long as they seem to fit the couple.  I've been to several barn weddings that actually fit the couples' styles and personalities, so I didn't think, "Yuck, they're just doing this because of Pinterest."  idontknow  I feel like, for the most part, people see things on Pinterest/wedding blogs and choose details that speak to them, and don't incorporate the things that don't suit them.  If I went to an urban couple's wedding and it was all burlap/mason jars/hay stacks/hipster bow ties, I would certainly have a DAFUQ confused moment – but I've yet to see that in real life.

What is funny to me is when brides clearly got an idea online, but somehow seem to think they are the first ones to think of it…  I used to work in a bridal shop, and I cannot tell you how many women came in requesting an ombre look for their bridesmaids and acted like they invented the idea.  yadayada

Oh, and I love a photobooth, trendy or not.  So much fun, and another activity to do besides dancing or waiting in line at the bar.  dance

April 21, 2014
4:58 pm
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semi flush mount boob
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February 21, 2014

Shrug B***h said

pommed said
Dessert buffets (authentic Pittsburgh cookie tables don't count).

I've never heard of a cookie table so just looked it up, and…..

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They are awesome. My best friend had one at her wedding. Cookies!

1815 Square Feet of Finished Space
April 21, 2014
5:03 pm
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highfive
Hamprince of Meowtonia
Meows: 5325
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April 21, 2013

I would like a Pittsburgh cookie table at every event I attend, please. 

I'm so glad I got married before Pinterest. I didn't feel pressured to do any dumb shit because it was a trend. I've actually heard multiple women groan "I wish I could go back and redo my wedding now! I see so much stuff on Pinterest that I didn't do!" and that just gives me the sads. I loved my wedding. It was exactly what I wanted, not what would've looked cool on the internet later on. 



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