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Worst/Most Overdone Wedding Trends
April 21, 2014
5:04 pm
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Ho Fo Sho
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Yeah, to agree with ^^^, what bothers me is when the theme of the wedding doesn't fit the couple. You can CLEARLY tell when a bride sees something on pinterest, thinks its so cute, and forces it to happen. A wedding should reflect the bride and groom and their relationship, not whatever's trending. I'm from Philly. Why so much burlap and cowboy garb up north in urban or suburban settings? Like, b***h I know you from private school and you went to a liberal arts college where you lived in jcrew and tiffany. Nobody is buying your "rustic, simple, country" vibe.

 

I'm not married but a majority of the weddings in my family/close friends were between 08-10, so before pinterest. And what's funny is each one was so unique to the couple but fitting, and my family is full of teachers so everything genuinely was super cute and crafty and detailed; the themes worked out really well from the showers to the weddings and everything in between. The brides probably could have made small fortunes blogging/pinning their ideas.

April 21, 2014
5:35 pm
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GodsMonroeInvestmentProperty
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January 29, 2014

hijacked Are dessert bars really not a better alternative to cake? We want to have one in order to avoid having people gawk at us awkwardly cutting a wedding cake. Cake cutting seems like it disrupts the dinner flow, and neither of us love cupcakes so we figured just having a table in back allowed for people to grab a dessert when they needed a break or to take some home for a 1am hotel snack. But seeing some of these responses and my future SIL's look of disgust when we mentioned it makes me wonder if we're overlooking a downside to them?

April 21, 2014
5:37 pm
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A Cup of No
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April 10, 2014

Patron Saint of Oversized Labia & Undersized Blazers said

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

Sorry if I did the block quote wrong!

I like a good photobooth too, though I can take it or leave it on the props. I personally don't love them but guests seem to have fun with it, sooo….

I also don't mind mason jars, but not mason jar overload. Outdoor wedding, acting as a vase for flowers on a table, I can stand but it will look dated as this point.

I agree with one of the other posters, I've been to almost ten weddings in the last three or so years, and I hardly see any of this. I really think it exists mostly on the internet, most of the other weddings I've been to have been fairly traditional.

And yes, not every single last thing has to be crazy personal! I went to a wedding a few years back that was very standard except the cake had a Super Mario theme and was pretty cute. The couple love games so it seemed appropriate and it was nice to have like that one stand out detail instead of like Mario and peach napkins, center pieces etc.

April 21, 2014
5:42 pm
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tasteful sideboob
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February 3, 2014

Most of these (f**kin Pinterest, man) but I especially hate the "I stole her heart….so I'm stealing his last name" engagement photos THEY ARE THE f**kING WORST

April 21, 2014
5:46 pm
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Tacotime

GodsMonroeInvestmentProperty said
hijacked Are dessert bars really not a better alternative to cake? We want to have one in order to avoid having people gawk at us awkwardly cutting a wedding cake. Cake cutting seems like it disrupts the dinner flow, and neither of us love cupcakes so we figured just having a table in back allowed for people to grab a dessert when they needed a break or to take some home for a 1am hotel snack. But seeing some of these responses and my future SIL's look of disgust when we mentioned it makes me wonder if we're overlooking a downside to them?

I've never been to a wedding with a dessert bar but it sounds delicious!

April 21, 2014
5:55 pm
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Stalker in a Bow Tie
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hashtag basic beer b***h said
Most of these (f**kin Pinterest, man) but I especially hate the "I stole her heart….so I'm stealing his last name" engagement photos THEY ARE THE f**kING WORST

Ew, same.  I don't like this corny, staged shit.  It doesn't seem genuine at all, and it makes me cringe!

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April 21, 2014
5:56 pm
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Inspiring Tramp Stamp
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August 5, 2013

BeachesBabe said

GodsMonroeInvestmentProperty said
hijacked Are dessert bars really not a better alternative to cake? We want to have one in order to avoid having people gawk at us awkwardly cutting a wedding cake. Cake cutting seems like it disrupts the dinner flow, and neither of us love cupcakes so we figured just having a table in back allowed for people to grab a dessert when they needed a break or to take some home for a 1am hotel snack. But seeing some of these responses and my future SIL's look of disgust when we mentioned it makes me wonder if we're overlooking a downside to them?

I've never been to a wedding with a dessert bar but it sounds delicious!

Do it! I love the idea of a dessert bar because I'm a fatty who likes options other than cake. 

April 21, 2014
6:08 pm
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Mrs Kookaburra

highfive said  
I'm so glad I got married before Pinterest…I loved my wedding. It was exactly what I wanted, not what would've looked cool on the internet later on.

 

Me tooooooooooooooooooooo

April 21, 2014
6:11 pm
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Jean Ralphio
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January 28, 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. 

My friend's wedding is still two months away and she made me sign up for Wedpics last month. I'm in the bridal party and I have no intention of making my boyfriend hold my phone for me all night just so I can take pictures for a dumb app. Her wedding is also of the mason jar and burlap variety, but I think all the groomsmen are either farmers or construction workers so there's no way she's getting them into cardigans and skinny pants at least. Even though she actually lives out in the country on a farm I'm still annoyed by her whole Pinterest aesthetic. 

ETA: I don't understand engagement pictures at all. They just seem to exist so people on FB can tell you how cute you are. I'm totally photo-averse myself so maybe I just don't get it. I don't need a whole photoshoot of me and my fiance.

April 21, 2014
6:13 pm
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Athletic Jiggle
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September 30, 2012

Sand ceremonies and dogs with floral collars being used as the "ring bearer".

*Formerly LilyWhite/TARDIS Flour*
April 21, 2014
6:14 pm
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Mrs Kookaburra

highfive said  
I'm so glad I got married before Pinterest…I loved my wedding. It was exactly what I wanted, not what would've looked cool on the internet later on.

 

Me tooooooooooooooooooooo

 Sorry, I quoted that with my own comment in the quote box.

 

I married in 2010 – so before Pinterest really took off – which is good for having an original wedding – but I would've gone ape of Pinterest if I got married later.

 

All these overdone trends do my head in – especially as I'm in Australia – and everyone is doing the same Pinteresty wedding here with the burlap, country kind of thing – which is more American country, rather than Outback Australia country. Does my head in.

April 21, 2014
7:34 pm
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designgirl
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September 3, 2012

Disney-themed weddings, my cousin did this and I felt like I was at a kid's party.

April 21, 2014
7:42 pm
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stay in bed cat mom

Bunting, flower crowns, Geronimo balloons, burlap, "Love is sweet" candy tables (ugh cheesy as hell), llittle kids holding "Here comes the bride" signs, MASON JARS, farm tables, rustic nonsense, "vintage" theme (wtf does that even mean? using old suitcases and birdcages for centerpieces?), cupcakes instead of a cake. I just am sooooo over pinterest weddings. Can you tell? drool



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