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Worst/Most Overdone Wedding Trends
April 21, 2014
7:49 pm
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pegatha
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Patron Saint of Oversized Labia & Undersized Blazers said

hashtag basic beer b**ch 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!

puke

EW. Is this a thing now? 

Jean Ralphio said 

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.

Mostly just an excuse to get some good photos of the couple that aren't selfies but are in everyday clothes. That, and somehow since they are a thing, they're generally included in photographer packages. Those two reasons are why we're getting them.

April 21, 2014
7:52 pm
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highfive
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April 21, 2013

pegatha said

Patron Saint of Oversized Labia & Undersized Blazers said

hashtag basic beer b**ch 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!

puke

EW. Is this a thing now? 

Jean Ralphio said 

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.

Mostly just an excuse to get some good photos of the couple that aren't selfies but are in everyday clothes. That, and somehow since they are a thing, they're generally included in photographer packages. Those two reasons are why we're getting them.

Yes, I know three or four couples that have done the "taking his last name" photo shoot.

We did engagement photos, but only because the photographer offered them for free if we bought a certain package (which we were buying anyway). I actually have one hanging on my wall because it's a cool photo! We had a very non-cliche, non-traditional photographer.

April 21, 2014
8:12 pm
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sunyourbuns
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This thread is really funny to me. Every wedding I've ever been to has been the generic (LOL or at least I thought it was) hotel ballroom wedding. I'd be very happy to attend a wedding that wasn't happening at the Hilton or Marriott with a giant fondant white wedding cake, has-been wedding band or DJ & plain white table clothes. 

 

Honestly, I would love to go to a rustic or hipster wedding because no one in my family or group of friends has had that type of wedding. I'd even be excited for a destination wedding at this point.

April 21, 2014
8:43 pm
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DeservingPorcupine
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Guys wearing Chuck Taylors or other sneakers instead of regular dress shoes. So hipster. Much unique.

 

I didn't have one at my wedding, but I love photobooths too. I was skeptical when I first went to a wedding w/one but I enjoy them!

April 21, 2014
9:04 pm
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TINA bring me the axe
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pommed said

Burlap/mason jars/chevron/mustaches/barns.

 

This list just made me LOL. really tempted to make it my new username.

April 21, 2014
9:14 pm
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Inspiring Tramp Stamp
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highfive said

pegatha said

Patron Saint of Oversized Labia & Undersized Blazers said

hashtag basic beer b**ch 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!

puke

EW. Is this a thing now? 

Jean Ralphio said 

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.

Mostly just an excuse to get some good photos of the couple that aren't selfies but are in everyday clothes. That, and somehow since they are a thing, they're generally included in photographer packages. Those two reasons are why we're getting them.

Yes, I know three or four couples that have done the "taking his last name" photo shoot.

We did engagement photos, but only because the photographer offered them for free if we bought a certain package (which we were buying anyway). I actually have one hanging on my wall because it's a cool photo! We had a very non-cliche, non-traditional photographer.

I've had friends defend the engagement photos (on top of all the reasons listed above) because it gives them a chance to work with their photographer before the actual wedding day, get used to their style and cut down on awkwardness. 

April 21, 2014
9:17 pm
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littledog
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Oh god engagement photos are the woooooorst. They are always so cringeworthy! I understand getting a decent pic or two for your save the date or announcement, but the fact that people do full-on photoshoots is so embarrassing to me. 

April 21, 2014
9:18 pm
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hellotampon
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It seems like now everyone expects you to have all this extra crap like a "late night snack" a candy buffet, a photo booth, etc. I've even heard of people having a "mashed potato bar." How much MONEY does that cost? Jesus Christ. And yeah, when people have two wedding dresses… because basically, that's what they're doing. They're not changing into a casual dress they already have– the second dress is also fancy and expensive.

I'm having a reception a few months after I get married and I'm not bothering with things like centerpieces and flowers because nobody gives a shit. When I think about weddings I've gone to, I remember the food, the booze, and whether I froze my ass off or not.

I also don't get the obsession with photography. Paying thousands of dollars and prioritizing your decisions based on what's gonna look good for the pictures. I'm not hiring a photographer at all.

Videography is even weirder to me. I can't imagine watching ever watching it.

As a working class person, I don't understand why or how people throw so much money away.

April 21, 2014
9:25 pm
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Awkward Segway
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hellotampon said
It seems like now everyone expects you to have all this extra crap like a "late night snack" a candy buffet, a photo booth, etc. I've even heard of people having a "mashed potato bar." How much MONEY does that cost? Jesus Christ. And yeah, when people have two wedding dresses… because basically, that's what they're doing. They're not changing into a casual dress they already have– the second dress is also fancy and expensive.

I'm having a reception a few months after I get married and I'm not bothering with things like centerpieces and flowers because nobody gives a shit. When I think about weddings I've gone to, I remember the food, the booze, and whether I froze my ass off or not.

I also don't get the obsession with photography. Paying thousands of dollars and prioritizing your decisions based on what's gonna look good for the pictures. I'm not hiring a photographer at all.

Videography is even weirder to me. I can't imagine watching ever watching it.

As a working class person, I don't understand why or how people throw so much money away.

The extras are what really get to me. Every wedding I go to lately, it's like they're trying to one-up the previous wedding. Where does it end!? 

I would never have a videographer, either. I don't need to pay an absurd amount of money to capture my awkwardness on film. 

April 21, 2014
9:32 pm
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Whoa Bundy
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http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/these-diagrams-are-everything-you-need-to-plan-your-wedding?bfpi

 

Fall wedding favor- Cinnamon hot chocolate recipe tied to a vintage horseshoe. Guess I'm doing it wrong! WTF is wrong with Jordan Almonds?

 

I'm getting married in November and this Pinterest crap, while good for brainstorming, gets me so nervous that something is going to be too twee and try hard. My fiance loves scrabble so I was thinking of incorporating that into the favors but may just give him scrabble cufflinks and keep it between us. Who wants a set of scrabble coasters that spell out words about love or wine? Nobody, that's who. 

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April 21, 2014
9:39 pm
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nugz
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I plan on having a "late night snack" because 1. I love chips, my BF loves chips and they are kinda integral to our relationship and 2. I want to party late into the night; I cannot drink & do so without sustenance. 

 

Also, my BFF is having a mashed potato bar. Apparently, it's like having a buffet, in which you can come out cheaper than a sit-down meal for 100+ guests…but classier?idontknow

Lastly, my sister had all of these trends at her 2nd wedding, embarrassingly enough, minus the suspenders & hipster staches, because interestingly enough, her husband is a "country boy" who was drinking moonshine the entire time & can barely be pressed to wear anything other than jeans & a ball cap. Yet there we were, with moss letters, jam guest favors ordered from Etsy, twine with family pictures clothes-pinned to it, bunting, bottles/jars wrapped in twine and burlap, a vintage suitcase as a card receptacle, birdcage veil/hair piece, thumbprint "guest book", "two familes become one, pick a seat blah blah", complete with tree trunk cake stand. Sorry for the massive run-on sentences but I FINALLY get to express my dismay with how stereotypically trendy her wedding was. It obviously wasn't his style and it doesn't represent my sister at all.  Every girl's Pinterest board threw up in that wedding venue.

 puke

April 21, 2014
9:58 pm
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sundaecake
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anything that is just a photo prop for the day

April 21, 2014
10:09 pm
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GodsMonroeInvestmentProperty
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Clown Car Womb said

I'm getting married in November and this Pinterest crap, while good for brainstorming, gets me so nervous that something is going to be too twee and try hard. My fiance loves scrabble so I was thinking of incorporating that into the favors but may just give him scrabble cufflinks and keep it between us. Who wants a set of scrabble coasters that spell out words about love or wine? Nobody, that's who. 

November bride here as well high-five. I personally love Pinterest for the brainstorming ideas aspect, because I haven't been to a ton of weddings and sometimes I need to see things laid out to know how it's gonna look (ie bridesmaids' bouquets). But I hate that it's set some sort of standard. Why does a wedding have to be such a competition.

I'm totally gonna sani_unicorn for good photography. This is the one time in the near future – if not my life – where I anticipate looking put together. I anticipate my fiancé will be looking put together as well. And it's also likely to be the only time we have all our friends together (from different areas). Why wouldn't I want that captured well? Of all the things that cost stupid amounts of money, I'd rather drop three grand on great pictures than a fondant cake nightmare and personalized beer koozies.



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