So Hot Right Now

Weddings, just like fashion, are influenced by trends. Without wedding trends, the wedding industry would die because there would be nothing new to sell to brides. I’m not a trendy person. I don’t own jeggings or five-inch platform heels. Mr. T and I decided early on that we didn’t want to look back on our wedding in 20 years and see the 2012 version of these.


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In some ways, though, it’s impossible to have a wedding in 2012 and not have it look like it took place in 2012 (unless you deliberately go with a theme). So we decided to embrace the trends we like and not do some of the things that are so hot right now but are decidedly not “us.”

Wedding trends I love (and will incorporate):

  • non-white shoes
  • gray bridesmaids’ dresses
  • lace (I’m not sure you can call lace a trend, as lace wedding dresses are classics [my mother and her mother both wore lace dresses], but they’re definitely in style now, thanks to Kate Middleton.)


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Wedding trends I like (but will not incorporate):

  • short, vintage-inspired dresses
  • yellow-and-gray color schemes
  • photo booths


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Wedding trends that aren’t my thing:

  • rustic chic (Mason jars, bunting, outdoor weddings in fields/forests, barn weddings, antiques)
  • candy buffets
  • mustaches on sticks


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What wedding trends do you love and hate?


Mrs. Treasure

Wedding Date:
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    Red Poppy 31 posts, Newbee @ 5:36 pm

    Great post! My wedding will be mostly classic and hopefully not too dated, with a church ceremony and ballroom reception. I think it’s nice to incorporate trends that suit your personality though.

    I’m going to wear black satin sandals (which will be covered up anyway). I think candy buffets are cute but am not having one, and I think photo booths are really fun, but don’t want to add on that expense. And although I love lace, neither my dress nor my veil have any.

    I guess I’m not a very trendy wedding person after all… Oh, but I do plan on making ribbon wands! My church doesn’t allow the tossing of anything, outside or inside.

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:54 pm

    I love sleeves on wedding dresses. As a bustier gal with flabby arms, sleeves are my friend.

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    LG, Guest @ 2:07 pm

    What trend do I hate? The whole idea that trends even exist. Trends only exist to sell goods and keep people reading blogs. I have been to many weddings in the past 8 years and not one of them had mason jars, mustaches, or burlap. And Kate Middleton did not bring back lace weddings just long sleeves.

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    Teeny287 59 posts, Worker bee @ 8:08 am

    I am not a fan of the “trash the dress” obsession. It makes me sad that people want to trash their beautiful and (expensive) wedding gowns. I cringe from these photos.

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    MissAlexaSzaf 1 posts, Wannabee @ 3:59 pm

    I asked my fiancé to wear a pink tux… But he wouldnt do it. We went for classic, sharp, black and white. I think the pink wouldn’t have been truly, US, more… Just me!

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    Mariette, Guest @ 2:29 am

    Heavenly Crafting specialize in hand crafted products. We are manufacturing our own products. Our range includes rustic products, with wire and ironwork, as well as beading. We are also doing woodwork and we design personal items for special occasions and functions(weddings and birthdays). We also supply craft, decor and giftshops.

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    Kenny, Guest @ 7:03 am

    The missus and I, being twenty-something nerds, at a time kind of abhor blantant hipster stuff because we’re nerdy and proud, but then hipsters made being nerds cool so I don’t know where we stand now but:

    She doesn’t get the LOL MOUSTACHES in general. I don’t get cupcakes/macrons. Yes, they taste good and are cute, but cakes are cakes, cupcakes are little cakes… I don’t get it…

    We like mason jars, when we get spaghetti sauce or jam and the jar is nice, I know that if it’s not put in the recycling it means she wants me to wash it out for her–it’s her awkward dream to learn to can and make preserves, she’s hoping to learn from my grandmother so we can have country sensibility in the city… We have like 10 empty ones in the kitchen and thought about using them for vases but ikea had $2 beautiful vases that matched the colour, we also bought drinking tumblers to use as candle holders, so we’re set.

    She’s doing a birdcage veil but she’s so vintage it hurts, cute little oxford style shoes with a chunky heel in turquoise, they look 1920’s, her dress is going to be handmade in a 1940’s style from a pattern she got online.

    I’m going to wear a frock coat because I told her, I want to get married on a pirate ship, she said ‘okay, if it’s legal we will’ I said ‘OMG THERE’S A WEBSITE, LAPTOP, NOW!’ so I’m going to be old school fancy, not steampunk just a cool jacket.

    Pretty sure that there has never been and will never be a wedding like ours, on the basis of:
    1-On a boat, with a nautical theme that doesn’t cross into 6 yr old’s pirate birthday
    2- I’m a non-op trans guy who’s read as a lesbian but my closest friends know that I’m one of the guys, and my bride to be is as feminine as any straight bride, but in a very classic sense, ie: reads jane austen, wears thrift shop floral printed dresses from the 50’s to work, sewed felt christmas tree ornaments while I refinished a table with sandpaper and we had vinyl playing in the background…we’re so domestic and we’ve only been living together 7 months.
    3-We’re heavily tattooed and kind of run it like honey badgers, if people don’t understand that we’re not having the wedding for them, we’re having it for us, then, we’re sorry but not changing things too much…

    Also, we’re doing things 50/50, I’ve got a lot of the better ideas just by goofing around like “I want batman on our wait..birthday not wedding..okay so I like our salt & pepper shakers, we could be birds, I don’t think cake people look like us…but birds are a thing, are birds a thing?” and “Pirate ship wedding, go all princess bride on their asses” and “I have daisies on my tattoo, do you even like roses? the cool girls do roses but daisies are like, a thousand for $10 and roses are like…more…seriously, do daisies, I like daisies–what the hell is a spidermum those pompom ones? gooogle me one…k that’s pretty do those too” So I’m somehow taking this very hands on… by saying things like “Anything but pink I guess” I even bought some books and magazines for her.

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    lazybicycle, Guest @ 1:51 am

    @Heather Rose: Totally agree with you. If you love your wedding and it shows off the personalities of the couple who cares 🙂 My sister had an ice sculpture, a harpist, and a sleigh at her wedding… so not my personality but she loved it.

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    lazybicycle, Guest @ 1:53 am

    @superh2ogirl: I think your wedding sounds fabulous!!!! Even with the burlap 😉

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