10 Wedding Trends That Need to Go Away Right Now Slideshow
April 21, 2017
Be wary of these of-the-day trends
10 Wedding Trends That Need to Go Away Right Now
While there’s nothing inherently wrong with caricature artists, multiple, super sexy wedding dresses, and massive flower walls, think carefully about embracing these trends before it’s too late. You could end up having an expensive, dated wedding that outshines the true meaning of your big day: getting married.
Bouquet and Garter Tosses
Yes, the bouquet and garter tosses are classic wedding events, and you mom may get upset if you skip out on these traditions, but they really are quite antiquated. When it boils down, these events signify that all women care about is getting a ring and all men care about is getting a peek up a woman’s skirt. It’s embarrassing for all involved and is an event worth skipping for more time on the dance floor.
Cutesy Chalkboard Signs
“We’re all family once the knot is tied, pick a ring and not a side.” “Trust me, you can dance! Love, vodka.” “Love is sweet! Have a treat!” We’ve seen all these signs on Pinterest. We’re tired of them.
Your wedding isn’t a Lana Del Rey music video. Though the flower crown may tie into your rustic, bohemian wedding theme, 25 years from now you’ll look back at these photos and wonder why exactly you took fashion inspiration from teens at Bonnaroo.
Flower walls look stunning as backdrops for celebrity weddings and on red carpets, but pulling one off at your own venue is prohibitively expensive (silk flower walls start at $1,200). Also, for guests with floral allergies or those who just don’t like strong fragrances, this show-stopping décor element turns into a total nightmare.
Having a speakeasy cocktail bar, a flapper-inspired wedding dress, and jazz music playing at your wedding are all wonderful ways to channel the roaring ‘20s on your big day. But, don’t confuse that with The Great Gatsby. You do realize that Jay Gatsby’s massive parties were just a way to cover up his loneliness and are meant to be gross displays of new wealth, shallowness, and corruption, right? It’s not exactly symbolism you want for your wedding day.
Live Caricature Artists and Painters
This emerging wedding trend needs to be stopped in its tracks before it makes its way across America. Though live drawings and paintings make for unique souvenirs, this is another costly item that will amuse your guests for an evening but quickly turn to junk in the drawer.
Yes, glass jars are a rustic, cheap way to decorate your wedding venue. But using these common canning items, wrapped in burlap of course, for everything from flower vases to beer glasses to dessert vessels is excessive, overdone, and needs to be left on the boards of Pinterest.
Super Sexy Wedding Dresses
Brides definitely deserve to feel confident on their wedding day, and if showing a little skin does that, then great! But, sheer corsets, necklines down to your belly button, and slits all the way up your thigh are a little much for a family event, don’t you think? Save the sheer corsets and lacy bras for the honeymoon.
Sure, a gospel choir singing your favorite love song, a belly dancer enchanting your guests over appetizers, or aerialists performing above your dance floor will give your guests a big “wow” moment to remember forever, but something so extravagant is not only unnecessarily costly, but it could overshadow the most important event of the day — your wedding.
You only wear a wedding dress once in your life (in theory), so when planning your wedding day look, be sure to pick one that makes you feel beautiful and special. Don’t divide your attention in two and ultimately make each dress less important. Of course, there are cultural exceptions to this (for instance, an Indian-American bride who chooses to wear white for the ceremony and red for the reception). But there’s no need for a separate “party dress.”