Expert September 2020

Trendy Wedding Themes

Terra, on May 22, 2019 at 4:32 PM Posted in Style and Décor 0 19
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Anyone ever wish they enjoyed the current wedding trends more? I don't really dislike any of them. Rustic weddings are really beautiful, the navy/sunflower trend is cute, the chalkboards and multiple fonts are nice. It's just none of them feel like *us* so we're going a different direction. I kind of wish we loved the popular wedding trends/themes more because it would make planning much more convenient. I just saw three different rustic wedding lots for sale on Facebook that were basically an entire wedding in a box (or multiple) and I would love to come across something similar for the kind of style we're wanting, but I haven't. Tbh, if it wasn't for the fact that we already booked the perfect venue for what we want, I'd consider going with a popular theme just for the sake of ease. 😅


  • FutureMrsD
    Rockstar July 2019
    FutureMrsD ·

    I'm sort of the opposite! Our whole house/style/wardrobe has always been country/rustic so the fact that it's now "trendy" makes things a lot easier hahaha!

  • Lauren
    Super September 2019
    Lauren ·

    I particularly don't like the themes either. I think they will be dated in years to come. We are going for more romantic modern. Not a ton of decor or signs. More flowers, candles, and lighting. I think we can all get too swept up in the details of having a sign or cute saying for everything and most guest don't notice.

  • Jessica
    VIP September 2020
    Jessica ·
    I understand what you mean, but I think it’s great you are doing something that resonates with you and your fiancé. My MOH really LOVES rose gold and has sent me a couple rose gold MOH dresses already, but I hesitate because it is trendy and I don’t want to look back and have it feel dated and cliche. It kind of fits my vision and theme -a night under the stars- but I also haven’t even picked my dress yet and don’t want her to get something that is super sparkly and glam if it competes with or overshadows what I choose for me. It would definitely be easier to go with the trend though, there’s so much stuff and I’m finding I have to get creative and DIY what I want because I’m just not finding it.
  • Melissa
    VIP October 2018
    Melissa ·

    I'm actually the opposite - I like SEEING the trendy stuff and taking some of the trends and putting my spin on them, but I deliberately wanted to stay away from trendy stuff because in 20 years I don't want my kids to be like "mom, what's with the mason jars? You grew up in Chicago." "Oh sorry honey, it was a trend."

  • Courtney
    Rockstar December 2019
    Courtney ·

    I really don't like rustic either, the burlap and lace don't go well together. I much prefer the geometrics, jewel tones and natural elements.

  • September186
    Devoted September 2019
    September186 ·
    I don’t want a rustic wedding either, or an “instagram” wedding. It looks nice, but many people have the same white or blush flowers, greenery, and that one font that’s everywhere. I think it’s good to put your personality into your wedding. If you’re spending a decent amount of money and time into it, might as well make it how you envision, and not just what is popular at the time.
  • Sharon
    Devoted October 2020
    Sharon ·
    Stay true to yourself. At the end of the day it should be a reflection of you two, not what was the trend at the moment, no matter how much easier it would make your life. lol
  • Kelly
    VIP October 2020
    Kelly ·
    I like all the trendy stuff for my home decor but not my wedding. It's an interesting conundrum!
  • Rae
    Devoted July 2019
    Rae ·
    Ugh I hate rustic. It’s so frustrating. I live in a city so I don’t understand why all I See is this rustic stuff everywhere.
  • V
    Super July 2019
    Veronica ·

    I agree with you. I don't really like any of the trends. I feel like they are overdone at this point which is one reason I choose not to do it. Also, rustic which is super trendy is just not my style. I want something that reflect my fiance and I. Although it would probably be easier to go with something that is trendy, at the end of the day you need to go with someone you love and reflects you and your fiance.

  • WinesandWhiskey
    Devoted September 2019
    WinesandWhiskey ·
    I like the idea of rustic but I also don't think it's true to my style. Im definitely going with a theme close to my heart. Although it takes creativity finding decor, I'm almost enjoying the challenge!
  • Sarah
    Expert September 2019
    Sarah ·
    Huh, I didn't realize rustic was trending... shows how far out of the loop I am. Fh and I are doing rustic but not in the barn, burlap and boots. To me rustic or I guess north woods rustic is wood, natural light and earthy undertones. As if you stumbled into someone's fairy garden without the weird creatures.
  • Terra
    Expert September 2020
    Terra ·
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    I get you on the worrying about looking dated thing, but if you think about it *everything* we do/wear/say today is going to look dated eventually so I wouldn't worry about the rose gold too much!
  • Terra
    Expert September 2020
    Terra ·
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    Yes, the Mason jars!! I grew up in a house that washed our jelly jars and saved them for drinking glasses. When I got older I was mocked a bit by peers bc that's apparently a very "ghetto" thing to do. I guess I haven't recovered from that bc I still can't get behind the Mason jars at a formal event. 😂
  • Terra
    Expert September 2020
    Terra ·
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    I'm not a fan of the burlap either but I love the unfinished wood. I also like the minimalist geometrics with greenery. Still, neither of those shout "us." 🤷 Lol.
  • Terra
    Expert September 2020
    Terra ·
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    I'm in Oklahoma so it's a little more understandable here, but most of us have spent our entire lives in the suburbs, haha.
  • Terra
    Expert September 2020
    Terra ·
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    I didn't realize it until just recently, but looking at my Pinterest boards and everything made me notice that the "vision" for the wedding is eerily similar to FH's gaming room set up. 🤦 A+ for consistency, I guess? Lmao.
  • R
    Dedicated October 2019
    Roxana ·

    What exactly is your style? I think there's been this kind of rise to the Modern/Contemporary theme to counteract all of the Rustic. Maybe you'd have luck working some of those aspects into your decor?

  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·

    Don't worry - there are way more trends and wedding styles out there!! What styles are you drawn to? You can go with modern geometric decor, or all in on the minimalist white with tons of greenery, go full glam or head in a more preppy or beachy direction!

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