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Please DON’T Stop Doing This At Your Wedding…

Wedding Dreams. Crushed.

Well they would be if you saw this article ‘Please Stop Doing This At Your Wedding‘ on American blog Refinery 29, which lists ten wedding trends they are tired of seeing on Pinterest.

And I’m pretty positive 99% of you will be using at least one of these trends for your own big day…

Wedding Trends

OK, OK, so I may be exaggerating a little with my point about Refinery 29 crushing your dreams 😉 but they have dissed ten wedding trends which we love, and I would go as far to say that every wedding we feature on RMW contains at least one. These are the wedding trends they have had enough of –

Naked Cakes | String Lights | Photo-booth Props | Chalkboard Menus | Barn Venues | Mason Jars | Wood Signs | Teepees | Floral Crowns | Antique Furniture as Decor

I know?! Seriously? If we stopped all of these, there would basically be no weddings. And the ridiculous thing is that there are SO many ways to make the above trends totally original and unique, as you can see in our gallery. From rustic, to vintage, to classic – these trends can be styled for every occasion.

While we appreciate that it was *probably* written with tongue very much in cheek – it just seems a little mean (!) Getting engaged to be married is one of the most exciting, loveliest things to happen in life and with planning a wedding comes so much joy. Who are Refinery 29 to tell Brides-to-be to stop having barn weddings, hang festoon lights or provide their guests with props for the photo booth?!

Your Day, Your Way

‘Your Day, Your Way’ is the ethos on which Charlotte founded Rock My Wedding and since then we’ve featured an absolute plethora of fabulous weddings – not all of them contain decor choices I would make myself, and we know that not every single wedding we show appeals to you – but we can all appreciate the effort and love behind each one. We regularly feature wedding inspiration with you all too – but again, we totally understand that some of you may not want to replicate those ideas for your own big day. Telling people what to do and what not to do just isn’t our way.

Real Life vs Pinterest

The other thing to remember is that although you may have had your head firmly in Pinterest for a whole year, the vast majority of your guests won’t have. So for them, your naked cake and festoon lighting will be totally original and truly magical. Even the Rock My Wedding team haven’t seen lots of these trends in real life – Lolly is yet to attend a wedding with a cocktail hour or a dessert bar (although she’d very much like to). And our lovely Account Manager Lottie, who also runs a cake baking business, tells us that all of her bookings for 2016 are for a naked cake of some description. These trends aren’t going anywhere fast 😉

Getting married should be a fun experience – there is no right or wrong way to do it. Do what you makes you happy, include as many ‘trends’ as you want – the most important thing is that you’re marrying the one you love.

Right, I’m off to pin lots of pictures of wooden signs, barn weddings and silly photo-booth props…who’s with me?!

Fern x

Author: Fern Godfrey
Fern spends most of her time dreaming about weddings and trying to convince her long-suffering boyfriend to propose. Lucky enough to live in sunny Cornwall, if you need her – you’ll find her at beach.

19 thoughts on “Please DON’T Stop Doing This At Your Wedding…

  1. Best ignored i feel, Jan is a quiet news time and the classic time to attempt to foretell what the trends are going to be… it’s all bit lazy, Vogue have done something similar by suggesting you avoid following the crowd by not bothering to have a photographer and ditch the idea of dad escorting you down the aisle…. perhaps they’re all on Dry January and are just want to share their misery !! Give em a gin !

  2. Oh dear… We are doing ALL of these!!!!! Hahaha. Stuff them I say! I’m super excited for my rustic farm and barn wedding this July 🙂

  3. I love this post. I have included lots of these in my wedding (August 2016) can’t wait! Love the wooden sign ideas! Although after waiting 2 years to apply I am gutted you haven’t got 2016 real brides. I will have to continue to bug my friends and relatives with wedding updates instead 🙂

  4. Really, it’s just people making new traditions. Fondant covered fruit cakes were the trend back in the day; now it’s all about the naked cake. Personally I don’t know where I’d be without pinterest. I mean, who gets engaged and doesn’t spend their days surgically attached to inspo boards ? Take the trend, make it your own x

  5. Great post. I agree, everyone has the right to having their special day, just the way they want. I doesn’t matter so much it’s been done before. Just be happy an get married.

  6. I get married in 3 months and *shockingly* have only just got super in to Pinterest. Yes, you do see lots of similar images, but there is also a huge amount of variety. So that article is silly.
    Talking of wooden signage boards – how could I make these look a bit more glam? They will be a necessity to actually show people where to go but I am avoiding the rustic look. Paint them I guess?

    1. Hi Milly,

      Either paint them (maybe using chalk paint, for a lovely finish) or just sand them down (and varnishing/put a nice wax on them).

      I think if you then keep the lettering to a really clean font, rather than a swirly, calligraphy type one, they will look smart. Also if you keep the writing on a straight line, rather than a diagonal, or free written, that will help with a smarter, cleaner look.

      And maybe go for clean pieces of wood, rather than a palette – old fashioned wine boxes, drift wood, even the basic pine shelves you can get from Homebase could be dressed up 🙂

      Hope that helps! x

      1. Great thanks Fern, great shout on new boards. And I have some Annie Sloan light grey shade paint leftover from a project so I could give that a go. Thank you!!! X

    2. Hi Milly, sorry to hijack the comment but I’m planning on doing this for my best mates wedding! We’re going with smooth wood (leftover floorboards from when they built their house), stained a dark mahogany colour, and then painted with a simple font in white with a tiny grey dropshadow. All the signs will have a border in the same, white with grey shadow. It’ll look something like this https://www.pinterest.com/pin/509047564104396256/ but more wedding-y! Hope that helps! Have a fab wedding 🙂

  7. I must admit I am a Pinterest addict and I am a bit “over” the rustic burlap-filled weddings, but…it’s your day! Do what you like, as long as you love what you create everyone else will!

  8. Hurray for RMW! Refinery 29 seem to be forgetting that most brides are first timers, so this will be the first time they choose a theme or look, it’s not like people (in general, anyway) are going to weddings every other week or even month! How would you be sick of these trends then?! It seems more to be trends-we’re-sick-of-seeing-because-we-spend-time-on-Pinterest as opposed to trends brides are actually sick of. Bravo for sticking up for brides (and grooms) everywhere, you ladies rock!

  9. Bride and Grooms should just follow their hearts, and certainly not be discouraged by blog posts such as Refinery 29. Weddings are about your unique style and if like me you’re a fan of naked cakes, barn venues and pretty flower garlands, then celebrate it!

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