Happy New Years Ladies! 2013 is here and I will be in Maui Hawaii next year for our 15th Anni...
I get my ideas from a lot of places, but one of my favorite things are wedding style magazines. I have a TON of them! I cut out pictures, save websites and tear out articles and put them all into my "Wedding Binder", which consists of 3+ years of magazine pieces.
But lately I've been seeing many wedding trends that I just do not get and would never see myself doing.
Now, some of you may hate me for this but candy buffets are one of these trends. Seriously people? I know that it's something that easy to do, you can incorporate your colors and I'm sure kids go ga-ga over the sweet treats... but it's not a favor that's going to last. Unless you really make it unique by making your own candy or using candy that has a special meaning to you as a couple I doubt a single guest will remember it. Plus, parents are not going to be thrilled when their kids come to them with bags full of candy, sticky hands and upset tummies. Personally, I think it's a trend that's WAY over done and I'm tired of seeing them.
Bright pink and green. Oh. My. God. I really think that this color combo is going to stick out in our memories like crepe paper and balloons do from our parent's weddings. This is just BAD. The same goes for silver (or grey) and yellow that I recently saw in a magazine. Gag.
"Eco-Friendly" weddings and "carbon offsets" If you want to be eco-friendly, don't have a huge reception. Go somewhere private, spend as little money as possible and don't buy anything that will be thrown away or burn fuel. Carbon offsets are a joke, don't even bother because those trees are already planted somewhere.. you just paid $300 to have your name on them (figuratively). Even the US government has warned the public that many companies selling "carbon offsets" could be a scam, so if you still decide to purchase them do your research first.
Disposable cameras and photo booths. Neither of these are personal and they are a big waste of money! My parents bought dozens of disposable cameras for their vow renewals (after being separated for awhile) and you know what they got? Hundreds of photos of the floor or some other unrecognizable feature and even more random shots of people. I would say over half the film was wasted. If you really want some great shots of your guests opt to do a backdrop with instant photos instead of a photo booth. There will be more room to pose and have fun, plus you can make sure you KEEP any photos you want.
Now that I've gotten these things off my chest, I think I may do a post later about wedding trends I actually like. But first, what wedding trends do you hate?