Wednesday Wedding Dump!

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Welcome to the Wednesday Wedding Dump where I share with you my favourite posts from other wedding blogs within the last week.

 

Real Weddings

 

Engagements & Inspiration Shoots

 

DIY Projects & Other Posts

5 Wedding Trends I Hate

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Hello everyone, and welcome to my Tuesday feature where I discuss different wedding trends and other aspects of weddings and my opinions on them. For this first entry, I will be a bit on the negative side and talk about wedding trends I hate.

 

5. Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

I’m kicking off the list with this trend that seems to have become huge over the past little bit. I will admit that I have seen this trend done well, especially when dresses are similar lengths and colours. Other times though, you end up with things like this:

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Sure the tones sort of go together, but other than that, there’s no unifying aspect. It ends up looking cluttered to me and overall, I’m not a huge fan of it.

4. Floral Crowns on Brides

I know the bohemian style has been in for the past few years, and like the mismatched dresses above, I have seen floral crowns done well. Most times however, it is not. I find it comes across as almost tacky and definitely childish. I feel like we should leave the little floral crowns to our younger members of the bridal party.

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See? Doesn’t she look adorable?

3. Naked Cakes

Now, I will admit that some of my hatred towards naked cakes may come from my personal experience. My mom is amazing at decorating cakes. She did her own wedding cake, and I’ve asked her to do mine as well. I just find a well decorated cake looks better than, well this.

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The flowers look nice, but to be perfectly honest, if I’m paying someone a lot of money to make me a cake, I want it to look finished. I honestly feel these naked cakes are a huge ripoff for the customer. Its the icing of a cake and the decoration that takes the longest. This is basically baking the cake, assembling it, adding a few details and voila, a half-assed cake.

2. Brooch Bouquets

I understand wanting to keep your real bouquet and throwing a fake one. I definitely understand wanting to keep costs down for your wedding by not having real flowers, but there are plenty of other options that look better than these brooch bouquets I’ve been seeing everywhere. I’d even suggest paper flowers over these things,

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This is just a jeweled mess. Besides, if you are trying to keep costs down, I feel that using paper flowers, or fake fabric flowers from Walmart or a craft store would end up being cheaper than buying one of these. The “nicer” looking ones seem to average $200 and over.

1. Fancy “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” Things

This is the number one trend that irks me to no end. All these fancy ways of asking people to be a bridesmaid in your wedding. I’m constantly seeing them on my Pinterest feed and all I can say is why?

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Why do brides these days feel compelled to ask their bridesmaids if they’ll do that honour in some fancy-schmancy way that often involves giving them a gift? Why not just talk to them and ask “Hey, do you want to be a bridesmaid in my wedding?” That’s what I did, and none of my bridesmaids were upset or disappointed that I didn’t do it in some creative, unique way. My fiancé’s cousin was bouncing off the walls when I asked her. Honestly, I feel that if those you want as your bridesmaids are even worth having as bridesmaids, they won’t ask for or expect some kind of gift for being in your wedding. They’ll do it from the goodness of their hearts. Now, I’m not saying don’t give them a gift if you’d like to. It’s a nice thing to do and I already have mine being worked on. Just don’t give them something when you ask. It feels like a bribe to me.

Photo Credits:

1. Chelsey Boatwright Photography (Found here)

2. Shannon Michele Photography (Found here)

3. Found here at Colin Cowie Weddings 

4. MagnoliaHandmade on Etsy (Found here)

5. lonestaraccessories on Etsy (Found here)

Well oops…

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I almost forgot I even made this blog. Oops!

 

Either way, I’m not letting that happen again, so this time, I’m going to try and do a little update every day on this blog, whether it be sharing some of my plans/ideas for my own wedding, or posting about some weddings I’ve found that I love.

 

So I guess a good start would be telling you about my engagement story.

 

I mentioned before that my fiancé (Let’s call him J) and I met at karaoke. Well, he also proposed to me at karaoke. It was the night before my birthday and I was having a dinner there with family. The bar was pretty packed that night. A bunch of J’s coworkers showed up and I thought that maybe they’d all just decided to come out as a work group. Little did I know exactly why they’d come.

 

Either way, during dinner, J told me that he’d forgot my present at home. I said that was okay and I’d see him tomorrow anyways so I could get it then. It’s later on in the night around midnight and J goes up to sing and proclaims to the entire bar that he was a horrible boyfriend and he’d forgotten my birthday present at home, so he’s going to sing a song for me. They bring out a stool to the middle of the dance-floor type area and I sit on it. He starts singing “Keeper of the Stars” by Tracy Byrd. At the end of it, he starts dancing with me and then after it finishes. he says “You know I’m not done right?” He gets down on one knee, does the whole little speech thing and I couldn’t even say yes because I was so shocked. I just nodded my head like crazy. Literally every person in the bar knew what was going to happen except me. It was a pretty crazy night