If you want your wedding to look like a college dorm room, go right ahead with this trend that often comes packaged with things like mason jar drinks and chalkboards. There are some reasons why these long strands of lights would work – if it’s around the holidays or in winter, then they look relatively classy.
But most weddings seem to have these no matter what time of the year it’s being held. There are plenty of other options to choose from if you want elegant lighting for your big event: Lanterns on tables, spotlights lighting on walls. Dig a little deeper and come up with something special.
Boudoir Shoot? What?
This is definitely a new one to us, and it makes us wonder what the heck is going on out there in the wedding world. This trend has the bride and the wedding photographer create a “boudoir book” that has the bride getting scantily clad and modeling lingerie.
The idea is this is a gift for the groom on the wedding night. But we are confused... don't the bride and groom already have the real deal? Why would they need the book as an extra special gift?
Towers of Champagne Glasses
There are lots of things that look great in photos but just aren't that practical when put into real life. The tower of glasses is a prime example. If you don't set it upright, you're going to have a mess on your hands. Even if you do set it upright, one wrong move will send it all crashing to the floor in a shower of sticky liquor and pieces of glass.
One wrong move from a drunk guest and the wedding is ruined. Plus, they're incredibly expensive even if everything goes perfectly. Champagne, the stuff worth drinking, at the very least, adds quite a bit to the bill for a wedding.
Weddings Held in Barns
If you grew up on a farm, then you can have your wedding in a barn. For everyone else: you shouldn't have your wedding in a barn. If you're driving out from a city to get hitched in a barn, it's artificial and can seem fake. When you're getting married, every detail is a way to present yourself, your spouse, and your new life.
Having the wedding take place somewhere that is artificial – and not representative of your real life – should be something you want to avoid. There are lots of great spaces you can pick that are a little closer to home, both physically and metaphorically.
Too Many Balloons
What is this, prom? Is it a birthday party for children? Balloons are fun, don't get us wrong, but they aren't the right kind of decoration for a wedding unless they're being used sparingly. Cleaning up is a hassle whether or not you used helium, and the rubber can pop during the reception or even the ceremony.
Weddings don't need any more loud, sudden noises. Then there are the people who are allergic to latex. While rare, it can be very serious. As long as they're safe, a few balloons at the entrance are fine, but there are lots of better options if you need décor for inside the venue.