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.
Strand Upon Strand of Twinkle Lights
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.
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.
Pictures That Have Everyone Grossed Out
We don't know where this trend came from. Most likely it started as people began to get remarried, and kids looked squicked at the thought of kissing on camera. Or kissing at all. But then it made the jump to groomsmen and bridesmaids sticking their tongues out as the bride and groom tried to get a taste of each other.
Whether it's the wedding photographer setting this picture up, or the bride and groom want to do it, it just always looks tacky.
A Life-Size Bride Cake
This one might not exactly be a trend just yet, but if even one woman does this (and she has), it's already been done too many times. Apparently, a bride talked to the UK's “Daily Mail” newspaper, explaining that she had always had a dream of having a cake modeled after her.
The cake was five feet tall, and we can't even fathom how expensive that was – even normal cakes can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars depending on how intricate they are. Also, was this the cake that they cut into to feed the guests? That sets a weird precedent.