Over the last two days I have brought you trends, colours and themes that will shine through out 2013. Now it is time to weed out the trends that have had far too much limelight or nip them in the bud before they take over.
Drinks in jam jars
Leave it to the Americans. It is just not our thing. I love a jam jar, I really do. For jam, chutneys and flowers. Not to drink from. It looks stupid, what is wrong with some beautiful glassware? It also only suits a certain type of wedding. You know the ones.
I mentioned this in last years post under the ‘contrived wedding’ category, but no one listened and it gained momentum. You now cant shimmy through a wedding fair without seeing a suitcase ‘nonchalantly’ placed on a table filled with crap. Sorry, vintage crap. Have you been travelling? Did you use one of these? Are you going travelling? Would you use one of these? Do you collect vintage suitcases? If you answered yes to any of these then go ahead, be a tit.
The ‘where the f*** is my body’ photo
Similar to the shoe shot. The floating head shot with a tonne of negative space, probably with some sun flare has always perplexed me. The subject of the shot will also have a mardy arse face on.
Diamonds in bouquets (it pained me to add this photo)
JUST STOP IT. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Updating your facebook status on the same day
Now, I know there has been an increase in technology usage at a wedding, but at least enjoy your day without feeling the need to update your status AND change your relationship to “married”. To do this you would have to have cornered your other half and got them to do it too. You have better things to be doing with your time both on the day, and a fair few days after.
Vans/Converse or TOMS ( I learnt this word recently)
You spent a tonne of money on your dress, your hair, your make up and your photographer to make sure you look at your best. Why oh why are you wearing these? Oh because you wear them allll the time? And? If you insist on wearing flats at least wear something pretty. Its your wedding day. Just one day where you get to wear something you never usually wear. Try it, be a lady. (TOMS are big the US, Vans or Converse are more popular here but the TOMS are 100% more offensive on the eye).
Hipster husbands holding bouquets
Probably sourced from the same wedding as the suitcase and mason jars. Caring is not sharing, keep your bouquet to yourself.
It has been done to death. MOVE ON. If I see another moustache photo booth prop I may start getting a little stabby.
There you have it, so what trends would you like to see gotten rid of? Or are you having a moustache themed hipster travelling wedding filled with diamonte gerberas that your new husband will hold in photos whilst the photographer captures only your head?