Controversial Wedding Trends

7 Aug
Too much?

Photographers are embracing making photoshop corrections to wedding shots but how much photoshop is too much?

Among the many wedding trends in style right now, which ones do you love and which ones would you leave at the altar?

After reading TheKnot’s blog post, “8 Controversial Wedding Trends” I was inspired to write my own list.

  • Excessive photoshop: While dinosaurs and fairytale creatures may be cool, do they really belong in your wedding album? Using photoshop to clear up a few blemishes is probably the best use for photoshop corrections.
  • Constant Instagramming: With social media slowly taking over the world, hashtags are everywhere- even weddings. More and more couples are asking guests to tag them in their wedding pics on social media. I think it’s disrespectful to constantly be on your smartphone at a wedding, but it’s hard to be mad if they are posting and sharing pictures of your wedding.

    #putawayyourphone

    Guests can become wedding photographers by snapping Instagram photos

  • Photobooths: These seem to be a must-have at weddings. Snap a picture, you get a copy and the couple keeps a copy. Fun alternative to the wedding photographer taking everyone’s pic. You can either pay an outside vendor or you can make your own with a cool backdrop and a camera on a tripod.
  • Photos before the ceremony: According to tradition, the groom is not supposed to see the bride before the ceremony. But it’s becoming more convient and practical for the bride and groom to do their photo shoot before the ceremony. I suppose this trend just depends how superstitious the couple is.
  • Bridal diapers: The idea is to make it easier for the bride to relieve herself, instead of struggling with excess fabric. Really!? Sorry, but there is no debate about this one. No. Just say no.
  • Themed weddings: If you love something, then shouldn’t your wedding reflect it? This isn’t a new trend, but it seems to be a lot more visible thanks to Pinterest and wedding websites. Common theme weddings have included Disney, Disney Princess, Star Wars, Star Trek, rainbow, Lord of the Rings, and more.
Disney Dreams?

Themed Disney wedding. Everyone literally is a princess.

  • Not invited emails: This new trend, is where couples email guests politely (or not so) and tell them they are not invited to the wedding. This could be because it’s a destination wedding and the couple wants to keep their costs to a minimum and they don’t have enough space. While it can be argued that this is rude and narcissistic, often times cuts need to be made.  However, I think that a face to face conversation would serve much better than a nasty e-mail.
  • Where’s Waldo: Couples who grew up finding Where’s Waldo can continue the hobby by hiding Waldo in their wedding photos. It makes for cute (and childish) wedding photos. Some couples go as far as having the wedding party wear blue pants and a red and white striped shirt. Waldo can spice up the most boring of wedding photos. Just make sure you can find him.
  • there he is

    Where’s Waldo?

    Neutral colors: For 2013, the wedding color of choice is–none.   More and more, couples are opting for less noticeable colors. Light colors such as beige, taupe, black, white, and blush are popular.

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