5 Wedding Trends that Need to Die Now

May 4, 2015 - by Nadya

Wedding planning is a veritable sub-culture.  I have a feeling (which is definitely educated by the Devil Wears Prada) that a bunch of wedding planning big heads, along with a smattering of fashion designers and junk store owners, come together once a year to decide what the trends will be for weddings.  And with every trend comes an expiration date.  But some have overstayed their welcome.

Below are five of the worst wedding trends.  Take it from me, these fads need to die.

1. Mason Jars

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Photo courtesy of Jessamyn Harris

These things have been popping up everywhere.  Every pseudo-DIY wedding has included some variation on the mason jar.  I don't know where they come from, but these weird containers should NOT be centerpieces unless you're like an artisanal jam maker.  Otherwise they just look lazy, cutesy, and lame. Also, just because you tied raffia on it doesn't mean I don't know you're using a pickle container for a centerpiece. Try harder.

2. Disposable Cameras

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Photo courtesy of Little Gems Wedding Stationery

If Mason Jars are an bizarre throwback to a bygone era, disposable cameras are even more so.  We no longer live in the 90s - do your whole wedding party a favor and just select an Instagram hashtag or hire a photobooth.  The only people still using disposable cameras are hipsters.  Don't be a hipster.

3. Drastic Transformations

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Photo courtesy of Surgery VIP

Sure it's important to look good at your wedding - you'll be staring at the photos taken on this day for the rest of your life.  But you definitely should still look like yourself.  Fad diets, last-minute plastic surgery, and dangerous attempts at losing weight have become the norm as of late.  Don't do it, brides and grooms.  Not only is it really dangerous, but you're prioritizing how you look over your health and your love on your wedding day.  I'm all for #teamfake, but be responsible and don't be hasty about anything.

4. Viral Weddings

Your wedding is a special day that really doesn't need to be broadcasted to millions of youtubers.  Proposals, aisle walks, and receptions should be intimate affairs you share with your nearest and dearest, not some Doritos-munching neckbeard who's just gonna comment 'first' on your barely viewed video.  Don't plan things for the Interwebz, just focus on you, your love, and your making your day memorable.

5. Including Your Pets

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Photo courtesy of Joe Mikos Photographers

I get it, pets are like children.  Only they're not children.  Even children should be omitted from the ceremony as much as possible.  Really, adding animals and children like cute-bait is a weird trend that needs to go.  Not only does it upstage you but if your pets or kids aren't that well-behaved, you might have at least seven kinds of messes on your hands.  Also, stop having dog weddings.  It's weird.

All other trends aside, please please please promise me you won't use mason jars in your wedding.  Don't be a cliché on your big day.  Like seriously, I'm just looking out for you.

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