Wedding trends I hate

I will begin this post with a disclaimer.  If something makes YOU happy and you like it, that’s awesome and you should absolutely do it, provided it does not break with common wedding courtesy.

The following wedding trends, however, drive me nuts.

1.  Birdcage veils

I will begin this with another disclaimer: this does not apply to birdcage veils worn with actual vintage dresses created during an era in which birdcage veils made sense.  I absolutely loathe that it seems like every bride-to-be on the Internet wants to wear a birdcage veil with a dress that is in no way vintage.  It looks strange to me.  Furthermore, I think most birdcages cut people off at a weird place on their face and they look creepy.

This is a birdcage veil, if you don’t know what they are:

2.  Pickup wedding dresses.  I will skip the obvious frosted cupcake metaphor, but as Tim Gunn would say, “It’s just not aesthetically pleasing.”  They scream “TREND! TREND!  You will regret this in five years!” to me.

3.  Those Alfred Angelo dresses with the color on them

I am not opposed to some color, when done right, on a wedding gown.  I think it can look nice.  But I really dislike the Alfred Angelo “Dream in Color” dresses.  It’s just so obvious, and last time I checked, brides (and all women, really) wanted to avoid getting giant blood red streaks down the back of their white dresses.

Just to show that I’m not totally against color in wedding dresses, here is one I think is gorgeous (Blue by Enzoani, “Andover” in Ice Blue):

4.  Non-floral bouquets

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  I am all for incorporating non-floral elements in a floral bouquet (I am considering adding a few feathers to my bouquet), but I think this trend has gone way too far.  Some can be cute, but a lot of the time it just seems to me like, “look how alternative and cool I am!  I don’t need flowers!”  This one in particular reminds me of a preschool craft project I did that involved stringing buttons into a necklace:

What about you?  What don’t you like?