10 Cringe-Worthy Wedding Trends That Any Sane Bride Will Leave Behind

10 Cringe-Worthy Wedding Trends That Any Sane Bride Will Leave Behind

Please, do us all a favor and keep it classy this year...

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As we're coming off of a very hardcore engagement season, I think now is the appropriate time to share our thoughts and feelings surrounding some common 2018 wedding trends on Pinterest.

Every year, soon-to-be brides stress and stress over creating the most innovative weddings, each one more glamorous and creative as the one they attended before. Yes, your wedding should represent you and your significant other and be as authentic as possible, but there are some things that should not even be allowed at the ceremony or during the reception.

We've all seen "27 Dresses" with Katherine Heigl, yeah? I'm talking about those kind of things. The table settings that make you cringe, the guest book idea that has you whispering "WTF" and that drunken best man's speech that collectively makes everyone really uncomfortable. You'll see what I mean...

Here are the 10 most cringe-worthy wedding trends I hope get divorced in 2019:

1. Mason jars

I swear to God if I see another pickle jar lookin' receptacle I'm leaving your wedding and taking my present with me. This "trend" is not only outdated, but so overdone and #basic. Mason jars as flower vases, mason jars as cocktail glasses, mason jars with candles in them, mason jars filled with candy as party favors—GET RID OF IT. ALL OF IT.

2. Burlap accents

I'm sorry, I think I just threw up a bit. Burlap—it's not cute, comfortable, or conventional. If you're trying to create a rustic vibe, burlap leans more barnyard than country chic. Plus, threads will start to unravel throughout the night, creating a stringy mess on the dance floor and unwanted bits in the food.

3. Rubbing cake in each other's face

Not that this became a trend in 2018, but I felt that it needed to be mentioned: please don't mess up the bride's hair & makeup with sticky frosting! Chances are, she spent a significant amount of money on a stylist to look effortlessly beautiful on her big day, and you just smudged two hours of hard work all for a few laughs.

4. Wearing converse/cowboy Boots/Uggs underneath your dress

Believe it or not, there is a time and a place where it's acceptable to sport this kind of footwear. Your wedding day, a formal event, should not be one of them. Save your cowboy boots for the ranch and your Uggs for the slopes, please!

SEE ALSO: If You Wear Keds On Your Wedding Day, I'm Leaving The Reception And Taking My Gift With Me

5. "Funny" flower girl/ring bearer signs

Okay, some can be quite cute when done correctly, but messages like these make me shiver. The shot-gun wedding/man marries woman because she's the only option leftover reaaallly grinds my gears. It's tacky and kind of embarrassing.

6. Extreme themes

Let's get this straight: weddings should have vibes, not themes. Little girls' birthday parties have themes like princesses, high tea, and "Moana." Your wedding is not one of those occasions. Try for something more classic such as downtown chic, bohemian, or just keep it traditional!

Side note: This Harry Potter cake actually made me laugh out loud. Seriously, LOOK AT THE DOBBY CAKE TOPPERS.

7. Spreads or small-plates as the meal

Though it may look very photogenic and align perfectly with your boho-chic vibe, this type of setup is extremely impractical for your guests. For starters, it only allows people to grab a little bit of food at a time, causing your attendees to make a few trips back to the table and cause unnecessary traffic. Secondly, the foods are fairly messy and will have the tendency to mix when packed so tightly together. Third, it's not very filling, and hangry guests aren't fun guests.

8. Open seating at the reception

Please, for obvious reasons, just make a seating chart. Yeah, we get that you're trying to be ~all inclusive~ and get families who wouldn't normally sit together at the same table, but in reality, families don't want to be separated at events like these. Your guests will mingle as the night goes on, and assigning seats to people will make things a little less complicated during the reception.

9. Cheesy photo-booths with props

Again, something like this would be cute for a child's birthday party, but not on your special day. Besides, does anyone actually use these at weddings? Guests often forget about this "activity" and you'll probably end up wasting your money on props, backdrops, and a camera.

10. Asking for donations in "creative" ways

So, you've already asked people to take time off of work, maybe purchase a plane ticket, book a hotel room, buy shower and wedding gifts, and now you're asking for more money? That only makes the couple seem cheap and a tad bit rude. Maybe opt in for a small activity for guests to guess the honeymoon destination on paper or offer romantic date night ideas!

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16 Wedding Gifts Under $50 That'll Have Any Wedding Guest Say 'I Do'

Because being on a budget doesn't mean you have to arrive at a wedding empty-handed.

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If you're on a budget but have a wedding to go to, it can be hard to find an affordable wedding gift you can buy for the bride and groom. You don't want to show up empty-handed, but you also don't want to spend an arm and a leg on a gift when there are plenty of other people attending who are better off affording certain items. (A good rule of thumb? Always try to "pay for your plate" — or the cost of what the bride and groom likely paid for you to be there.)

Most of the time, there are lots of things you can find on a registry under $50. Whether it be towels, a waffle maker or oven mitts, you can usually find SOMETHING in your price range. If not, this list is for you.

Brides-to-be: Here is a list of things to add to your wedding registry for your broke AF friends.

Broke friends: Here is a list of things to get if everything on your friend's list is way out of your price range.

1. Personalized cutting board

Personalized Cutting Board, 12 Designs & 3 Sizes, Bamboo Cutting Board, Wedding Gifts for Couple, Housewarming Gift & Kitchen Sign - Butcher Block Inlay Board #G

2. Cookbook

The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook, Gift Edition: 650 Recipes for Everything You'll Ever Want to Make

3. Meat and cheese board

Bamboo Cheese Board and Knife Set - Charcuterie Board Set for Cheese Platter. Wood Serving Tray For Wine, Meat, Appetizers, Snacks - Entertaining Kitchenware Gift Ideas for Wedding and Housewarming

4. Handheld vacuum

Handheld Vacuum Cordless, HUNLEE 5KPA Powerful Suction Hand Vacuum Cordless Cleaner Rechargeable Hand Vac with 2.5h Quick Charge, Lightweight Hand Held Vacuum Cordless for Home and Car Cleaning

5. Carry on

COOLIFE Luggage Expandable(only 28") Suitcase PC+ABS Spinner 20in 24in 28in Carry on (White Grid New, S(20in)_Carry on)

6. Blender

NutriBullet NBR-1201 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System, Gray (600 Watts)

7. Crock-Pot

Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S-A 6-Quart Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker with Digital Timer Stainless Steel

8. Bathroom towels

Luxury Hotel & Spa Bath Towel 100% Genuine Turkish Cotton, 27" x 54", Set of 4, White

9. Waffle maker

Cuisinart WAF-F10 Belgian Waffle Maker, Stainless Steel

10. Tools

DEKOPRO 128 Piece Tool Set-General Household Hand Tool Kit, Auto Repair Tool Set, with Plastic Toolbox Storage Case

11. Kitchen tools

Stainless Steel Kitchen Utensil Set - 29 Cooking Utensils - Nonstick Kitchen Utensils Cookware Set with Spatula - Best Kitchen Gadgets Kitchen Tool Set Gift by HomeHero

12. Baking dishes

Staub Ceramic 2-pc Rectangular Baking Dish Set - Rustic Red

13. Kitchen Towels

The Weaver's Blend Set of 3 Kitchen Towels + 3 Dish Cloths, Basket Weave, 100% Cotton, Absorbent, Size 28"x18" and 12'x12", Yellow Stripe, Kitchen Towels and Dish Cloths

14. Cute AF oven mitts

RED LMLDETA Oven Mitts Set of 2 with Transparent Clear Silicone Shell and Nice Dog Printing Cotton Lining, Heat Resistant to 500 F Kitchen Oven Gloves Pot Holder for Cooking (Blue)

15. Kitchen knife

J.A. Henckels International CLASSIC 8" Chef's Knife

16. Pizza cutter

16" Pizza Cutter by Kitchenstar | Sharp Stainless Steel Slicer Knife - Rocker Style w Blade Cover | Chop and Slices Perfect Portions + Dishwasher Safe - Premium Pizza Accessories

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10 Bible Quotes For The Engaged Couple That Can't Wait To Say 'I Do'

Make some room for Jesus in your head that's full of wedding bells.

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Getting engaged is one of the most exciting experiences in a person's life. The whole world finally has more of an understanding of how deep and unconditional your love is for each other. After all, you have officially promised to spend the rest of eternity with that special person!

For many Christians, getting engaged is also a time for the couple to seek religious guidance.

Here are 10 Bible quotes that any couple anxious to say "I Do" should read.

1. 2 Corinthians 4:18

"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

2. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-5

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs."

3. Isaiah 62:5

"As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you."

4. Matthew 19:6

"What God has joined together let no man put asunder."

5. Romans 12:9-10

"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves."

6. Proverbs 31:10-11


"An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain."

7. John 15:12

"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you."

8. Mark 10:7-8

"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh."

9. Proverbs 18:22

"He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favour from the Lord."

10. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10


"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up."

Congratulations on your engagement, and remember to keep God close by for every step of the way.

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