7 Controversial Wedding Trends — Love It or Leave It?

There are some trend’s we look back on and wonder “Who ever thought that was a good idea?!” (Bridesmaid dresses with shoulder pads ring a bell?) Hindsight is always 20/20, but have we really learned from past mistakes or will be banging our heads down the road when we open our wedding albums a few decades from? Which of these trends would you try and which would you pass by?

1. White bridesmaid dresses

This wedding taboo is steeped in tradition. No one’s supposed to wear white except the bride, right? But more and more brides (Pippa Middleton wore white!) are opting to put their maids in light neutrals like eccru and eggshell, and even pure white.

2. Dressed up wedding pets

Having your pet attend the wedding is one thing, but some couples are even giving them entire outfits too! You have to admit this pup is pretty cute, but are you over the dressed up dog?

3. Trashing the dress

So trashing the dress can create some pretty cute photos, and if you’re never planning on wearing your gown again why not? On the other hand, brides are going to extreme lengths to get a great photo — and that we’re not so sure about.

4. Footless sandals for a beach wedding

Barefoot Sandals

Photo: Etsy.com

You know the controversy over those five toe shoes, well these are toe shoes of weddings. They’re a practical alternative if you’d like to go barefoot for your beach wedding, but some brides are having a hard time wrapping their head around foot jewelry.

5. Bridesmaid boudoir shoots

Boudoir shoots have expanded to include not just the bride, but the bridesmaids too.

6. Excessively Photoshopped wedding photos

When we first saw this photo we couldn’t stop laughing, and just a few months later there’s been countless copy cats, but is it too much of a good thing?

7. Tattooed wedding rings

Couples are ditching traditional wedding bands for a ring they can never take off.

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