Vintage trend

So does anybody remember the post from a month or so ago?  It was about how the OP gets sick of vintage weddings/photography.  And a lot of other girls jumped in saying they hate the trend too and think it will be so over in a year or so. 


Thoughts on this?  I'm slightly offended, just bc I've ALWAYS loved all things antique and I planned the details for my wedding before even realizing it was a big trend.  (I was kind of oblivious about wedding planning in the beginning stages lol)  So for me, even if the trend is over soon, I don't care, bc my wedding was "me" and that's all that matters!  How do you guys feel about it?

Posted on January 3, 2010 at 3:50 pm
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frenchie
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The reason vintage sticks around is because it's classic; it never dies.  Wildfire, you need not be offended by other people's remarks about a "dying trend."  Vintage is not a trend.  It is a like that we have, similar to those brides who like "hollywood glam" or "black and white" or "crystals and curly willows."  Vintage is a style, and we enjoy it.  We incorporate it into our everyday lives.  I've collected antiques since I was 12, thanks to an awesome grandmother.  If it's a trend, it has been around for a long time...like, since the dawn of it. :) 

Posted on January 4, 2010 at 3:46 am
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Thanks!  That makes me feel better!  lol


I think maybe it was mostly the vintage style of photography they were talking about, but I got the sense it was just vintage in general a little bit too.  Oh well.  I wouldn't change a thing about my wedding!  :)

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 4:13 pm
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I love vintage and don't think it's a trend at all! I love looking at vintage items at local stores way before I planned our wedding or even think of getting married. It's like is modern a trend? I don't think it is. The vintage style is part of my personality I think. And wildfire, I wouldn't change a thing about your wedding either! It was beautiful!

Posted on January 17, 2010 at 12:50 pm
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I think thats what we all have in common unlike some brides that call there things "vintage" when it really has nothing to do with vintage like a bride I saw on bridezilla that called her dress modern victorian, it looked neither modern nor victorian. I've always loved old "stuff" too my Dad had a thing for restoring furniture, and I love stories and pictures that my grandma has. My grandma was a classic 1940's beauty and I LOVE her pictures. My dress is very 1930's and our venue is a restored 1920's hotel from Asbury Park's  boardwalk hey day. I love it I've never lived in a new house and hopefully never will. We love vintage because of the stories that it tells, and nothing beats the history. 

Posted on March 4, 2010 at 12:56 pm
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That's a good point, Shannoll.  It's like when girls buy dresses from uniquevintage.com and say they're wearing a vintage dress.  I love some of the dresses on that website but they're mass produced to LOOK vintage--they're NOT vintage.  That drives me crazy!


My wedding dress wasn't vintage but SO many of my details were. 


And thanks for the sweet compliment, jessandryan!  :)

Posted on March 5, 2010 at 3:42 pm
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Just consider the sources of those comments-probably victims of some lame trend themselves and can only see another person's genuine love and appreciation of the artistry of the past as following a "trend".
I too have always loved vintage clothes, style, movies, music, etc since I was teeny. I was the only kid in grade school who adored the movie "singing in the rain" and wanted to grow up to be like Cyd Charisse while everyone else talked about the latest new movie and had no idea what I was talking about. I have been drooling over old hats, gloves, purses, jackets, dresses,.....since I was in 6th grade and still wear them any chance I get-my collection keeps growing.

Yes, I agree, these looks stick around because they are classic and remind many of us of the beauty of the past- the styles had so much more architectural interest and workmanship and those who wore these "classics" exuded pride in their presentation- something that is sadly missing in the predominant styles available today.

Don't worry about the nasty comments of those who just don't get it- some people sadly haven't had the joy of appreciating and defining their own genuine, signature style and can only feel better by putting down someone elses's.
Posted on June 29, 2010 at 5:49 am
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Hurrah if it does go a bit out of vogue- as at least we'll be able to pick up fabulous vintage pieces for less if the sheep aren't looking too!!

Posted on July 4, 2010 at 1:13 am
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I understand people not liking the "trend" aspect of vintage, meaning people just doing vintage weddings for the sake of it being a trend, throwing some random vintag-ness together and calling it good. But I think the majority of vintage loving thriftstore junkie hand picking ladies that truly love the style and vintage feel don't fall into that category.

Posted on January 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm
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wildfire29, you are right. The wedding is yours and vintage is a theme exsiting for a long time and will exsit in the future. There is nothing wrong about vintage. Do what you like and enjoy.

I am planning a vintage wedding and enjoy it very much. Good luck.

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 3:34 am

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