August 3rd, 2009 by BridalBuds
I was reading what has turned out to be a rather fun blog (despite my initial apprehension): Help Me Pay For My Wedding. Today, BB2B makes a most excellent point: the word ‘tacky’ is so incredibly overused in the wedding industry. As she says: “Just search ‘tacky’ on the wedding bee discussion boards and you’ll discover an endless list of posts by anxious brides-to-be, petrified that their guests will judge them if they opt for a cash bar, balloons, origami flowers, or a potluck reception.”
I would encourage you to read her post. I completely agree that the word tacky is completely overused (even mis-used) in the wedding industry. Wedding guests seem to judge a wedding on how it fullfill’s that person’s own wedding ideals, rather than focusing on the couple that has planned the event. As in – the guest is not thinking “oh wow, a picnic wedding is perfect for Samantha!” but instead might feel that since the guest doesn’t agree with picnic weddings, then the event is deemed tacky.
It seems to generally start with the venue style (where only country clubs, halls and churches are acceptable) and the most unique ideas are generally at the centre of the attack. But make no mistake, even the most high-budget affair is under scrutiny. Heaven forbid you knock out a soup course or offer macaroons instead of wedding cake – people will talk!
Case in point: here’s a site devoted to drawing on ‘tacky’ items! Tackyweddings.com