On Not Taking Wedding Trends Too Seriously (Even Indie Ones) by Meg Keene … Or why you should ask your fiance’s opinion on wedding decisions. I just remembered a slightly intoxicated conversation I had with David and our friend Rachel about indie wedding trends. I feel like I should say up front… I was tipsy, David was not. David said this is the most exact transcription of a conversation I’ve ever posted. It really was this ridiculous. Me: You know… indie wedding trends. They get as trendy as regular wedding trends. Rachel: Indie wedding trends? Me: Yeah. Like Mason Jars and Bunting. David: Bunting? Me: Ok. Um. How do I describe this? You know those little plastic triangle flags on a string they hang at used car lots? Rachel: That’s bunting? Me: Um. I don’t think the used car dealer would call it bunting, but… David: I thought bunting was the fabric swags that you hung at the fourth of July? Me: It is, but, no that’s not this. Um, ok so the plastic triangle flags. So if you take those flags, but you make them out of gingham… David: Gingham? Me: Yeah, you know, like calico. David: What? Me: Like what you make prairie dresses from. David: What are you even talking about? Me: Like cotton with lots of tiny flowers and stuff. David: Ew. Me: Whatever. Anyway, so if you take those plastic flags and you make them out of gingham, that’s bunting. For, like, hanging from the trees at your wedding. David: Really??? Me: Yeah, it’s like, rustic festive? Meg Keene Founder & Editor-In-Chief Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.