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Style Showdown: Over-the-Top or Understated?

Lynnie, on December 10, 2018 at 09:05 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 68
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Which wedding style do you prefer? All things glitz, glam, and over-the-top? Or classic, subtle, and understated? Which decor style gets your vote?


Over-the-Top?Style Showdown: Over-the-Top or Understated? 1

Photo from Sylvia Weinstock Cakes

Or Understated?Style Showdown: Over-the-Top or Understated? 2Photo from Petite Pearl Events in Vancouver

Style Showdown: Over-the-Top or Understated? 3

Photo from Finespun Cakes & Pastries in Toronto



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68 Comments

Latest activity by Rayanne, on September 2, 2019 at 14:50
  • Rayanne
    Featured June 2022 Ontario
    Rayanne ·
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    Overstated is what I'm going for. Hopefully not cheesy
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  • Amanda
    Frequent user September 2021 Ontario
    Amanda ·
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    Simply and classic with a little bit of vintage corkiness to it Smiley smile

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  • Brenda
    Curious July 2019 Ontario
    Brenda ·
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    Understated!

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  • K
    Curious August 2019 Ontario
    Keri ·
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    Over the top has always got me attention but if budget is an issue then subtle and understated.
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  • Nelly
    Curious October 2019 Ontario
    Nelly ·
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    I love over the top wedding cakes
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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    Understated, for sure. Over the top often screams 'trying to hard' for me... it can be amazing, but for the most part your just taking away focus from what matters (bride/groom, guests, etc)

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  • R
    Curious May 2023 Ontario
    Rayann ·
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    Understated. Minimal speaks simplicity and sophistication when you can picture it perfectly. Not everyone will like cake if you plan to have a late night sweet snacks. Waste of money for the cake
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  • Reia
    Beginner March 2019 Ontario
    Reia ·
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    Minimalist. Understated. Simplicity is beauty.
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Understated. Less is more!

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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    Understated, I love the simplicity

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  • Donna
    Devoted July 2019 Ontario
    Donna ·
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    Understated I don't like to busy at anything

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  • C
    Beginner August 2019 Alberta
    Charissa ·
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    Understated. Our wedding is going to be very understated.
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  • Ebony
    Beginner September 2022 Ontario
    Ebony ·
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    I like a mixture of both
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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Understated all the way through.

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  • Tyanna
    Super June 2019 British Columbia
    Tyanna ·
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    Understated for sure
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  • T
    Newbie September 2020 Ontario
    Tellisha ·
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    Understated all the way
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  • Allen
    Devoted April 2019 Ontario
    Allen ·
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    Over the top! However my wedding will be rustic and classy.
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  • Amanda
    Beginner June 2019 Ontario
    Amanda ·
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    Understanted!! Simple but classy

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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    100% understated. Definitely not an over the top person
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  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
    Leah ·
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    Classic subtle and understated.
    We don’t feel the need to dress like royalty and put on airs for our wedding.
    No shade to anyone who does, it’s just not our thing.
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  • Marissa
    Beginner October 2019 Alberta
    Marissa ·
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    Absolutely 100% understated

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  • Rekramer
    Expert November 2018 Ontario
    Rekramer ·
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    Understated. Over the top just looks like you can't edit.

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  • Janaya
    Expert August 2019 Saskatchewan
    Janaya ·
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    If I had a lot of money it would absolutely be GLAM everything! but until then.. simple is great too! haha

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  • Caitlyn
    Super January 2020 Ontario
    Caitlyn ·
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    Understanded. Less can definitely be more
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  • Queen B.
    Beginner March 2019 Alberta
    Queen B. ·
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    Understated.... the ballroom we are having our wedding at is glam enough, so we are doing simple decor to enhance its glamour. I think simple is more elegant than over-the-top
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  • Casey
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Casey ·
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    Understated. Most of our decorations will be super minimal and basic

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  • Andrea
    Curious September 2021 Ontario
    Andrea ·
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    Understated! Big, over the top pieces cost WAY too much, and usually are a distraction to the guests. Also, they can interfere with conversations across tables. Get more for your budget and do LESS!

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  • Dana
    Beginner February 2020 British Columbia
    Dana ·
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    Understated. I like the simplicity of basic decor and there's a certain beauty in it that can't be captured in the same way if you go over-the-top.
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  • Alexandra
    VIP November 2019 British Columbia
    Alexandra ·
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    Definitely understated- I’m all about the less is more and our wedding budget is grateful for it!
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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    Understated. There's something I find very tasteful about keeping things simple.

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  • Jennifer
    Super July 2019 Ontario
    Jennifer ·
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    Understated. but with sparkle! so some glitz! haha

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  • Rachael
    Super October 2019 Ontario
    Rachael ·
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    A bit of both, though I’ll say understated if I have to pick as over-the-top is awfully tacky sometimes.
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