I recently stumbled across an article in the Huffington Post entitled: “7 Signs You’re at a Millennial Wedding“. This made me think about my last post talking about how I am an older bride. After reading the article, I thought it would be fun to compare and contrast their millennial wedding against Mr. BC and I, who are Generation X.
They say: You know you’re at a millennial wedding when you hear about the couples engagement via social media.
I say: Disagree! I am pretty sure that almost everyone heard about our engagement through FaceBook (with the exception of immediate family and close friends; we called them before posting on FB). I think people of all ages are on FB these days; heck, my grandma is on FaceBook! Also, we didn’t send our save-the-dates out until a year after being engaged. FB peeps knew about it like an hour after we got engaged.
They say: You know you’re at a millennial wedding when the couple uses a friend to build a custom wedding website, rather than using a standard template like TheKnot or WeddingWindow.
I say: Um, guilty of being old! I used a wedding website template to create our site. The wedding website was something I didn’t really care that much about. I had a lot of information I wanted to relay to our guests, but I didn’t want to spend a great deal of time creating a customized site. I’m really glad that I didn’t spend a lot of time on this too, because barely any of our guests have been using the website. Oh well. (Perhaps this is another indicator that we’re definitely not millennials?)
They say: You know you’re at a millennial wedding when their wedding invitation contains an infographic design of their love story, a QR code, or a wedding hashtag.
I say: Guilty! I don’t even know what those first two things are, and I don’t use twitter (unless it’s to
stalk follow famous people).
They say: You know you’re at a millennial wedding when their wedding registry has techy items on it like a digital thermostat, an electronic deadbolt, or the latest-and-greatest tablet.
I say: Guilty! We’re a total “grandparent couple” here… our registry has dishes, cutlery, towels, sheets, and other really boring household items like that. I’d never even heard of an electronic deadbolt until like two days ago.
They say: You know you’re at a millennial wedding when the couple has set up an app for their wedding.
I say: Disagree! We are using a photo sharing app for the wedding. I love seeing pictures other people take, and some of my favorite pics are photos that I was tagged in on FaceBook. Plus, with a photo app, we can hopefully get pics from other wedding related events that the photog is not present for.
They say: You know you’re at a millennial wedding when the couple doesn’t have to decide between getting a DJ, a band, or going electronic; of course they are going digital and putting their own playlist together.
I say: I guess I am old… I probably would have booked a DJ if it wasn’t ridiculously expensive. We’re going the iPod playlist route out of necessity.
They say: You know you’re at a millennial wedding when there is lots of DIY everywhere, because the bride has been pinning to her wedding board for years.
I say: Hmm. I’m not sure. I am DIY’ing stuff, but not due to Pinterest. My DIY is inspired from the ‘bee and the best destination wedding website. I’ll give myself half credit here.
The Final Score: Millennials: 4.5, Gen X: 2.5
I guess I am officially not a millennial.
This kid is killing me. | GIF via giphy
I just don’t even know what to say… | GIF via giphy
Hive, how do you compare against a millennial wedding? Does reading about “new fangled” wedding ideas make you feel old? Can anyone tell me what an infographic design of your love story, or a QR code is?!? Do millennials know what a game boy is?