If a person would ask me what first pops into my head upon hearing "tacky" I'll have horrible flashbacks to a spray insulation foam project gone horribly bad (I still get night terrors). I rarely, if ever, think of anything in the wedding industry.
But the more data I collect the more often I see people claiming that this or that is tacky. There are lots of blogs out there trying to point out the tackiest crap, tacky etiquette, and just tacky in general.
It seems like everyone's greatest worry is that something at their wedding will be considered tacky! Even colors have to come under the big T scrutiny.
Frankly, I don't get the big hubbub. I think whenever anyone brings up the T word you just have to think on the immortal words of President Lincoln. No not the elephant one (That's best for wedding coordinators).
"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
I say just let it go, in fact if we didn't already have our own "tacky" wedding ideas in place (Halloween rules!) I'd be tempted to go all out for the super tacky ideas (I do like this one woman's approach).
I think first we'd have money trees everywhere, a huge balloon archway, have all the guests wear t-shirts that have "Guest" on rhinestones like the ones for bridal party members, a hostess wedding cake, and a humorous cake topper.
As long as everyone has some fun, and you, you know, actually get married in the end I'd think it'd be a successful day, even if you did have to use those paper bells.