7 Wedding Trends That You Might Want To Try
It’s not just the bride who wants an unforgettable wedding day. The groom, too, wants to know that he made a good choice in marrying his beloved. And with so many creative and unusual trends popping up these days, it’s never been easier for grooms to make their weddings unique and special.
The traditional white dress is a thing of the past; now brides can go for anything from a sexy black gown to an off-the-shoulder number in bright purple or red. It also used to be enough for couples to get married on Saturday at 2pm, but now they’re looking for more dramatic ceremonies at sunrise or sunset…in the rain…or even underwater.
There are many different trends, some are a bit eccentric and some are just slightly off that can make your wedding ceremony something that people will talk about for many years to come.
If not on Facebook, it didn’t happen
Updates on social media platforms are an essential part of today’s weddings. Foursquare check-ins at the ceremony, photos on Instagram tagged #henryandmeghan, and Snapchat stickers are all creative ways to get guests involved in your big day. People who use wedding hashtags want their friends and family on social media to be able to stay up-to-date with all the wedding events, whether they’re able to attend or not. If you don’t want your wedding to be all business, these kinds of updates can also be a lot of fun.
Choose a few themes and create key hashtags that relate all to your wedding, from the proposal to the ceremony. Using the same hashtags will allow you and your friends to be able to access all posted material shortly. It can be an amazing group activity enjoyed by most generations.
Flower girls and ring bearers are trends rising in popularity. Kids can usher guests into seats, perform readings, and even dance. It’s a great way to get the little ones involved in your big day. Why not give your flower girl a basketful of candy and have a synchronized dance with a guest?
If you’re opting for something non-traditional, keep in mind that traditional elements may still apply. Always consider the religious or cultural meaning behind some of these traditions before scrapping them altogether. There is always an option to ask for a more experienced practitioner of the religion to help you implement the most important aspects of the ritual in the entire program. There are so many things that can seem trivial but mean the entire world to the grandma of the bride, groom (or both).
Mixed marriages are more and more common, it is best to utilise culture from both worlds and incorporate all the important traditions into the wedding ceremony. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the history and the family of your significant other and create some new family traditions for future generations.
Location, Location, Location
Bridal party photos used to be taken in front of a nice park or in front of the church where the ceremony took place. But with all the creative and unusual wedding locations popping up, couples are getting more and more adventurous with their photoshoots.
From a rooftop overlooking the city to a rustic barn in the countryside, couples are finding more and more interesting places to snap their wedding photos. If you’re having a destination wedding, you can even get creative with your photoshoot location and choose something special for you and your spouse-to-be. There are many amazing options you can consider when it comes to the location, try making a list of places that may have a meaning to the two of you like the place you met, first kiss, amusing view… You can grow an entire theme from a single flick of memory if you let your imagination run wild.
Food for thought
Food has always been a focal point at weddings, but what you serve guests is changing. Many couples are opting for unique flavors and new dishes to bring their big day to the next level.
Ask your caterer what’s hot in the food world right now; they’re sure to have some good ideas that will keep your wedding memorable. You can try to match the food to the theme of the wedding (if you have one) or just go for something completely different that no one has ever seen before.
An obvious trend across many weddings is the menu. The options are endless, and there’s something for everyone, all you have to do is search online. There are so many things that can be done if there is enough time and the budget allows it.
An awesome reception would include a treasure hunt for the party, where the guests would need to save the menu lists because there is a hidden message that will help them to find out the next piece of the puzzle. If you’re looking for something a bit more modern and less themed, consider serving an artisan cheese platter with wine and other tasty treats. Maybe you can include a sommelier that can share some tips on the craft and essentially make the wedding dinner a wine tasting program for all of your fine dining friends and family. It is a bit classy, edgy, and educational.
Do you have pets?
Pet-friendly weddings are becoming more popular as people are discovering that they love their furry friends just as much as real humans. If you want your wedding to be pet-friendly, there are a few things you need to do to make sure everyone is comfortable.
First, make sure that all of your guests know that they’re welcome to bring their pets. This will help to avoid any surprises on the day of the wedding. You’ll also want to have plenty of food and water for the animals, as well as designated areas for them to relieve themselves. Finally, make sure that you have a plan in place for dealing with any unexpected accidents or behavior. No one wants to deal with a mess on their big day, so make sure you’re prepared.
You can’t go wrong with DIY
DIY weddings are becoming more and more popular as people want to make sure that everything is personalized at their wedding. They want to show all of their guests how much they care about them by creating something unique, usually out of the ordinary elements like fallen tree branches or rocks that would fit into your chosen theme.
If you want to have a DIY wedding, the sky’s the limit. Just start by coming up with a few ideas that you think would be fun and unique, and then get to work on making them a reality. You can find plenty of inspiration online, or in magazines like Bridal Guide. With a little bit of creativity and a lot of elbow grease, you can pull it all off in time for your big day.
The most important thing is that the two of you have fun with any decision you make when it comes to designing your wedding because this is going to be one of the biggest memories that the two of you will ever share. Have fun with it and enjoy every minute of the process as it is a celebration of your love.