Are you getting married this year? If you answered yes to that question A) Are you insane? and B) What are you planning for your wedding? You know, entertainment, menu, venue, gifts? You know stuff like that.
Let's try and help you out a little bit and maybe switch things up from your normal, boring wedding.
These are some of the big trends for this year.
Vibe Over Palette – A lot of couples are starting their planning with a theme, or words that describe what they are looking for.
Statement Escort Card Displays – Forget simple cards with table numbers, couples this year will be making statements with their escort cards, especially if they want to see them wind up on Instagram.
Asking for Cash – More couples will be looking to get money in the form of experiences, asking guests to donate to a fund for something important to them, like say a house payment, or more.
Unexpected Entertainment –Instead of just a band or DJ, the hot trend will have couples looking to keep the fun going all night with a variety of entertainment, with things like sketch artists, tarot card readers and more.
Signature Eats & Experiential Dining – Instead of just signature cocktails, couples will be personalizing their food experience, with things like “his” and “hers” dishes, and they’ll also be making food more of an “experience,” with things like open-fire cooking, or special chef plating in real time.
Passed Cake Bites, Hand-Painted Cakes & Inventive Flavors – Over the top cakes are out, while small passed cake bites, brought to guests so the party doesn’t have to stop, are in. For those who stick with a cake, more will opt for personalized and hand-painted cakes, while new flavors and exotic pairings for fillings and frostings are all the rage.
Non-Traditional Venues – More couples will be skipping the catering hall and opting for unique locations, like historic libraries, large homes and even boxing gyms.
Single Stem Bouquets & Baby's-Breath Revival – Big bouquets are out, single stem statement flowers are in, as are baby’s breath, which are great for things like flower crowns and other small hairpieces.
It's All About the Sleeve – Strapless wedding gowns aren’t as hot as the used to be. More and more brides are opting for some kind of sleeve, with others wearing things like sheer capes or lace capelets.