Wedding trends. They come and they go. Some trends fade away without ever being thought of again, while others stay around for quite some time. So, what trends are we expecting to stick around for a while? Brides magazine recently released their top five trends that aren’t going anywhere.
Photo booths are a classic touch to any reception. Go the extra mile while saving some money and make it a DIY booth. Photo booths give your wedding an interactive and playful touch and gives your guests something they really want to bring home with them. Popularity in photo booths have really exploded in past years with couples choosing to go the more old-school way with a booth with a curtain, or they go for an open booth with a fun backdrop.
Props are a must either way. Costume pieces and fun signs help guests let loose and get creative with their photos. Incorporate your wedding theme, use props that tell your love story, or props that have something to do with your favorite hobbies or activities. To be even more extra and over the top, you can now have a GIF photo booth at your wedding. This allows you instant social sharing which is the perfect opportunity for guests to use your wedding hashtag.
Comfort food is becoming more and more common at receptions, rather than formal, elegant food that guests can’t even pronounce. After months of dieting and cleansing teas, wouldn’t you rather be snacking on mini sliders or at a taco bar?
Your guests will love eating delicious food they are familiar with and let’s be real, so will you. You can even use this as an opportunity to honor a loved one by featuring grandma’s famous homemade apple pie or your aunt’s mac n’ cheese recipe.
Trust me, after parties aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. You’ve spent months meticulously planning your wedding and it will probably be over with in the blink of an eye. After the DJ plays the last song and the bartender calls last call, it’s finally time for you to have some good clean fun and let loose.
The after party can be a range of things. It can be as informal as a casual get together at a local bar, or you could consider budgeting for your after party and renting out a cool, close by venue and having high energy entertainment to get the real party started. End the night with a food truck stopping by the venue. Pizza, cheeseburgers, or even a funnel cake will definitely cure your midnight munchies.
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Who doesn’t love a classic white wedding with a few soft neutral tones? Couples have been sticking with palettes of cremes, soft greens, whites, and blushes lately and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop anytime soon. While this classic look is chic and graceful, don’t be afraid to add a “signature color” to small details of your decor. Think subtle pops of burgundy or a burnt orange somewhere in the ink on the seating cards, napkins, or table overlays, for example, would be stunning.
Lastly, hashtags have come in to play more recently, but it looks like they’re in it for the long run. Wedding hashtags have become an essential part of the wedding process. From when you first get engaged all the way to posting your wedding photos, the hashtag will be a major key to help you share your wedding with the world.
In this narcissistic world we’re living in, I know you all want your wedding to be shown off to the world. Your hashtag should reflect you as a couple and be relevant to your celebration in some way. Don’t just use your wedding hashtag at your wedding, encourage your guests, family, and friends to use it at showers, shopping trips, and bachelor/bachelorette parties. Even go the extra mile and create a Snapchat geofilter to elevate your social game even more.