If there is one event in your life that deserves turning off your phones and just being-in-the-moment, that has to be your wedding ceremony! At least, that is what the majority of brides who use Pinterest think. An unplugged, social media-free wedding ceremony is the number one trend right now, and we think it is a trend that is here to stay for a while.
Uniformed bridesmaids is one of the wedding traditions contemporary brides prefer to skip. Instead of buying a bunch of identical bridesmaid dresses, they are opting for a more personalised, mismatched look to allow each of the girls be unique.
A contemporary wedding menu has to be personalised, perfectly styled and Instagrammable, but informal, laid-back options which allow guests to mingle more are definitely proving more popular than traditional 3-course sit down meal. Food trucks, DIY dessert stations and grazing tables have replaced the traditional buffet!
Receiving money for the honeymoon is a popular alternative to traditional wedding gifts. Many couples are now setting up honeymoon registries instead of gift registries or placing DIY unique wishing wells to collect cards with money for their romantic journey.
Brides and grooms are prepared to do anything for amazing wedding photos! And to have a stunning snap of the newly-wed couple walking up the aisle in a cloud of flower petals or confetti, every detail has to be planned to perfection. That’s why those colourful toss bars are an absolute must for a send-off!
Instead of having the ceremony chairs arranged in a traditional way, modern couples are opting for circular shapes to enable everyone to have the perfect view of them saying “I Do”!
From breath-taking natural settings and stunning historic buildings to barns, libraries, zoos, caves and industrial spaces, any place you love can be transformed into a wedding venue. Non-traditional, unique locations are becoming more and more popular!
In addition to the standard dinner menu, couples have begun serving late night bites half-way through the dancing at the end of the evening. This has become a major wedding trend! From mini burgers, pizza slices and other starchy foods that go well with alcohol to cookies and milk and donuts. It can literally be anything you think is appropriate for the late hours.
Her majesty – the wedding cake has been dethroned and replaced with scrumptious alternatives such as mini cakes, cupcake or macaron towers, donuts, waffles, naked cakes… the options are endless. Single tiered cakes and cakes made entirely of artisan cheeses are popular as well!
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