We are not huge fans of trends, especially when it comes to weddings. In fact, we faithfully advise our clients to stay away from attempts to do what they see as popular at the time of their wedding. Weddings should fully represent the couple getting married. The more authentic the theme and details, the more representative it is of your timeless love.
We know that after reading all of that you are wondering why our title is about trends. We wanted to share a few things we see naturally happening because couples are seriously doing what makes their hearts happy.
Trend 1: Black and white color scheme
When we were initially hearing black and white from our couples, our initial thoughts had very little to do with excitement. However, being great listeners is a part of a wedding planner’s and designer’s job, as well as our forte. Therefore, we could hear the heart and true desires of the ideas being expressed. Black and white in most cases is the base and backdrop of what is wanted. The additional details add more intriguing depth of the design in the details. The clients above wanted to play with ivories, greens, and pinks. They allowed the marble stone and ambiance of the museum they were married in be the more dominant details of the design.
Trend 2: After Parties
We know that after parties aren’t for every couple, and we often remind our couples to make plans while keeping in mind a large number of their guests. We say “you know your people best,” which basically translates as you know how family events usually go or how your outings with friends are. Keeping those events in mind, and of course knowing yourself, are you going to be ready to wrap up the night at the time that your rental with the facility ends? If your answer is no, don’t plan an after party. If you know you aren’t going to want to end the night and your guests are still going to be on the dance floor when the facility lights come on, an after party may be for you. The end to the reception doesn’t have to be the end of the night for you. You can make plans to go to a club together or even rent a smaller venue for the rest of the night with a DJ and a bartender. It’s your party and you only get married once.
Trend 3: Multiple Outfit Changes
A dress change is nothing new for wedding days. However, doing multiple outfit changes during your wedding day is growing at a rapid pace. We have seen in one wedding day, no less than 5 wardrobe changes. The first is the attire shared with the bridesmaids for getting hair and makeup done. From there we have seen some of the most beautiful boudoir or bridal session outfits. For me, personally, this change truly rivals the wedding dress. Next is the quintessential ceremonial wedding gown that is in the initial part of the wedding day daydream. Then there’s the reception dress that is either a little more playful or sexier. Of course, that all depends on your plans for the rest of the night. The last change is based on how the couple leaves the reception. So, if that is for the ultimate getaway, after party, or for the honeymoon suite, it is the last change we get to see.
Now, we are not saying any of this is the new normal, nor are we suggesting you follow these trends. We just wanted to share what we have seen. We want you to know you can feel extremely comfortable doing what makes you the happiest. That’s what most important for your wedding day.
Until next time…
be sweet & happy planning!
(photo credit: Simone Elise Events and Camille Leigh Photography)
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