When it comes to planning your wedding and wedding reception it is always a good idea to know what the recent trends are. Knowing what others are doing and what’s fashionable will help you to decide what will work best for your wedding. From everything to what color to choose and what food to serve, we’ve got you covered.
Colors are usually a changing thing at weddings, especially depending on what time of year your wedding is being held. However, last year most people tended to use a lot of metallics in their color schemes, especially gold. Although there are a lot of pastels, such as pink and yellows mixed in with it, gold is the color to use at any wedding. You can create centerpieces out of gold. You can have a tier of your cake wrapped in gold foil. You can also create favors with gold in them for your guests to take home as a reminder of your special day.
Food is always an important part of any wedding reception and many people are tending toward the classier food choices. No longer is it a choice of chicken or beef. People are serving fresh, catered food that is healthy and clean. These meals are often simple, yet classy, and tend to focus on local ingredients.
Another great trend is the idea of food carts for a midnight snack. This works especially well for outdoor wedding receptions where the food carts could be tricycles. There are many options of what can be served for a midnight snack, including fries, sliders, pretzels, street tacos, donuts, cheese, candy floss and even ice cream. Your options are unlimited.
Everyone wants to have music, both at the wedding and at the reception. There are a couple of trends around music that are quite interesting. Many people are going the traditional route with a harpist or some sort of string instrument being played during the wedding, which can be very romantic. For the reception, wedding planners are hiring funky DJ’s that can spin cool beats and provide personalized playlists. You can plan your music for the dance ahead of time so there is no downtime on the dance floor.
Having a guest book to record memories of your special day is important. However, gone are the days of the boring guest book where people simply signed their name so you would know who showed up to your wedding. The latest trend at wedding receptions is to have a photo booth set up at the front entrance. This way, your wedding guests can take fun photos of themselves, sign them and place them in your guest book. This provides a much more personal touch and allows people to really communicate their joy of celebrating your special day with you.
Everything is about location, location, location. Outdoor weddings are the thing to do these days. Even if the weather is bad, setting up a tent and decorating it with funky decor can create great ambiance. Many people are decorating with bean bag chairs for comfortable seating, Chinese lanterns for cool lighting, or even Tiki torches. You can get creative with outdoor decorating and make the tent area a place where your guests will love to party and your day will be remembered well.
Another trend that fits in with the outdoor theme is to use fake snow. Even if your wedding is in the middle of summer you can still get biodegradable fake snow to be used as decoration or can be showered upon you as you enter the tent. Usually companies that provide this service also provide clean up at the end.
Party favors have always been a big part of a wedding reception. However, brides and grooms aren’t sending their guests home with the traditional piece of fruit cake wrapped in plastic wrap anymore. The latest trend for favors at wedding receptions is to send the guest home with something they will appreciate and use. One popular favor to send home is a craft that the bride and groom created themselves. This could be crochet items or decorations or even some edible treats that they baked themselves.
Deciding how to plan your wedding is a big undertaking. There is a lot of work involved, and getting ideas from others is the easiest way to come up with the wedding and reception of your dreams. The latest trends in weddings and wedding receptions can help you decide what choices to make for your own special day.