Marriage is one of the biggest decisions to take on the journey of life. Therefore, the wedding celebration should be as unique as the stride you are making. Uniqueness has nothing to do with the size or cost of the wedding. It is about how you manifest your love and personalities in it. To turn your big day from a mere custom into a soulful, lively event, you need to declutter it from the details, aspects, and trends that do not suit you.
When planning a wedding, couples want to think outside of the box to ensure their celebration is one-of-a-kind. When finding ideas, couples turn toward trends or other weddings for real-life inspiration. This means scrolling through Pinterest or Instagram to find what’s trending. However some couples don’t realize they may very well be looking at ideas from years past—ideas that are seriously outdated and can make your celebration look even more so. Instead of adopting these ideas, there are alternatives that will ensure your wedding will look timeless.
10 outdated wedding trends that you need to reconsider employing in your wedding.
Short periods of planning
Many have found planning their weddings quite stressful, probably due to the shortage of time. If you are a lover of details and want to make a big event out of your wedding, we advise you to dedicate long periods to the planning process. It’s a growing trend that some couples prepare for their weddings more than a year before them. After all, the wedding day is to be enjoyed, not to overload yourself preparing for it and reach it exhausted.
Excessive attention to the details
With the rapid pace of everyday life, many engaged couples find themselves too busy to plan a grand, full-of-details wedding. However turning into an old trend, if you are a fan of big weddings, make use of the previous option and opt for a long period for preparation. On the other hand, those who are more into simplicity have been letting go of many details, because to them, the simpler the day is, the more worthy it is to be called “the big day”. The most important thing is to make your choice according to what you want, not what people desire or would say.
Face it: Photo booths are tacky. There will be plenty of chances for guests to get perfect shots on your wedding day; there’s no need to supply them with cheap props and a booth for them to pose in. Instead, Sarah Bramhall, the resident wedding specialist at the Mirbeau Inn & Spa, in upstate New York, suggests investing in a photographer and videographer to capture the authentic moments on your wedding day.
Unusual Cake Flavors
Unusual cake flavors—like coffee and cream, hazelnut almond, or whatever “pink champagne” is—are all the rage right now, but it’s best to stick to basics when it comes to your wedding. Chocolate, vanilla, or red velvet may not exactly wow your entire guest list, but they’re sure to please just about everyone.
If you’re looking to spice things up when it comes to dessert, instead of exotic flavors, serve cupcakes, and just have a smaller cake for you and your partner to cut into. This will allow for more flavor options, too. And if you want even more of a variety, Ericka Luna, the catering director at Pechanga Resort & Casino, in Temecula, California, says, “Non-traditional is the new traditional. We’re seeing cupcake tiers, candy bars, mini pies, and even latte stations.”
The rustic thing has been done way too many times. It’s high time to move on from burlap and mason jars. Luna suggests opting for a more natural theme, by using things you can actually find outside in nature. For example: use traditional glassware, but decorate the tables with hand-picked bouquets. All in all, this will create a more elegant and unique feel for when you’re tying the knot.
Oversized Bouquets And Flower Crowns
Small and chic bouquets will be on trend in 2019 — after all, they are a lot easier to carry and won’t take away from the bride and her dress. Also, this year will be about skipping the overused flower crowns and letting your flower girls wear them instead.
Most wedding guests will ditch the favors before they get to their car at the end of the night. So, if you are going to spend the money and time to create a wedding favor, make it something everyone will like — preferably late night snacks they can grab on their way out the door.
“More brides are encouraging their bridesmaids to be comfortable and show off their personalities by opting for chic coordinated looks rather than all matching dresses,” Liz says of the weddings she’s witnessed through her design business, LPF Blooms. “Brides are designating a color palette and length and letting their friends choose styles that suit their personality.”
“Gone are the days when every bridesmaid is expected to wear the same exact dress (which is rarely flattering on everyone),” Kaitlin agrees. “In 2019, it’s expected that less brides will take the traditional approach when it comes to this, and they’ll let their bridesmaids pick out their own mismatched dress for the wedding.
The ‘Bridesmaids’ Pose
“Most of us have seen the movie ‘Bridesmaids’ and are familiar with the iconic pose [up against the wall],” Kaitlin advises. “That pose needs to go back to 2011, because it is dated, not creative, and unflattering for the bride and bridesmaids!” Rather than trying to force this photo, Kaitlin suggests letting your photographer have the creative freedom to place you in unique and flattering poses.
“Fun, organic poses are still on-trend and a classic addition to a photo album, while ‘Bridesmaids’ has been done time and time again and are out the door,” Elizabeth agrees.
Digital wedding invitations
Digital age manifests itself in our daily life; however, it does not have to govern each aspect of it. Try your best to push it away from your big day, at least for the sake of some change. The wedding day and preparation of it would be an enjoyable experience if done unusually; don’t invite your daily routines and customs into this space. What we are saying: do not digitalize your wedding invitations, for you, your families and friends, and the occasion deserves more warm method rather than emails.
Consider the idea of a “wedding trend” for a moment. It doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense. Trends are ephemeral. Your marriage is timeless. And yet, the idea pops up, year after year, that the best wedding is the wedding that’s totally, one-hundred percent on-trend.