Top 5 Wedding Trends to Love Right Now
From décor to entertainment and food, there are so many wow-worthy details to love this season. Here are some of our favorite ideas to incorporate and highlight your wedding day!
1. Have a Performance
You’ve probably already budgeted for a band or a DJ, but don’t stop there. Performances are huge—both as a way to entertain your guests and as a transition element between moments, like cocktail hour and dancing.
Make It Yours: Try pairing music with a performance element. Don’t have the budget for six ballerinas? See if your local school or church has a choir that can belt out a modern tune, like Beyoncé’s Love on Top. Have a noise ordinance at your outdoor locale? Give your guests headphones and let them dance into the wee hours.
2. Feed Your Guests Well
Self-serve bars and food installations, like a plethora of desserts displayed on shelves, give your friends and family something to do and talk about. It’s also a great way to personalize your day with your favorite foods.
Make It Yours: Incorporate your favorite local eats, wheel a gelato cart onto the patio of your venue or set up a wall of sweet treats to double as take-home favors. Think about creative ways to present your food: Suspend your cake from a hanging table or offer single servings of dessert.
3. Bring the Outside In
Décor trends are going au naturel. If you can’t party in a forest, bring the trees to you. Nature can be worked into virtually every element from boxwood escort card displays to slate menus and tree trunk bowls for salads. A cart of fresh flowers can add a lush touch to lunch, while a stone installation in the form of a wave can be an incredible backdrop for presentations (and really, how cool would that be for a ceremony backdrop?).
Make It Yours: If you’re getting married inside, rent some potted trees to add drama to the space with little effort. Or add natural elements like stone and wood into your centerpiece and escort card displays.
4. Surprise and Delight With Gifts
Nothing says thank-you like a well-thought-out welcome bag or decadent parting gift. And best of all: You chose just what you want—the ultimate welcome bag.
Make It Yours: If you’re having a destination wedding, welcome your guests with a gift lounge and let them choose their snacks and sips. Include a list of your favorite spots in the area and a local specialty too. Or say thank-you and goodnight with breakfast for the morning after or a treat for the journey home.
5. Theme Your Cuisine
Nothing brings a crowd together like a good meal or a delicious indulgence (think: Parmesan dusted fries or throwback funnel cake). From a Southern supper to an English afternoon tea, every meal and snack at your wedding can have an underlying theme. A bubble bar can be a fun twist on a signature sip while personalized Coca-Cola bottles would likely make every attendee feel extra special.
Make It Yours: Theme your meal to include your favorite flavors—this is a great way to personalize the menu. Have a cake flavor you love? Include it! If you’re having a destination wedding, try to incorporate some regional cuisine into the celebration or your favors.