Unlike trends, your love and wedding photos are sure to last a lifetime. Still, if you’re on the hunt for some unique ways to celebrate, consider incorporating a few of this year’s top wedding trends into your nuptials.
Unique Gift Registration
Since so many couples are living together before marriage, their households are often very near completion before they ever say ‘I do’. If you can’t stand the thought of adding another bulky set of knives to the mix, try registering for ‘experiences’ rather than tangible goods. You can create a honeymoon fund where guests can contribute to the cost of your big getaway. Other lovebirds prefer museum memberships, couples’ cooking classes or workshops. We also love the idea of using your registry as a way to donate to charity!
Hand Drawn ‘Photo’ Booths
Even if you hire a professional photographer, it’s customary to have a designated space for guests to capture candid, fun moments. A few years ago, setting out disposable cameras was the norm. More recently, including a prop-laden photo booth was all the rage. Now, it’s nostalgia trending. Analog remembrances like tiny portraits and doodles are a darling way for guests to document their evening.
After an emotional vow exchange, it’s time to kick up your heels and celebrate! The more extraordinary the entertainment the better! Guests are sure to be impressed by a pair of aerialists pouring cocktails while hanging from the rafters. You could also hire a dance troupe to recreate your favorite musical number. (We vote La La Land, but go with your gut!) Want to really ‘dance outside the box’? Some wedding trend predictors like our friends at The Knot are big on the ever so cool silent disco. Guests don a pair of headphones and all groove to the same tune in relative silence.
Other A-list entertainment might include classic lawn games like croquet, bocce ball and badminton.
Fun with Food
The food at wedding receptions is beginning to mirror other fun culinary trends. Build your own plates and food bars are surpassing sit-down dinners as the preferred feast of choice. A fun DIY taco bar is a fun way to offer guests the autonomy to eat when and with whom they want. It also gives budget conscious brides a hip way to feed the hungry masses. To keep guests circulating, try setting up different stations around the wedding venue. This way guests can enjoy fancy cocktail cuisine like oysters and charcuterie without feeling stuffy or stagnant. If you like the idea of a more structured meal, consider serving foods family style for an interactive experience.
No matter how you choose to celebrate, bringing in a few of these unique wedding trends is a very fitting way to celebrate your one of a kind love and we can help you get there. Contact us for your picture-perfect ceremony!