Some new trends have arrived in 2016 to stay for quite a long time, because now it seems that not following the rules is in. That is, listen to your heart, and good taste, of course.
Having parties, not weddings
Millenial couples seem to be tired of strict events that do not give them much leeway to have fun and let their imagination run wild. That’s why what they prefer now is having parties, not celebrating weddings. The most important aspect is turning the wedding into a fun experience, both for the guests and the couple.
More intimate weddings
To achieve that, it is usually necessary to say no to “compulsory” long guests’ lists and focus on your close family and friends. At the end of the day, your friends are essential in a good party, but probably your father’s colleagues not so much.
Already from the start, formal invitations are not obligatory anymore. In many cases, parents do not invite guests, so expressions like “Mr. & Mrs. X and Mr. & Mrs. Y request the honor of your company at the marriage of their children” are used less and less. Now couples opt for more informal and simple alternatives, and especially for designs that have something to do with their personality or tastes. For example, if the bride and the groom are in love with Paris and decide to set the venue as if it was a Parisian café or marry there, why not using an invitation like this?
The “non-wedding” look
Although the couple allocates an important budget to this event, they are more and more practical and, as much as possible, they try that some elements have utility later. For example, the “non-wedding” look that can be recycled in other occasions is already a trend. The bride still wants to feel special and searches customizing the outfit as well, but she prefers more versatile designs. Wedding dresses tend to be more casual and shoes more comfortable and less white.
Gifts with sense
The same happens with gifts and favours: they look for useful elements. We are referring to solidary gifts, favours bought to local artisans or producers, details to enjoy during the wedding or simply practical presents. Without forgetting that they should be personalized.
Receptions that are not receptions
Protocol is also becoming flexible at the time of the banquet, and it is more common finding yourself in a wedding where the menu is not served by courses, but in a buffet, in food trucks or in cooking show. In this way everyone can eat and drink what and when they want.
Table layouts have also been updated and long banquet-style tables are starting to be more frequent than round tables in casual weddings.
New generations run away from typical venues to celebrate their weddings. They try to surprise their guests as soon as they enter, with parties in a beach bar, in a greenhouse, in the rooftop of a building or in an old factory. The only indispensable thing is that it is a space with charm.
The same as brides do not want to be corseted anymore; bridesmaids do not want to feel uncomfortable in dresses that do not fit them either. For that reason, they choose the cut that best suits them and that will let them dance all night long. As far as the style combines among them and with the ceremony, it won’t be a problem.
There isn’t a better way to personalize 100% a detail than doing it yourself. And this also shows dedication towards your guests. So, don’t be surprised if one day you find in a wedding homemade cake made by the bride’s grandma, punch of the groom’s mum, favours handmade by the couple or personal messages for every single guest on the tables.
Via Nourish Atelier