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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Modern Wedding Trends That You Need to Know About

With 2018 coming to a close, and 2019 soon to begin, now is the perfect time to take a look at the wedding trends that are currently doing the rounds. Whilst there are many wedding traditions that are sticking around for the long-term, there are some new trends emerging that will set your big day apart from the rest. If you’re tying the knot next year, there are plenty of things you need to know and many things that you can do to remain ahead of everyone else.

Although we don’t like to admit it, we all know it’s true – your big day is your time to shine and show your friends and family what you are made of. Weddings can be very competitive, in a friendly way of course, and by being aware of what’s going on in the world, you get to keep a competitive edge. It’s important to make sure that your wedding day is just as exciting and current for your guests as it is for you, and you are not going to achieve this by going with the grain and sticking to old wedding traditions. Whilst some older traditions are welcome, it’s important to embrace the modern wedding trends that we commonly see today.

It can be hard to keep up with what’s going on though, we can appreciate that. Trends are constantly evolving and changing, and what was in this year may not be in next year. With that being said, there are some modern wedding trends and habits which aren’t going to change and are likely to stick around for the foreseeable future, especially as the younger generations start coming of age and tying the knot.


#1: Weddings Taking Place Abroad

It is becoming much more common for couples to head abroad with their wedding parties to destinations such as Greece, the Caribbean, and Italy. Italy is one of the more popular destinations as it is regarded by many as the world’s most romantic country. It is no surprise that thousands of people head out to the home of pizza and pasta each year to get married in some of the world’s most romantic and formidably dramatic landscapes. Whether you want to get married on the Amalfi coast or are heading north to tie the knot near a lake beneath the Alps, Italy is a solid choice.

One of Italy’s best wedding destinations is Tuscany, and it is by far one of the most popular, too. Located in central Italy, away from the coast, it is a short distance from Florence and is a stunning destination home to some of the world’s most recognisable Renaissance architecture and art. When you consider the potential for some beautiful wedding photographs in such a location, it is no surprise that wedding parties flock out to Tuscany in their herds each year to participate in some of the world’s best wedding ceremonies. If you are planning on getting married out in Tuscany or want to learn more, you should definitely look into an experienced Tuscany wedding photographer and example would be vittorebuzzi.com who has a range of locations and shots displayed online. The portfolio will give you an idea of what sort of moments the photographer has captured.

Getting married abroad provides you and your wedding party with the opportunity to not only get married, but to spend some time out there and see the country you are in. Although getting married in a church is very nice and special, the younger generations are deciding to skip church-based ceremonies in favour of something more exciting. It’s not surprising either, given that most young people these days openly refer to themselves as non-religious or atheist. Although church-based weddings once did have their place, and they still do, they are no longer the most popular places to get wed.

#2: Copper Furnishings, Violet Flowers and Bitesize Dessert Tables

We all remember how rose gold took the world by storm a couple of years back, but today it’s all about copper. It’s similar to rose gold in that it’s metallic and it is being used in weddings to create a tasteful “rustic” and industrial look. The great thing about copper is that it’s both cheap and very effective, especially when it is reflecting lights from candles. You can get all sorts of copper wares to decorate your wedding venue with, from tea light holders to cups and cutlery, and everything in between.

It is very easy to pair other colours with copper and one that goes very well is violet, and you are in luck because “ultra violet” is a colour that is very much “in” now. Although this colour is subject to change after 2019 – as it does every year – ultra violet flowers and other accents such as table d├ęcor and bridesmaid dresses will pair very well if you decide to go with a copper theme.

Whilst your wedding cake will always take centre-stage, we are starting to see smaller bite-size “tapas style” dessert tables hitting wedding venues. Doughnuts, macaroons, and fondant fancies are all starting to appear at weddings and this is news that you are probably happy to learn! This means you can get experimental with the desserts you offer as you are no longer restricted to the typical wedding cake and pick n’ mix arrangement. Cookies, trifles, meringues… what’s not to love about a large selection of desserts at a wedding? It’ll go down a treat with the guests no matter what you decide to go with.

#3: New Food

Forget typical wedding food (how many times has chicken been a part of the main course at all the weddings you’ve been to? Probably most of them!) Modern couples are beginning to embrace new styles of food at their weddings instead of a traditional 3-course set menu. Food vans, pizza ovens and sharing plates are in, and boring pre-determined meals are out. Some people are even offering full on street food options at weddings, and instead of a sit-down meal, they bring their guests outdoors in the blazing sunshine for some tasty food, beer and wine.

The types of cuisine that you can offer when you opt for this new style of wedding food is huge. Mexican, Japanese, Peruvian, Italian, the choice is yours and you are sure to provide offerings that will suit all the tastes and dietary requirements of your guests. What could be better than tacos and beers at a wedding? Not much, and then you’ve got your dessert table ready to be devoured afterwards. If you decide to go for this style of wedding dinner as opposed to the typical 3-course meal, you are sure to be the talk of all your friends.

Although a sit-down meal can be nice, they do get boring when you have been to a few!

Weddings are changing, and it can be hard to keep up with the latest wedding trends. Although some of these trends only stick around for a while, the nature of modern weddings means that there are some changes that are here to stick around for the long run. Younger couples are getting married and their influence is completely changing what we are seeing with weddings. From excursions abroad to street food dinners, there’s a lot you need to know if you plan on throwing something new and fresh.
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