Wedding Trends to Avoid and the Ones that Should Stick Around

The world of wedding trends changes rapidly and keeping up the pace can be rather difficult. Besides, not all trends are created equal. Some of them are fit to stand the test of time and elevate the whole event. Others are overused fads that only get in the way of good wedding organization. Here is how to separate the wheat from the chaff and bring the house down.

First off, we shall address trends that bring something to the table.

Signature cocktails

The trend of signature cocktails is here to stay. They are a great way to personalize the reception and cocktail hour and grab the attention of guests. An open bar full of picturesque, seasonal, and refreshing drinks is sure to serve as a nice focal and talking point. Couples can also give cocktails cute names, as long as attendees know what they are drinking.

Photo booths

One of the more modern novelties, photo booths are a true breath of fresh air. With funny props added, they entertain everyone during the reception. And to go an extra mile, introduce a drone and capture stunning aerial photos. In any event, guests seem to adore the chance to take home some pictures of their own.

Enchanting wedding rings

It is safe to say that wedding rings are not going to fall out of fashion in a foreseeable future. A diamond piece, coupled with a classic white dress, is the hallmark of marvelous wedding look. Personalized rings are all the rage in Australia. That’s why future grooms are ordering custom diamond engagement rings in Melbourne and all over Australia, choosing the ones that will wow the future spouse and amaze the guests.

Lovely cupcakes

Food is an irreplaceable piece of the wedding puzzle. Cupcakes have entered the limelight in recent years, as they represent a perfect portion for kids and adults. There’s no better sweet treat to grab before hitting the dance floor. Of course, they can also double as eye candy when decorated in a gorgeous way.

Ok, enough with the good: let us turn our attention to the bad and the ugly.

What is on the plate?

A family-style dinner might not be such a splendid idea. Instead, strive to bring platted elegance back and give attendees a choice regarding the food they will consume. That is not to say you need to opt for formal, multi-course meals. You cannot go wrong with familiar, filling food. Think in terms of fried, chicken, cheese, hearty salads, etc.

All-white aesthetics

The wedding dress retains its dazzling white allure, which does not mean that everything should be in the same color you know. All-white weddings have reigned supreme for years, but now, their charm fades away in the presence of vibrant pops of color. Other signature tones can really add flavor and character, and liven things up.

Floral clutter

Flower crowns, garlands, and huge bridal bouquets have had their moment of glory, but it is high time to move on. Yes, they can still be a nice addition in the right setting. Yet, there is a bunch of other fashion trends to explore. Believe me, you do not want to come across as lazy or make your wedding packed like a clown car.

Pinterest-style wedding

Make no mistake: Pinterest is an amazing place to get some ideas and let your creative juices flow. However, you should not go overboard and outright copy someone else’s big event. I am talking about all those outdated and overdone trends such as boho chic, chalkboard signs, and geode everything.

With flying colors

If you mean to be satisfied at the end of the day, you better steer away from common wedding mistakes. Don’t just blindly follow trends either: Always strive to add a personal touch because the aesthetics should be unique and reflect who you are. Surprise the guests with surprising twists and ingenious solutions to make the magic happen.

Contributing Author: Claire Hastings is Australian designer, writer and regular contributor at ripped.meShe’s been writing as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat. Social media links:  facebooktwitter.