Spin Off! What kind of wedding trends do you hope will become a 'thing'?

posted 2 months ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I hope that more people do mixed gender bridal parties, like a girl best man or a guy MOH. It always makes me happy when I see those. 

Long-sleeved wedding dresses. Love those.

Also, I’d love to see more brides walk down the aisle with the groom.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Agree with PP. I like that more and more people are ok with bridal parties with mixed genders, uneven numbers, and non matching dresses. I’m doing 2/3 which surprised me since I’m fairly OCD about stuff like this 🙂

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

More casual affairs! My dream wedding would be tossing my bouquet from the steps of the courthouse into a small crowd of friends and family, then treating them all to dinner at our favorite, swanky Italian restaurant. I tell this to my mom and friends and get bug-eyed looks. Must there be open bar and a DJ?! Great food, wine, and conversation isn’t celebration enough?? *millenial sigh*

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Let’s be honest this is a petition thread in support of Wedding Llamas.  

Post # 7
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300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Also, wedding separates and color wedding dresses.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

chrissybee :  I know! Unfortunately, our aunts and uncles alone number over 30. “Intimate wedding” is simply not in the cards for us 🙁

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

Definitely more variety in wedding parties: mixed genders, uneven sides, or not having a wedding party at all.

Also cocktail or tapas-style receptions. In my experience, hors d’oerves are always the best tasting and most fun food at a wedding, and I wish I could have a whole menu of hors d’oerves and small plates without being seen as cheap for not having a plated dinner.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I agree with more casual affairs. Ditch the huge guest lists, bridal parties, showers and pinterest-everything. I like to see when people do small courthouse ceremonies, or at home, or at a park. I hope that the age of the tens of thousands of dollars weddings is ending. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

SithLady :  Agree. I think it’s crazy that people go into debt for their weddings. I’ve definitely fallen into the pinterest trap myself, but I think it’s a good idea to pare back and focus on what’s important – committing to someone and celebrating with loved ones. I can’t count the number of weddings I’ve been invited to where I’ve hardly even known the couple – why is that necessary?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

This is more about religion and less about trends, but holy cow now that I’ve been going to more weddings without the “catholic gap,” I LOVE the logistics of ceremony-cocktail hour-reception. I hope for more of that!

Along those lines, short yet personal ceremonies rather than religious masses.

I hope honeymoon funds stick around. Registries began when marriage meant starting a life with someone, which just isn’t the case now.

I hope yellow gold stays “in,” just because I love it lol

Food as wedding favors – I don’t need anymore LiveLaughLove koozies but I DO need a donut at 11 PM after a night of dancing

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I’m all for simple weddings. I don’t think one day should be super expensive or super extravagant. It’s about two people’s love for each other. 

I had a friend recently get married. It was a nice ceremony, but they could have made the whole thing less complicated. She was super stressed out with planning the wedding. She didn’t want a big wedding, but did it anyway to please other people. They couldn’t afford a honeymoon, and to me that’s the most fun part, lol. 

I mainly want people to do what they want to do as a couple–not what others want them to do.  

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

lulubelle2017 :  Oh I’d be so sad for them that they couldn’t go on a honeymoon! That’s the part I’m most looking forward to (other than being married to the love of my life of course wink)

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