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

posted 2 months ago in Reception
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I want to see more late night, hors d’oeuvres weddings. I think those seem so fun!

 

Post # 18
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1355 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Less elaborate everything. Especially, bachelorette & engagement parties.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

1. Wedding Llamas (I may already be researching vow-renewal llamas…)

2. Yellow gold (especially slim yellow gold solitaires, mmmm).

3. You do you (I like weddings that speak to the bride’s and groom’s personalities, interests, hobbies, etc. instead of just pretty/pinterest things).

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

I hope smaller weddings continue (or begin) to trend. I am always baffled when a couple (and/or their families) insist on inviting 100 plus guests, but cannot really afford to feed them and therefore have to find the absolute cheapest food available. It then becomes this burden of “how much do I have to feed these people and what’s the cheapest food I can buy?” Why put yourself through that? There’s nothing wrong with a cake and punch reception or a wedding with immediate family only.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee

Honeymoon funds – most people have lived together for awhile before marrying and have most things they want. My boyfriend wants ours to be traditional so we’re likely to use it as a chance to get some fancy plates, but honestly, I would rather people helped me pay for my over priced honeymoon. (OH works in a school so we’re stuck with school holiday price hikes)

 

Candy Bar – I know a lot of people didn’t like these on the other thread, but I have a massive sweet tooth and I’m a sucker for pick and mix. I love curling up on the sofa at home with some sweets after a night of dancing.

 

Sleeved dresses – I’m so pleased that not everything is strapless these days! Though I’m not sure long sleeves have reached popularity in England (kind of hope they do… My arms get cold…)

 

And definitely the “do you”. I love seeing individual touches at weddings. One wedding I went to had Scrabble tiles as part of the table decorations. I don’t remember the rest of the decorations, but that stuck out in my mind because it was different. 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

yeah definitely less elaborate receptions/ceremonies, long sleeved dresses, dessert bars (I just love dessert okay), afternoon/brunch weddings..I honestly don’t really care for long evening weddings, I am much happier with a shorter reception as I don’t get into the whole party type affair, drinking dancing etc.

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

LOVE the simple small wedding idea! That’s how our wedding is going to be. One of our best friends is marrying us in a park, only MOH and best man, and only imidiate family is invited. Small, simple, affordable, and to the point! 

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

camenae :  (bangs fist on table) MORE WEDDING LLAMAS, DAMN IT

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada

Wow everyone sure loves llamas! I hope late night snacks stay in, I hope sexy dresses stay in so my low-cut one doesn’t look obscene later. I hope crazy themes and outfits carry on. Nothing like a good Halloween costume wedding.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Cottage

I hope more people elope. Attending a wedding is so expensive and usually not that fun lol 

Post # 27
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

NikkiBee18 :  I’m having a “man of honour” because my best friend is a guy 😊

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Foregoing speeches. Calming down about gifting money instead of items. Unclutching pearls over slight etiquette oversights. Being more accepting to other cultures traditions.

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

HappySky7 :   In my culture (eastern European), friends and family always gift money to the bride and groom so the newlyweds can start their marriage without financial worries. It’s considered uncommon (but not rude) to bring an actual/physical gift to a wedding. An envelope with money (usually cash) is the norm. 

Also, THEY REALLY DO EXIST!!!

#lifegoals

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