Each year couples are always looking for ways to make their wedding unique and on trend. Looking for that something extra to set them apart from the average bride and groom. So, we composited this list of our favorite wedding trends we look forward to shooting!
1.) Chocolate Box Purple: We can hear wedding vendors all over cringing over the idea of more purple, but this next year we’ll see lots of deep purples and plums. Whether it’s the bridesmaid dress, table linens or flowers – purple is still in!
2.) Wedding Cake Texture: The wedding cake is often viewed as the statement piece that reflects the couples personality and wedding theme. In 2014 we’ll start to see more brides looking for modern, yet soft texture on their wedding cake, as well as pops of color for a more dramatic look.
3.) Modern Rustic: While many of us have had enough with the mason jars; being in Texas, rustic is the proven “mood” of the top runner venues… Modern couples don’t despair! Think about mixing country venues with touches of contemporary and modern decor.
4.) Dramatic Backs and Sleek Silhouettes: Brides all across the world are ready to show off their curves this year. Looking forward to seeing lace overlays, sleek fabrics, dramatic spot color, as well as, backless/cutout pieces. When it comes to the wedding gown selection, these seem to be the most fierce looks visually.
5.) Citrus Colors: Neon reds, limes, warm jeweled tones are sure to be popular colors walking down the aisle, as well as, shown off in reception rooms everywhere. So vibrant in their own right, paired with the right color palette, these colors can create a signature look. This is a great way to showcase a couple’s personal style through a visual gateway.
6.) The year to get spicy. Brides are over the moon for heat on the menu. We are starting to see menus including a lot of Calabrian chili oil, a lot of sriracha — and are seeing guests reach first for the spicy things on the menu. So, don’t be intimidated to go with a spicier choice, if that’s your flavor palette, spice away! Try a simple touch of spice by offering something as easy as a mocha chile ancho latte. This would add that extra element your mode might be looking for. It’s your day after all, get creative!
7.) Create a musical theme! As brides, you take part in every choice, in every option, from every vendor you deal with. Why not be specific in your music selection.
If your wedding theme is romantic/traditional, composite a list of songs that reflect that feeling. You would be surprised how much “The Chicken Dance” can disrupt the romantic feel of your reception.
While most wedding DJ’s are amazing at what they do, it’s not always fitting to have ALL the “traditional” wedding songs at every wedding.
Do what fits you as a couple!
8.) Themed tasting bars are the new “Open Bar.” Also, How much do guests dislike cash bars? Just watch wedding planner David Tutera’s reaction when asked him about them and see for yourself.
Trend Solution: All the pros are in agreement that cash bars are a major no-no. You’d never ask a guest to pay for a drink in your own home, so why should the wedding be any different? However, that doesn’t mean you have to opt for an open bar. Instead, try serving a limited selection of wine, beer and champagne or a couple of signature drinks.
This follows your wedding theme and creates a more uniform mood. It also allows you to control the amount of consumption at your event. While we all like having a good time, messy is never a good look at a formal event. This politely demonstrates the level of ‘wild’ you want at your specific reception.
9.) Toasts! We love hearing the funny little stories the best man or maid of honor have to say about the bride and grooms.
You know what we don’t love? Your sister crying through the first sentence of her speech and the entire reception hall only hearing, “When we were little girls….” before she breaks into tears and an unrecognizable trail of words.
Its hard expressing your love for someone in a room full of people staring at you anxiously. Let alone, trying to control the emotional feelings you have as a maid of honor/best-man, simultaneously.
Trend Solution: Have a family friend give the toast, a childhood friend that maybe wasn’t a bridesmaid/groomsman, but still an important support system for the bride/groom. You can make up your own rules, but select someone who will speak with composure and grace, thus ensuring a more inspirational and commemorating moment.
10.) Personalize! Last but not least, customize! From your table settings to your wedding party gifts, stay inspired throughout every detail. We love seeing all the DIY touches! Handmade gifts offer a more sentimental elegance, so get creative! Search ETSY!
No detail is too small, make your day your own.