As life moves forward and certain things come in and out of fashion, you’ll come to realize that trends are constantly changing. This is even true with weddings. Some old and outdated wedding traditions are no longer as celebrated as they once were. Yet many new fresh and new ways to celebrate the union of happy couples are suddenly springing up everywhere.
To stay on top of the latest wedding trends, we’re going to share our favorites with you below. Please consider adding one or more of them to your wedding if you feel so inclined.
1. Hand Painted Confection Are More Popular Than Ever
Yes, it’s true. Many married couples are jumping on the hand-painted confections bandwagon in 2018. This exciting trend is not only beautiful, but it’s also an excellent way to make the confections at a wedding much more personal.
As an example, many wonderful couples now view the gorgeous white top of the wedding cake as a canvas of sorts. They are now having artists hand painted personalized designs on their cakes. This is a beautiful way to show wedding guests just how head over heels in love the happy couple is, and it’s also really fun too. So it’s something to think about if you’re looking to add an additional measure of class and flair to your wedding festivities.
2. Exotic Wedding Cake Flavors Are Totally Chic Right Now
Believe it or not, many soon to be married couples are gravitating toward wedding cake flavors that aren’t typically traditional in nature. Long gone are the days when you stick your fork into a slice of wedding cake and taste either vanilla or chocolate.
In today’s world, we are now making exotic wedding cake flavors for all to enjoy. Some unique pairings include confetti cake, mocha and bourbon, cookies and cream, and other great tasting frostings and fillings.
So don’t feel like you have to choose vanilla icing and chocolate cake, or vice versa. This is your wedding and you can do whatever you want. If you want to use different flavors or even exotic flavors, by all means, do so and enjoy your special occasion to the fullest.
3. Receiving Money Instead of Gifts is Also Trending
So many couples choose to forgo traditional wedding gifts at this point. Many couples have been living together for years and they already have enough bedsheets, toasters, and silverware to last a lifetime. But what they might not have is money. In particular, they may want cash to put a down payment on their first starter home.
If you already have every wedding gift you could ever want or need, think about asking your guests for money instead of traditional gifts. You can set up a free honeymoon registry or use your favorite crowdfunding site to collect cash gifts via convenient registry pages set up on the Internet.
4. Bridesmaid Dresses Are Changing Too
In the past, brides typically felt like she needed to get bridesmaids ugly dresses for the wedding. They often chose hideous dresses because they didn’t want their bridesmaids to steal the show and have the guests looking at them instead of the bride.
Things are a lot different today. Bridesmaids now have the opportunity to wear fashionable dresses that compliment the bride and still make her the center of attention. Whether you’re looking for a short dress for your bridesmaids or something different, just make sure the dress isn’t too ugly or unattractive because your bridesmaids will not be happy and your wedding pictures will look distasteful too.
As you can see, wedding trends are definitely changing in 2018. Please use the information we shared today to stay on top of current wedding trends.