When planning your wedding, of course you want your day to be unique, but it can also be helpful to take advice, get inspiration, and follow popular trends from other weddings! As wedding planners, we experience all different kinds of new ideas for weddings, as well as old traditions, family traditions, and especially, the beginning of new traditions! Our Harlow Events team have gathered some of our favorite wedding trends that we have seen over the years!
First, give your guests a welcome bag or box! This little treat is a great way to welcome your guests to your special day, and to thank them for coming! This small treat can include tissues, a disposable camera, candy, hand sanitizer, or even a cute adult treat like airplane bottles!
Second, dainty decorations always add such a beautiful touch! By the way, twinkle lights are our favorite! String lights or twinkle lights always add such a magical touch to any wedding venue, and they are versatile as well! You can add them to any part of your wedding, from the cocktail party to the reception!
Third, offer small portions! At a large gathering, many people don’t want to feel full from eating all day, so offer small appetizers, dinner samplers, and mini dessert options!
Fourth, a newer trend that we have seen is brunch weddings! Let the cocktail party begin with bellinis, bloody marys, and mimosas, followed by a mid-day ceremony, only to finish off the day with a sunset reception!
Fifth, if you are choosing to serve alcohol at your wedding, consider creating a custom drink menu! This gives not only you and your partner a special drink to remember your big day, but it is also a unique touch to add for your guests!
Lastly, add a sentimental touch to your table decorations and centerpieces! Whether it be old photos of you and your partner or your wedding party, baby photos, beautiful flowers, or even table games such as trivia about you and your partner! Check out our Instagram and Pinterest for more awesome wedding planning tips and inspiration!