Of course your wedding and how you plan it is as individual as you are but, as with all things, there are trends that come and go. Here’s some that are forecast to be big in 2018 so if you’re busy planning your wedding right now it might be fun to know what’s making the news. Take them or leave them, there are some really lovely trends in the wedding industry from festive fizziness to sharing the day with those that you really love…
Well you can’t move for Prosecco these days, whether it’s fizz in your glass, tshirts, coasters, bags, you name it. It’s like the ubiquitous unicorn and in fairness the world’s probably a better place for it. It’s one trend that’s not forecast to go away any time soon with Prosecco still being big at weddings (with craft beer also climbing up the ranks for those who don’t like it fizzy).
Less Formal Dining
Many couples are eschewing formal three course meals for sharing platters, tapas and afternoon teas to make the ‘wedding breakfast’ a more social occasion. Along with this, you’ll probably see the decline of the seating plan to some degree to allow folk to move and change positions during the meal time – probably a bit of a relief if you have a complicated family and no time or patience to work out how to sit everyone without starting world war three. Food trucks are also having a great season that is predicted to continue – think stonebaked pizza, ice creams, gourmet burgers and even fish and chips.
Mis Matching is the New Matching
Chair covers and bunting are on their way out (though I have to admit to having a huge fondness for bunting) and mis matched is on it’s way up. Unmatched chair sets, crockery with as many pretty designs as you can dream of and glassware in all the colours of the rainbow are being laid together more commonly on long tables rather than the traditional round tables for ten. The rule of thumb seems to be, if you think it’s pretty, then have it. Who cares if it’s all the same?
Quality Over Quantity
Many couples are opting to limit their guests lists with the smaller wedding party becoming more common place. They aren’t however reducing their budgets, but adding more to their decor, dining and champagne spend to give their guests a great quality experience. Rather than spending out on cousins you haven’t spoken to since you were a tiny tot, people are favouring close family and friends who will genuinely love to share in the day and reward those folk with the best day that their wedding dollar can buy.