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Something Old, Something New: Wedding Trends You Should Watch Out For

Ah, weddings. It can kind of scare you a little when you think how all your wedding preparations and choices will look 20 years down the road. As weddings are becoming more of a social trend, both offline and online, it’s understandable that you need to think carefully about how your perfect day will push through.

Everything from the cake, the caterers, to the bride’s gown needs to be planned out perfectly. And since there are a lot of things to plan for, it doesn’t hurt to take a page or two of inspiration from other people. With that, here’s a look at what’s hot and what’s not for everything wedding-related.


Flowers are almost a necessity for a wedding, but the way to make it work is to try something new with them. Do away with the little bud vases lined up down the table and go instead with peonies. These soft, lush blooms are perfect for your romantic day.

Super-tall table centrepieces are also out, as they’ve been overdone. Cascades are popular now, and you can expect to see them coming down the aisles everywhere this year.

Food and Drinks

Many couples and weddings are returning to formality. Sure, the food truck-type menu, bite size courses, and buffets were fun, but everybody’s doing plated dinners now. It’s a more formal approach that’s fit for the formal setting.

For the menu, fresh and local are two of the most common requests from brides. Stories about wedding food disasters abound, so going with a menu that’s seasonal, organic, yet still sophisticated is a great choice. Pork is also making a comeback, a welcome change from the beef everybody’s expecting.

And for the open bar, the martini bar gets a big yawn. Artisanal cocktails are gaining popularity now. The bar will be packed with bubblies and all sorts of infusions. It’s an easy way to make a statement with your signature drinks.

Wedding Cakes

For the all-important wedding cake, everybody wants to come up their own version. Many weddings are veering away from the plain ol’ white cake, fresh flowers, buttercream, and ornate cake displays. Brides want to try out new things, so try a cake with complex composition, sugar flowers, the elegant and simple fondant, and some sleek pedestal cake stands. You’ll want the cake to be a big part of the wedding, so it’s only logical to get one that stands out.

Well, what do you think? The important thing to note is that you should love everything you choose, enjoy your day, and create wonderful memories that’ll last forever. Get in touch with us and we’ll help make your wedding just a little more perfect.