So you’re beginning to plan your wedding day, but the Pinterest overload is real. The overabundance of DIYs, favors, and theme inspiration is enough to make anyone go a little crazy. Sometimes it seems easier to stick with tradition, but switching things up can add a unique and personal element to any wedding. To avoid the headache, we complied a list of upcoming wedding trends in 2018 that’ll spark your creativity. Just sit back, relax, and let the ideas flow with these 5 wedding ideas inspire you.
1. Lush Bouquets
Full, draping bouquets add personality to any wedding. If you opt for the full bouquet over its traditional counterpart, remember to play around with color, texture, greenery, and length. You make the rules, so don’t be afraid to suit your own tastes.
2. Jewel Tones
We love pastels but are looking forward to the fresh, vibrant colors that haven’t received as much recognition this year. Emerald green, ruby red, and royal purple are just a few examples of rich color choices. An added bonus is that these colors also look great with most skin tones and hair colors.
3. Fancy Finger Food
Who says you can’t serve your favorite treat at your wedding? Maybe you and your fiancé are tacos fanatics or crazy about s’mores. Embrace these ideas and think of a way to creatively display them for your guests. Remember, when you embrace your loves as a couple, you get the opportunity to show off what makes you special. Your guests will love your individuality and remember you for it. One of our brides used this tip to wow her guests.
I was also really proud and excited about our donut table. I’m a huge sweets lover and wanted to do something in addition to the wedding cake and grooms cake, I convinced my sister to help me make a donut wall, found cake plates at HomeGoods to put on the table and looked for printable signs online. I purchased paper bags to put on the table for guests to take donuts home if they didn’t eat one at the wedding. The donut wall and table came together even better than I could have imagined and I couldn’t have done it without the help of my very handy and creative sister.”- Amy
4. Alternative Centerpieces
If you’re tired of flowers or candles, an alternative centerpiece adds a unique element to any wedding. Family pictures, balloons, pinwheels- the choice is yours. Find what best suits you. Courtney got creative and used a mini cakes for both the centerpieces and dessert.
One of my favorite things we did was have a miniature cake on each table as a centerpiece! It was so stunning and everyone loved it! Everyone also had a lot of fun using the WeddingMix app and they were excited to play such a big role in documenting our special day!”- Courtney
To see the centerpieces up close watch Courtney’s wedding video filmed by her family and friends using WeddingMix. You’re going to love the simple but sweet wedding décor and the adorable moments leading up to the wedding. You’ll definitely get more inspiration!
5. Personalized Entertainment
Entertainment can be as simple as playing the newlywed game or singing karaoke. Start by brainstorming a list of activites you and your partner enjoy together and work from there. You can always DIY this part if you’re crafty, but if the thought of breaking out the hot glue gun makes your eyes glaze over you may want to reevaluate. Always be realistic. After all, the goal is to NOT go crazy here.
Fun photos or customized wedding videos will do the job while covering the necessities. WeddingMix has you covered if you’re on a budget and want a personalized wedding video that you can hold on to forever. Plus, you’ll actually want to share it with your friends instead of letting it collect dust in your home.
One of our brides told us about how happy she was with her DIY entertainment:
I am most proud of how our décor for the day turned out! We made almost everything ourselves and it really made my day special. My husband was ready to make anything I requested… from a giant connect 4 game to vintage picture frames…it all came together so perfectly in the end and really made our wedding the dream we had visualized in our minds.”- Caitlin
By incorporating a few of the suggestions above you can easily personalize your wedding without feeling overwhelmed by the pins. Remember, at the end of the day your wedding is for you can your partner to enjoy. If an idea doesn’t fit with your vision, then leave it out and focus on what matters.
What idea inspired you the most? Let us know!