2018 Wedding Trends to Watch Out For

With wedding planning season in full swing, there are no shortage of places to get inspiration from. Whether it be from magazines, Instagram, your favorite wedding blog, or the holy grail Pinterest, it can be easy to get overwhelmed and confused during the planning process. Wedding season is approaching and the industry experts have spoken on the top trends to watch out for in 2018.


Small Plates

While sit-down dinners are still all the rage, couples are opting for multiple course meals that present their guest with new food experiences. Try something like a build-your-own sushi bar or an interactive dessert table, as presentation is key here. Guests may be asked to pick between a his and hers entrée or his and hers hor d’oeuvres, this can encourage some friendly competition between the bride and groom on who can come up with the best dish! This gives your family friends a chance to customize their meal and eat what they want to eat.


Unique Entertainment

As couples are slowly moving away from traditional party favors, they are focusing more on providing unique entertainment to make their special day unforgettable for their loved ones. Have no fear, photo booths are not going away. However, couples are choosing an open concept photo booth with a professional photographer and unique props. Perfect for family photoshoots. In addition to the classic DJ, you can expect to find tarot card readers, magicians, and sketch artists at weddings this year.


It’s Woodsy, Not Rustic

Barn weddings are still a thing in 2018, however, brides are opting for unique venues that still give off that woodsy vibe. Instead of choosing a traditional reception hall, look into a vineyard or large homes with an open backyard. You can expect to see a lot of greenery and earth tones in color schemes and even green being the main color of focus. Couples are moving away from burlap and mason jars and incorporating more wood in their decor in the form of  place cards, table numbers, or as part of the table and chairs.


In the end, choose aspects that reflect you and your fiancé’s personal style. All of these trends may sound overwhelming and expensive, but there are ways to cut costs and alleviate some stress. Sites like Groupon always have deals around photo booths and other entertainment services. If you’re strapped for cash, consider researching options to take out a personal loan. The interest rates are typically lower than your credit card and your monthly payments are fixed which eliminates the temptation to overspend once the wedding is over. No matter what you decide, your wedding day is ultimately all about you and your spouse celebrating spending the rest of your life together!