Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. There are so many traditional dos and don’ts that shape the journey to I do and all generations have stuck to some or none at all. As for millennials, they are moving away from formal, stuffy affairs to a more casual atmosphere that uses unique elements to wow friends and family. As wedding season fast approaches, you may be a guest to a millennial couple’s wedding. Here are some trends that are akin to this generation’s wedding style.
Top 5 Millennial Wedding Trends
Choosing Unique Wedding Venues
The millennial wedding trend for destination weddings still holds, but now they also want to stick to cities with views to match. No longer just a luxury beach affair, city weddings have gathered a lot of attention as a compelling alternative. Millennial couples are looking for unique wedding venues that will serve as a backdrop to their love story and also offer guests fantastic views of along the way.
Choosing Colorful Wedding Dresses
White has always been a classic choice but don’t expect to see too much of it. Huffington Post indicates that daring millennial brides in 2017 will look to ditch classic white dresses for softer pastel pinks or blues. Brides are likely to make a bold statement with sheer colored dresses this season and extra romantic touches like 3D floral accents or delicate lace capes. For a sexier look, plunging necklines and lingerie-inspired tops are sure to be a hit wedding trend.
Embracing Natural Decor
If Pantone’s 2017 color choice Greenery is any indication, this is the year millennials will look to Mother Nature for decor inspiration. According to the 2017 International Wedding Trend Report, you can expect to see a greater selection of organic floral arrangements paired with soft, delicate blush pink for a chic, understated look.
These natural floral decor settings will be accented with metallic elements such as copper and rose gold. You’ll see this metallic feel in the wedding stationary with foil-pressed caligraphy, metallic borders and more. Metallics are not limited only to stationary trends. This year’s cake designers are also using metallic elements for millennials planning a chic old-Hollywood look.
Discover Customized Menus
Millennial couples are no longer satisfied with a standard sit down menu or buffet dinner. On trend this year are custom menus that offer the variety of a buffet dinner with the elegance of a formal sit down meal. Many couples choose menu items that feature their story as a couple. Whether you want hometown favorites or items that reflect your cultural backgrounds, guests will come together for an unforgettable evening. Signature menus are not just limited to food options. Millennial couples are also adding their custom flair to specialty cocktails that match their wedding themes.
When coming up with a unique spin on the menu, dessert is also changing. In 2017, the traditional wedding cake will be replaced by an assortment of pastries. A combination of familiar comfort foods and surprising food choices of a wall of donuts are bound to feature on the custom menus.
Millennial couples are thoroughly enmeshed in the digital age from the planning stages and invitations all the way to the day itself. Social media is hugely influential in planning a millennial wedding. Brides continue to use Pinterest and Instagram to curate top wedding trends inspiration. Vision boards are vital for pulling individual elements together into one central theme that speaks to the couple’s sense of style.
Custom hashtags are another favorite millennial wedding trend. Custom hashtags not only make photographs from the wedding easier to find on social media after the big day, but they also help accentuate wedding themes. Another 2017 wedding trend is offering custom Snapchat geofilters. Flattering wedding-themed Snapchat filters will entertain guests throughout the day.
With wedding season fast approaching, expect to see one or more of these trends. Regardless of which generation you fall under, celebrating weddings is never outdated it’s simply just upgraded.