In celebration of the
one-year anniversary of legalized same-sex marriage, Pinterest took a look at what’s trending across their wedding boards—and there were some surprising front-runners. Food trucks are still huge, along with mismatched bridesmaids dresses and—we didn’t see this one coming—honeymoon funds. Most of all, we were especially surprised to see an emphasis on personalized ceremonies. Couples are leaning away from traditional details and finding ways to make their day truly special.
Although tech is on the rise, from wedding
hashtags to drone photography, surprisingly more couples are opting for unplugged ceremonies. And by “more couples,” we mean an increase of 600 percent. What does that mean? Whether by request of the photographer or the couple, guests are asked to keep their phones tucked away, especially for the ceremony. Not only can guests taking photos on their smartphones be a disturbance to people sitting around them, they can also keep the photographer from getting that perfect sentimental shot of the couple exchanging vows (without a dozen smartphones also in the frame).
Speaking of the ceremony, toss bars (think: mix-and-match confetti, rice or flower petals) are gaining serious momentum. Instead of providing a cone of confetti for guests to toss, brides and grooms are letting them mix their own toss materials. This DIY bar is a fun and interactive way for friends and family to have a hand in your ceremony—even if they’re only picking from pink or white rose petals.
Couples are starting to get creative with their ceremony chair arrangements too. You can’t go wrong with a center-aisle configuration, but searches for circular seating ideas have increased by 80 percent. Event planner extraordinaire
David Beahm agrees—he even chose a circular seating style for this year’s Dream Wedding. “Ceremonies in the round are very special because everyone’s no more than four or five seats away from the couple,” Beahm says.
Check out our spin on the trends below, and make sure to follow
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