Marriage is one of the biggest decisions to take on the journey of life. Therefore, the wedding celebration should be as unique as the stride you are making. Uniqueness has nothing to do with the size or cost of the wedding. It is about how you manifest your love and personality in it.
To turn your big day from a mere custom into a soulful, lively event, you need to declutter it from the details, aspects, and trends that do not suit you. Following we present you 10 outdated wedding trends that you need to reconsider employing at your wedding.
1 Short periods of planning
Many have found planning their weddings quite stressful, probably due to the shortage of time. If you are a lover of details and want to make a big event out of your wedding, we advise you to dedicate long periods to the planning process. It’s a growing trend that some couples prepare for their weddings more than a year before them. After all, the wedding day is to be enjoyed, not to overload yourself preparing for it and reach it exhausted.
2 Excessive attention to the details
With the rapid pace of everyday life, many engaged couples find themselves too busy to plan a grand, full-of-details wedding. However turning into an old trend, if you are a fan of big weddings, make use of the previous option and opt for a long period for preparation. On the other hand, those who are more into simplicity have been letting go of many details, because to them, the simpler the day is, the more worthy it is to be called “the big day”. The most important thing is to make your choice according to what you want, not what people desire or would say.
3 The typical viewing of the wedding dress
Gone are the days when the wedding dress had rules to govern its design. Brides and Grooms no longer wear what does not express them just because its how a wedding gown or suit should be. Today, bridal fashion is quite soulful and more expressive of individual uniqueness rather than strict rules. Several trends and styles are there to speak to a variety of tastes and personalities. For example, we cannot say that the white grown outdated, for the white wedding dress is still timeless as it has always been. It’s just not the color that no bride can escape from anymore. Now, colored dresses are available from cool and warm pastels to hot red and black. Besides, you do not even have to wear a dress if you prefer pants, for there are a lot of wedding suit and jumpsuit designs to choose from.
4 Overemployment of rose gold
No one could deny the elegance and charm of the rose gold color. It indeed provides a rich addition to the decor of the place. However, Mendy Weiss, a party consultant, stresses- on Vogue- that the rose gold fever manifested in the over-employment of the color to dominate the scene is a trend that should meet an end. Instead, she suggests a light breeze of rose gold achieved by incorporating it as a stylish, refreshing accent, not as a primary element. Weiss suggests inviting the color in through napkin rings, flatware, etc.
5 Digital wedding invitations
Digital age manifests itself in our daily life; however, it does not have to govern each aspect of it. Try your best to push it away from your big day, at least for the sake of some change. The wedding day and preparation of it would be an enjoyable experience if done unusually; don’t invite your daily routines and customs into this space. What we are saying: do not digitalize your wedding invitations, for you, your families and friends, and the occasion deserves more warm method rather than emails.
6 Unusual cake flavors
It’s quite irritating to spend a lot of money on fancy details that could end up not satisfying your guests like the non-traditional flavored cakes, including apple cider, orange liqueur, etc. Naked cakes are also considered an outdated trend by many wedding planners. With the huge multi-tiered wedding cakes, it’s always better to stick to safe choices such as chocolate, vanilla, or red velvet cakes, as Marc Eliot advises on Vogue, for they are more likely to meet the majority of the tastes of your guests.
7 Cash bars
It’s quite unfavorable to let your guests pay for their drinks. If you cannot afford a wedding bar, it’s better to let go of the whole detail. Be creative and look for other affordable options that please you and the guests. Small parties have their irresistible charm too.
8 The wedded-couple central table
Another old custom that many are relieved to put to rest. It is uncomfortable for both sides, the bride and groom as well as the guests. Setting among the guests adds more spontaneity and fun to the wedding party. The big day is to be celebrated with others rather than separating yourselves from them. Besides, the married couple would feel more comfortable and free.
9 Bouquet toss
The bride tossing her flower bouquet to a bunch of single guests has been a fixed component of the wedding scene for so long. However, it’s time to give up on this cheesy meaningless custom. It does not suit the age we are living. And if it’s a wish for your friends and dear ones to find love, we bet that you would find other meaningful ways to do so.
10 The chicken dance
Despite admitting their cheesiness, some like the collective dance music like the chicken dance, known as the Bird Song as well, Cha Cha, etc. Others are done with them and look for new ways to have fun. Besides, it’s a cool dance to perform in a casual outfit at a party with friends, not in a wedding dress on your big day.
These were some of the outdated trends and alternative options for them. We hope that they have been of benefit to you.