Wedding Trends | A Break from Tradition

Couples, have broken wedding trends over recent years, as they have moved away from many wedding traditions. The Covid 19 pandemic no doubt influenced and shaped the way forward in the approach to celebrating weddings. However, couples haven´t looked back since and continue to be encouraged to break additional wedding trends. This is partly to do with the priority for couples being on personalisation of their ceremony and value for money. In addition the continued dynamics of having a religious ceremony verses non. They are exploring many avenues, from eloping alone or quite the opposite; having those nearest and dearest close by. A celebrant led ceremony helps couples to cover all bases with personalisation, adding fun and creating lasting lifetime memories.

In respect of breaking wedding trends couples are paying more attention to the environment and sustainability reducing their footprint.  As a consequence we are seeing more types of Eco friendly weddings. There is a real shift in the approach from everything from wedding attire, food, flowers, accommodation and wedding favours by way of tree planting and other charitable donations.

Sustainability & Consciousness

Dried flowers have returned to the forefront of floral design as sustainable rivals breaking wedding trends and it´s not surprising. Their super versatility, wide range of colours and variety, make them easily re-purposed and transported.  This makes good sense if you are having a destination wedding, as it´s possible to return with your dried flowers and utilise them in the home.  Another idea is also to donate your wedding surpluses to charities after you have enjoyed your special day. It´s a great way to keep on giving and make someone else´s day too. Of course, there´s many other ways to include sustainability at your wedding but these are a few ideas to get you started.

With the increase of couples breaking wedding trends regarding nontraditional wedding outfits it´s possible to find your ideal wedding attire in charitable or vintage stores without breaking the bank.  If you can´t find what you’re looking for you can hire from a specialist wedding company as a one off. Utilise elements from an outfit from your parents or grandparents, if you like the idea of having something borrowed as well as new, making your day even more personal and special.

Modern Receptions

The wedding reception menu and design concepts continue to develop and amaze to reflect the couple´s favourite cuisine, maybe reminders from when they first met.  Pizza, burgers and heart-warming fun foods are popular alternatives breaking traditional wedding trends for instance.  In addition, the rise of the surprise food trucks or alternative cocktail or non-alcohol bars; are creating more inclusivity whilst bringing an extra-twist for many wedding celebrations.

To sum up

The Covid 19 pandemic has been a catalyst in how many couples now prioritise what´s important to them.  And prioritising their wedding celebration and making it highly personal is an extension of this.  Sustainability is becoming a standard consideration in wedding celebrations, as couples seek to reduce their footprint not only in their usual day to day lives but for their weddings too.  Surely this can only be a good thing.  Making it personal, will help to ensure you have the best memories that last a lifetime.

Are you planning to break some wedding trends at your wedding in Spain, Lisbon or the UK in 2024 or 2025, I´d love to hear your story?

Get in touch today, so we can start planning your extra special day.

Hope to see you soon.

M xxx

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