Just like shell suits and perms, there are trends that are best consigned to history. Today, we’re looking at those wedding trends that need to stop NOW…
Wedding trends that just aren’t trendy
OK, let’s get this clear from the outset – cute really isn’t trendy. Neither is cheesy, bland and even downright boring. With that in mind, here are the trends that might not make it to the end of 2017:
Signature cocktails – now we like a cocktail as much as anyone but the ‘Clare-mopolitans’ and ‘Marktinis’ are definitely past their prime right now. Classic cocktails just don’t need to be renamed.
Whites and neutrals – colour is cool and whites and neutrals can be just a little bit dull. This is your wedding day so make it pop and use colour to bring everything to life.
Image courtesy of Mia Hooper Photography
Personalised shoes – embroidered Converse and designer shoes with cutesy messages written on the soles? Not every single element of your wedding needs to be personalised so let’s leave the shoes alone.
Unfunny funny photos – groomsmen pretending to drag the groom into church, the bride being asked to flash her garter and all those ‘humorous’ pics can end right now.
Overused quotes – the English language is full with words and there are hundreds of thousands of books so why are weddings full of the same ten literary quotes? Let’s have a little more creativity people, please!
Image courtesy of Braedon Photography
Wedding trends that just don’t work
There are wedding trends that have hung around because they’re quite cool and it’s hard to say goodbye to things just because they’ve aged a little. However, that’s not something we can say about these trends that really just don’t work:
Outsize bouquets – brides everywhere, please remember that you’re carrying a bouquet, not hauling a huge flower arrangement around with you all day. It’s supposed to highlight you, not swamp you entirely.
Image courtesy of Victoria Hamilton Photography
Mossy tables – moss might look rustic and outdoorsy but on wedding tables? Really? Is the ‘damp and muddy’ look is a good one? We’ll leave that one with you…
Signs everywhere – weddings are supposed to be enjoyable right? So why are we continually directing guests in a million directions at once and telling them what to do all the time? And, when signs are full of quotes along the lines of ‘vows here, party there, love everywhere’, see our point above about overused quotes.
Doughnut walls – doughnuts are gorgeous things. Do they deserve to be hung on walls? No, doughnuts were born to be eaten and enjoyed. And put on plates. Plates, not walls.
Image courtesy of Desiree Dugan Photography
‘Last chance to run’ – cute little kids carrying in signs giving the groom a ‘last chance to run’ aren’t funny. They’re sexist, patronising and downright insulting. One for the bin.
Goodbye from the USA
Our friends across the pond usually bring us new wedding trends and for that, we love them. So, on the flip side, when they start to say farewell to old faithful trend-friends, perhaps we should be doing the same:
Flower crowns – now this one is hard to say goodbye to but after a few years as everyone’s favourite wedding accessory, crowns might be on the way out.
Pinterest weddings – your wedding should be your wedding, not just a compilation of everything from the Pinterest home page. It’s there to inspire, not to copy wholesale.
Oversized wedding parties – battalions of bridesmaids and gangs of groomsmen don’t make your wedding any better and actually, the job stops being special if everyone’s doing it.
Image courtesy of Hannah McClune Photography
Boho kitsch – when you’re thinking about the things that really represent you, would you automatically list feathers, hessian, string, dream catchers or chalkboards? No? So why are they being part of the day that should be all about you?
Mason jars – Oh, we’re just so over mason jars. Put them back in the kitchen and step away from them please.
So now you know what to avoid, what about the trends to include? Take a look at The Hottest Wedding Trends For 2017 and bring your wedding band up to date!