What's Hot (and Not) in Wedding Trends
Our friends in the business on what they’re loving at the moment and—even better—what they would like to forget.
Sarabeth Events | sarabethevents.com | 214-207-6081
Hot: We love, love, love all of the color that brides are bringing in to their weddings. Also, dessert, cookie, and popcorn bars have been fun. And after-parties are a huge hit with guests right now.
Not: Black and white weddings, “Single Ladies” during the bouquet toss, chocolate fountains.
Jordan Payne Events | jordanpayneevents.com | 214-577-5880
Hot: The trend I am loving at the moment is all things flowy! I am loving carrying the flowy design/look throughout the wedding—from the bridal gown to the cake to the handle of the bride’s bouquet to the flowy drape lining a ballroom or tent ceiling. Flowy designs are elegant and so fun to pull into every element of the wedding.
Not: The trend I am so over is candy buffets/candy bars. Candy is great and all, but the eight to nine unique glass jars with different types of candy in the color palette of the wedding has been done, so it is time for another favor or candy trend!
Todd Event Design Creative Services | toddevents.com | 214-749-0400
Hot: Seated dinner parties and a return to elegant and romantic designs. French-inspired interior looks, vintage furnishings, monobloom floral arrangements.
Not: Hot food served in martini glasses.
Lagniappe Weddings | lagniappeweddings.com | 214-548-1433
Hot: Romance is back! Romantic dresses and the combination of romantic color palettes in shades of whites and pinks. Small-plate dinner/cocktail reception—it provides a great flow to the party, avoiding lines of a buffet-style reception. Creative layouts for the reception for an aesthetically pleasing look for your guests, whether it’s a seated dinner or cocktail reception.
Not: Honestly, we’re not over any trends! Most brides plan their wedding to incorporate some type of trend where in most cases their guests will see it for the first time, and so their wedding becomes a trendsetting event among their friends and family.
Holly Tripp Event Design | hollytrippeventdesign.com | 214-403-0031
Hot: I am loving the trend of small plates served at various stations during your reception. The all-inclusive tiny meal allows guests to sample a variety of different cuisines, as well as the host to be able to provide something for everyone.
Not: I am so over mashed potato bars and the like. It’s just been done (and done and done). And those martini glasses are hard to manage along with a plate and drink.
DFW Events | dfweventstheblog.com | 214-505-9142
Hot: One of our very favorite things that we have seen lately is the after-party. We stage the formal exit, and upon the bride and groom’s departure, guests are invited and escorted to a flipped space. The after-party area is filled with lounge furniture and late-night lighting, and we bring in a DJ who can play either dance or lounge music. We offer guests midnight snacks (such as breakfast tacos or mini-burgers), and about 15 minutes after the bride and groom depart, they are announced back into the space! This time, the bride is wearing a fun little party dress.
Not: We are moving away from the traditional candy bar. While it is always a fun treat for guests, it is also way overdone. We have started to recommend alternatives to the candy bar such as a popcorn bar with various savory and sweet flavors, or slipper bars with different sizes and styles of comfy slippers for guests to enjoy (instead of their high heels).
Each & Every Detail | eachandeverydetail.com | 214-542-1317
Hot: I’m loving that some brides are starting to choose no boutonniere for the groom and groomsmen.
Not: I’m very over aisle runners.