5 Wedding Trends That Are Officially Out of Style in 2018
We all want our big day to reflect our personalities. After all, you’re one-of-a-kind, so why shouldn’t your wedding be too? One of the best ways to create a stand-out celebration is by taking risks, incorporating original elements, and ditching overdone trends. What wedding trends should you leave behind this year? Read more below.
Photo booths with props can be a fun touch to your reception, but they’ve become so commonplace that they’re bordering on overdone.Photo booths have lost their novelty value for guests who have attended multiple weddings in the last few years. The sentimental value is nice, but you’ll likely end up with photos of friends striking similar poses at the end of the night. Your budget would be better spent on a more lively form of entertainment for guests, along with a photographer that can capture unique candids of your friends throughout the night.
No, candy hasn’t become any less delicious -- or addicting. The candy bar may be cute and whimsical, but it also can present a whole host of issues. As the night goes on, the candy often melts to create an unsightly and sticky display that’s annoying to clean. Instead, consider having a standard dessert buffet to give your guests something sweet -- but cleaner -- at the end of the party.
As beautiful and Instagrammable as naked wedding cakes are, they aren’t always the most practical solution. The ample layer of icing on the traditional wedding cake locks in moisture and keeps the dessert tasting its best throughout the celebration. Naked cakes tend to dry out quickly and lose much of their taste when it comes time to dig in.
We can’t argue that this color is simply beautiful, but it has had its moment. While you can still incorporate rose gold is small doses, there are many other stunning metallics to choose from. More neutral palettes are coming into style for a clean, elegant look. Consider moving in this direction with a few touches of rose gold instead.
The hyper-rustic, shabby chic aesthetic brimming with burlap and mason jars became commonplace thanks to Pinterest, but this long-lived trend is beginning to look dated. Don’t quite throw out your barn wedding dreams yet though. The rustic look still has its place among wedding themes, but today’s weddings are trending toward more upscale rustic accents like candles and vintage chandeliers. Rustic accents with an industrial edge are also making headlines in 2018.
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