With every new year and season comes a group of trends for brides to fawn over. While some carry through a few seasons or stay timeless, others may come and go. Are you a trendy bride or do you want to keep it totally traditional?
2016 weddings will welcome a lot of never-before-seen trends and practices for all of you brides and grooms not afraid to try something different in the name of personalization. Trends are a great way to find something you love and make it your own, or maybe it gives you an idea for something totally different! However and whatever you choose to incorporate, make your day uniquely you and memorable as the best. day. ever.
1. Bright colors
Pastels may be sooo 2015. This year, it's all about eye-catching hues and bright, bold shades from flowers to decor to wear.
2. Local and sustainable food
Brides these days aren't green with envy, they're green with love for the environment! Many couples are choosing an organic, local, and sustainable meal for their guests. Healthy for them and healthy for the community!
Who says you have to adhere to a strict color pallet and attire for your bridal party? 2016 brides aren't afraid to do a little mixy-matchy and pull it off beautifully.
Brunch weddings are popping up more and more and we think they're a great idea! It may be a creative way to save a little money, avoid the party hard reception if it's not your thing, and who doesn't love waffles and mimosas?
5. So much more than wedding photos
Gone are the days of a four hours worth of photos. These days, couples are shelling out the money for their photographer to cover showers, engagement parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and the entire wedding day! A photo is worth a thousand words, right?
6. Wedding cake no more
Wedding cake alternatives are all the rage. Some couples are choosing to share their favorite treats (mom's homemade brownies?), donuts, cake pops, pie, or an entire desert bar without one central cake. You really can have your cake and eat it too!
7. Metallic Mania
While pastels may be out, bronze, silver, gold, sparkles, and sequins are definitely in. They're popping up on invitations, place settings, dresses, boutonniere, and everything in between.
8. Wardrobe changes
2-in-1 dresses, reception dresses, and even a wardrobe change for the groom are becoming more and more popular this year.
While we still think a videographer is a must if your budget allows, this year's couples are getting creative with the GoPro! Have you seen this viral video yet?
10. Play what you like
Who says you have to have the traditional songs that everyone knows and loves at your reception? Want to know a little secret? Your wedding DJ (hopefully us!) works for you, not your guests. Introduce your guests to some of your favorite songs or maybe songs that mean a lot to your relationship. 2016 weddings are breaking the limits so go ahead and break out that alternative, gospel, bluegrass, jazz or anything else that tickles your fancy to make your day uniquely you!
The Blog & Podcast
Every month we sit down and discuss topics important to our company, namely DJing and the wedding industry.