Below are some current trends in Weddings for 2023
FLOWERS, FLOWERS AND MORE FLOWERS
Lush, lavish and lots of them. From the pre-ceremony party, to the ceremony, to the cocktail hour, to the reception and then to the after party; flowers are an integral part of the wedding decor. The objective is to create a space that transforms standard wedding venues into fantasy locations. You dream it florists make it happen!
COLOR, COLOR AND MORE COLOR
Gone are the monochromatic weddings of yesteryear. Flowers, Decor, dresses and colors are bright and beautiful. Tropical themed wedding are also a trend as there is color, color and more color.
PHOTO BOOTHS vs GUEST PORTRAIT AREA
Photo booths with prints guests can take home are still as popular as ever. However, the trend is to incorporate your photographer as a favor and set up a portrait area for guests to take pictures with a professional photographer. The photographer will pose them for amazing picture results and great long lasting keepsakes.
SMALLER WEDDING PARTY
The trend is to downsize from 10 bridesmaids to a more manageable amount. Less is more in this regard. This allows you to be more intimate with your bridesmaids and groomsmen. Also giving them a say as to what type of dress they want to wear is also a trend. Giving each person a way to introduce their inimitable style gives a sense of individuality to your event. Having a wedding party that is completely comfortable in what they are wearing leads to a less stress and a more joy filled experience.
Give your guests a beverage when they arrive for the ceremony. Or host a mini reception prior to the event whether it be water, ice tea, lemonade or a signature cocktail while they are waiting for the bride-to-be to walk down the aisle gives the event a touch of comfort. You are anticipating your guests needs.
Four hours of fun and frolicking for your reception leaves your guests wanting more. Having your guests go on their merry way after the reception is thing of the past. You now throw an after party to allow your guests to continue the festivities well into the night. The fun never ends! Whether it be at the hotel afterward or on the beach somewhere, plan for light food, beverages and music to keep the crowds engaged throughout the night. Your guests do not want the party to end.
Hand held sparklers are a thing of the past, (and for good reason, people who have been drinking should not play with fire), Cold sparklers give the magical send off without the danger element.
FORGET ABOUT FAVORS
Favors as a keepsake are out. Treat your guests to a delicious snack from a cookie, popcorn or candy bar. Have your guests fill their goody bag with deliciousness for the ride home. Add a bottle of water and call it a wonderful night!
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Fair Haven, NJ 07704