Smaller and intimate weddings of 40 people or even few, that are also called “micro weddings”. They are definitely on the top of the list! Couples go for more intimate, meaningful celebrations with their nearest and dearest, which also means they can spend their budget more lavishly on a smaller groups and spend quality time with each and every guest.
Cutting single use plastics and synthetic confetti is already a big step towards organising an eco-friendly wedding. You could use real petal confetti that’s biodegradable and add beautiful colours of real blooms for some amazing photographs. Another lovely idea is to offer seeds as wedding favours. Your guests can grow your favourite flower and it’ll always remind them of your special day. Other ideas can be purchasing bridal party outfits from local and/or ethical designers, sourcing wine and beer from local breweries and wineries, creating reception signs on old mirrors or door frames and even going for digital paperless invites instead of a traditional posted option.
More and more couples are choosing florists that use locally-grown seasonal blooms, wildflowers or dried flowers. Some couples even decide to grow their own flowers or incorporate already existing gardens into their big day by using living trees, plants in ceramic pots and cool containers instead of cut flowers. They can be planted after the wedding or given as gifts to guests. Another unique way to use floral elements in ways that don’t involve centrepieces and bouquets at all is to have edible flowers frozen in cubes, infused in drinks, tossed in salads and on top of desserts.
Lighting plays a massive part in creating ambience, especially as the evening approaches. Great lighting can bring so much magic, intimacy and coziness to your wedding celebration, so it’s no wonder it became another big trend. There are so many different ways of arranging the lighting - exposed bulbs, strings of fairy lights, candles, vintage chandeliers , but whatever you choose will definitely bring a touch of sparkle to your evening.
Cutting a traditional cake still reigns, but to provide a fun alternative you can opt for creative desserts like pancake stations, doughnut installations and towers of cheese platters. And don’t forget about little paper takeaway bags or boxes so guests can take home a treat.
Wine tasting, cool cocktail service, mixology lessons, comedians, tarot readers, fire performers or street artists to sketch your guests - all these are amazing ideas to make your wedding unforgettable, entertaining and full of fun.
Doing it your way
No matter what trends there are out there, the most important thing is to stay true to your original vision, keep the personal touch and meaning behind the celebration. This is your special day and on the first place you want to honour one another in an experience that feels uniquely to you.