2024 is here, and that means it’s time for everyone’s favorite blog: wedding trends for the year! If you’re planning a wedding for this year, or hope to plan one soon, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn what’s in and what’s out for the upcoming wedding season.Continue reading "2024 Ins & Outs: Wedding Edition" »
If there's one thing we love, it's a statement! More and more brides are opting for bold, vibrant color palettes for their big day as opposed to more muted neutrals. While neutral girlies definitely hold a special place in our hearts, bold wedding themes are having a moment and we are here for it—after all your wedding day is a party, and bold themes scream that the loudest!
If you're a bride who's ever felt they were born in the wrong era, then a retro theme may be for you! Different decades possess different style elements, and those elements can fit perfectly into your wedding day. Incorporating retro themes into your wedding can be done as subtle as you want while still being bold! You don't have to have a green shag runner down your aisle to embrace the 60s (though if you're into that—do you, boo!). Pulling specific elements from your designated decade and modernizing them seems to be the way to go. For example, a groovy color palette, arches, and disco balls can tastefully represent the 70s! Metallics, blacks, and geometric patterns are classic 20s. Still want to go farther back than that? The popular white and blue toile de jouy patterns you've probably seen date back to the late 18th century—vintage style at its best! Most retro elements are still as beautiful now as they were then, so follow your heart and you can't go wrong!
Ahhh the Wes Anderson style. You might have seen this trend going around on social media—and for good reason! Wes Anderson is known for exaggerated color palettes, centricity, and symmetrical elements. In other words, he's known for portraying a fun, bold style! Many brides are incorporating this exact style into their weddings with vivid color palettes and centric photography angles. Include some eclectic backdrop vignettes for decoration or a fun photo backdrop. Color blocking is a must! Traditional Wes Anderson-esque colors include various shades of orange, yellow, blue, and green; however, this isn't end all be all. It's your wedding, feel free to get creative and tailor the day to you and your partner!
The maximalist approach is taking the wedding industry by storm! Over-the-top details and lots of color are just two key elements of this bold theme. Think various textures, patterns, colors—more is more when it comes to a maximalist mindset. Don't shy away from color! Bold palettes can be seen in dresses, tuxes, florals, food and decor. Mismatched bridesmaids dresses are a fun way to incorporate different colors or patterns. Bright colors aren't your vibe? Don't worry! Bring an element of moodiness to the maximalism theme with a darker color palette. There is no limit when it comes to a maximalist wedding theme, add what you love and keep going until you're happy!
Bold wedding themes exude fun energy and give your guests something different than what's traditionally expected. You'll always remember your wedding day, but these bold themes make a lasting impression that will make it hard for others to forget it as well!
You've heard of something blue for your wedding, now let us introduce something green! Sustainability trends have become increasingly popular in recent years—and for good reason! These trends tend to be unique, adorable, and good for the environment. If you're taking a more sustainable approach when planning your wedding, we've got some great eco-friendly tips to help you out!
Spring is here and we're gearing up for one of the busiest times of the wedding season! It's the perfect time to go over some of the hottest trends for 2023. Every new year comes with new trends, but there are a few tried and true you'll remember from past wedding seasons. Without further ado, let's break down what to look for at your next celebration.
Being asked to stand by your bestie’s side on their big day is an honor. It also comes with a few requirements, one of those being buying a bridesmaid dress. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to be in this role, you know the love hate relationship that comes with this dress. On the one hand, bridesmaid dresses today are much cuter than they were a couple of decades ago (sorry not sorry, early 2000s). Brides actually care if their bridesmaids look and feel good in the dresses they choose, and they almost always aim for the “you can wear this again” look. Let’s be honest though, nobody actually wears the dress again. We all just agree to spend the money on a one-time dress because it comes with the bridesmaid duties. But what if you could take that dress and use it in another way? We’ve come up with a few ideas for upcycling your bridesmaid dress so you get a little more than one night out of it!
The day of your wedding will likely be a whirlwind. Between getting ready, triple checking you have the rings, and talking to literally every person you know, you’re bound to forget about a few things. One thing you don’t want to forget is letting your photographer know certain photos you want to be captured throughout your big day! We’d hate for you to get your pictures back and find you don’t have that one photo you really wanted, so we’ve come up with a list of must-have shots for your wedding day!
Planning a wedding comes with a lot of attention to detail. Flowers, food, décor– it can all get very overwhelming very quickly. While we can’t help you set everything up (not directly at least. We do have a list of vendors who can though!) we CAN give you some inspiration to help narrow down those wedding details.
If there’s one wedding tradition we still stan, it’s the first dance. Not only is it a special moment between you and your new spouse, it makes for one of the best candid photo ops you’ll get from your wedding day. But how do you even begin to pick a song for this momentous occasion? Don’t stress, bestie! We’ve got tons of song ideas to fit all kinds of couples.
Happy National Best Friends Day! As a part of the Wedding and Party Network crew, you of course are one of our besties. Since we're besties, we want to make sure you have the wedding of your dreams. So we're back with more tips and tricks to do just that!
When it comes to your wedding day, one of the most exciting parts of the whole thing is showing off your wedding look. The moment you walk down the aisle and everyone takes that audible gasp at the same time is honestly the best part of the day (don't worry, we won't tell your new spouse).