Wedding Trends to Last Well into Next Year
So far this year, we have already seen many trends begin to shape: The good, the bad, and the not for me. This post will discuss three that we believe are here to stay.
Digital Guest Book
What could be better than a handwritten note from Grandma? A voice recording with the same heartfelt sentiment! This year, we’ve begun to see a trend toward audio or digital guestbooks. While I love the idea of a voicemail box full of messages from loved ones, there is no need to settle for just one type of media. With today’s technology you can have a digital book with audio files, handwritten notes, and even video messages.
Last year, we began to see more and more weddings with signature cocktails, all with clever names, of course. Well, this year, we are starting to see people expanding on that trend in some fun ways. One of those ways is with a secret off-menu cocktail because the only thing better than being in on a secret is not having to keep it. Tell a few people, and watch as word spreads about your clever creation. The signature mocktail is the other cocktail trend we think is here to stay. After all, why shouldn’t the non-drinkers feel fancy too?
Late Night Bites
This year, we’ve seen couples opting out of a formal cake cutting. It allows for uninterrupted dancing and is also a surefire way to ensure no one smashes cake in your face. That doesn’t mean these couples are ditching dessert, though. Instead, we are seeing more and more desserts to go. This means guests can make their own candy bag for the road, or you can have a sweet treat (even a cake slice) packaged as a party favor. Why not have your cake and save it too? The other food trend we are fans of is late-night snacking. After dinner and a few drinks, guests can get peckish. Couples have been using this opportunity to share a (more casual) favorite snack: popcorn, cereal, fries, and even sushi.
From what we’ve seen so far, 2024 is looking like a great year to get married!