Most couples can’t wait to begin their wedding planning after they get engaged. Oftentimes brides go on Pinterest or other wedding websites to get ideas on decorations, food, invitations, bridal parties and all other elements of their wedding.
While getting ideas and inspiration is always great, sometimes it can lead couples to choose trends that are super trendy and oftentimes overdone. While your wedding should be a party and an event that represents you and should be filled with all of the elements that you want, a lot of brides are also looking for a unique factor.
Couples usually want their wedding to stand out, be fun and something that not everyone has seen done before, but when you fall into the trap of gathering inspiration online, it can be easy to go with a lot of pieces that are heavily overdone. Here are some trends that should definitely be left behind when you are planning your wedding!
Of course, you should have decorations at your wedding and reception, but there are some that many Omaha event halls have seen time and time again. If you are looking for something unique, definitely avoid floral walls, pastels and velvet. A floral wall can be a beautiful backdrop for photos, but it can sometimes be a waste of funds when it doesn’t get much use. Pastels are wonderful for spring, but many weddings have been completed with this color pallet. Lastly, huge pieces of velvet furniture as decoration has grown in popularity and made its way into many weddings.
Many couples opt for fireworks at the end of their reception or as they leave the party. This can be beautiful and a great way to send off the couple and the guests, but fireworks are terrible for the environment. In addition, they can be hazardous to both large and small animals around the area. Consider finding another booming way to send off the couple.
A family-style dinner is a fun idea in theory, but many wedding planners have found that all it does is usually disrupt the table design and make it a bit awkward for guests. Having to ask to pass and exchange the food can be uncomfortable for some guests especially depending on the seating arrangement.
One theme that has been seen time and time again in various Omaha event halls is the rustic theme. This includes burlap, mason jars, farm tables and barns. Many planners are suggesting to welcome more formality and less “serve yourself” mentality. If a natural theme is what you are aiming for, consider using elements that can actually be found in nature like handpicked bouquets. This can create a much more elegant and unique look.
Photo booths have made their way into many wedding receptions. While they seem like a fun idea, many recommend spending those dollars elsewhere. You may end up with some funny photos, but you have hired a photographer to capture the night and funny, candid moments you are much more likely to want to look back on than photos of your friends with props.
Huge bridal parties
Couples often want to include most of their close friends and family into their wedding and reception, which is awesome; however, having a huge bridal party can make it difficult to coordinate, photograph and schedule. It is recommended to keep your party intimate and find other ways to include friends and family into your celebration.
Most of the time, party favors are left on the tables at Omaha event halls when guests leave. Instead of spending money on a favor that might not get used, allocate that money to a welcome bag that includes things that your guests will use during the reception. Or use the money for other elements like another dessert option or blankets for an outdoor wedding.
Offering your guests a lot of options can be nice, but candy buffets have been seen over and over again. Planners often consider them to look a bit tacky and juvenile. They suggest instead to create a mini dessert bar. This comes off a bit more elegant and grown-up.
While you don’t want your wedding and reception to come off as overdone and too trendy, it is also important to plan what is right for you. If something you love is on this list, incorporate it anyway! It is important that your wedding day represents you and has all the elements that you want regardless of what may be overdone. We’d love to help you plan your perfect wedding. Reach out today to get booked and get started planning!