Like most things in the entertainment and lifestyle sectors, wedding trends come and go. Some are silly, some are fun, some stick around for more than a few seasons. We've seen everything from white wedding gowns (this wasn't a thing until 1900!) and metallic decor (huge in the 1960's) to DIY weddings and doughnut walls.
For couples and wedding industry professionals alike, the questions is always, "What's next?"
And though it is important to keep some things classic (what will your wedding photos look like 20 years from now?), it's also fun to include some cool trends into the big day.
We've gathered five wedding-related trends you might not have heard of yet, but will likely see more of and want to plan yourself.
Temporary Tattoos and Tattoo Stations
Temporary tattoos have been popular within bridal showers and bachelorette parties for a few years, and now they've made their way into weddings. Wedding parties don matching tattoos and couples set up temp tattoo stations for guests. It's interactive and makes for fun photo opportunities.
Painting by This Creative Nest
A classic way to preserve the bridal bouquet is to dry out the petals and place in a shadow box, and although beautiful, brides are taking it up an artistic notch by having artists paint their bouquets on canvas and paper. From there, paintings can be turned into prints and even transferred to silk scarves.
Veils are timeless and flower crowns are hardly on their way out, but brides are now mixing up their options by incorporating hats and chokers into their bridal attire. Hats are a great alternative for boho brides who are over the flower trend and for those going for a vintage look. And chokers can replace statement necklaces and add a bit of flair to chic, modern wedding gowns.
The main purpose of a pop-up wedding is to make a wedding more feasible and affordable for a couple. These kind of weddings are great for traveling couples, couples with a small budget, and for those who just don't want to put a lot of time into planning a huge party. There are some companies that offer pop-up services and provide you with a location, photographer, celebrant, etc. But you can definitely DIY your own pop-up by basically choosing a place and showing up. It's kind of like an elopement and is as easy as Thanksgiving pie.
Photo by Marcus Meisler via Brides
Ain't no party like an after party! And the best thing about an after party is that you don't really have to plan it (because we know you've already had enough of that!). Just let your guests know that the festivities won't end after the reception. As for what to do at a wedding after party, you might keep the bar open and the tunes flowing for close friends and relatives, have a bonfire on the beach, chill in the hotel lobby and drink more champagne, hire a food truck for late night snacks, etc.