Traditionally, your wedding day is considered one of the most special days of your life. Joining your partner in matrimony to spend the rest of your days together is likely going to be a memory that you won’t forget in a hurry. Weddings are now becoming very fashionable affairs, with couples striving to wow their guests at every turn. The community of wedding planners, floral designers, caterers and more are helping inspire trends that may help add inspiration to your day and take your marital adventure to the next level. At The Insurance Emporium, we want to help make your marriage as magical as possible, so take a look at some of the wedding trends for 2018 that caught our eye.
In recent years there has been a shift to more open-plan venues with plenty of scope for ‘making it your own’. Wide open spaces and plenty of natural light are on the agenda, with enchanted forest themes and outdoor weddings being high on many wish lists. She seems to be the Queen of the wedding, so perhaps it’s not a surprise that Pippa Middleton’s 2017 vows sparked the trend for glass gazebos! These might not come cheap but could be the perfect way to pull off that al-fresco event, helping to avoid some of the problems that British weather can bring! Greens and browns might be the perfect colours to keep that outdoor, rustic vibe going. Speaking of colour, the use of metallic shades is expected to be key in 2018. Pairing colours like rose gold with geometric shapes for everything from candle holders to cutlery could find its way into the plans of many couples.
Whether it’s Heston Blumenthal shocking diners with snail porridge, or the invasion of low ‘n’ slow American BBQ, gastronomy is becoming quite the art form. Couples are increasingly conscious of wanting to impress their guests with a slightly different or quirky twist on an average meal. Pieminister offer a swanky pie and mash wedding menu, or maybe you like the idea of tucking into that American-style BBQ from a company like Smokin’ Blues who will hitch up their trailer at your reception! A dessert table laden with imaginative treats could certainly appeal to those with a sweet tooth and have your guests drooling. Krispy Kreme can stack you up a doughnut tower as a wedding cake alternative, we dough-nut think guests would have a problem with that! When it comes to the cake, things don’t always have to be sweet. It’s now more and more popular to have a tower of cheese, like these from The Cheese Shed, or even pork pies for a savoury substitute! Grab a slice of that action!
All dressed up
Whether you’re a member of the wedding party or an evening guest, picking your outfit for the big day is kind of a big deal! Dozens of fittings usually coincide with crash diets and exercise regimes in order to look our best. For brides, wedding dresses have evolved way beyond the days of the traditional flowing white gown and veil. If you’re not a dress person at all then you could consider swapping it for trousers or a jumpsuit, maybe even try mixing it up with a different colour! For the men, a sharp suit and black tie is becoming very popular choice for those who perhaps want to bring a touch of James Bond-style suave sophistication to their day! An array different colours and styles could work to make for a seriously well-groomed groom! If you’re having a summer wedding or just going for a more relaxed mood, a light coloured jacket could work well, or maybe ditch the jacket for just a waistcoat! It’s all about mixing it up to make the day your own!
After your magical matrimonial moment, it’s time to think about entertaining your guests! The photo booth has become a popular choice to keep folks entertained and that idea isn’t going away. Filling it up with fun, original props and backdrops can lead to some wonderfully entertaining wedding photos! Let’s face it, people love having their picture taken and it could be perfect for those #wedding pictures on social media! Pop-up bars and flair cocktail makers are still going strong in the wedding world, offering guests something a little bit different when they’re looking to refuel and hit the dancefloor. When it comes to music, the old school DJ is taking a back seat. As well as live artists, beatboxing and roaming bands might signal the new musical trend. Whatever way you look at it, there are loads of options out there to keep your guests entertained after you’ve tied the knot.
Looking forward to a wedding is an exciting time. There’s so much planning involved in getting the big day together, that it might be worth thinking about cover in the event that something goes wrong. With The Insurance Emporium’s Wedding Insurance, you can get up to £12,500* for any loss, theft or accidental damage to the Wedding Rings, Flowers or Cake. Before the confetti flies, head to The Insurance Emporium to find out more!
*On the Diamond level of cover.
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