10 Trending Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Stand Out

By Rebecca Barnes, Publisher of Brides & Weddings

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Weddings are one of the most important and memorable events in a couple’s life. It’s a day when they promise to love and cherish each other forever, surrounded by their loved ones. But with so many weddings happening every year, it’s important to make yours stand out. Here are some trendy wedding ideas to make your special day unforgettable.

Non-traditional venues 

Couples are now opting for non-traditional wedding venues, such as libraries, museums, and art galleries. These unique spaces provide a one-of-a-kind backdrop for your wedding and can save you money on decorations.

Interactive food stations 

Interactive food stations are a fun and unique way to serve food at your wedding. For example, consider having a make-your-own taco bar, a sushi rolling station, or a dessert station with a chocolate fountain. Your guests will love being able to customize their own meal.

Personalized cocktails 

Personalized cocktails are a great way to add a personal touch to your wedding. Create a signature cocktail that reflects your personalities or use your favorite drinks as inspiration.

Statement lighting 

Lighting can set the mood for your wedding and create a stunning visual display. Consider adding statement lighting, such as hanging lanterns or chandeliers, to create a romantic atmosphere.

Eco-friendly options 

More and more couples are choosing eco-friendly options for their wedding. This can include using recycled paper for invitations, serving locally sourced food, or using real dishes instead of disposable ones.

Interactive entertainment 

Interactive entertainment is a great way to keep your guests engaged and entertained throughout the night. Consider hiring a live painter to capture your wedding day on canvas or a photo booth with fun props.

Non-traditional wedding dresses 

Non-traditional wedding dresses are becoming increasingly popular, with brides opting for colored gowns, jumpsuits, or even bridal separates. This is a great way to showcase your personal style and make a statement.

Bold floral arrangements 

Bold floral arrangements are a great way to add a pop of color and drama to your wedding. Consider using oversized blooms, such as peonies or proteas, and adding greenery for a lush and natural look.

Intimate weddings 

Intimate weddings are a growing trend, with couples choosing to have smaller, more meaningful celebrations. This allows for more personal touches and can be a more budget-friendly option.

Personalized Thank You Gifts

Give your bridal party personalized wedding gift that they’ll remember long after the wedding is over. From custom candles to personalized wine glasses, there are plenty of options to choose from.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to planning your wedding. From unique venues to interactive entertainment, these trendy wedding ideas will make your special day unforgettable. Remember to stay true to your style and create a celebration that reflects your love for each other.

Rebecca Barnes is the publisher of Brides & Weddings, the trusted local wedding planning guide for more than 25 years. Rebecca is passionate about helping couples plan their dream weddings. Schedule a complimentary wedding planning consultation, call with Rebecca today. 


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