If you have a wedding to plan that will take place in 2018, chances are you’re wondering what the hottest wedding trends will be in color, ceremony, receptions and wedding cinematography styles. It’s oddly comforting to know that the economy has taken a toll on wedding trends, and will continue to do so next year with more simple yet elegant wedding plans.
This means you can breathe a sigh of relief about a lack of funds, and are free to make more unique choices with your wedding and still stay with the times. Home weddings and/or receptions are and will continue to be hot. Having part or all of your wedding at home sets the stage for a more relaxed, and tighter knit wedding than a huge church ever could.
For your wedding, concentrate more on the lasting memories and on the relationship itself, rather than the stress of good hosting and grand showmanship. Remember the spirit of the day is about you and your soon-to-be spouse, so use lots of pictures and décor that have meaning for the two of you. Adding small touches and attention to detail will be much more important than having the right number of flowers.
Hire unknown freelancers for your wedding. A local photographers or cake designer will be more attentive to your desires and will work harder to make you happier than a large company. You get the benefit of totally customizable, professional-quality work AND the bonus of a cheaper price (most times.) Of course, ask for work samples or portfolios and work up a contract agreement with the person, as you would with any big company. You might just be pleasantly surprised when you choose to use local artists.
Favors will be hotter than ever in 2018, so don’t skip out on them. These don’t have to be expensive or require hours of bagging. Make them something more meaning full than a box of mints, too. Use something like thank you cards with personal pictures or tiny stuffed animals, trinkets, even magnets. Favors that will last more than a week will be appreciated for years.
The wedding color predictions for weddings in 2018 are bright hued, monochromatic weddings. Meaning a main color of bright royal blue with secondary colors of baby blue or cornflower. Color themes to look for next year include blues, reds, oranges, pinks, yellows, silver and greens. Gone are the tired old layouts of red, black, and white.
Videographers are very cutting edge in their profession, and with guest lists growing smaller to accommodate lower budgets, they are in high demand. Consider hiring a professional to video tape the wedding, and then play the video for guests who may be at the reception, but weren’t at the wedding. This replaces the tired option of the dinner side slides show of you and your finance growing up.
For weddings in 2018, planning around a tight budget is bound to get easier than it has been in the past. Now it is the “in” thing to do, so all stress of appearance is gone. This leaves the door wide open for you to personalize your wedding without looking cheap. Aim for the feeling of “cozy and romantic”.