4 Fun Wedding Trends for 2018

With each new year comes new wedding trends, and 2018 is no different. Here are 4 popular wedding trends for 2018 we’re sure to be seeing:

1) A New Take On Photo Booths

Photo booths are a lot of fun, and really gets your wedding guests involved, so we’ll definitely still be seeing photo booths at wedding receptions.

However there will be less of the traditional, enclosed style photo booth and more alternative styles, such as the Magic Mirror, a full-length selfie mirror that captures photos on the reflective touch screen,

2018 Wedding Trends - Magic Mirror Photo Booth by Off the Record DJ Video Service - Dayton, Ohio

Green Screens (that let guests choose from different backgrounds), and Slo-Motion Video Booths (these videos are recorded at 240 frames per second at a high-def 1080p for a truly unique video experience).

2) Wedding Dresses With Sheer Panels

If you’ve got it, flaunt it. Remember the sheer see-through dress Beyonce wore to the at the 2014 Grammys? Well, it took a few years, but in 2018 skin is in for wedding dresses.

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2018 Wedding Trends - wedding dress with sheer panels
2018 Wedding Trends - mermaid style sheer see-through wedding dress gown

The wedding dress trend we’ll be seeing this year is more sheer “illusion” panels on wedding dresses, from modest illusion necklines and little pops of sheer paneling on the sides, to more daring “see through” gowns.

3) Purple

Purple has always been a color favorite of brides and grooms. It can be soft, dramatic, or mysterious. A combination of the calmness of blue and the energy of red. Purple represents royalty, nobility, and luxury; and is a color of magic.

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Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year is ‘Ultra-Violet,’ a rich, luxurious blue-based purple. This amazing color will be used in bridesmaids attire, table linens, bouquets and other floral arrangements, and as an accent to neutral color schemes.

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4) Luscious Dessert Options

Wedding cakes will never go away. But with many couples’ taste in desserts leaning towards treats other than cake, wedding guests will be given different dessert choices. Dessert buffets with a variety of mini pies and tarts, brownies, parfaits, lemon bars, cookies, cake pops, mini parfaits, buckeyes, and other goodies will be a popular sight at wedding receptions.

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Another fun option is the do-it-yourself ice cream buffet, where guests can choose from any flavor ice cream and add all kinds of yummy toppings. And a cherry on top? Yes please!

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Jean

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4 Wedding Trends That Leave Many (Maybe Even You) Wondering “Why?”

trash the dress Wedding trends are often fun, unique ideas that many find to be interesting and inspirational. Then again, there are some that often leave many just scratching their heads.

Let’s take a look at a few of these wedding trends:

1. Trashing the dress
Trashing the dress, according to Wikipedia, is “is a style of wedding photography that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment in which it is out of place.” But it goes beyond just a contrast between the locale and the elegant gown, but encourages the destruction of the garment by having a paint fight, rolling around in mud, diving into the ocean, even setting the gown on fire.

The result is often some amazing photos, but can cause some serious safety issues. A bride in Canada drowned during her trash the dress session.

So, how far is too far?

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2. Bridesmaids wearing white dresses
Wedding traditions aren’t followed as they once were. Some couples don’t do the traditional bouquet or garter toss, others forgo the traditional wedding cake. But one tradition that has held on is that no one, except for the bride, of course, is allowed to wear white.

But, thanks to Pippa Middleton, that tradition is is being pushed aside. After she wore that Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen white dress, we’re seeing more bridesmaids in white (or light neutrals like ecru or eggshell).

pippa middleton wearing white at the royal wedding 3. Dressed up wedding pets
Having your pet attend the wedding is one thing, but some couples are even giving them entire outfits too! You have to admit this pup is pretty cute, but are you over the dressed up dog?

bulldog in tux at wedding So, are dogs dressed in entire outfits of suits and gowns cute, or just silly?

4. Excessively Photoshopped wedding photos
Photoshop, or similar software, can be a photographers dream. They can adjust the brightness, turn a color photo into black and white, and easily make other enhancements to their photos.

But is too much a bad thing?

tyrannosaurus rex wedding photo by quinn miller

The original photo by Quinn Miller of the entire bridal party being chased down by a T-Rex was pretty funny.

But we’re now seeing other versions with bridal parties being chased by such threats as more T-Rexes, AT-ATs (the armored walkers seen in Return of the Jedi for those of you who don’t speak Star Wars), chased by Decepticons (from the Transformers movies), and (my favorite) the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters.

So, funny and creative? Or just too much?

What do you think of these wedding trends? Are you planning on doing something? What others have you seen? Let me know. I’d love to hear about them.

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Photo credits:
Trash the dress – Faith K Lefever via photopin cc
Pippa Middleton – Scorpions and Centaurs via photopin cc
Bulldog in tuxedo – bettyx1138 via photopin cc
T. Rex – Quinn Miller