Making The Change From A Traditional Wedding To A More Modern One

Over the years, we have seen a move from traditional weddings to a more modern twist. From the choice of venue to the dress and even the theme, modern brides and grooms are moving away from typical Church location weddings to a full-on Gatsby inspired nuptial. Here is what the experts say is worth a makeover.

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Opt for Colorful Bridal Attire
“Dresses in white and white-like colors, such as ivory and champagne, are losing favor to less traditional hues,” says Kate Lerman of Chicago Vintage Weddings. “Blush pink, pale blue and even grays, blacks, and reds are starting to be featured in wedding gowns.”

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Bring Back The Florals
Lush greens seem to have dominated design over the last few years, “even more so in 2017 when Pantone named ‘greenery’ the color of the year,” says event planner Marc Eliot of swoop. “With the recent release of Pantone’s 2018 color, ‘ultra violet,’ we are ready to retire the diluted hues of succulents and garlands. Brighten tablescapes and bouquets with colorful flowers – orchids, anemones, violets, lilacs, hydrangeas, and irises – the bolder, the better!”

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Choose a Classic Cake Flavor
“Lavish cakes with unique flavors became all the rage in 2017,” says Marc. “Unfortunately, the number of guests who enjoy creamsicle, Mexican hot chocolate, passion fruit, or lemon-thyme, is usually small and leaves the couple with a lot of leftovers. It’s time to retire exotic cake flavors and opt for the more traditional (and still delicious) vanilla, chocolate, or red velvet cakes. You can always personalize it with a special design.”

Switch Up Seating
“Large head tables are finally fading away to make room for family tables,” says Beth Bernstein, SQN Events. “Plenty of special memories are made with your besties while getting ready. Weddings are about the coming together of two families, so why not dine together as one at your wedding?”