As another fantastic year of weddings draws to a close, we have taken time to reflect on all the trends we are starting to see more of and predict what we think is here to stay for next year!
Audio guestbook phones have become more and more popular this year. Vintage style telephones with a pre-recorded answer phone message inviting your guests to leave their very own voice note for you to listen back to. It’s a fun and memorable way to recount your special day, through the voices of your nearest and dearest.
Companies such as The Telephone Guestbook send everything you need to your doorstep, and post event edit the footage before sending the final copy! https://thetelephoneguestbook.com/
Celebrant Led Ceremonies
We have noted more and more couples turning to celebrant-led weddings this year. Religious or civil ceremonies can sometimes feel very limiting- with civil ceremonies having specific rules, regulations and red tape which can restrict creative freedom. With a celebrant, you can craft a ceremony that feels authentic and meaningful to you as a couple. Freedom from these restrictions can allow a much more personal feel. We are really enjoying these intimate ceremonies and are excited to experience many more over the coming months!
Bespoke Cocktail Menus & Alternative Toasts
Emma Pilkington photography – Kayleigh & Tom
We love working with our couples to personalise their day down to the very last detail, especially when it comes to the bar. We have seen a fast-growing trend for couples’ signature Mr & Mrs cocktails served after dinner. This is the perfect way to kick-start the evening sharing your favourite tipple with your guests. We have also seen a growing trend of couples opting for unconventional toasts. Why not raise a toast of limoncello for your speech rather than champagne! Its your day and we love making it personal.
Sustainable Wedding Stationery
Another trend that has been gaining momentum over the past few years is the use of sustainable and eco-friendly stationary. Many couples are opting for recycled paper, vegetable-based inks, and biodegradable packaging to reduce the environmental impact of their day. This trend reflects the younger generations commitment to sustainability and concern for the consequences the wedding industry has on the environment. Wedding websites are now offering services to send e-invites out to all your guests, completely cutting out tangible stationary. As a sustainably conscious venue, its lovely to see our couples also committed to preserving our natural world for future generations to enjoy as we do.
Two Looks In One
Sarah Brooks Photography – Frankie & Josh
Seeing our gorgeous brides and the dresses they have chosen for their big day is one of our favourite parts of being wedding coordinators. One up-coming trend we have noticed over the last few months is detachable accessories giving you two looks in one for the day. September bride Frankie had bows attached to her shoulder straps in the evening and accessorised with a chic hairband which really took her look to the next level. Separate bows and capes, and dresses with removable layers really elevate your look and are so easy to change over without consuming too much of your precious time on your big day.
We really like to hear about your plans for after you’ve tied the knot. Many of our couples this year have began planning a mini trip away straight after the wedding to spend some quality time together and reminisce on their day. Lodges in the lake district, a small cottage in the Cotswolds, or a yurt up in North Yorkshire- the perfect way to celebrate quietly by yourselves. Once the time is right, you can head off on that beach getaway you always dreamt of!