A new year is here and of course there will be new trends flowing in to replace those which have suddenly become hackneyed and uncool, across the wedding industry. There is nothing wrong ever, with being yourself and the Urban Bride’s style is that she creates her own style of course. So instead of getting caught up in the whole going-with-the-latest-trends that are happening out there, remember to stay true to yourself and design your wedding as you want it to be, even if that is in bucking those popular trends.
With that said, why not go out and be a trendsetter in creating your wedding? Here are our top five suggestions for getting away from some of the strongest current trends around and striking out on your own individuality for your wedding.
Most brides will have noticed that the classic white gown has been going strongly as a trend for the last five years or so. It is faultless, a classic option to run with and it has been going through a phase where it has become increasingly popular again.
The way to buck this one is simply by going for a bit of color for your wedding planning. But don’t just settle for any regular, popular color, think outside of the paint box and create your own signature color that you can set a new trend by running it through your wedding. Take that unique eye color of yours and make a play on it for your wedding. Expand your color horizons and liven things up a little in 2017.
A wedding of course is one of those occasions where the couple try and impress everyone by offering them a fancy menu full of gourmet treats and tastes. However, you can think outside of the box and flip this whole thing on its head. Think of the food that you want served at your 2017 wedding like this – comfort food. Why go out and offer steak tartare or soup shooters if there is a high chance that party-goers aren’t going to enjoy that? We are going to suggest that 2017 could be the year of comfort-food twists for your wedding. Why not throw out a delicious, hearty salad or go for some kind of a wonderful twist on something like mac and cheese. People want to eat and enjoy themselves, so why not give them something to really get stuck into that they will like and appreciate?
If you have been to a wedding in the last three years, it is more than likely you will have been offered a quirky, signature drink during cocktail hour. People have been tossing around these creations for a while now, and it can get old pretty quickly. This is a rapidly fading, overused trend where people are creating cute little plays on the names of famous cocktails like a Jojito or a Maryrita. Stop it and drop it now. Go classic, go simple so people know what they are ordering, or as a real alternative go out and revive an old cocktail classic that people may be less familiar with, but still offers a touch of coolness and class.
Go mountain rustic
There has been an increasing trend towards rustic style weddings, that shabby chic style of event where you will see a big family style table and burlap napkin ties. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with going with this style if that is you, but don’t make it forced just because it is a trend. The Urban Bride is all about forward thinking ideas and a new trend could be found in the elegance that can be found off the beaten track, but not somewhere in a farm/country setting, but instead somewhere like a mountain lodge setting. This is rustic style taken up a notch or two with a side dish of elegance. Think of a mountain getaway, somewhere where beautifully plated elegance isn’t going to look out of place. Something, cool and completely timeless like in a Aspen Mountain Dining setting.
Stay true to yourself
The best advice that Urban Bride Chic can give the Urban Bride is simply stay true to yourself. Hey, if you want dream catchers at your wedding have them. If you want your wedding in an industrial warehouse, lock it in. What we are merely suggesting is that don’t just go and follow a trend because it is happening and cool at the moment. The likelihood is, is that it won’t be cool in a couple of years when the fad passes, so stick with what you want for you. Be yourself always. If you really tap into what makes you you, without getting caught up in much-recycled Pinterest wedding boards, then you will find the right unique balance for your 2017 wedding.