Our wedding planners always keep an eye out for the latest trends. While plenty of brides still opt for classic and traditional choices, many couples choose to go mod by putting a trendy spin on their wedding details – everything from flower to favors, and everything in between.
Here are just a few of the wedding trends we’ve noticed this year at Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings.
Dancing the night away
The first dance between a husband and his new wife is always a beautiful sight. And now, many couples are spicing up their routine a bit. Whether it’s a choreographed number they worked weeks to perfect, a zany upbeat tempo destined to be the next YouTube frenzy, or an elaborate pantomime complete with props, brides and grooms are finding new and interesting ways to two-step through their first dance.
A picture is worth a thousand words
The traditional posed wedding shots are quickly becoming a thing of the past. More and more I see couples selecting photography options that better highlight their individual style. This couple chose a sunset theme for their engagement portraits at the Walt Disney World Resort, allowing the photographer to snap natural shots of them as they cuddled on the beach.
Wedding photos can be fun too! The great thing about getting married at one of our parks or resorts is that you have a wealth of unique backgrounds for your bridal shots. This adorable photo was taken in World Showcase at Epcot.
A fond farewell
On your wedding day you are a star, why not feel like one? Grand exits are all the rage for our brides, who are choosing to end the night with a bang by surprising their guests with a private fireworks show. This is the perfect example of an element that really makes a Disney’s Fairytale Wedding unique … and it certainly adds to the happy couple’s celebrity status!
A sweet gift
Wedding favors also come in and out of popularity. Right now edible is “in” – in a big way! Tasty treats can match the theme of a wedding while looking good arranged in attractive bowls and glasses of all shapes and sizes. Leave each guest a goodie bag for collecting their favorite treats from the bar and it makes for a delicious take-away they’re sure to favor.
One size does not fit all
Bridesmaids throughout the years have relished the honor of standing beside a friend on her big day while simultaneously fretting about the way they look in a dress that doesn’t flatter. Whether a bride allows her maids to all pick their favorite frock in any shade of fuchsia or, like a recent Disney Cruise Line wedding on Castaway Cay, simply tells them to pick something “beachy,” many of today’s bridesmaids are free to express their style in a way that suits them perfectly.
Did you see my tweet?
Couples are getting the word out about their special day in lots of new ways. Modern brides and grooms get their loved ones involved in their big day using technology and social media.
Being the hipsters that we are, we here at Disney’s Fairytale Weddings use many of these same technologies to talk to you. Follow us on Twitter @DisneyWeddings and check out our Facebook page – you’ll even see a pretty cool wedding planning app there in the months to come. How trendy is that?