The 5 Hottest Wedding Trends This Summerby Amber Harrison on June 13, 2013
Summer wedding season is in full swing! Whether you’ve been hitting up weddings every weekend since April, or have yet to don your dapper duds, here are the five hottest trends you’re likely to see at nuptials this year.
1. An Abundance of Personal Touches
From engagement announcements to welcome bags to favors, every detail is being thought through and custom designed to represent the couple. Programs, dinner menus, napkins, drinking straws, thank you notes, and more are being created using personalized logos, monograms, or emblems created by the couple.
Source: Wedding Paper Divas
2. Get Social
According to a recent survey by Wedding Paper Divas, four in 10 weddings taking place in the last year provided guests with a wedding specific hashtag (i.e. #FinchWeddng) to use on Instagram and Twitter – encouraging friends and family to share special moments from the day. If you’re a wedding guest this summer, keep an eye out for hashtags and be sure to tag the photos you post, so the couple can take a look at candid moments they may have missed.
Source: Style Me Pretty
3. To Tweet or Not to Tweet?
The Wedding Paper Divas survey also found that 7 in 10 guests tweet during a wedding, and the average guest shares 22 wedding-related photos online. Incorporating social media at weddings is a new trend, whether RSVP-ing for an event in an untraditional way or creating an Instagram account.
Source: Rebel Belle Weddings
4. The Pampered Guest
We are seeing couples increasingly concerned about the comfort and happiness of their wedding guests. Guests are being honored with a variety of treats and special touche,s like a welcome bag full of essentials for weary travelers or bags of midnight snacks packed for the trip home after the reception.
5. Unique Guestbook
The final trend: personalized guestbooks that capture the couple’s journey together (either figuratively or literally, meaning travel photos). Candid photos, games, and fill-in-the blank questionnaires about the couple can make it more fun for guests, and let them learn something new about the couple.
This post is brought to you by Amber Harrison of Wedding Paper Divas.