There is no shame in sticking to tradition, to say “yes” to a crisp white dress, to having a
private wedding ceremony, or to riding away in a car with “Just Married” painted on the back
window. Sometimes, it’s okay to have a little fun and say “yes” to some new traditions!
Weddings are all about showcasing your love for one another and letting your personalities
shine through the details you choose to incorporate. Here are some new wedding traditions to
take on for your big day!
Couples commonly included one or two colors in their wedding decor to avoid sensory
overload. Subtle hints of the Pantone color of the year in bridesmaids’ dresses or in floral
arrangements, tablecloths, and centerpieces would be the extent of color incorporation at
weddings. Now, couples are shifting more toward having color palettes and overarching themes
for their decor. Gold, peach, and green is just one color combination that newlyweds are using
to expand their color options in an easy way. It’s great if you have one color in mind, but why not
add texture and depth to your decor by intertwining different colors that harmonize with your
statement shade? The options are endless, and it’s important to not be afraid to play around
with different color palettes for a natural, cohesive look that your guests will adore.
If we’re talking dresses, things are not how they used to be. Brides didn’t stray too far from the
classic white dress with subtle sparkle and a simple shape. Nowadays, brides are
experimenting with tea-length hemlines, and blush and champagne-toned gowns for a unique
spin. These shades give brides an alternative to white, but still, give ethereal vibes with some
For grooms, it can be hard to totally part with the classic tuxedo. Instead of purchasing your tux,
which can be costly after many trips to the tailor, you may want to consider renting your suit or
tuxedo online to be sent to your house. They rarely require alterations, and you can send it right
back when your event is over- talk about convenient! Some grooms are also having fun with
their groomsmen by wearing colorful socks to show a little bit of creativity and personality.
Food is all about fun these days. Instead of family-style dinners that were typically plated, many
couples are opting for make-your-own meals and food truck-style desserts. Taco bars are all-
the-rage, and why not throw a coffee bar in the mix before your guests get on the dance floor?
Couples aren’t completely ditching the traditional tiered cakes, either, but they have spiced
things up since. From donut walls to bite-sized pickings, you have all the freedom in the world to
choose a creative dessert that reflects your and your soon-to-be spouse’s personalities!
What are the trends for modern weddings that you’re most excited about? Let us know in the comments!
Joe Tobiason | Seattle Wedding Photographer | Wedding Planning: Then and Now