Long before you get to the vows, first kiss and the very first dance as newlyweds, there is a whole lot of planning and brainstorming that needs to take place. It all starts by discussing the reception, the number of people you would like to invite, the venue, theme, and then it comes to the catering, music, and everything else.
Most couples save enough funds to arrange the entire wedding via a wedding planner, and although it is the easiest way to ensure everything are perfect, the costs could be a little high. It is also the reason why most couples plan well in advance and then share the responsibilities part of the wedding with parents and other family members. One of the most important decisions are the theme, and with the new trend of wedding receptions, you have plenty to choose from in 2018.
Wedding Cakes Are Huge and Back
While for a short time-period wedding cake did not feature at wedding celebrations, this year they are back and makes more than an impression than ever before. It is quite the latest trend to have two or three cakes displayed at the wedding, and these include decorations that are more natural. The new selection of wedding cakes includes those decorated with fresh fruits such as figs, apples, and pears, while fresh flowers are also a great way to bring back nature into receptions.
Natural Plays a Major Role in Wedding Receptions
While glam and bling were top options selected for the big day, this year it is all about nature, fresh flowers, huge flower bouquets and fruits. Most couples prefer an outdoor location for their reception, while most venues now offer an outside area for the day and then an indoor space for later on. The latest requirement is a location that caters for both indoor and outdoor, allowing guests to enjoy the great outdoors and dancing till late.
The Biggest Trend – Outdoor Venues
Instead of dark buildings, most couples wish to have an outdoor location, one that can be a safe haven during rain covered via a tent or other form of shelter. Venues offering large windows are another great way to enjoy an outside type of venue and especially during winter it could provide couples with the benefit of a bright outdoor-kind of venue.
Difference Between Day & Evening Sound
While the greatest trend includes nature and being outside, several couples prefer to enjoy live music during the day and then change over to DJ’s for indoors dancing. With live music, the outdoor atmosphere ensures great day-time enjoyment, while dancing takes place via a list of popular tracks. Most important is to choose the perfect first dance song and ensure that everyone gets to enjoy a great atmosphere.