Are wedding bells ringing in your world? Do you have the ring and now you’re frantically planning your big wedding day? Do you want a posh and memorable wedding? If you’re a bride or groom planning a wedding this year, then you need to know the latest wedding trends of 2015 to get you to the big day. Follow our quick and easy guide of 2015 wedding trends, and you’ll be on your way to making your wedding the most stylish it can be. With a little planning and creativity, you can have the wedding that will stay in the memories of you and your guests. Read on!
Hottest Wedding Trends of 2015
Budget for Delicious and Creative Food
More than in recent years, decadent, creative food and stylish drinks are taking center stage at weddings. Yes, your guests came to see you and your love tie the knot, but they also want to be entertained and satiated — especially if you’ve made them attend a summer wedding outdoor in the middle of the day. Make it up to them with gorgeous food and drink displays that show you think outside of the box. One of the hottest wedding trends of 2015 is displaying food — such as salads and finger foods on a display wall in sconces, bowls, flower pots and other like-minded dinnerware. Work with your caterer to come up with a creative solution for displaying the food. Guests then can admire the display wall as a work of art and pick up the food items easily as they mingle. Think about displaying creative drinks the same way. Set up a signature beer garden with your favorite brews. Or, set up a cute, quirky soda station, where guests can make their own custom fruit sodas or ice cream floats. There are many possibilities, but the key is to put your food and drink on display for all to see!
A Third Outfit
As if the bridal gown or suit wasn’t enough, one of the new 2015 wedding trends is to add a third outfit to your wedding day closet. What, you say? You only thought there was one outfit? We’ll break it down for you. For the bride, the ball gown is for the wedding ceremony. Graduate to the wedding reception, and the bride might don a fun party dress. If the wedding reception goes on into the night, then it’s time to pull out a third costume change — a whimsical mini dress that screams fun and dancing all night in the name of love. If you’re a groom, you might consider an equivalent costume change — going from the most formal outfit for the ceremony down to your most stylish dressy casual outfit for the after party. If your budget allows for it, and you’re the kind of bride or groom who likes a little fashion attention, then you’re perfect for this hot wedding trend this year. Get ready to walk your own wedding runway by investing in a third wedding outfit.
Take a Trip to the West
Weddings in 2015 are taking a turn to the West. But don’t think a western-themed wedding has to leave out the glamor. Think of wildflower bouquets wrapped in silk ribbons and crystal chandeliers draped from a barn. Rent out a ranch for the weekend. Invite your guests to a camp group. Dress up a rustic venue with western motifs like gilded antlers, leather favors and cotton napkins. The key to pulling off the western wedding is to make it stylish no matter whether the even is fancy or casual. Begin by making your own dream board of elements that are both western and stylish. Mixing and matching is critical to pulling off a wedding that is on the East coast but feels like it should be in the West. Other ideas: Pair leather and cotton, crystal and wood, wildflowers and gold vases. Mix and match food and drink as well. You can serve a hearty meal of steak and chicken grilled out on the open fire. Set up a S’mores station and a drinking ole stocked with craft beers and signature drinks served in crystal and copper glasses. With a little prep, you’ll be rocking the western wedding better than the die-hards of the Alamo!
Drone it Out
With the advent of glamorous wedding photography, we don’t have to tell you that you want a really good photographer at your wedding. But who says you can’t have a little fun in the process. A new trend for wedding photography this year is to hire a company that can take photos of your wedding with a drone. This flyover camera will get ariels of your wedding as well as super cool shots at all kinds of close angles. Perhaps warn your guests ahead of time because a drone will get close as it buzzes over their heads. In addition, you might consider investing in a portable camera that goes where you go. You’ll get a very close, “hidden camera” view of the wedding festivities and have a lot of fun watching videos of the event later. Another popular option is to invest in the selfie stick. It attaches to your smart phone and allows you to take photos with your guests by holding the camera-on-a-stick out in front of you. With these cool photo and video options, you won’t be shying away from taking party pics at your wedding reception.
Hold onto our guide as you dream up inspiration for your big wedding day, and consider including these hot wedding trends into your ceremony and reception. Wedding trends change year by year, but you can still keep your wedding classy and stylish by mixing a few cool trends into the fabric of your day. You’ll create an atmosphere in which your friends and family have a great time and leave your wedding talking about the food, drink, decor and festivities for years to come. So get planning today!
Matt loves listening to any music style he can understand the words. He lives in the wedding capital of the world, Las Vegas, with his wife Sharon. Matt's other likes include craft beer, baseball, and traveling.