With couples calling the shots, wedding celebrations are like never before.
People are getting married later, often paying for it themselves and they want to put their own mark on it.
Add to the mix topical social issues such as inclusivity and sustainability and you have exciting emerging wedding trends.
Here are 3 trends which can impact on your wedding services:
The Zero Waste Wedding
Is 2019 the end of wedding confetti ?
Eco-conscious celebrations are becoming increasingly popular. Think every day changes we are making – no plastic straws, coffee cups. (Pinterest reports a 181 per cent surge in searches for sustainable wedding ideas since 2018)
People seem to still love flowers but they are treated in a different way. Some are being redesigned into smaller, bedside table arrangements and then being delivered to a care home, hospice, cancer treatment centre, mental health facility or shelter of the couple’s choosing. ( See ReBLOOM Toronto Canada)
No longer is a wedding about ticking boxes of a wedding planning guide, it’s about creating an experience – for both the couple and their guests. Social media is filled with stories showing couples different options and the potential to make the event their own.
And it even reaches to the very heart of a wedding – the Vows
Couples today are questioning the wording of traditional vows and looking at language that doesn’t create a power dynamic between the couple.
Millennials are also questioning the examples of their parents lives- do they truly want to buy property, work in the same industry all their lives, so it’s no surprise that they are completely reviewing weddings as well.
Unique Venue Concept
The share economy approach to services is increasingly impacting on weddings. Here is a unique venue concept.
A flat fee covers private use of the venue for a specific limited time and other standard wedding services – personalised flowers, live music, a celebrant, a photographer and a celebratory toast for up to 20 guests + some funds go to client’s favourite charity. The location, decor themes, vendors and charities are adapted to each couple.
Essentially, couples agree to split a decorated venue, and their wedding day, with a number of other couples- unknown to them.
An example of this is Pop Up Chapel Canada established by Linzie Kent ( Love by Linzie Events + Design) Kent says her chapels are sold out for 2019 and more are planned. “ The couples love that there is little planning involved and it’s inexpensive. It releases funds to plan for travel, mortgages or babies.”
Personalising the occasion to reflect each couple is the essence of a beautiful wedding. As a wedding celebrant I take great pride in creating with each couple a wedding ceremony that is unique to them. Read more about the key things I consider here
I will be delighted to support your wedding celebration as we create a lifelong memory that reflects your values and style.