Finding Wedding Inspirations From Top Celebrities: What key trends are dominating the wedding industry these days revealed. Diversity and sustainability catch phrases.
Around 95% of couples initially planning to wed this year have postponed their big day to next year, but rather than allowing disappointment to take over, they are utilizing the extra time to plan their event in detail. From rethinking sites for photographs to planning wedding favors, wedding playlists, and reception meals and entertainment, carefully planned aspects promise to make next year’s weddings bigger, more beautiful, and certainly more Instagrammable than in past years. Many are also finding inspiration from top celebrities and influencers, whose weddings have lit up fashion magazines and social media sites in recent years.
Customized Wedding Dresses
Sartorial brides have long been opting for more than one wedding dress, with some (think Kim Kardashian) wearing various dresses to mark different stages of their romance-filled event. Some brides – like top fashion influencer Chiara Ferragni – have taken things a step further, with a combination of ultra-traditional and customized influences making for a uniquely creative set of wedding ensembles.
In the Ferragni-Fedez wedding, the bride wore a traditional long-sleeved lace gown, designed by Dior. Her second dress was modern and playful, bearing illustrations as well as lyrics from a song her (rapper) husband had written for her. The second dress had a long skirt, which was replaced with a mini version for the latter part of the reception. This made good, sense considering the party was held in a custom-made amusement park.
Colorful Engagement Rings
Diversity and self-expression are the zeitgeist of the millennium, and that means that brides and grooms are keen to explore the more colorful side of jewelry in both their engagement rings and bands. Engagement jewelry designed with gems rather than traditional diamonds are increasingly being seen, with everything from emeralds to sapphires, rubies, tourmalines, and other beautiful stones taking the starring role in modern settings. The popularity of crystals and gems has something to do with these trends, since different emotions of states of mind are associated with them. For instance, sapphires are said to promote calm, emeralds to represent loyalty, and opals to be a metaphor for passion.
Wearable Wedding Favors
Wedding favors from decades past used to comprise little more than candied almonds gathered in a tiny net bag. These days, brides and grooms are thinking up new ways to authentically give guests a meaningful gift they will value and use. Take a tip from Marc Jacobs and Char Defrancesco, who gave guests hoodies with a humorous note that read, “I came to Marc and Char’s wedding celebration and all I got was this lousy sweatshirt.” The couple also gave away customized vape pens with their names on for guests to remember them by in years to come.
A Focus On Sustainability
Top celebrity wedding planner, Rachel Birthistle (based in Lake Como in Italy) sees sustainability as one of the strongest influences in wedding planning. It is well known that millennial and younger generations are keen on supporting sustainable business, and this applies to everything from wedding organizers to caterers and florists. At the next wedding you attend, don’t be surprised to find potted flower vases (instead of cut flowers) as decoration, recycled materials such as bamboo and other leaves for cutlery and plates, and organic food on the menu. The key is to work with nature, not against it, with brides and grooms embracing practices that sustain rather than threaten life.
Diversity and sustainability can easily be defined as the two key trends dominating the wedding industry these days. From customized dresses and favors to plastic-free receptions, trends are increasingly reflecting modern brides’ and grooms’ wish for their event to be meaningful. Forget about uprooting and cutting plants and flowers; it’s all about celebrating life, something that most people will agree is long overdue.