I am fortunate to have been in the DFW event industry for 18 years. I have seen styles and trends come and go, while some things remain traditional. The purpose of my first interview with a new client is to get to know each other and to talk about their vision for their wedding.
For me, the most enjoyable part of what I do is helping my clients exceed their expectations for their wedding. I always suggest -think big, do not shortchange yourself. Your vision should be everything you want, and then we can work on how to budget for it. Because if you start with the budget first, you will never know if you could have afforded something that was truly important to you.
One of the biggest issues many brides face is trying to decide on the colors they want to go with. It can be a hard decision. https://yourweddingcolors.net is a website that lets you virtually play with flowers and dress colors. Traditionally the bridesmaids would choose contrasting dress colors to the bride. Now I am seeing bridesmaids wear cream tones, off-white, and blush that are very similar to the bride’s gown color. Wedding parties are often more monochromatic with less color contrast and mothers of the bride and groom are trending in silver and gold tones as accent colors. Lately, I have seen brides choose an immediate family in place of friends for their wedding party to keep it simple.
Speeches and Toasts have moved to the rehearsal dinner and are not finding a place at the reception. The trend is from the wedding ceremony to The Party. There is less focus on the dinner and more focus on mixed food stations that transition to the party.
And while the couple may have a small cake for photography, the trend is to serve dessert options in place of traditional wedding cake for the guests.
The bottom line is to make your wedding about your style and what you want. Do not settle for second best because you might be able to afford your dream by cutting back on something less important to you.