Happy Wedding Wednesday everyone! I hope you all have your own wedding posts ready to link up! Before we get to that, however, I thought I would share some of my favorite alternatives to the most popular wedding trends right now.
Following a trend isn't a bad thing, obviously (it's a trend for a reason), but there are so many ways to make your wedding unique and special for you. Not only that, but trends come and go...wouldn't it be great to be ahead of the trend?
Peonies are my number one requested flower for weddings, for obvious reasons. They're absolutely gorgeous! There are a few drawbacks to this pretty bloom, however. First of all, they're expensive. Like really, really expensive. They can be hard to find, even in the middle of their peak season, and there is a pretty small window of time where they bloom.
If you're set on that romantic, sweet type of flower, I would highly encourage you to look into Juliet garden roses, dinner plate dahlias, ranunculus, and mums.* You never know...you may find something you like more!
*I have to thank my friend Amy from Stella Bloom Designs for these suggestions! I don't know what I would do without her...
Mason jars are everywhere right now, and I won't deny that I've used them for my own parties and events. They're inexpensive, versatile, and have that perfect rustic touch. But have you thought of using milk bottles instead? Or collecting bottles of different types and sizes to use for your centerpieces?
At a time when barn weddings have never been more popular, it's no wonder that burlap has taken center stage. It's very inexpensive, and an easy DIY. If you want that rustic theme for your tables, yet want to be different, you can always rent wood tables and top them with lace runners or overlays. It's romantic, yet has an edge to it at the same time. This has to be one of my very favorite alternatives!
Neutrals of all types are popular this year, though grey has seriously taken over. I see more grey suits and dresses these days than khaki or ivory, and I love it! There are few options for neutrals, though I do like to consider navy a neutral color. You can pair almost any other color with it, and it looks natural and put together. My favorites right now are pairing navy with yellow, kelly green, or ivory.
What are your favorite wedding trend alternatives right now?
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