A few months ago, I did one of my very favorite Wedding Wednesday posts, where I gave you alternatives to some popular wedding trends. I wanted to bring that back for a part two (and there will probably be a few more in the future).
Signature cocktails are a really great way to have an open bar, but keep costs low. They're always the perfect way to insert a little personality into your reception. If you and your fiance prefer wine over cocktails, however, why not have a winemaker custom make a blend for you? It may not be very common, but many wineries do create blends like this. It doesn't hurt to ask!
If you know me at all, you know that I'm completely obsessed with Parisian macarons. They come in so many different colors and flavors, and they just taste so good. Even I have to admit, however, that they are getting to be a little overdone (though I'll never stop loving them). Mini desserts are quickly becoming the norm, but why not try cream puffs as a classy and sweet alternative to macarons?
Chandeliers are a really gorgeous and classy lighting option, but there really are a lot of weddings that use them these days. I saw this image of hanging bistro lights, however, and I thought that hanging them this way was a really inexpensive, and unique way to add some lighting to your reception!
I can't lie, I'm really not a fan of chiavari chairs. At all. They're easy enough to rent, and most companies offer quite a few different color options, but I say let's rebel. I'm actually a much bigger fan of these walnut bentwood chairs. They're prettier, classier, and actually cheaper than chiavaris (at least where I get them from). Definitely look into what alternatives your rental company offers. You might be surprised.
What are your favorite alternatives to common wedding trends these days?
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