Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2013
Weddings are one celebration that has stood the test of time tradition-wise. However, today’s brides are looking to change the normal routine in favor of shorter ceremonies and guest-centered receptions. GoErie.com has just released a list of ten new trends in weddings and Do the Bride a Favor investigates how to incorporate these into your celebration.
1. Abandon the guest book.
Guest books are one thing that takes pride of place after a wedding. Re-think this wedding staple by getting creative. Use a blank photo frame and have your guests sign it. Or, print off a favorite love quote and let your guests write notes around it.
2. Capture your guests in photos.
A photo booth is a great way to personalize your ceremony or reception. Many photographers and rental companies offer photo booth services to let your guests strike a pose with props. These photos make up great scrapbooks!
3. Skip the large buffet.
Many brides are opting for smaller food tables scattered throughout the room instead of one large food table. This allows guests to interact and mingle. If your ceremony is at midday and will last into the night, offer late-night snacks to your guests such as sugar-free treats or chips and dip.
4. Personalize your groom cake.
Groom cakes are quickly becoming the new way for couples to display their hobbies and interests. From sports themed cakes to movie character cupcakes, the groom’s cake is the newest way to wow your guests.
5. Get creative with lighting.
Lighting displays that project a monogram or message to guests is a favorite way for couples to add a special touch to their reception. Outdoor Christmas lights and Mason jar lanterns are also wonderful ways to add special lighting to your venue.
6. Shorten the show.
To get the party started, some couples are combining the father-daughter and mother-son dance.
7. Let your guests lounge.
Lounge furniture is the new must-have at larger weddings. Many rental companies offer lounge chairs alongside normal seating. Set up a few lounge chairs in the reception area and outfit with pillows or throws for a personal touch.
8. Don't skimp on entertainment.
Deejays and live entertainment groups are a great way to keep your reception going and they allow your guests to request favorite songs or dedicate songs to the bride and groom.
9. Give favors, not clutter.
Always give favors that your guests will use! Edible favors such as personalized wedding chocolates and potted herbs are always a favorite.
10. Rethink the grand exit.
Confetti and rice are being side-lined in favor of sparklers, paper lanterns and bells. Think of a creative way for your guests to send you off!
Do the Bride a Favor discusses ten new wedding trends and how to incorporate them into your event.
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