2018 Wedding Trends
While some traditions will always reign true, there are definitely some new and upcoming trends for 2018 as far as wedding planning goes.
The classic white stretch limousine hasn’t been at the forefront of most wedding photos as of late. Couples are going with vintage lead cars such as the 1962 Rolls Royce for themselves and opting for larger party buses to accommodate their groomsmen and bridesmaids. Even the Mercedes Sprinter vans and larger shuttles are gaining more popularity with wedding parties, as more of the pre-wedding is happening at hotels and less brides are getting ready at their homes, but instead booking hotel rooms. A lot of the time the room blocks are for family that has come from out of town, and will need transportation to and from the venue as well as the bride and groom’s parties. Shuttles are larger and more comfortable than the traditional stretch limos, especially when you are wearing dresses and suits. The same can be said for party buses, you get more amenities, and more comfort as opposed to the stretches. Party buses give you just that- more room to party. With tons of cooler space, a bar, Bluetooth audio, light systems, room to get up and dance and even a bathroom these buses have everything you need for an amazing event. Some couples even book their getaway car for the end of the night and join all the fun during the day on the bus! We have seen that not all couples are following limo tradition, but instead, doing things differently and thinking outside the box. You can trust you are getting exactly what you need at All Star Limousine with our custom wedding packages. We take the time to go over your itinerary with you to help you determine not only the most logical and economical options, but also make sure your day is a memorable and personalized experience.
Accepting the local cultures of exotic destinations for wedding celebrations has been common in 2017 and has continued in 2018, especially those where you can really be off the grid. Couples who are planning destination weddings are more likely to bring a smaller wedding party, which allows for a more intimate experience. Sending “teasers” in the mail leading up to the trip is also a fun idea, it really lifts the excitement. Packages that include a small bag of local wine or coffee and a list to help your guests pack for the itinerary is a great way to make everything that much easier. Booking the hotels and having a concierge appointed for your wedding is a nice touch to make everyone feel welcome when they arrive.
Speaking of more intimate experience, brides have been choosing smaller groups or even a single maid of honor in 2018. This is a huge change from recent years where large groups of almost 13 was the norm! More brides are throwing after parties where they can change into lighter dress and keep the party going with late night food options and in some cases an entirely new location. In some cases they are even renting houses or getting hotel rooms so guests do not even have to worry about getting home until the next morning.
Dark and moody florals, textured linens, marble dance floors and clean designs are all the rage for 2018. Venues that have glass ceilings and tables are popular by demand. Having a clean canvas to work with so couples can add their own personalized textures and touches with unique place cards, florals and lighting is very in right now. Venues like this give the couples a chance not only to have a hand in decorating the room for that day, but really setting the whole ambiance to whatever suits them. It is personal and unique.
Instead of sending guests home with party favors that get stashed away in a drawer somewhere, couples are focusing on creating memories. By hiring more than one form of entertainment to create an unforgettable night, do not be surprised to see tarot card readers, sketch artists, magicians and other forms of unexpected entertainment at the next wedding you are attending! Even theater like performances and signature eats are becoming a popular trend. Guests can choose from a his or her dining option based on foods of choice from both bride and groom. Some other crowd-pleasing options include open-fire cooking such as Korean BBQ, real time chef plating and table side preparations like Caesar salads and guacamole. With all this fun going on, by the time the cake is being cut, everyone is out on the dance floor or being mesmerized by a magician, and that is why passed cake bites are becoming trendy. With enticing flavor pairings such as raspberry mouse and vanilla buttercream, hazelnut almond with grand Marnier, ginger spice, lemon custard cream and even bananas foster, the possibilities are endless. With cake bites you also get a chance to have many different designs as well as flavors, leftovers are easier to send home with guests as well.