Manhattan Wedding Locations presents current Wedding Trends that you can add to your own special event. Many timeless wedding traditions are utilized year after year. However, brides also like to incorporate a few trends to make the ceremony and reception more current.
While casual, farm-based weddings have been extremely popular the last few years, the formal and glamorous wedding is coming back. Hand-delivered invitations, long white gloves, cascading bridal bouquets and a castle setting are all part of this trend. The couple is also now making a grand entrance into the reception, which often features a champagne fountain.
We have heard of many Brides having a formal bridal gown for the reception and then surprising guests with a second, sleeker dress for the reception. But a third dress? Many Brides are now changing into yet another fun, festive dress for the after party.
Royal palettes of deep red, dusty blue and rose gold are showing up in more weddings. These colors are not only flattering to Bridesmaids, but can also be found in flowers such as peonies and dahlias.
Wedding reception is also seeing a change in tradition. At many Manhattan wedding locations, couples are now opting for a blue, pink or green wedding cake instead of the quintessential white. Signature cocktails are also a favorite, often with a separate one for the Bride and Groom. Candy tables are very popular along with popcorn or cotton candy stands.
Many guests are now delighted at the after party with the arrival of food trucks. They can serve anything from tacos to cupcakes. Just make sure everything is timed out so your guests will not have to wait in a long line to receive a treat.
Boho chic weddings have also made a re-emergence. Try incorporating gauzy dresses and floral crowns for a truly authentic touch. An informal picnic reception is perfect for this type of celebration. Among Manhattan Wedding Locations you can find a truly unique places for your Boho wedding – Central Park or outdoor rooftop venue.
With the popularity of the Royal couple and “Downton Abbey”, there is a British invasion coming to America. Perhaps you will serve a proper tea or incorporate vintage lace into the table runners.1