Hey there, peeps!
It's 2023 and it's time to talk about the wedding trends that have gone the way of the dinosaur. So, let's dive in and chat about the things that aren't done at weddings anymore.
First up, let's talk about menu cards.
Remember those little pieces of paper that told you what you were eating? Yeah, nobody cares. Your guests are there for the food, not the reading material. If you're concerned about guests with tree nut or gluten allergies, you can always mark the allergen free foods as such at the buffet table.
Moving on to save the dates.
Look, I get it. You want everyone to know about your wedding, but does anyone really care about a card they're going to forget about in five minutes? Instead, send out an invite when it's actually time for people to show up. Trust me, nobody is sitting around eagerly waiting for your save the date to arrive.
Now, let's talk about designer shoes.
We all love a good pair of shoes, but do you really want to spend more on your shoes than you do on rent? Unless you're walking down the aisle in Cinderella's glass slippers, nobody is going to care about your designer shoes. Save your money for something more important, like the wedding band or the honeymoon.
Ah, the guest book.
A classic way to remember who was at your wedding. But let's face it, most guest books end up collecting dust on a shelf somewhere. Instead, why not ask your guests to take selfies and post them to social media with a specific hashtag? Or sign something that can be an awesome home decor piece. There are so many more fun ways to keep track of who was there.
Let's talk about favors.
Yes, it's nice to give your guests a little something to remember your wedding, but let's be real here: most wedding favors are either useless or expensive. Instead, why not rent a photo booth and let people take home their photo strips as a keepsake to your wedding?
Finally, let's talk about chair covers and aisle runners.
Sure, they look pretty, but do you really want to spend all that money on fabric that will be used for a few hours and then tossed in the trash? Your venue already looks beautiful, so why not let it shine on its own? Also, if an aisle runner is not placed properly, there's a chance that a member of the wedding party might slip and fall, which could be an embarrassing memory you don't want to have.
That wraps up the list of wedding trends that have fallen out of fashion. But remember, your wedding day is all about celebrating your love and your unique style! Don't feel pressured to include elements just because they're traditional or expected. Make your wedding truly yours, and have fun with it! Best wishes for a wonderful wedding day!