Wedding Trends

Wedding Trends

There are many traditions and rituals that will never go away, from the exchanging of the rings, and cutting of the cake to the first dance and honeymoon.

Over the years however, we've seen weddings evolve, in keeping with modern day values, trends and fashion. So what's in and what's out?

Chocolate Fountains

They were the highlight of any wedding a few years back, I don't think people could quite believe what they were seeing at first but as the novelty wore off, we see it less and less each year. That's not to say that they're gone forever, after all ,who doesn't like strawberries and chocolate!

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Penny Sweets

Who would believe that in the year 2010 we would start seeing the good old fashioned penny sweet at almost every single wedding. A cheap and affordable addition to the evening, fun for the kids and yes, the adults will almost always do the walk of shame to the sweet table too (especially the band). Why not take a look at our 'Sweets & Treats for Weddings' Pinterest board below for some ideas?

Fireworks

Often the surprise for the evening. If the budget is there for a nice big firework display come midnight, it's always a little bit excitement to end the night with a bang.

Fireworks Wedding Trends

Glo-Lanterns

You know, those little mini hot air balloons that light up the sky at the end of the night. I sometimes wonder if people wake up with these in their back garden and wonder what on earth is going on. Glo-Lanterns had their peak a couple of years back although we do sometimes see the odd display. Perhaps it's because they were always so difficult to get in the air for the novice user.

Cupcakes

Up, Up ,Up. I'm not sure how it all started but cup cakes are the trend of today. Sometimes as an added extra to the wedding cake but quite often instead of. Another thing to mention is that the traditional fruit cake is rapidly loosing it's appeal as chocolate cake seems to be the preferred choice. Nowadays. In fact, anything goes where cake is concerned.

Cupcakes Wedding Trends

First Dance Routine

They've been popular for a number of years and always get a huge reaction, whether it's just from guests at the wedding or virally from being posted online social media platforms. They've become a fun way to entertain wedding guests and also an opportunity to show off your athletic or funny side to your friends and family and the world!

However, they're not for the faint hearted, as a lot of practice and thought goes into putting together a choreographed first dance routine, some of which includes some incredible acrobatics and complex dance steps. Check out this Dirty Dancing routine below, a popular first dance for many couples, and a good example of the amount of practice it needs to get it just right. Just remember, it all rests on that last lift, so give it all that you've got!

Food Trucks

Food is clearly the way into people's hearts and we've seen food trucks come into their own at weddings over the past decade. It wasn't that long ago that fish and chips, burgers and pizza ovens were all the rage, helping to sober up guests towards the end (sometimes even the start!) of the evening. However, as they've grown in popularity, you can expect to see all sorts of weird and wonderful cuisines up for grabs! You can hire food trucks that offer Vietnamese food, bratwurst, crepes, waffles, ice cream, churros, bao filled buns, smores, smoked meat and much more!

Of course, it would be rude not to mention all the alcohol trucks that can be hired nowadays to help tipple your guests into an evening of laughter and good fun; you can expect to hire out trucks that provide champagne, gin, whiskey and thirst quenching cocktails - we all know exactly where the majority of our wedding budget will be going!

Food Trucks Wedding Trends

Wedding Band

How could I fail to mention the wedding band. From the days of rock'n'roll to modern function bands, the wedding band has always been there to make your evening a party to remember.

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Halcyon Function Band Wedding Trends