3 Wedding Trends to Avoid in 2018 - Wedding Photographers Tip and Tricks

Wedding Trends in all it's glory - some are better left alone.

You’ve got your bridesmaid dresses, your décor, and your venue all set, but there are so many other things to think about! In the excitement of planning your wedding, it can be easy to get caught up in the hundreds and thousands of ideas out there and try to incorporate them all. Here are three wedding trends you might want to skip, and suggestions for what to do instead.

1. Digital Invites

Going paper-free is great in the office, but digital wedding invites are cheap and impersonal. Send your guests an envelope in the mailbox they can get excited about and let them know how much it would mean to you to have them join you on your special day. Your loved ones may well keep and treasure this invite as a memento for years to come.

2018 Wedding Trends that should be avoided shared by Destination Wedding Photographers Blessed Weddings

2. Too Many Food Stations

Interactive food experiences like a candy station or made-to-order sushi bar have become popular at weddings and can be lots of fun, but just keep it to one type of “DIY” food experience so that lunch or dinner doesn’t start to feel like hard work. Your guests will appreciate not having to wait in line for every part of their meal too!

3. Wedding Favors You Can’t Eat

After a beautiful reception, delight your guests with a thoughtful take-home favor that they can sit down and enjoy after they get home. A coaster or plant will undoubtedly last longer, but it may also be another piece of clutter that your guests don’t really want or need. A small package with melt-in-your-mouth cookies, a few chocolates, and a cream liqueur could be the perfect finish to a wonderful day. Or send your guests home with something practical like a miniature bottle of truffle or olive oil and some herbs and spices to use in the kitchen.

Edible Wedding Favors Mints photographed by destination wedding photographers Blessed Weddings

Ultimately, your wedding will be special no matter what décor you go with or which favors you choose. Keep it simple, express your originality, and make it a day to enjoy!

Post written by Guest Blogger Carolyn Clark of FillyFlair. Images provided by Blessed Wedding Photography