They say the best trends never leave us. I had a few interviews after winning the award for 'Best Newcomer' at the Wedding Blog Awards and a question I was asked was whats my least favourite trend. Once upon a time not so long ago, I thought it was vintage. I had my huge collection of vintage china and set up many a beautiful wedding. But in the last year I had seen it done one too many times. The trend is still with us but I feel it's fading.
So what are the trends that stay with us?
Personalising our wedding day will always be with us. We should make our wedding day about us, what we love and omit what we don't. If we don't like a chair sash or a mirrored fish bowl (I loathe them) then we don't have to have them. Infuse your personalty into your day and your guests will get it, it's the best way to connect with your guests.
DIY is a trend that will last forever, and it doesn't mean making hundreds of metres of bunting. It's anything you make yourself, figures. So if you're a graphic designer then make your own stationary. If you're husband is an amazing florist, get him to make the flowers. Use your skills and get DIY-ing. You don't need to do everything, you may even want to leave it to the pros altogether, but it's a trend that's going nowhere.
Don't let the trend of trends take over you. If you don't like luxe, whimsical or vintage don't do it. If you do like punk chic then go for it. Never let the trend of trends overwhelm you. If you don't want to toss the bouquet, wear a garter or have a three-tiered cake then don't!
Lastly, be you. It's the best trend that I hope stays around forever. Never be afraid to stick with your decisions, marry where you want and marry who you love, regardless of the obstacles.
Image Rebekah Westover Photography via Style Me Pretty