Guest Blog: Top Wedding Trends By Wedding Planner, Emily Andrew

Without a doubt, the top trend is the personalisation of weddings. This is not a new trend but it isn’t going anywhere!

Brides and grooms are demanding a celebration as they want it. Old traditions and package weddings are definitely something I see declining as couples are researching on Pinterest and looking for ways to incorporate what is important to them and bring their own personalities into their very special day. Personalisation can cover every element of the wedding day from picking a hidden gem of a dry hire venue with loads of flexibility to design a unique wedding day, through to creating a bespoke cocktail for your guests to sample.

I am also seeing a big increase in Celebrant led wedding services in the coming year. This links back to my previous point about personalisation as the main benefit with a Celebrant service is that couples can choose a ceremony which is truly reflective of them and includes the elements which are important to them, for example, if they want a sand ceremony or a hand fastening then the choice is theirs. Location becomes less of an issue as well with Celebrant led ceremonies which gives couples so much more freedom and flexibility with their wedding planning.

Food will always play a massive part in weddings and sharing platters are a massive trend. They are great for a slightly less formal wedding day and are a flexible way of catering for a variety of dietary requirements. I also think they are a great way of encouraging conversations and are brilliant ice-breakers when you have guests who don’t know many other people. Moving away from a set three-course dinner is also a great way for couples to inject their personalities into their food choices. Opting for substantial canapes, having a “Great Bake Off” style dessert table or mobile food trucks for the evening are all brilliant options for adding some interest and fun to your special day.

Weekend weddings are another growth trend I am seeing this year. So many brides and grooms have families and friends scattered all over the UK and even abroad so a wedding is the perfect excuse to make the most of reuniting. Extending their wedding celebration over a whole weekend really lets them make the most of their time with all their friends and family and maximise the festivities. 

I also think couples are becoming more environmentally aware when it comes to making decisions about their weddings, meaning Environmentally Conscious Weddings are a growing wedding trend. This can be as complex as aiming for a zero-waste event or as simple as selecting organic, locally sourced food for their wedding menu. I always advocate to my clients that they should use local suppliers to save on delivery costs as well as fuel so sourcing locally can not only be better for your pocket but environmentally too. Using recyclable materials and researching the environmental credentials of your suppliers can also help this be achieved. Another tip is to speak to your florist about whether they can locally source your flowers, not use foam and non-recyclable plastics. Making sure your stationery is made of recycled paper (or even forego stationery completely and opt for paperless invites or a wedding website to communicate your plans with your guests), and that your stationer, or printer, uses environmentally friendly production methods.

Whatever trend you decide to follow for your own wedding though, just make sure that you create a day which is what you want! If you would like any help with your planning or creating your vision I would love to chat to you more! info@emilyandrewevents.co.uk.

Emily Andrew Events

Photography Credit: Fuller Photography

 

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We were delighted with the marquee supplied by Morton’s Events.

Our guests were bowled over by the interlinking hexagonal “pods” (as we called them) and all commented on how special it made the wedding breakfast seem. We managed to accomodate 170 guests in plentiful space while making it seem intimate and cosy.

Mortons’ staff were incredibly helpful,flexible and obliging and decorated the marquee beautifully,with fairy lights and a fabulous starcloth ceiling over the dance “pod”.

Together with table decorations designed by my daughter,the effect created was magical,or as one guest put it “breathtaking.”

We would unhesitatingly advise any family contemplating a wedding in a marquee to opt for Morton’s.

Morton’s were professional, accurate, knowledgable and nothing seemed a problem.

 

The pods lend themselves in any situation and function and looked far better than we had both dreamed of.
 
Thank you Simon for making our day go without a hitch and for all your hard work and for what seemed like ours was the only function that year!

We had Mortons marques for our daughters wedding. With 200 guests we had 5 pods, a 5×5 square for the bar area and another as the entrance.

The seating for the guests wrapped round the dance floor giving a wonderful view to all and creating a great atmosphere. Mortons were so helpful always at the end of the phone and the whole day and all preparations went to plan. We would definitely use them again.