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Hello Friends! A great part of my job is experiencing several different ideas, styles and personalities of my clients throughout the wedding planning process. Sometimes the ideas  are very unique to themselves and sometimes I find that every bride and groom have a common thread to a new trend or the "Hot" style dress. Lately I have noticed  similar request...

Hello Friends! A great part of my job is experiencing several different ideas, styles and personalities of my clients throughout the wedding planning process. Sometimes the ideas  are very unique to themselves and sometimes I find that every bride and groom have a common thread to a new trend or the “Hot” style dress. Lately I have noticed  similar requests for some very traditional moments at weddings and just some general observations. Have you noticed these too?

1. Several of my brides and grooms are opting out of a wedding cake. I always try to talk them back into having a wedding cake. They don’t seem to care about the picture or the cake! I usually wait until we get closer to the wedding date to re-introduce my opinion on this and I’ve been successful. I have found that some couples don’t like the idea of everyone watching them cut the cake so a great compromise is sneaking the couple over to the cake for a lovely moment (not announced) and we are able to capture the traditional, memorable moment. After my clients receive their photos I often get a lovely note thanking me for pushing  in the “cake” direction!

2. When we sit down with the couple to prepare the wedding day schedule I often suggest that most guests do not arrive on time so I base the timing on about a 30 minute delay. BUT… in the last year I have been pleasantly surprised with ON TIME arrivals! So we are now VERY prepared for early and prompt arrival.

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3. Pinterest or Loverly has truly changed the way a bride and groom collaborate on their wedding style. It’s a great way to design “the look” together. Whether laying in bed or over a homemade dinner, couples are having fun pulling or “pinning” or “bundling” in this case inspiration together. This is also a fantastic way to share the ideas of your partner even when they may not be able to attend all the planning meetings.

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Have you noticed some new trends in weddings? Let me know! xox Mindy

  1. KIMBERLY MCFADDEN reply

    As a Chalk Artist in the wedding industry one of my favorite assignments from my clients is to re create the guest book to be an interactive activity, as in this electronic world, no one is really interested in the guestbook. My recent favorite is asking guests to share a favorite Date Night. We have created an album to hold all the date night cards and I have the stationary designer create the card to match the stationary suite.

    I enjoyed the article Mindy, thank you for sharing
    Kindest Regards, Kim McFadden

  2. Jarvis Lawhorn reply

    Amazing post……the wedding trends have definitely changed but you always manage to on trend and create new ones.

  3. Loverly reply

    Thanks for the shoutout! Couples opting out of cakes should totally try the naked cake trend (cake sans frosting)- so much less mess & equally as pretty!

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