Just like in fashion, wedding trends are constantly evolving. To find out which ones are popular among couples now, we turned to Alison Events’ Alison Hotchkiss Rinderknecht, who has planned some 300 nuptial celebrations out of her San Francisco headquarters. Here, her take on the best buzzworthy ideas.
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A wedding brings family and friends together to celebrate. To take advantage of the occasion and spend quality time with close ones, many couples are planning a full weekend of events. These events range from casual welcome parties to fun activities—a beachy bonfire, Palm Springs pool party, and Space Needle firework-watching among them—that are unique to the locale.
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More and more couples want to keep the wedding day intimate and approachable—no matter the guest count. To achieve this, they are striving to create an environment where everyone feels like they can relax. Small touches throughout the event are becoming more important to many to show their guests’ part in the day does not go unconsidered.
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Blushing pinks and ivories will never go out of style—they’re classics—but jewel tones are appearing in some of today’s most striking celebrations. The moodier palette creates a look that is modern, sophisticated, and edgy.
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Metallics can act as neutrals, because they go with everything. This year, couples are thinking beyond silver and gold to include unexpected shiny hues, such as copper, brass, and rose gold.
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For a time, welcome bags were a must-have for every wedding. Today, a lot of couples are providing a small but meaningful turndown gift instead. They are leaving something special on the pillow in the guest’s hotel or, if they have hired a valet, in their cars for an end-of-the evening surprise.
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