A Planner Reveals 3 Wedding Trends She'd Like to Retire

With unlimited sharing of pins, grams, and tweets these days, trends spread faster than wildfire. While such sources can provide invaluable inspiration, Alison Hotchkiss Rinderknecht of Alison Events dishes on a few wedding trends she wouldn't mind saying goodbye to.

Photo by William Iven

Electronic Invitations 

We're all for going green, but opting out of sending a physical invite makes us want to shed a tear! Not only does a beautiful invitation set the tone for your wedding, it announces the couple's intention to marry and petitions for the recipients to join the celebration. There's something to be said about receiving an invitation in the mail; an announcement so dear that it shouldn't end up in your junk folder.

Boring Welcome Bags

Welcome bags are a thoughtful way to greet out of town guests upon their arrival, but all too often they are packed with items that just end up getting tossed in the trash at the end of the weekend. We prefer curated welcome bags filled with gifts such as a thoughtful note (along with the weekend's itinerary), local goods friends and family can use (or enjoy if you go the edible route) during their stay, or a meaningful keepsake they'll want to take home. Remember: It's quality over quantity!

Overly Themed Weddings

We are all for weddings that reflect the bride and groom's personalities, interests or heritage; but there's a fine line between telling a story and being overly produced. Steer clear of generic themes such as The Great Gatsby and instead focus on bringing in more personal elements.

About the Author

Alison Events

Alison Hotchkiss Rinderknecht founded Alison Events with a distinct goal in mind. She knew she wanted her company to be more than just a boutique event planning firm, so she assembled a talented, global team with the creative capacity to design and execute an unforgettable party—whether a destination wedding, a corporate gig, or a big-bash birthday. With every event they strive to...


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