4. All out entertainment
Whether you decide to go big or small on the guest list, after so much time living with restrictions, it’s time to celebrate. So why not go big on the entertainment and show your guests an extraordinary time? This may be your first big celebration in a long time. At this point, you’re not only celebrating your love, but your health, the health of your family and friends, and the start of a brand new chapter.
Maybe you want to focus on the music or the dance floor you’ve missed. Or how about a bouncy castle, petting zoo, birds of prey, archery, or a bonfire in the woods? With so many different wedding activities and ideas to choose from, there’s plenty of scope to up the ante and create beautiful memories to last a lifetime.
5. Themed weddings
A themed wedding is a wonderful way to convey a particular atmosphere or mood for your big day. And a chance to personalise your wedding to you as a couple. Old Hollywood, masquerade ball, art deco, celestial and more; the choices are endless. A regency wedding theme, inspired by the hit Netflix show Bridgerton, is also expected to be big this year. Think splashes of regency blue, handwritten notes, afternoon tea, and wedding dresses with empire waistlines and puff sleeves.
6. Going virtual
Virtual wedding invitations grew in popularity during the pandemic, with so many couples needing easy ways to communicate with guests in case plans needed to change. Real stationary may be more romantic, but virtual save the dates or invites are a fantastic choice for tech-loving couples or those wanting a more sustainable option.
There may be other ways technology can help you plan your wedding. For example, at Rose Castle, we use our bespoke technology to collect details from your guests, like dietary requirements, and even the pillow choices and favourite tipples of those staying at the castle with you.
7. Personal touches
The last couple of years have taught us the value of preserving precious moments with loved ones for as long as possible. Simple gestures like embroidering your veil with your initials and wedding dates, or gifting each guest a personalised note at their place setting, are thoughtful and unique touches you can add to your day.
8. Sustainable choices
Many couples are looking for ways to make their wedding more sustainable, from choosing wedding venues with charity initiatives and an eco-friendly menu made from organic, locally and ethically sourced ingredients, to buying vintage or second hand wedding dresses. Rented wedding dresses are also increasing in popularity amongst eco-conscious brides. We also love the idea of charity wedding favours and seed wedding favours that encourage each guest to plant a tree.
Hopefully, these wedding trends have inspired you with some ideas for your big day. Or perhaps you already have a vision for your wedding but need a little guidance to bring it all together. The team at Rose Castle are here to help you host your family and friends in the way you want. We’ll work with you to draw out the things you want from your big day. Get in touch with our friendly team today. And revel in the possibilities.