If you’re planning to have your wedding in 2017 and looking for some amazing and affordable wedding ideas you’ve found the right list. Some couples want to make their wedding unique, while others just want to follow what’s trending. Either way almost everyone is trying to stand out and stay on budget.
One of best ways to stay on trends is with your bridal fashion but remember that you can find gorgeous gowns at a reasonable price. And please don’t ask your bridesmaids to spend a fortune on their gowns. Check out Azazie-made dresses to find out the styles that are trending this 2017 all while being very affordable.
Wedding planning is so much fun from designing the reception to the food, choosing a theme, creating effects, ambiance and more. And your inventive ideas are more than creating a cool and amazing atmosphere it’s also a reflection of you and your special someone as a couple. So let’s get started! Here’s our list of 7 affordable and hot wedding trends you should consider for your 2017 wedding:
Charity for a Cause Approach
When couples register for wedding gifts their guests can give things they really need like an appliance or contemporary kitchen faucets with a sprayer that fits just perfectly in their new home. With minimalism and tiny houses on trend for young couples it seems that some are encouraging charitable donations over receiving gifts. If you have enough stuff, love giving and sharing with other people maybe this is your solution.
Crowd Photo & Video
A high-tech, guest-based approach to your wedding photos is one of the latest technological innovations in weddings. Let your guests capture photo and video moments with their personal devices and upload them to a common site where everyone can share. There are tons of wedding photo-gathering apps to choose from including AppilyWed, Capsule, Wedding Snap and GuestShots. It’s a super way to save and utilize the creativity of your guests.
Unconventional Foods and Desserts
You can have non-traditional foods with hot dogs and burgers to give your wedding to give that sense of normality. Cakes are common desserts for a wedding, but we can now see some weddings with doughnuts and pancakes as desserts. People are thinking outside of the box for what they now serve in their weddings.
Ice Breakers in the Middle
To keep things interesting for guests more and more couples are starting to include some icebreakers in their wedding. This is especially helpful if you’re having a large wedding where not many people know one another. One example is to give every guest a name tag with a fun fact about that person printed under the name e.g. Lisa – Rescues Cats. Conversation starters, short games, trivia questions for prizes or even group challenges are something to consider.
Gone are the days that weddings must be held in expected places such as hotels and mansions. Couples are planning receptions everywhere from Dunkin’ Donuts to their Grandfather’s fishing hole. Sentimental and one-of-a-kind seems to be more important than fancy which is nice for the pocket book. Anyone on a budget can afford to be creative. The unexpected can cost less. So consider holding your wedding some place that is meaningful to you are your beloved, even if it’s the gym where you first met.
Virtual Wedding Planner
Having a professional available to assist with your wedding plans is no longer reserved for the wealthy. Today, anyone and everyone can afford a wedding planner. And there’s no need to have in person visits. If you hire a true pro everything can be done online through the use of mobile devices. Of course this won’t help you on the day-of but ideally your caterer or venue will help with that part.
Color and More Color
White weddings have never gone out of style…until now! For 2017 vibrant pops of color will be all the rage and white weddings will just be considered…well….dull. Choose your color wisely and remember what energy it evokes. Think of red for a bold, sexy couple or green for a nature-loving pair. Yellow buzzes like a sunshine-y day for the happiest of duos and Pink…that is sweet and juicy like a candy-coated love affair!! Choosing your colors won’t cost a dime and yet may make the biggest impression on your wedding day.
So cheers to your very special day, one that you may have been waiting for your entire life. Don’t let it be ordinary! Break the mold and step ahead to what will be on trend in 2017. There are so many ways to style this day and make your wedding memorable for all to remember. It’s all possible and we hope you includes some of our trends for affordable weddings this 2017.
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