With over 40 years in the wedding industry, she has seen a LOT of trends—- some good, and some not so! Her full comments follow the excerpt below—– and I’m happy to know that she reiterated my belief that all weddings need more cake! Am I right?
The Comeback Kids: Older Trends That are Having a Moment
by Meghan Ely
“From micro-weddings to virtual events, we’ve seen many new trends arise out of COVID-19 due to its restrictions. Yet, amidst all of the creative ways couples have adapted with the times, we’re seeing a few oldie-but-goodie trends pop up in the wake of the pandemic.
While the life cycle of a trend doesn’t always guarantee a second chance in the spotlight, a shift in the industry landscape has set up these age-old trends for the comeback of a lifetime.
Here are three wedding trends that engaged couples are reviving.
Bigger is better.
Scaled-down celebrations have had their time, but we’re seeing a resurgence of lavish, larger-than-life weddings as couples plan their weddings in 2022 and beyond.
Couples are opting out of doing a First Look and waiting to see each other at the ceremony,” explains Bobbi Brinkman, owner of Bobbi Brinkman Photography. “When I asked why, they replied with smaller guest counts! The need to get a lot of the photos out of the way before the ceremony for more time with guests was not needed. They were able to spend quality time with family and friends taking photos between the ceremony and reception.”
It’s a well written and interesting piece, hope you check it out in it’s entirety!
Bobbi’s full response:
|– What older wedding trends have you seen more of lately?
Couples opting out of doing a First Look. Waiting to see each other at the ceremony. When I asked WHY? they replied with smaller guest counts the need to get a lot of the photos out of the way before the ceremony for more time with guest was not needed. They were able to spend quality time with family and friend doing the photos between the ceremony and reception.
– What past trend do you wish we would see more of?
Seated/Plated dinners, the part of the wedding day where we slowed down a bit and actually talked to each other and caught up or were introduced to new people and stories about the couple were shared.
– How can wedding pros take these trends and revive them to be fresher?
Be excited about trends that we love and even the ones we were like “what were you thinking” We need to share how having some of these trends help enhance the day and why and how a twist on trends can totally make it personal and not cookie cutter.
– How do you think COVID has effected the trend cycle?
I think COVID has us all take a hard look at how we were trying to do so much in one day. It was like hurry up and arrive at the wedding and do all the things. Now, the smaller guest counts really allow couples to spend time with guest and embrace the day.
– Anything else you’d like to add?
Can we please get back to having cake at weddings? I mean we as wedding pros are there for the cake right LOL
Bobbi as a Catersource Contributor: The Comeback Kids