Top 20 Wedding Trends Millennials Are Seeing (and Loving)
When it comes to weddings, 18- to 34-year-olds are all about experience over tradition. Custom Snapchat geofilters, nonreligious ceremonies, colorful wedding cakes, brunch receptions and more unconventional wedding trends are all on the rise, according to youth marketing and research company Ypulse, which recently conducted a relationships and weddings survey among 800 18- to 34-year-olds. Based on the results, millennial wedding guests are noticing couples prioritize guest experience, comfort, their unique relationship and, most importantly, a fun celebration—which totally aligns with findings from The Knot 2016 Real Weddings Study and Pinterest's annual trend report for 2017.
What we aren't surprised by? Hashtags are still an awesome way to find and share wedding photos, from the bridal shower to the honeymoon, and couples and guests alike continue to take full advantage of them. Rustic weddings, country locales and barn venues remain highly sought-after settings to say "I do," and photo booths continue to be the ultimate crowd-pleasers. So don't expect to see them go just yet! But some results caught us by surprise. Below, read the top 20 wedding trends millennials are seeing and loving most.
1. Hashtags / Social Media
2. Barn / Country / Rustic weddings
3. Photo booths
4. Mismatched bridesmaid dresses
5. DIY / Pinterest
6. Colorful wedding dress
7. Cake Alternative / Cupcakes
8. Choreographed dances
9. Honeymoon registry / Money / Donations instead of gifts
10. Themed weddings
11. Mason jars
12. Unity knot / Candle / Sand
13. Small weddings
14. Nonreligious ceremonies / Friends as officiants
15. Non-dress wedding dress
16. Casual atmosphere
17. Digital invitations
18. Sneakers for the wedding party / bride
19. Snapchat filters
20. Bridesmen and groomsladies
Want more of the latest wedding trends? Read up on the hottest trends for 2017.