Whether you’re planning a wedding close to home or are intending to tie the knot at a stunning Cyprus beach wedding, there are a few trends you might want to avoid – according to a number of wedding planners.
The Independent quizzed some professionals in the wedding industry in the UK about some of the trends that they want to see disappear, so you may want to have a read and steer clear of these for your nuptials.
Rustic-themed weddings were at the top of the list, with luxury wedding planner Katie Hallam explaining that her business tries to encourage couples to avoid just following popular trends because “we don’t want people to look back at their wedding photographs in years to come and think that they were just part of a particular craze”.
She added that it’s important for couples to inject some of their own personalities to their ceremony, rather than just following what’s trending on Pinterest.
Another trend to avoid is sparklers at weddings, with one planner noting that they’ve seen a bride’s dress get set alight by sparklers.
Dancing entrances are another thing to avoid, with wedding planners advising that there’s too much that can go wrong, as well as the fact that these kinds of entrances often look really corny.
One trend you might want to consider, however, is that of image mapping. This allows you to project moving images onto the walls, floor or any other surface in your venue, as well as enhancing the end effect with lighting. It could be the ideal way to add some personal touches, especially if you’re getting married overseas and don’t want to have too much to transport.