TO SEPARATE WHAT’S in from what’s out, we asked Krista Dentice, owner of Weddings With a Twist; Megan Potter, owner of Dare to Dream Weddings; and Tasha Motto, wedding planner at Vital Image Wedding Studio, for their opinions on five wedding trends.
Ceremonies in the Round
The Verdict: Usually better on Pinterest
Dentice: I don’t think it is practical for many venues, and it’s also not especially easy to set up.
Motto: Some venues have the perfect layout for a round ceremony, usually due to large pillars that would otherwise block a lot of guests’ views.
The Verdict: The future is now
Dentice: I think this will be a growing trend among newly engaged couples, especially as more photographers acquire the equipment. It captures unique footage of the day.
Potter: While I don’t see all that many photographers using drones, videographers in the area have had them out for a few years now.
The Verdict: Less is more
Dentice: Milwaukee couples tend to be more minimalistic with florals. Most of our couples allocate more of their budget to food and beverages.
Motto: I have noticed a decline in florist purchases. DIY flowers are still very popular, though.
The Verdict: Get lit
Motto: Lighting can make or break a wedding. Room uplighting, lit backdrops and LED monograms are a few great ways to incorporate lighting into your overall design.
Potter: Lighting can transform a room. Working with lighting in different ways is definitely trending.
The Verdict: More of this, please!
Dentice: I really love when couples do private vows! This gives the bride and groom a special moment alone.
Potter: Since the actual marriage is the most important part of the entire day, we appreciate that this trend is gaining popularity in the area.