Will These 5 Wedding Trends Go Out of Style? Milwaukee Experts Weigh In

Beware: Many must-have wedding trends wilt more quickly than a hydrangea boutonniere. Here’s help sorting them out.

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.




Drone Photography

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.




Maximum Floral

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.




Lighting Design

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.




Private Vows

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.

This story is part of Milwaukee Magazine‘s Milwaukee Weddings 2020 issue. 

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Karisa Langlo is the Digital Editor for Milwaukee Magazine.