Ask The Experts: How To Keep Your Wedding Bang Up To Date

Designing and planning a wedding can obviously be one of the most stressful experiences of your life – even if the end result is a fun experience and the best day of your life. There are so many things that you might be keen to try and achieve when you are planning out your wedding, so it’s worth thinking about what you actually want from it. If you can figure that out early on, it should mean that you are much more likely to actually end up with a day you will love and be really happy with.

One of the things that many people want from their wedding is for it to be as modern as possible. If you are concerned about keeping your wedding up to date with the latest trends and making sure that it actually feels like a contemporary wedding day, then there are many things you can focus on to help that along. In this post, we will help you with this by looking at what those concerns might be. Let’s take a look at what you’ll want to consider here.

How To Keep Your Wedding Bang Up To Date


Look At The Trends

The fact is that the trends change all the time, so you’ll want to be aware of them to know what’s going on and what is popular at the moment. As long as you can figure that out, you will then be able to make your own decisions about whether or not you are going to follow along with those trends, so this is absolutely something that you will want to bear in mind here. Looking at the trends is going to mean that you are much more likely to actually know what you want and how you are going to get it.

Of course, it’s up to you whether you pay attention to them or not – but either way, it’s good to know what they are so that you can make your decision. So carrying out the research is a really good thing to do in any case, and it’s a good idea to make sure you are doing this.

Once you know at least the main trends, you can start to think about which of them you care about and which you are happy to ignore. And you may find that just making that decision is already going to start moving you in a certain direction with your wedding plans.

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Work From The Theme Outwards

It’s really helpful if you can first have your theme in place, and work out from there, because this gives you a great chance to be able to try and keep things as modern and contemporary as possible. Your theme is obviously a place where you have a chance to do whatever you want and to figure out what overarching things you want to have in place, so that is something that you should think about long and hard. And you’ll find that considering the motifs and trends of modern weddings in general can help you to do this particularly well.

Once you are happy with your theme, you can start thinking about some of the things that you are able to do in order to get it right, so this is a good place to start and worth putting some real attention and effort into where possible.


Try Mismatched Outfits

A modern trend you may have spotted in your research is for the bridal party to wear mismatched outfits. This obviously goes against all the old traditional ways, and it’s something that some people really don’t like – but a lot of people also feel that it offers an eclectic and individualistic look which is really quite attractive, so it’s up to you whether you feel this way or not.

One thing you can be sure of with mismatched outfits is that everyone will be happy with what they are wearing, especially if each person gets the chance to have a say over their own outfit. So this is a great way of keeping the bridal party as a happy and cohesive unit, at least.

photo by Maison Pestea Photography – full wedding here

Get A Photo Booth

You may have noticed this happening at quite a few weddings and events in recent years, and it is definitely something of a trend which looks set to continue for quite a while yet. Having a photo booth at your wedding can be a really enjoyable and fun thing to do, and you’ll find that it’s a unique way to create some memories that you are really going to love looking back on.

With this, what you do is essentially hire out a photo booth pod, and then work towards making it as inclusive as possible when it comes to the entertainment part of the evening. If you can get people involved in this way, you’ll find it really adds to the fun, and it’s just generally a great thing to have at your wedding.

This is the kind of simple touch that can help to really bring your wedding up to date, so it’s something you’ll certainly want to consider at least.

photo by  Laura Calderwood Photography – full wedding here 

Opt For A Minimalist Dress

The wedding dress is obviously a major decision too, and how you approach this is also important when it comes to trying to have a modern look going on. So you should think about what kind of style you want and whether it’s going to be considered contemporary or not. Again, it’s completely up to either way, but for those who want to have a more modern look, you might find that it helps to have a dress which is somewhat minimalist in its design.

This kind of look does tend to be quite attractive, and it is usually a kind of no-fuss approach that is really going to make a huge difference. You’ll find that you are much more likely to be happy with it and that it is going to speak to a certain elegance, so all in all this is a pretty option for you to consider here.

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Create An Innovative Menu

The food that you serve is another really important thing to think about, and if you want to have a modern wedding then you’ll need to make sure that you are doing everything you can to make this as modern as possible too. To aid with that, you may want to try and find a chef or catering outfit that is determined to produce that kind of contemporary food, and that’s going to help the process along a lot.

In particular, you should aim for an innovative and modern menu that is going to capture people’s imagination. It’s amazing how much this can help and it’s something that you will find people respond to really well all in all. The food is one of the main things that people will remember about the day, so you want to make sure that you do get this right and that it is as delicious as possible.

photo by Ellie Frances Photography – full shoot here 

Keep The Tone Simple

In general, if you can achieve a simple tone, that is something that is going to lend itself very well to the whole modern look and vibe. You can show this simple tone off in a lot of different places – as we have already said, your dress is a good opportunity for this. There is also the stationery in the form of the invites, as well as any place name there might be too. If all this is kept quite simple, you’ll find that it really does help a lot and that you are going to have a much more modern-feeling wedding overall.

Of course, the trick with simplicity is that it can ironically be quite hard to achieve. But as long as you are working at it, you should find that you can do this easily enough with time.

photo by Leo Patrone. – full wedding here

Keep It Natural

Bringing some nature into proceedings can help a lot too, and this is something that you are going to want to think about trying out if you really do want a modern looking wedding. Having some nature brought indoors means that you will have a more rustic vibe, but that can work with the modern effect really well too, so it’s something that you should definitely consider at least. Keeping things natural means that you are going to be drawing in associations with the natural world which can really help an atmosphere and a theme along nicely.

This is quite simple to do and also affordable, so it’s one of the better ways to try and create a modern effect, and it’s something you should definitely make sure you are thinking about if you want your wedding to be as up to date as possible.




Those are some of the main ways to make your wedding more modern, so make sure that you are trying these out.





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