10 Wedding Trends to Avoid in 2018

Sorry guys, it's time to ditch the photo booth and cheesy props.

10 Wedding Trends to Avoid in 2018

Sorry guys, it's time to ditch the photo booth and cheesy props.

Wedding season may be over, but if you’re planning nuptials for the coming year, now is the time to start considering which trends that you saw on Instagram are worth keeping and which need to be thrown out of the window. Here, world-renowned wedding and event designer Jung Lee of FETE NY, the NYC-based event planning and design production firm, gives her tips on which trends we can leave behind in the New Year. So read on, and enjoy. And if you’re getting married yourself, be sure to read the 50 Best Marriage Tips of All Time. 

couple holds love balloon while kissing in photo

1
Cheesy Photo Booth Props

“For a photo booth, which is still a big trend, the props should be creative. No more mustaches or bad boas.”

mini bride and groom cakes

2
Mini-Everything

“Another trend that has been taken way overboard are the cutesy pairings such as mini tacos and a mini patron bottle. These are just too cutesy.”

framed wedding table number

3
Framed Table Numbers

“We dislike table numbers in frames. Table number displays should be functional and logistical rather than being a main focal point of the table.”

wedding party favors

4
Party Favors In the Beginning

“We also don’t think that favors should be presented at the guests’ place settings, it gets messy. Your favors should be a parting gift to your guests to acknowledge your appreciation for their support and for coming, therefore favors shouldn’t be given at the beginning.”

5
Names for Tables

“Avoid naming the tables, such as the Florence table and Venice table, etc. This trend makes the seating feel very divided and is logistically a nightmare for guests, keep it simple with table numbers.”

chair before and after being covered in spandex

6
Spandex Chair Covers

“No more spandex as chair covers which a lot of companies have been using lately.”

flower girl on instagram

7
Cutesy Ring Bearer/Flower Girl Signs

“We dislike the cutesy signs for the ring bearer or flower girl. Weddings are such an important time in your life and should be taken seriously, your wedding should reflect your personality while still being adult.”

mr and mrs shot glasses

8
Mr and Mrs Tchatchkes

“Try avoiding anything that comes across very cutesy, such as a special chair for the bride and groom that say Mr. and Mrs. on it.”

vase with flowers

9
Vases Filled With Gel

“In terms of décor, avoid using gel or paper vase filler for the floral arrangements. Clean water is suffice and looks best.”

wedding cake

10
Artificial Coloring

“Also, avoid using anything artificial in color.”

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