They’re definitely not the norm, but these unexpected wedding trends gaining traction with young couples may surprise you…
The wedding industry is getting Millennialized, with 40% of 18-36-year-olds already married and 41% telling us they’ll be attending a wedding this year. With this generation putting their spending power behind weddings and rethinking traditions, we regularly check in on the nuptial trends they’re starting, from weed weddings to surprise ceremonies. While the wedding trends that Millennials are seeing themselves haven’t changed too much from last year (hashtags, rustic themes, barns, and photobooths are staying popular) we’ve noticed a few more unexpected trends on the rise.
Let’s preface this by saying that many old-school wedding traditions are still going strong. White dresses are stilled donned by many, and our most recent wedding survey found that the majority of 18-36-year-olds say printed invitations, rehearsal dinners, and even having a ceremony at a religious venue are still in style. At times, Millennials are keeping up traditions but putting their own spin on them: Vox reports that young couples are still setting up registries, but using them to let their guests know exactly what to order online or to reach crowdfunding goals that one Zola exec says range from honeymoons to new puppies to “a lifetime supply of avocados.”
But there are also some very untraditional new trends being spotted as well. While you won’t see these at every Millennial wedding you attend, or stalk on social media, they’re becoming common enough that they could soon go from surprising to the norm.