Love is a good thing and a pinnacle of what two hearts feel for each other is a wedding, from the moment two love birds meet to the moment they share their first kiss it always feels like a stroll in paradise. And when he finally gets on one knee to pop the “Will you marry me?” question, and she replies “Yes,” it’s fireworks. As you plan your big day, we would like to give you a list of 6 wedding trends you could totally ignore.
A wedding is a big concept that takes in as many ideas from various stakeholders who are part of the organizing committee, also the lovers have their personal designs they want to be incorporated into their wedding. However, the question you should be asking yourself is; are those ideas in vogue?
As it is that all good things come to an end, each year that passes, wedding trends change but that does not make them cool enough to be used at your wedding. The scary truth is that there are some wedding trends that need to disappear Sit down and think: if all weddings had the same setup, wouldn’t that be a total bore? You need to be more original and qualitative to make your guests inhale uniqueness and beauty at your wedding.
Wearing a white dress
Throughout the past, it has been a custom that a white gown defines a bride or a wedding. The year 2020 is all about uniqueness and comfort – and so will 2021; a bride chooses what her color of the gown should be. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, you can choose whatever color of the gown you want, It’s your day and it ought to represent who you are. Choose what you want to wear and walk down the aisle with pride. One needs to feel fabulous as he or she embraces a splash of color on the big day.
The engagement ring should be a diamond
On our way to 2020, we have all heard about diamonds being the girl’s favorite, forgetting girls are different. If you have a unique and a much more treasured ring that means a lot to you, as beauty is only skin deep, just give it to her. A ring is a symbol of marriage whether it is diamond, or gold, that less affects its concept.
Wearing a veil.
Do you want your best face forward without added coverage? You are not alone. A lot of brides get frustrated with the thought of a veil but are confused about whether it is acceptable to walk the aisle without one. Wearing a veil was not inscribed on those stones as one of the ten commandments. So NO! You do not have to wear one if you feel like doing so. That is absolutely fine. Rock your day with a gorgeous hairdo or a beautiful hairpiece. You will still look lovely at your wedding.
However, today veils come in different forms and designs. If you want to wear one but don’t want to look like every other bride, you can have your veil customized to your liking.
The bridal party must have one flower girl and one Page boy
When one has a mini bridal squad, this looks as cute as a royal wedding. If you have plenty of those little angels, you won’t have to choose just one. Have them all. Or have none at all if you are anxious about the drama they come with. Fortune favors the brave, let your wedding feel yours do not feel restricted anywhere in your interests. Your interest makes your wedding a lifetime fine memory.
In Uganda, wedding favors are not that big of a trend but I have seen many couples constrained by the wedding budget still get frustrated with favors. Thing is, your guests won’t even realize you did not give them favors as long as they eat, drink, dance, and enjoy your wedding. So if you are thinking of skipping favors. Just do it, You can use that extra money for an adorable dessert display or a better bridal backdrop or top it onto your honeymoon budget.
To thank your guests for their attendance and contribution towards your wedding, ensure – and I repeat, ensure – you send them “Thank you cards” or personalized text messages – or emails – in the next few following days. Many people forget this very important step but its crucial.
If you are hell-bent on sending your guests home with a little something but want to minimize wastage, a treat for the car ride home is just the thing. It could be grilled chicken wings, cookies, or a canned energy drink to help with the hangover in the morning.
6. Big Size weddings
It is unfortunate we have had to go through the devastating COVID-19 pandemic but like any other change, we have learned so much through this period. Currently, the new normal in Uganda- and around the world- is scientific weddings of fifty guests and about one hundred guests on average. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a wedding had to host an average of 300 guests.
COVID-19 has taught us so many lessons but for couples intending to get married, it has taught them that huge guest numbers do not equate to a memorable wedding. So ditch the huge number mindset and settle for small weddings where you can fully serve your guests and save money for other things on the marriage list.
With a classic choice of your wedding dress, a classic choice of the number of flower girls or peg boys, a classic choice of what to include at your wedding, and wedding favors, your wedding will be a fairytale wedding.
Written by Nasamba Brenda