6 Wedding Trends You’ll Want To Stay Away From

Wedding trends come and go. As a young bride or couple getting married, it’s important to be aware of wedding traditions that are outdated and... Read More

Wedding trends come and go. As a young bride or couple getting married, it’s important to be aware of wedding traditions that are outdated and not worth recreating. 

From outlandish decor to rustic barn weddings that are overdone, these trends will make your wedding stand out for all the wrong reasons. Here are six wedding trends you’ll want to stay far away from! 

Keep reading for some ideas on what’s hot and what’s not in new wedding trends.


Planning a wedding can feel daunting. From coordinating with the bridal party to booking the venue, there are a million things to think about. And on top of all that, you want everything to look perfect. After all, this is your big day! 

Unfortunately, trying to keep up with every bridal trend can often leave you feeling stressed and your wedding looking cliche. Instead of following the latest wedding trends, focus on what will make your wedding unique. 


1. Photo booths and staged photos

It seems like every couple these days is looking for the perfect photo opportunity. They want a photo booth with props, or a photographer who can stage the perfect shot. But let’s be honest, they’re getting a little outdated. 

Sure, it’s always fun to snap a few selfies in the photo booth or get a group photo with all your besties. But unfortunately, those staged photos feel cliche. 

The best photos are the ones that capture the candid moments between you and your partner. We think it’s time to move on from these cliche wedding trends. So if you’re looking for something more unique and meaningful, skip the photo booth and staged photos and opt for something that will truly capture the spirit of your day.

2. Excessive menu options 

When planning your wedding, it’s essential to strike the right balance between giving your guests enough options to satisfy their appetites and providing too many choices that will slow down the serving line. 

A serve-yourself buffet with a wide variety of dishes is a popular option, but it can be costly and may leave some guests waiting in line for a long time. 

If you want to save money and keep the serving line moving, consider offering a limited menu with one or two entrée options. This will allow your guests to make their decision quickly so they can enjoy their meal without delay and get back to the party.

3. Unfamiliar cake flavors

For the wedding cake, there are endless flavor possibilities. While some couples opt for traditional flavors like vanilla or chocolate, others choose to go for something more unique. 

Some popular unusual flavors include matcha, raspberry lychee, tres leches, and earl grey. While these flavors may be delicious, it’s important to remember that not everyone will share your taste. 

For this reason, it’s always a good idea to provide a variety of flavors so that all of your guests can find something they enjoy. A good mix of classic and unique flavors is sure to please everyone at your wedding.

4. The bouquet and garter toss 

For couples planning their wedding, whether to include the bouquet and garter toss is a tradition that often comes up. While custom dictates these ideas, many modern couples choose to forego them in favor of something more relevant to their relationship. 

There are a few reasons for this. For one, we can see the bouquet and garter toss as objectifying to both the bride and groom. In addition, they can be awkward for guests who are not part of the couples’ inner circle. Finally, it wastes precious time and effort from the wedding party. 

For all these reasons, more and more couples are choosing to skip the bouquet and garter toss in favor of activities that are more meaningful to them.

5. Asking for monetary gifts

You’ve seen that some wedding trends are outdated and no longer considered acceptable. One of these trends is requesting money as a wedding gift. 

This can feel tacky and sends the message that you’d rather pick out your gifts than allow your guests the honor of selecting something from their hearts. It’s sometimes better to graciously accept gifts and, if you’re unhappy with them, later exchange them for something you and your spouse will love. 

6. Wedding favors

In recent years, there has been a shift in the wedding favor trend. Couples are focusing on the things that really matter to them and, for many, that was not a wedding favor. 

A recent interview found that couples don’t want to spend money on souvenirs that’ll just get left behind. While this change might not be suitable for every couple, it’s definitely something to keep in mind as you plan your own nuptials.

There are so many trends and traditions that seem to be timeless; however, some have become distasteful throughout the years. 

If you’re getting married soon, it’s best to avoid these outdated wedding trends. We hope you have found this helpful in weeding through some of the most popular trends and choosing the ones that are best for you.

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