From churches to gardens and dessert buffets to open bars, couples have started new trends on their special day. Here are some top wedding trends for couples looking to tie the knot.
Have it outside. While the Arizona weather may not permit for an exclusively outdoor wedding in the summer, weddings are straying from banquet halls and churches to reservoirs and gardens. Take your wedding outside in the early evening when the weather starts to cool. Natural landscapes make the best backdrops and do not require as much décor as a hall might. Dress it up with flowers, lights, and a wooden dance floor.
Make it personal. Incorporate pieces of yourself in your wedding whether it is your favorite colors or a theme that matches the story of how you and your soon-to-be spouse met. Use personalized table numbers with accompanying facts or significant events that relate to the number like "5 days until he asked me on a date"
Take advantage of the season. Cater your menu towards the best locally grown produce and food to awe your guests and satisfy their appetites. Don’t be afraid to drift from the traditional vanilla wedding cake and use lemon or strawberry instead during the summer months.
Join the social media bandwagon. Have your guests share their memories on Twitter or Instagram by creating and using a unique hashtag so that all attendees can see the photos of the big day.