Something Old: Matching Bridesmaid Dresses
It’s safe to say that most brides-to-be have seen “27 Dresses” and thankfully the haunting & daunting “bridesmaid” dress requirements have finally come to a fork in the road. While some love the coordination and simplicity of having all bridesmaids wear the same dress & the same color, a lot of bride tribes are choosing their own unique looks to put that personality front & center. There’s a few ways to mis-match, yet coordinate the dresses - whether you choose to have everyone in the same color, yet different styles, or have completely different colors, patterns & styles for each bridesmaid. Whatever you choose, it’s a fun way to embrace the individuals of the wedding party.
Something Old: 1 Flower Girl + 1 Ring Bearer
Something New: Mini Maids & Ring Bears!
Something Old: Not Seeing Your Significant Other Before the Ceremony
Something New: First Look
Some may say that it’s bad luck to see your future spouse before the ceremony, or some would rather save that anticipating debut as they walk down the aisle - whether it’s for religious or superstitious reasons, one of the biggest wedding traditions is not seeing your significant other before the ceremony. First looks have become more and more popular - it allows the couple to have some private time before the big day begins, it allows for very memorable pictures, and also allows for more time enjoying the cocktail hour & reception, as you’ll be able to knock out a majority of bridal pictures before the ceremony begins. Not sure if a first look is for you? You can always do a first touch, or first prayer (and wait for that first look as you walk down the aisle). Or choose to do a first look with your dad, your brothers, your bridesmaids, your moms! Revealing yourself as a bride for the first time can be one of the best feelings, especially after all of the months or years of planning!
Something Old: Walking Down the Aisle with 1 Parent
Something New: Walk Down the Aisle with Both Parents
One of the most anticipated moments of the wedding day, is finally walking down the aisle, and traditionally, brides will walk down with their father, and the father will give her away to the fiance. But in some family dynamics, it’s both parents, or maybe the mother, or maybe the brother that’s played a huge impact in your life. What a precious moment to acknowledge your relationship with them and have them walk you down the aisle (just make sure the aisle is wide enough for multiple people to walk next to you!)
Something Old: First Row Reserved Seating
Something New: Reverse First Row Seating
Something Old: Little Kids as Flower Girl & Ring Bearer
Something New: Grandparents as Flower Girl & Ring Bearer
Something Old: Traditional First Dance
Something New: Choreographed First Dance
The traditional first dance is almost always swaying, to a slow first-dance song. But DJ, turn it up! Feel free to liven up that first dance and choose a song that you actually want to dance to. A trend we are seeing a lot of today are choreographed first dances, whether that’s to a slow love song, or mixing it up with a different style of dancing such as tango, or salsa, or 2-step. You’ll be sure to grab the attention of your guests, and you and your fiance can learn something new together, before your happily ever after begins.
Something Old: Classic Wedding Cake Cutting
Something New: Wedding Cake Alternatives
One of our favorite things at weddings, is the dessert - how sweet it is! A wedding cake has been a tradition since ancient Rome, but that doesn’t mean you have to take a bite into it on your wedding day. There’s a variety of desserts out there, and one of our favorites to see is a non-traditional “cake” cutting. Get creative here & select a dessert that you and your fiance love. Are you into donus? Cut into an oversized donut? Are you obsessed with cheese? Cut into a stack of cheese wheels! Pancakes, waffles, cheesecake, cupcakes, pies, cinnamon rolls - the options are endless, and trust us, no one will miss the cake!
Something Old: Anniversary Dance
Something New: Reverse Anniversary Dance
Something Old: Sticking With Traditional Entertainment
Something New: Live Entertainment
When we first meet with couples, one of our questions we ask is to describe their ideal wedding reception, and the word fun, almost always comes to fruition. We’ve seen a lot of entertainment ideas, such as backyard games, photo booths, dance parties, etc. Some of our favorite wedding trends that are quickly coming to surface are live entertainment - such as cigar rollers, beer burros & alpachas, and our favorite yet, live paintings capturing moments of your reception & wedding guests!
Camino Real Ranch
Colton House Hotel
Horseshoe Bay Resort
Ideas + Inspo
Pecan Springs Ranch
Preserve At Canyon Lake
South Congress Hotel
St. Mary's Cathedral
The Addison Grove
The Allan House
The Allen Farmhaus
The Preserve At Canyon Lake
The Vineyards At Chappel Lodge
Union On Eighth
Wish Well House