The year 2014 will bring groundbreaking changes to the wedding scene, The Knot reports. On January 7, The Knot revealed its predictions for the top wedding trends of 2014. The trends ranged from outdoor venues to restricting or encouraging guests’ smartphone and social media use. Here are some notable ways couples are breaking with tradition:
A Shift From Rustic Barn Weddings to Ethereal Woodland Receptions
Rustic weddings — taking place in or near a lit-up barn, with a lot of wooden boards and mason jars — were all the rage last year. In 2014, couples will embrace the great outdoors even more wholly, opting for whimsical woodland weddings. The Knot elaborates, “The big wedding theme this year looks rustic and natural with sophisticated, glam accents. So maybe the centerpieces are branchy and green with lots of lush flowers and a pop of sparkle with a sequin or faux fur table overlay. For fashion, long wedding veils and gowns with ethereal lace and floral embellishments are romantic ideas. Your bridesmaids can echo the look with sparkly, mismatched dresses and loose braids in their hair.”
Brides and grooms can complete the look with “a tent (lit with twinkle lights),” The Knot adds. Tent rentals for weddings can be as simple — or as elaborate — as you like. Couples can decorate wedding tent rentals with strands of lights, twinkle lights, or lights topped with small globes. Complete the ethereal look by coupling solid table linen rentals — including table clothes and chair covers — with sheer (mesh or tulle fabric) table runners and sashes.
Check Your Smartphone at the Door
Couples are favoring two opposite extremes: banning smartphone and social media at their weddings altogether or overtly asking guests to capture moments on Facebook and Instagram. Some couples are asking guests not to bring smartphones (or to check them at the door with their coats). Others are embracing social media completely, MSN reports. Social media embracing spouses may ask friends and family to use a particular hashtag when posting pictures online.
Tying the knot? Know what’s in and what’s out. Throw an mystical, woodsy bash with tent rentals for weddings and sparkly lights, and decided whether you want to encourage — or restrict — guests’ time on Facebook.
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