More and more people are choosing non-traditional venues to get married; spaces that are meaningful to them, and that reflect their personalities - think beachside, the family property or a memorable holiday destination.
Along with the non-traditional venues, we're noticing a shift towards DIY and more scaled-back events, and while it's undeniably more work, there's something really special about family and friends coming together to create a celebration. A wedding planner might be called in to coordinate everything on the day, so guests can make the most of the occasion.
Regardless of the size of your event, a lot goes into it, and it's realistic there will be some waste. More and more couples are opting for eco-friendly options as our consciousness grows around what we're doing and how it impacts on the world around us. Couples want a wedding that doesn't 'cost the earth' so we're more likely to see home-grown flowers and produce from the local farmers' market and suppliers.
The skill in planning for most, is in being able to honour traditions, while blending in those personal touches in spaces and places that hold some special significance. Couples are acknowledging the past, thinking about the present, and doing what's right for them. And what can unfold beautifully is something that's creative and totally genuine.