4 Wedding Trends That Leave Many (Maybe Even You) Wondering “Why?”

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Wedding trends are often fun, unique ideas that many find to be interesting and inspirational. Then again, there are some that often leave many just scratching their heads.

Let’s take a look at a few of those:

1. Trashing the dress
Trashing the dress, according to Wikipedia, is “is a style of wedding photography that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment in which it is out of place.” But it goes beyond just a contrast between the locale and the elegant gown, but encourages the destruction of the garment by having a paint fight, rolling around in mud, diving into the ocean, even setting the gown on fire.

The result is often some amazing photos, but can cause some serious safety issues. A bride in Canada drowned during her trash the dress session.

So, how far is too far?

2. Bridesmaids wearing white dresses
Wedding traditions aren’t followed as they once were. Some couples don’t do the traditional bouquet or garter toss, others forgo the traditional wedding cake. But one tradition that has held on is that no one, except for the bride, of course, is allowed to wear white.

But, thanks to Pippa Middleton, that tradition is is being pushed aside. After she wore that Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen white dress, we’re seeing more bridesmaids in white (or light neutrals like ecru or eggshell).

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3. Dressed up wedding pets
Having your pet attend the wedding is one thing, but some couples are even giving them entire outfits too! You have to admit this pup is pretty cute, but are you over the dressed up dog?

So, are dogs dressed in entire outfits of suits and gowns cute, or just silly?

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4. Excessively Photoshopped wedding photos
Photoshop, or similar software, can be a photographers dream. They can adjust the brightness, turn a color photo into black and white, and easily make other enhancements to their photos.

But is too much a bad thing?

The original photo by Quinn Miller of the entire bridal party being chased down by a T-Rex was pretty funny.

But we’re now seeing other versions with bridal parties being chased by such threats as more T-Rexes, AT-ATs (the armored walkers seen in Return of the Jedi for those of you who don’t speak Star Wars), chased by Decepticons (from the Transformers movies), and (my favorite) the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters.

So, funny and creative? Or just too much?

Photo by Quinn Miller

What do you think of these wedding trends? Are you planning on doing something? What others have you seen? Let me know. I’d love to hear about them. Contact me at 937-235-2586 or at jean@weddingsfromtheheart.net.

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