The Pew Research Center says that about 8% of the millennials (the largest age group in America) will be saying “I Do’s” in 2018. Born in the 80’s and 90’s, economic recessions helped shape their adolescent life. Millennials are smart, social media-savvy shoppers, that always seek value and quality in goods and services. Many millennial brides are designing and planning their own nuptials to look less like it’s from a typical wedding magazine, and more like it came straight out of the Pinterest (with the help of Etsy). Here are three interesting wedding trends pioneered by millennials getting married this year:
1) Macaron tower replaces traditional wedding cake
From Macaron towers to Donut walls, more and more millennial brides are going for unconventional yet tasty desserts. These unusual desserts are proving to be a big hit with guests and wedding parties regardless of age. Millennial couples are ditching the concept of a traditional wedding cake and opting for more cost-efficient, social media worthy, and uniquely different desserts for everyone to enjoy.
2) Bridal Registry can now accept CASH
Because so many millennial couples have moved away from registering for traditional dining and cookware, cash is perfectly acceptable as the Bridal Registry now. A few years ago, asking for money or a check was simply unacceptable. But this trend continues to rise with millennial couples. Why not help them with down payment on a house instead of cluttering their apartment with the gifts that never get used? From overseas honeymoons to house appliances, millennials are making cash as a trendy wedding registry must.
3) Brunch Wedding
Getting married at Brunch? It’s become a huge trend now. Brunch is the number one meal that the Millennial couples look forward to on the weekends. Dinner is no longer the main meal with them. So why not get married during the most important meal of the day? There’s no rule your wedding must take place at night. Brides and grooms will save so much money over the night time wedding too. And the caterers can serve better, more popular brunch food items. Imagine Bloody Marys and Mimosas with waffles and chicken wings.