A wedding entails making many decisions. When you’re planning your wedding, you’ll need to make dozens of them before your big day. So how do you begin to choose all the elements? Upcoming wedding trends can help you narrow down your décor, menu and reception options so you can have the unforgettable ceremony of your dreams. If you’re looking for some nuptial inspiration, here are some of the top wedding trends for 2018 you might want to consider.

Bouquet Trends

While many women still choose traditional wedding flowers like lilies and roses, more rustic forms of plantsare being used in bouquets, corsages and wedding decorations. This is a trend well suited to Australia, as our dry climate and high temperatures means that we have plenty of drought-tolerant, succulent and perennial plants to choose from. You can create environmentally-friendly bouquets and arrangements with proteas, wattle, eucalyptus leaves and kangaroo paws just to name a few.

Dining Trends

Local, organic and farm-to-table eating has never been more popular, so it’s only natural that this would be a wedding food trend for 2018. This means having a menu that relies on season-based produce, preferably sourced from local farms and businesses, and ensuring all your choices are sustainable options. When choosing a caterer for your event, make sure that they can either provide the above or can adjust their menus to offer you what you want. It’s usually more time- and cost-effective to use the catering facilities at your wedding venue.

Reception Trends

While dancing and music are still firm favourites at wedding receptions, the actual entertainment that guests will enjoy before eating or while waiting for the bridal couple to complete photography has stepped up a notch. Think about offering interactive entertainment to guests. If your wedding reception area has a courtyard, you could set up lawn games such as bowling, croquet and more. You could also set up a DIY photography booth, or anything else that you think that would keep people occupied. It’s a great way to get guests to mingle amongst each other and break the ice between strangers.

To make sure it’s easy to implement any trend you’re interested in, it helps if you’re working with a catering, ceremony and reception venue that’s willing to lend a hand to make it happen. If you’re still looking to nail your Melbourne wedding venue, contact Merrimu Receptions,who can help you create a unique and memorable occasion for your big day.