If you have weddings to attend this spring, or are planning your own big day, you’ll undoubtedly notice a few quirky and inspiring trends coming through. From creative light installations to glam bars and vintage accents, many couples are ditching tradition in favour of more fun and personalized touches. At Merrimu, we are one of Melbourne’s best wedding venues and we are getting ready for a huge spring filled with many beautiful weddings. We have put together some of the biggest trends we think you’ll likely see throughout weddings this spring.

Creative Lighting

Creating the perfect ambience is what it’s all about. Whether it’s pretty string lights weaved throughout floral arrangements or wedding venues decorated with bespoke basket lanterns, neon installations and subtle coloured candles, couples are choosing to reinvent wedding lighting with a creative array of illumination options.

Vintage Accents

Couples are choosing to add classic touches to contemporary weddings with uncycled and vintage items such as typewriters, vintage cars, quill pens and hand-held mirrors. These accents pair well with the on-trend bold and moody colour palette of deep blues, purples and greens.

Cake Alternative Are Here to Stay

While unconventional wedding cakes have been around for a while, the trend is only going to get stronger this spring. Doughnut towers, pancake stacks and macaron stands are all becoming popular with couples wanting to inject personality into their dessert choice and give guests something they will be excited to eat at the end of the evening.

Say Goodbye to Strapless Wedding Dresses

This spring sees strapless wedding dresses losing their appeal. In fact, many brides getting married next year will be wearing gowns with sleeves. Taking inspiration from Megan Markle’s luminous long-sleeved, boat-necked Givenchy wedding gown, spring 2019 wedding dresses will see the return of classic cuts, simple fabrics and minimalist designs.

Festival-style Line-ups

Gone are the days of choosing just a band or DJ. We are now seeing couples change things up, with two or more bands playing throughout the evening, a mix of musical acts, different DJs in different rooms, karaoke, silent discos and even large scale gospel choirs are making an appearance. When it comes to music, couples are trying to bring something new and exciting to the mix.

Out-of-the-Box Entertainment

Who doesn’t love entertainment at a wedding? but this trend is going further than the traditional photo booth or champagne fountain. Couples are choosing elaborate entertainment for their guests including acrobatic performers, fireworks, sketch artists, anything to make their wedding even more unique.

The Addition of a Glam Bar

This bar doesn’t serve drinks, instead, it’s an all-in-one hair and makeup salon right at your reception. Spring is seeing more couples booking beauty companies for their guests to provide glamour makeup and hair services on the day, creating a unique and fun experience your guests are sure to love.

Smaller Weddings

This spring, less is definitely more as couples look to optimise their wedding budget by becoming more conscious of the length of their guest list, choosing only to invite those nearest and dearest to them in the hope of offering a better quality of experience.

Weddings these days are all about creating an event to remember, and an event that is entirely unique to the couple. One thing that never goes out of style is a stunning wedding venue and at Merrimu, that’s exactly what we can provide. Our award-winning heritage inspired venue is a favourite among Melbourne couples, with stunning interiors and manicured gardens, Merrimu will certainly provide a unique and memorable wedding venue that will keep your guests talking for years to come. Contact us today to book a tour of our beautiful venue and meet with our high qualified wedding planners. Let us bring your dream wedding to life.

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