Global wedding trends that are ‘in’ this season | Daily News

Global wedding trends that are ‘in’ this season

When Ashley Yore and Derek Ultican were planning their wedding, the question of the garter and bouquet tosses didn’t come up.

“It just wasn’t something I ever wanted to do,” said the 33-year-old Yore, who lives in Tampa, Florida.

“Maybe because a lot of our friends are married already. We’re just not a super-traditional couple. We wanted everyone to be part of the party and enjoy themselves,” she added.

They’re not alone. According to The Knot’s 2018 Real Wedding Study, many couples are going their own way when it comes to longstanding traditions. Just 33 per cent of more than 14,000 US brides and grooms surveyed by the bridal site went the time-worn garter route, down from 41 per cent in 2016. As for bouquets, 45 per cent tossed, down from 53 per cent in 2016.

Wedding dresses with sleeves have been making a comeback for several years, but Isom Johnson said it’s all about statement sleeves these days. It’s a way to bring a bit more glamour, romance and drama to a couple’s big Instagram-worthy moment, she said. “It’s the ’70s bell sleeve, the split sleeve and over-the-top lace. There are sleeves that are chiffony and whimsical,” Isom Johnson said. Capes and capelets have also taken off, she said.

Many couples are also looking to honour each other in private ways, perhaps following the cues of Meghan Markle and, later, her pal Priyanka Chopra when Chopra wed Nick Jonas. Markle revealed last September that her May wedding dress included a small piece of a blue dress she wore on her first date with Prince Harry.



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