There have been big group weddings for a long, long time now, and they seem to be becoming even more popular as people are trying to skirt the extensive costs associated with a ceremony.
A bunch of couples get together, pay for everything together, there’s no reception so that’s a whole lot of money saved right there, and you won’t even need to worry about flowers. You show up with your honey, you get married, and you go home. It definitely seems faster to do it this way, but if you want something that will actually be memorable, this isn’t the way to go.
Succulents are great for a lot of reasons. They're supposedly easy to take care of, they don't wilt quickly, and they're small enough to be easy additions to the decoration. But it seems that every wedding has figured these things out, and so they've started to pop up at every wedding. They are, however, strangely difficult to take care of, so giving them out as favors don't really work as well.
You don't want people to think of your wedding as something that will die. They've also become a little dated, so if you want your wedding pictures to be timeless, it might be best to turn your back on these plant options.
Chalkboards, Chalkboards, Chalkboards
Have you been to a wedding in the last ten years? Then you have seen one of these chalkboards at the front of the reception. Maybe the wedding itself as well. In moderation, or as a special thing, they're fine, but every single wedding has to have them nowadays. The shabby-chic look is so big that it's basically become the standard for most weddings nowadays.
It makes sense – they're pretty cheap, they're easy to move around, and they can be customized to say whatever you want. Thing is, everybody is doing them, which makes them something that weddings have been avoiding forever: normal.
Overly-Complicated Seating Charts
Most weddings are going to need a seating chart, but if you're on Pinterest checking out the latest creative ways people have done them, prepare for a dose of reality.
They're often difficult to set up, and you know they'll never look as good as they do on Pinterest. Aren't things busy enough when you're trying to get your big day ready? Just put the cards on a big table at the front and save everybody the hassle. Better yet, just let them fend for themselves – that way if they're sitting next to somebody they don't like it's their own fault, not yours.
Unique Food Combinations
People have been eating food for a long time. Decades, at least. We kind of know what goes well with what, so there's no reason to break the mold when it's dinnertime at your reception. Some couples have taken to creating unique food combinations like salmon mac and cheese, just to stand out a little more, but people don't want their food to stand out unless it's quality.
Chicken might be a bit on the boring side, but people like it. It's good. And it's healthy! Nothing better than that. You can have some interesting options, as well, but make sure there are some standards you can depend on.