Everyone wants their wedding to be “perfect,” but every couple’s definition of perfect is different. In the wedding industry, no two weddings are ever the same, and a fair number of couples come up with some, shall we say, unusual requests. Here are six of the weirdest wedding trends happening now.
Themed weddings are not new. Brides have chosen color themes, floral motifs, even time periods as a backdrop to their nuptials. (Ever been to a Renaissance-themed wedding?) That’s not what we’re referring to here. People who are really, really passionate about a certain thing can have a hard time keeping that exuberance for their interest away from their wedding. They will fashion the wedding after their passion.
So, now we are seeing some very “out there” events such as the Star-Wars-themed wedding, (Does the invitation begin with “In a galaxy far, far away. . .?) and llama-themed weddings. (Are the guests asked to dress as Sherpas?) We have so many questions.
Instead of providing food for guests, some couples have decided to make their weddings, BYOD (Bring Your Own Dinner). Instead of providing a catered meal, the bride and groom ask their guests to bring a dish with them. Considering guests have likely already spent a significant amount of money on travel, gifts, and hotel accommodations, is asking them to bring their own dinner really the way to make people excited about attending your wedding? We’re just confused by this trend.
Special Procession Dances
Another weird trend that doesn’t seem to be stopping is the YouTube-inspired choreographed dances bridal parties are doing down the aisle. For this weird wedding trend, one-by-one, members of the bridal party shake their booty to a pop song down the church (or synagogue) aisle until the whole party is present at the altar. While the original that inspired the trend was adorable, too many are just well, awkward.
Trending in Japan, instead of having an actual person perform the ceremony, you can have a robot do the job. Robot manufacturer Kokoro has manufactured a robot that serves as a wedding officiant. In the world of self-driving cars, AI, and IoT, we can’t say we’re surprised, but there’s something to be said for making your ceremony more, rather than less, human.
Life-Sized Bride Cake
Some brides have started ordering life-sized replicas of their wedding dresses in cake form. One bride in Dallas went so far as to order an actual replica of herself in cake form. While we are all for wildly creative cakes, a five-foot-tall, 400-pound cake seems a bit over the top even to us.
Think nuptials at the altar are too boring? You can always say your I-do’s while jumping off a platform and plunging several hundred feet to the ground. There are companies that specialize in wedding bungee adventures.The bride and groom fall for each other all over again while the guests look on.