Elegant fairytale weddings with all-white décor and five course meals are still classic, but the latest wedding trend is to take something familiar and make it amazing and unexpected – doughnut wall anyone? Here are some amazing trends making it big, and don’t stress if you want to do them all. An RCS Personal Loan means you can!

 

COMFORT FOOD

We love food trucks and cute canapés, but interactive food stations are the new craze. Reimagine your favourite dishes and give guests what they really want – gourmet burgers and fancy fries, rustic pizza and drool-worthy dessert bars. And don’t forget to throw in some midnight snack packs for those all-night partiers.

 

 

DRINK STATION

Great Gatsby-themed cocktails are popular for fancy affairs, but you can also satisfy all your guests with a great selection of local wines, craft beer and craft gin. Have a nice selection supervised by a knowledgeable hipster and you’re good to go.

GREENERY

The 2017 Pantone colour of the year is greenery – a fresh and zesty shade between green and yellow. You’ll see lush ferns, ivy and other leafy greens taking centre stage while flowers are used for detailing. Incorporate greenery into any setting with wreaths, garlands and potted plants. Or simply, get married outdoors!

 

 

 

ENGAGE YOUR GUESTS

Finally couples are realising that the photo hour between the ceremony and reception is a little yawn-worthy. Old-school lawn games like croquet, giant Jenga and horseshoe toss will help break the ice and get guests mingling. You can find all of these online at I Do Inspirations.

 

PLAYFUL AND COLOURFUL

Although blush pink is this year’s “it” colour, more brides are opting for colourful, fun weddings. Bring out your inner child with rainbow-coloured drip cakes, confetti-inspired stationery and bright bridesmaid dresses. But be warned, it can take hours of Pinterest planning to nail down just the right shades of mint and candy floss pink.

 

MIXED METALS

Feel free to add a little shine to your wedding décor with a mixture of gold, silver, rose gold and copper. From vases and candleholders to stationery detail, it’s a trend with endless options. Throw in some marble accents and you can’t go wrong.

 

 

WOW FACTOR DÉCOR

Think epic balloon installations, big paper lanterns, flower arches, giant light-up letters and maybe even a sparkly piñata. You can find some quirky décor on Superbalist and cool lighting online at The In Thing.

 

BE TECH-SAVVY

There are so many cool new ways to document getting married: create a save-the-date video like this one, swap the traditional photo booth for a rad animated gif booth and let your guests document your wedding for you by using a custom hashtag.

 

HAVE THE BEST WEDDING EVER WITH AN RCS PERSONAL LOAN

Did you know that you can apply for an RCS Personal Loan and get R150 000 in 24 hours? That means that you don’t have to wait to start planning the wedding of your dreams. With flexible repayment options and free monthly statements, you can dance the night away knowing that you’ve got this handled.