INSTA SAVE THE DATES
San Francisco-based Social Print Studio will print your couple selfies (or shots of your wedding inspiration, if you prefer) and turn them into a pick’n’mix of save the dates (from £10 for 24 Double Squares, socialprintstudio. com). It ships worldwide.
This Etsy-fuelled craft has become popular in Australia and the US, where brides have been using them to add a boho luxe flavour to altars, dining rooms and photo areas (above).
It’s time to think past the usual food truck standbys, says New York-based wedding planner Danielle Rothweiler. One wedding that I’m working on will be using a food truck with carnival food such as funnel cake [deep-fried cakes, right] and zeppole [sweet fritters].’
Silver, gold and copper have become increasingly popular in 2015, and will be the big colour for French weddings in 2016,’ says Fete In France’s Anne Mulvihill. From a single showpiece (top) to an entire metallic-themed wedding, they are easy to combine with different wedding styles, and allow you to try different accent colours.’
What better way for guests to ditch their post-wedding hangover than with some bespoke coffee the morning after. Personalised bags of coffee are now a very popular wedding favour,’ says Larissa Banting from Weddings Costa Rica, who says couples create their own labels and blends.
Giving your maids getting-ready-rompers instead of robes is a must for cool NY brides, says Merci New York’s Jacqueline Weppner. It’s a more updated look, and much more appreciated by girls who have a pile of bridesmaids bathrobes already lying in their closets!’
These glimmering pockets of stone lined with crystals are fast becoming the hottest must-have for quirky US nuptials. Use as place settings (top left), recreate out of sugar to sit atop cakes or hand out as favours.