Have you ever felt a gush of excitement or a rush of adrenaline when you hear that a marriage is on the cards? Do you hear the wedding bells ringing already? Attending a wedding might not be that stressful but planning your own wedding can be a humongous task! If you are about to tie the knot soon or are aiding to plan weddings, you must take a look at these mind-blowing millennial marriage trends that are most likely to rule for a couple of years.
Even if you wish to go the traditional way, there’s no harm peeking into what the Millennials are up to as they shake almost everything up in their lives.
7 Mind-Blowing Millennial Marriage Trends
The below-stated millennial marriage trends absolutely have our hearts! These are not only limited to the diversity of Indian land but also have grabbed the limelight globally. Some of these trends are now invincible owing to the pandemic whereas others have evolved over time to become a refreshing version of the quaint traditions.
1. Tradition with Technology
The occurrence of the pandemic was truly unforeseen and it has facilitated numerous changes. We adapted to a new normal and it has been reflected in every aspect of our lives, be it professional or personal. The occasion of a wedding too is not spared from this evolution! But the millennials have made the most of it by tailoring ‘WedTech’ driven weddings. Such weddings are an amalgamation of tradition and technology.
This concept allows the couple and the families to finalize each and every detail online at their own pace and within the comfort of their own houses. From hand-picking the wedding invitation to shortlisting the wedding venue or from selecting the florist to booking a henna artist, all of these can be finalized in just a few clicks. As a result of this, there is an economization of time and effort. This is also perfect if either or both of the partners are busy with work from home and cannot spare enough time for the wedding preparations.
2. The Joy of Personalization
Millennials truly believe in change. This is evident in how they organize their weddings in comparison to the boomers or the baby boomers. While the latter did not have much of a say in the preparation of their own wedding, the millennials have put a foot down and are adding a personal touch to every detail of the wedding to make their day more special and memorable.
Couples are now customizing the décor, and some of the wedding rituals, and are giving themselves cool social media hashtags. The hashtag trend has almost become a ritual of sorts and the newlyweds-to-be are making the most of it by swamping the social media with these tags. From the pre-wedding photoshoot to the design of the henna, each of these elements reveals a story that is exclusive to each couple. Such couples are making the most efforts to make their nuptial code unique.
3. Hybrid Marriage
We are all familiar with the hybrid workspace and hybrid learning. But a hybrid marriage? Yes! You read that right. These are the new format weddings that have taken a front seat because of the pandemic wherein very limited guests could be invited. Don’t know what they are?
Hybrid weddings are combining the in-person and virtual elements is the crux of a hybrid wedding. From setting up the live streaming to getting the food delivered to the virtual guests, this millennial marriage trend is a novel experience altogether. The virtual guests deck up as they do when they attend the wedding in person. This millennial marriage trend enables the couple to have an intimate ceremony yet have the blessing of each loved one who is away from them. In India, people still prefer a big-fat wedding but the millennials have paved the path for the change by embracing this new format of the wedding.
4. Destination… No, Vicination Wedding
Before the pandemic, a destination wedding was the thing. Every second couple opted for it. The craze for destination weddings soared higher when celebrity couples like Virat Kohli – Anushka Sharma and Deepika Padukone – Ranveer Singh opted for the same. But with the pandemic striking, it became difficult to travel with all the tests being conducted and restrictions being imposed. But a wedding in the vicinity was surely a solution to this.
A vicinity wedding signifies a destination wedding in the vicinity. The couples opt for locations that can be easily traveled to. This not only enriches the couple with the experience of a destination wedding but also aids the locals whose income had significantly reduced due to the pandemic. The celebrity couple Vicky Kaushal – Katrina Kaif too opted for a similar kind of wedding in Rajasthan.
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5. The Delayed Honeymoon
With the majority of couples opting for a destination wedding, the honeymoon almost begins when the wedding festivities start. Additionally, with the wedding being a tiresome experience, couples wait for a couple of months or even a year to officially go on a honeymoon. This also allows the couple to have a well-deserved break from the work stress and steal some time for themselves.
This trend is empowered by the millennials because most of them date or take time for courtship to understand each other before marriage. Thus, with all the above factors coming together, the couple does not feel the immediate need to go on a honeymoon, which has resulted in the trend of a delayed honeymoon.
6. Adorning the Gorgeous Pastel Hues
Ideally, an Asian bride must put on a red wedding outfit or a western bride should wear only a white gown. But this tradition has become less rigid, especially in the last decade. Asian brides are going for pastels instead of reds and western brides too are drifting away from the conventional white gown. They are looking for more colors and something that is out of the box for their special day.
Digressing from the bride, the bridesmaids too are not wearing a common dress. They too are being creative and adorning some exotic colors and atypical silhouettes. This represents the beauty of diversity. Indian celebrities like Alia Bhatt and Anushka Sharma are excellent examples of this change.
7. The Pre-Wedding Party
Previously, the pre-wedding party was mostly divided on the basis of gender. That is the groom-to-be had a bachelor’s party with his male friends and the bride-to-be had a hen’s party with her female friends. But as we all know that change is the only constant. Now, the party at the bridal clan involves the male friends of the brides too and the grooms are inviting their female friends to the bachelor’s party as well.
This change has extended to the traditional church marriages too where the close male friends of the bride are now bridesmen. Similarly, women friends of the groom too are grooms woman. We absolutely admire this revitalizing trend as it erases the gender boundaries from weddings and provides each and every individual an opportunity to enjoy to the fullest and make fond memories that last a lifetime.
Lastly, the millennials want to be in the spotlight of their own wedding ceremony and want all the attention to themselves on their big day. No wedding is complete without ups and downs and highs and lows but all’s well that ends well! Focus on the marriage, not just on the wedding.
With this, we come to an end to our post ‘7 Mind-Blowing Millennial Marriage Trends’. Do you know any more trends associated with millennial weddings? Which of the above-mentioned trends did you like the most? Let us know in the comments down below. Embark on a relationship journey with us, subscribe now!
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