2018 is shaping up to be a transformative year for the wedding industry. Certain traditions are being set aside, while new ones are gaining ground. Here are a few ideas to make your wedding an event your guests won’t forget.

  1. Balloon Decorations

Instead of expensive floral arrangements, couples are choosing to decorate with balloons. These inexpensive items save money while adding brightness and style. You can use only selected colors that conform to a specific palette or bundle a bunch of different ones to create a burst of multi-colored flair. In any case, the cost savings let you direct a large portion of your budget to other expenses, such as a destination honeymoon or a larger guest list.

  1. Smaller Wedding Parties

In the past, brides and grooms have notably assembled large wedding parties, asking all their friends, siblings, and other family members to participate. This year, wedding parties are trending smaller, with couples choosing only their closest friends and relatives to act as a maid of honor and best man along with one or two bridesmaids and groomsmen. What might be sacrificed in grandeur is made up for by the increased intimacy of the event.

  1. The After Party

The wedding reception can be as active as the ceremony, with the bride and groom being led through a series of steps, from the first dance to cutting the cake and throwing the bouquets. Meanwhile, they must act as hosts, greeting and thanking perhaps hundreds of guests. Overall, there’s little time to relax. This year, increased focus is on the party after the party, where the couple can kick back with their closest friends and decompress after the day’s events.

To book a beautiful reception venue for your wedding this year, contact Eastlyn Golf Course & The Greenview Inn in Cumberland County. In addition to 18 luxurious holes and a fully stocked pro shop, we offer full-service indoor and outdoor venues for weddings, work receptions, and anniversary parties. Call (856) 691-5558 x 3 to reserve a date.