Here are some wedding trends we can expect to see in 2017:

Ditch the Second Location

Instead of having a break after the ceremony and having a few hours in between the ceremony and the reception, expect to see couples keeping everything at the same location so they can keep the wedding vibe alive. This can easily be accomplished by having outdoor games for your guests if your wedding is indoors, and having the staff clear away chairs and other ceremony decor and replace it with tables, chairs, and a portable bar or candy station.

Connecting with your Spouse

Unfortunately, even though the wedding day should be about the bride and groom, they rarely have time to spend with each other the day of. We’re seeing more and more newlyweds take a few moments with their new spouse after the ceremony so they can enjoy their quiet time before joining their guests at the reception.

Say ‘Goodbye’ to Receiving Lines

Receiving lines are a traditional way for the bride and groom to thank everyone for attending their wedding. Chances are, you’ll be mingling at the reception anyways and also be giving a thank-you speech AND sending out thank-you cards. Ditch the awkward receiving line and make more time for your photos.

First Looks

First looks are becoming increasingly popular with couples. Instead of having the husband see his new bride as she first walks down the aisle, bride and grooms are setting aside time before the ceremony to have a private ‘first look’ where only the two of them (and perhaps a photographer) are present.

What trends are you excited for? Let us know by leaving us a comment below!