While New Jersey weddings are already in a league of their own, NY and NJ wedding venues and vendors are always looking for that big new thing in event enrichment and entertainment!

So, let’s take a little time to explore some of the biggest New Jersey wedding trends!! 

Casual Indoor/Outdoor Spaces

Wedding venues that offer couples a mix of indoor outdoor spaces to celebrate their nuptials are more popular than ever! These types of venues your guests a little room to spread out and enjoy some fresh air, have a built in back-up plan in case of inclement weather, let your guests kick back and enjoy some outdoor/lawn games, and have an area perfect for doing a sparkler send off at the end of the evening! Think barn, mansion and estate venues… and in NJ we are spoiled in that regard!

Romantic Boho Vibes

Think romantic color palettes with blush, lavender, creams, whites, greens or champagne accents. Think of ceremonies and receptions full of soft whimsical details mixed with some more unique and eclectic style touches! This boho decor is fabulous for interjecting your own personal style, whether that’s a little bit hippie, a little bit ol’ timey or full on romantic. 

Eclectic Tablescaping

Gone are the days when everything has to be matchy-matchy at your wedding! Embrace asymmetry and complementary instead of matching style accents. Think using mismatched vases, candle holders, small floral arrangements or other style elements to create centerpieces that are truly unique and truly reflect your style as a couple!

Lounge Furniture and Lounging Zones

Your guests will thank you if you offer them some cozy and inviting seating areas in the cocktail, reception and after-party spaces. It gives your guests somewhere comfy to have a little rest and enjoy some casual conversation, before getting back to the party! It also gives your guests another place to gather and gab, as not everyone is keen to hang around the bar and dance floor

Mismatched Wedding Parties

Gone are the days when all the bridesmaids and groomsmen are expected to be matchy-matchy! More and more couples are allowing their wedding parties to wear an eclectic mix and match of complementary colors and styles. Think bridesmaids dressed in shades of the same color, in a variety of styles, or groomsmen wearing complementary suits with different ties, bow-ties and pocket squares.

Unique Guest Experiences

Many couples are deciding to forgo a few more traditional wedding elements – favors, paper invitations and huge wedding cakes – and spending the savings on unique entertainment elements for their guests! Think food trucks for dessert/late night snack, cigar rolling, caricature artists, drag performers, audio guestbooks, 360 degree photo booths, roving musicians, acrobats, coffee/espresso bars. The sky’s the limit, and this trend really allows you to incorporate your own personal style in the event! It also makes your wedding extra memorable for your guests!