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Apparently, these are the most overdone wedding trends of 2018

Evoke.ie logoEvoke.ie 04/07/2018 Claire Murrihy

a group of people sitting posing for the camera © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland There’s a difference between what happens at every wedding and wedding trends.

For example, the bride will almost always wear a version of white, rings will always be exchanged and you will most definitely have to sit through speeches!

Wedding trends, however, are little touches or ideas that are applied to a couple’s big day to make them stand out more.

Related: Why Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew's Wedding Was So Iconic (provided by Good Housekeeping)


Popular wedding trends include photo booths, signature cocktails, wedding hashtags and dessert tables.

However, if you want to be unique, you’re probably better off steering clear of Pinterest because as soon as a new fad is introduced, it’s suddenly everywhere and within months it’s overdone!

To find out what couples should avoid in 2018, Independent.co.uk spoke to wedding planners to learn what they believe are the most overdone wedding trends:

Over-the-top wedding cakes

Gone are the days of the multi-tiered iced fruitcake!

Nowadays, it’s all naked cakes, semi-naked cakes, deconstructed cakes (a la Meg and Harry) and macaroon towers.

Anything for that perfect Instagram shot, right?

Decorated walls

We can blame Kim and Kanye for this one! Their dramatic wedding kiss in front of a wall of white flowers sparked a major trend for decorated walls. 

However, Robin Weil of weddingplanner.co.uk says that both ‘doughnut and flower walls seem to be everywhere’ this year!

So, if you want to forge your own path, give them a miss…

Dramatic entrances

Unless it’s absolutely hilarious or incredibly sweet, dramatic entrances have had their day.

Mostly they just end up being really cringeworthy and probably cost a fortune to set up! Did you see the flying veil viral video?

According to Hamish Shephard of Bridebook.co.uk, it’s time to give it a rest because ‘we’ve seen it all’!

Lots of bridesmaids

We get it, you have a lot of friends. There’s no need to parade them in front of everyone on your wedding day!

Shephard says that the ‘bridesmaid army’ trend started in the US and quickly caught on across the water.

However, he maintains that having more than four bridesmaids crams the altar and takes away from the ceremony. 

Light up letters

They’ve been popular for a few years now but Weil believes that light-up letters should definitely join the ‘overdone wedding trend’ list. 

The letters usually spell out the couple’s initials, the wedding hashtag or ‘Mr & Mrs’ but it seems we’ve had enough now.

Then again, if you love these trends and want to have them as part of your wedding day, who cares what anyone else thinks? You guys do you.

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