5 Do’s and Don’ts For Your 2017 Wedding

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Happy New Year Everyone!!! I feel like 2016 went by way too fast. From having a baby (y’all he’s almost one!) to moving across the country, this year has been one for the books and will be pretty hard to beat!  I’m super excited about 2017 and all the fun stuff I have planned.  Well, engagement season is in full swing and everyone needs ideas and wants to know the latest wedding styles so they can start planning away. I’m going to share with you my top 5 Do’s and Don’ts for your 2017 wedding. Because we all want to be told what we should and shouldn’t do right?!

Perhaps the biggest excitement will be the launch of my online wedding boutique which will be revealed in just a couple weeks! I’m super excited to share with you all what I have in store.

What are some of your goals and dreams for 2017? I’d love to hear!

5 Do’s and Don’ts For Your 2017 Wedding


First Look 

These are a keeper. So many brides say the First Look is truly magical.  There is something oh so romantic about getting to see your soon-to-be husband or wife all alone before the ceremony. Plus, it makes for some awesome photos to look back on.  The look your photographer can capture on your grooms’ face as he sees you in your wedding dress for the first time is priceless.  For some brides seeing your groom before the ceremony is a big no-no.  If you are a bride to be I’m sure you have asked yourself this question many times.


Stick with lush greenery and wild flowers. Overgrown florals are becoming more popular. Every Bride loves the dramatic boutique, lots of greenery down the tables, and hanging floral centerpieces. You can’t have enough flowers and greenery to make your whole wedding pop! Brides are loving that eclectic look and are adding lots of flowers and greenery to unique places.

Destination Weddings

Couples are not wanting the average these days. The destination trend is definitely on the rise. But seriously, who doesn’t want to get married in Costa Rice, London, Mexico, or some exotic Island?! Plus if you want to knock down your wedding list a destination wedding is your choice!

Dynamic Desserts 

There will always be a place for the traditional wedding cake but more couples are embracing alternatives such as doughnuts, cookies, hot chocolate bar, or cheesecake!! Can’t go wrong with more dessert, plus your guest will be happy and well feed.



Because everyone has smart phones these days, couples are taking more advantage of technology with having customizable snapchat geofilters, Instagram hashtags, we’ve also heard of brides live streaming there ceremony as many vendors are offering that in there wedding package.


Receiving Line

You may disagree with me, but try something different for your receiving line. Lots of people are saying they aren’t a fan. It can create a barrier for your fun celebration and can become too formal. Instead, you may opt to greet your guest during cocktail hour or throughout the night.

Don’t Pick a Spot that’s Extremely Far Away From Your Reception 

Book a ceremony venue that’s nearby or at the same place as your reception and you’ll have way more time for things like photos and talking with your guests. Keeping your ceremony space close to or at your reception venue is the easiest way to cut down your costs (on venue rental, transportation and even photography and videography), simplify your planning and cut down on logistics, like figuring out how your entire bridal party is going to get from the ceremony to the cocktail hour (not to mention all the guests).

Don’t Stress About your Guest

Don’t stress about your guests and or spend time wondering if they are having a fun time. One thing many brides do–and I’m guilty of it myself–is worry about your guest and try to hard to please everyone. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the most beautiful day that you worked so hard for. Your guests will be fine.


Don’t Wear White As a Guest 

Wearing a white dress to a wedding when you’re not the bride is still generally not super appropriate. The bride should get to be the one to stand out on her wedding day. When picking out your outfit for the day, don’t reach for the white dress.

Don’t Coordinate Day Of Wedding 

You’ve organized every minute detail so far, so why shouldn’t you be in charge on the wedding day? Because you won’t be able to relax. Hiring a coordinator for the day can be a lifesaver. Sometimes getting a good friend is the perfect option. While you’re getting pampered, they’ll be setting up and fixing any crisis that may occur. When everything isn’t going perfectly, you won’t be the one to know. Trust us — peace of mind is worth the extra expense.


Hope you enjoyed the 5 Do’s and Don’ts For Your 2017 Wedding!

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Katherine King
Thanks for stopping by my website and shop! Please share your ideas and wedding aspirations with me! Hope to see you on Pinterest, YouTube, or Instagram soon. ;) Katherine King Founder, Dream Wedding DIY

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