It’s no surprise to many brides and grooms (or anyone fantasizing about fairy tale weddings) that summer is known as the wedding season. June is considered to be the start of the most popular time for weddings, and naturally, Disney’s own Disney Fairy Tale Weddings Team has not failed to notice this pattern. This year, Disney’s Ever After blog has further acknowledged the summer wedding season by sharing the trends and features that you should keep an eye out for while you’re attending (or planning) a wedding or vow renewal this summer!
Some of Disney’s predictions for the summer of 2022 were particularly predictable and sensible: “long sunny days, tropical aesthetics, bold sunsets, and vibrant blooms” — not to mention wedding ceremonies or vow renewals located by the ocean, which is also to be expected in a time when waterfront Disney destinations are really in their element.
However, there were some unexpected additions as well. The wedding planners and wedding consultants who create beautiful wedding days for Disney Fairy Tale Weddings couples have also shared that a lot of couples are feeling nostalgic and bringing lots of vintage style into their weddings and wedding receptions at Disney destinations.
Recent years have shown a dramatic shift in wedding culture in America: engaged couples are more and more interested in genuinely low-key, out-of-the-box, and economical weddings instead of formal, glamorous, and grand affairs. According to the team of wedding planners and wedding consultants behind Disney Weddings, this is even more prevalent in the summertime as brides and grooms try to balance the realities of hot summer days with their magical fairy tale moments!
The Ever After blog has reported that Disney Fairy Tale Wedding clients are booking casual entertainment like “lawn games, magicians, balloon artists, a ukulele player, or a big-band performance” for their summer days — and since wedding favors are one of the most wasteful parts of a wedding, Disney Weddings has shared that many engaged couples are now opting “to gift their wedding guests more practical wedding favors with a personalized twist. Like a Corkcicle canteen or even personalized sunscreen bottles”.
It might not seem like there would be much Disney magic in a Corckcicle reusable water bottle, but Disney’s collaboration with Corkcicle makes the suggestion a sensible one. Couples’ efforts to make their weddings more eco-friendly and sustainable also have become a huge part of the wedding season, so a reusable drink ties in well!
If a Corkcicle bottle seems a little underwhelming, Disney is apparently redeeming itself with some extra Disney magic in menus for couples who want it with Disney signatures like Dole Whips, Mickey ice cream bars, and Moana shaved ice. Are any of these Disney wedding trends and summer wedding trends in line with your own upcoming wedding or one that you’ve recently attended?
Are you a Disney bride who would prefer glamourous Disney princess weddings in front of Cinderella Castle or a Disney bride who would prefer laid-back modern weddings in Disney destinations?