The Evolution of the Wedding

The Evolution of the Wedding

An interesting topic came up in a Disc Jockey forum on facebook today. The topic of photo booths at weddings. Is it a trend that’s here to stay or will it fizzle out?

Thinking about weddings in general, weddings have evolved and changed a great deal in the past 20 years. 20 years ago, it was very common to see 200-300 people at a wedding. Everyone dressed in tuxedos and evening gowns. And all the formalities you could jam into an 8 hour period.

Now we see everything from the classic and conservative to the wild and crazy club atmosphere, to the backyard barbecue and everything in between.

Instead of a formal 8 course meal, we’re seeing more buffets or multiple food stations with all sorts of food that we crave. Instead of cookie trays and pastry tables, brides are electing to have candy bars and jelly bean buffets.

And when it comes to entertainment, we have gotten away from the Mexican sombreros, blow up instruments, and the cheesy rendition of Tom Cruise in Risky Business or the Blues Brothers. Now we have glow necklaces and funky sunglasses and people singing, “I’m sexy and I know it.”
The demand for extras is at an all time high. Everything from uplighting a room to match the colors of the wedding, custom monograms to put the couple’s name in lights, and photo booths to send the guests home with a commemorative piece of history from their friend’s wedding.

So what’s next? Pinball machines? Virtual Reality games? Pyrotechnics? Any way you slice it, trends will come and trends will go. I’m just curious to see where we go from here.