Featured on Wedding Spot – Top Wedding Trends for 2014 by Trish Lee

Wedding Spot is the premiere source for finding your wedding venue – think Kayak for wedding venues. In a three-part series, Trish Lee gives her expert advice on all things weddings. Her first two articles covered timeless wedding dress styles and top bridal trends. Today, Trish Lee shares her vision on the top wedding reception trends for 2014 on Wedding Spot. Spread the word because it’s all fun and games!

Fun and games

From a simple ice cream bar to something bigger like the hottest new food truck pulling up at midnight to feed your party, what better way to surprise your guests and show them how much you care by feeding them after the revelry? Other ways to up the fun factor include featuring classic lawn games like bocce ball, corn hole and croquet, where guests can be a little silly before they sit-down for dinner. Also in this trend is the after-party where can either keep the party going, or take things down a notch for a casual end to the evening. The back room at your favorite local bar? Perfect.

Non-traditional venues

Couples are finding more creative, personal ways to tie the knot. Non-traditional venues include farms, boats, warehouses, local restaurants, or a friend’s backyard. These off-the-beaten-path venues offer more flexibility and can sometimes be more budget-friendly. Oftentimes, non-traditional venues also add another element of discovery for your guests. Look at Kona Coffee PlantationThe California Academy of SciencesChabot Space and Science CenterConservatory of Flowers, and the Brooklyn Historical Society (pictured below). Be inspired to make the unusual choice.

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