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Wild about Harry: How the royal wedding will disrupt the industry in 2018

Posted on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:58 am

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It’s time to dust off the Union Jack memorabilia from 2011–another royal wedding is upon us. And while your first inclination is to sigh at the thought of a heavily saturated 24-hour news cycle, the fact is that this unprecedented event will impact the industry in 2018 and beyond.
So, what should you be prepared for?
2018 Trends Will Pivot Mid-Year
‘Tis the season for 2018 wedding trend predictions–what people will wear, florals, destination locations, and everything in between. That being said, expect some trends to shift depending on the selections of Prince Harry and Meghan. After the wedding of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, we saw couples toss the Mason jars aside for a more luxe approach. We’ll see a similar scenario this go around with anything wedding-related that Meghan touches selling out in minutes.
Second Weddings Will Come out of Hiding
It’s no secret that this is not Meghan’s first walk down the aisle, so expect a larger conversation about how the perception of “encore celebrations” have evolved with the modern times. Should brides still shun white? How big a celebration should you have? Does it (better yet–should it) still matter? Prince Harry and Meghan’s Big Day will officially force a conversation that should be had.