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Out with the old and in with the hashtag, the modern millennial bride is mixing things up when she says "I Do!"

Lauren Porter
Aug, 30, 2016

Millennials are taking weddings to the next level.

The modern bride and her groom are nixing tradition when it comes to big day nuptials and we’re here for it.
You’ll know you’re at a millennial wedding when you see these 7 things:

Say Yes to a Non-White Dress

Not all brides are rocking white gowns when standing at the altar. From off-white to blush, golden hues to bright colors, brides are saying no to all white and bringing on the color. 

#Hashtags

When capturing photos of the lucky in love newlyweds on their big day, make sure you use their custom hashtag when posting to social. More and more couples are adopting festive and quirky hashtags on Instagram as an additional theme to their big day. When NBA star Isaiah Thomas wed now-wife Kayla Wallace, the couple used #LittlePeopleBigLove as their day of moniker to poke fun at he and his wife's height but also their everlasting love for one another. 

Experience vs. Event

It's all about the experience when it comes to modern day weddings. More invested in lifestyle moments, millennials are creating full on endeavors attached to their big day. Whether it's a entire weekend long extravanganza are an all day and night affair, come ready to bask in a complete experience that wouldn't dare leave you disappointed. 

Good Bye Wedding Cake. Hello Donut Wall.

More and more brides are ditching the concept of a traditional wedding cake and opting for more cost effective, photo worthy, yummy sweet treats for their guests to enjoy. The new craze? Donut walls. 

Another way to spice up the dessert table is naked cakes--layered cakes sans all that extra icing and fondant are all the rave these days. 

Loving this #nakedcake with pretty flowers by @amycakes7 as seen #onGWS today {link in profile to the wedding} 📷: @geneoh

A photo posted by Green Wedding Shoes / Jen (@greenweddingshoes) on

Time to Bust a Move 

Bridal parties aren't just full of girlfriends who help with the planning, throw a killer bachelorette moment or stand by your side at the altar. Now a days, bridal parties are tasked with learning choreographed dance moves--complete with custom costumes. Surprise dance-offs occur between the bride and groom to not only create fun memories but keep the guests entertained with one more thing to love on a couple's big day. 

What would I do without my girls?! #bridesmaids ... All 11 of them KILLED it!

A video posted by Miranda Green (@mirandabrooke_) on

"I know you care!"

A video posted by Miranda Green (@mirandabrooke_) on


Say No to Bridal Party 

Not every bride is here for a bridal party and that's ok. A growing trend for millennial brides include saying no to a bridal party come the big day to help friends save on the cost of bridesmaids dresses, shoes and hair. Rather more, brides and her girls are heading out on gorgeously lavish vacations and trading in the wedding day fuss for a trip they won't forget. 

Surprise “I Do’s!”

Thought you were coming to a birthday party? Think again. Surprise nuptials are making a comeback, so be prepared to be a witness at a wedding when you least expect it.