Recent Wedding Changes

[embedyt][/embedyt] The past two years have been crazy, to say the least. The pandemic changed every aspect of our lives. Weddings are no exception. But there is brightness at the end of this tunnel! The US is officially no longer in the “pandemic” stage of COVID-19. This means more gatherings and events just in time for the warm weather. However, even though the pandemic is technically over, this year’s weddings will look different than pre-pandemic weddings. So here are some recent wedding changes you should know about!

Etiquette Changes

Etiquette rules have loosened. After two years of mandated social distancing and capacity limits, people want to get together and celebrate with their loved ones in whatever ways they can. So they are less concerned with adhering to traditional wedding etiquette. Buffet or even family-style services have replaced sit-down dinners. Dress codes also aren’t as common anymore. The philosophy of this year’s wedding trends seems to be: come as you are and have a great time.

Multi-Day Weddings and Elopements

There is a rise in couples having their wedding day cut in half. They have one day for those who are older or immunocompromised and one for everyone else. In some cases, everyone comes to the ceremony with a light reception to follow. The next day, there is a big party for everyone else! 

And if you’ve always dreamed of a cool destination wedding, a multi-day wedding might be perfect for you. “Eloping” to the Bahamas for the ceremony and then returning for a big reception in your hometown will give you the best of both worlds!

Experiential Wedding Registries

Couples move in together before they get married. So, odds are, they already have the housewares traditionally gifted at weddings. Couples are now opting for guests to contribute to experience funds, like the honeymoon. After two years of limited travel, couples are excited to get up and go! 

Be sure to check back every week to keep up to date on the latest wedding trends with Wenning Entertainment.



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How to Get Married in Pittsburgh

If you know anything about Pittsburgh, you know just how unpredictable it is. From the weather to construction sites popping up overnight, this city keeps you on your toes. These external circumstances make your job of planning your dream wedding that much more difficult. So here is our handy guide on how to get married in Pittsburgh without a hitch!

Be Weather Aware

Now, this one might sound like common sense, but if you’re from Pittsburgh, you know you have to be extra mindful of the weather. 

It rains more than it shines here in Pittsburgh, so whether your wedding is indoors or you are one of the brave souls hosting their wedding outside, the key to your success is to stay weather aware. Pro tip: the best month of the year to get married is in Pittsburgh in September! Perfectly temperate, before all the leaves fall and the cold weather hits. 

Travel Planning

Mind the 4 seasons of Pittsburgh: Winter, winter, winter, and construction. If the weather is nice enough for an outdoor wedding, there will be construction somewhere in the city. Make sure you know where that is and alert your guests. You don’t want all of your guests arriving 30 minutes late to the ceremony because the Plan A AND Plan B routes are both closed.

Event Traffic

There is always something going on in Pittsburgh, especially in the summertime. If you want an intimate and quiet ceremony, maybe that hotel ballroom overlooking PNC park is not the best place for you. Look at sports calendars, concert dates, and extensive plans for the date you want to set. If there is a concert in Uptown, a football game on the North Shore, and a Food Festival on the South Side, you might want to choose a different day.

Pittsburgh is really a beautiful city filled with tons of amazing venues to choose from. So, if you are planning a Pittsburgh wedding, make sure to stay weather and traffic-aware and save this how to guide for reference!



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Top 5 Unique Honeymoon Destinations

[embedyt][/embedyt]Are you tired of hearing about the same old location recommendations when researching where to go for your honeymoon? So are we! That’s why this week, we have compiled our top 5 unique honeymoon destinations for every price point.

A Unique Honeymoon

Key Largo, Florida

If you want the white sand beaches and clear water of Key West a little farther north (and a little cheaper) head to Key Largo Florida. Whether you want to relax on the beach or head off to adventures like touring mangroves or trying your hand at stand-up paddle boarding, Key largo has everything you need for cheaper than a Caribbean excursion.

Willamette Valley, Oregon

I know what you’re thinking; Oregon…really? While Napa Valley and Sonoma are the most common wine regions to jump to, Willamette Valley has some of the best wine in the country with fewer crowds. Take a tour of Oregon’s highest producing vineyards, bike ride through the gorgeous scenery, or go to an open-air wine tasting.


Havana Cuba

Visiting Havana is like taking a trip back in time. Recently opened to tourism again, this city is a destination that will get more popular as time goes on. While other couples are overcrowding the Bahamas, take advantage of the beautiful beaches and rich history of the city.


The basic, and more expensive, recommendation you get when looking into Mediterranean honeymoons is usually Italy or Greece. While they are beautiful, Croatia is one of those gorgeous European countries left largely untapped by the American tourism market. From 5-star seaside resorts in Lošinj to Rivera style luxury in Rovinj, Croatia truly has


New Zealand

The long flight is worth it when it comes to this honeymoon destination. Go dolphin watching, hike glaciers, and enjoy luxury accommodations at New Zealand’s best 5-star hotels and resorts. If you are looking to ball out on the best trip of your life, New Zealand is the place to go.



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