We want to know what real women across the U.S. are thinking, doing, planning, and celebrating. For more than 20 years, our editors have gone out in the trenches to survey brides-to-be and newlyweds about their modern views and evolving tastes on weddings and everything that goes along with them. To our surprise and delight, we found that contemporary brides are more non-traditional than ever! In 2017, women from Portland to Pensacola weighed in on everything from dogs as best men and doughnut walls replacing cakes, to trusting a friend or family member with the duty of officiant and hosting eco-friendly receptions.
Click on the regions below to find out what trends won out from sea to shining sea!