2018 is here, and with the new year comes a whole new set of wedding trends. WeddingWire.com recommends that no matter how modern or trendy you’re setting out to make your wedding, always keep it grounded in traditional elements so that your big day will remain timeless as you look back on it throughout your life. Paradise Cruises and Minneapolis Queen offers couples private charter cruises for wedding ceremonies, receptions and other events, and land-based venues for events as well. Place your wedding event in a timeless setting: On the Mississippi River or Lake Minnetonka, two of the most beautiful natural environments in America. Let’s look at 2018 wedding trends, and how Paradise Cruises and Minneapolis Queen can make your wedding a once-in-a-lifetime event that is both trendy and memorable.


WeddingWire.com spoke with Beth Bernstein, who talked about the importance of personalizing your wedding in 2018, and what that can mean for your guests: “Couples today want their guests to really notice the effort gone into planning the wedding. It’s not just about personalizing the wedding to the couple. It’s about who their guests are and what they mean to them.” Paradise Cruises and Minneapolis Queen offers that kind of personalization, while taking the hassle out of planning the logistics between the wedding and the reception. Not only do they provide couples with an idyllic setting for their wedding, they offer full-service wedding events, including wedding ceremonies and receptions, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, bridal/groom parties, and after-wedding brunches. Couples in 2018 are going to be trying to find fresh, new, and exciting ideas to generate fun at their wedding. A big part of that fun boils down to setting, and having your wedding reception on a luxury cruise yacht or paddle-wheeler is a surefire way to mix things up for your guests.

Destination Weddings

MarthaStewartWeddings.com says that in 2018 destination weddings are going to be a popular trend. With your choice of either Lake Minnetonka or the Mississippi River as premier destination choices for your wedding event, you’ll have a way of incorporating the local culture and environment of Minnesota into your special day. MarthaStewartWeddings.com is also reporting that after-parties are going to be a bigger deal in 2018, with more thought and planning going into these special late-night events. Paradise Cruises has you covered when it comes to after-party options. Their luxury cruise yachts are equipped to transform into late-night party venues, as they have multiple dance floors, and are installed with advanced audio systems. And with onboard buffet options available, your guests can be provided with food throughout the night!

Let There Be Light

Venues that provide large, translucent and see-through windows are also going to be big in 2018, according to MarthaStewartWeddings.com. The luxury cruise yachts at Paradise Cruises fit this description to a T, with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that provide guests with breathtaking views of the Mississippi River and Lake Minnetonka. MarthaStewartWeddings.com also says that indoor weddings are going to be on the rise in 2018. Paradise Cruises’ luxury cruise yachts allow you and your guests to remain indoors while still enjoying the scenic outdoor views of the Mississippi River, Lake Minnetonka, and the panoramic skyline.

Rustic & Woodsy

Couples who choose Paradise Cruises or Minneapolis Queen as their wedding event specialists will start their big day off by being wed at the Bohemian Flats Wedding Gazebo. According to WeddingWire.com, “rustic” and “woodsy” will continue to be buzz words for wedding trends in 2018. “Woodsy” is definitely a word that describes the lush, natural surroundings of the Bohemian Flats Wedding Gazebo, providing you and your guests with a stunning environment for your wedding ceremony. Both the gazebo and cruise yachts are fantastic venues for both intimate and larger weddings. If a rustic look is what you’re looking for once out on the water, the Minneapolis Queen fits the bill, a paddle-wheeler that serves as a terrific piece of Americana.

Metallics and Chrome

WeddingWire.com reports that metallic and chrome will be in vogue colors for 2018 weddings. The boats available at Paradise Cruises fill that criteria, providing a sleek, aesthetically pleasing wedding event venue, complemented by the surroundings of the Mississippi River and Lake Minnetonka.

As 2018 approaches, it’s clear that Paradise Cruises and Minneapolis Queen are ahead of the curve when it comes to current wedding trends. Provide yourself, your spouse, and your guests with incredible memories that will last a lifetime, and book your wedding events with Paradise Cruises and Minneapolis Queen today!