Summer is the most popular season for weddings. What trends will pop up in every fashion magazine online and in print? Imagine lots of plants, intimate gatherings, unique party entertainment, and color.
Plants and greenery as decor has been popular for homes for a while, and they’re making their way into weddings. Potted plants line the bride’s walk down the altar, and according to a wedding planner in Charleston, “living” bars will be a big hit. Thirsty guests will find their drink area decorated by vines and flowers climbing up custom woodwork lattices.
Flowers add a lot to a wedding and in 2018, bolder and more textured flowers may be coming up. In the past, the look has been subtle and soft, with lots of added greenery, but darker colors are becoming more popular. This type of floral arrangement stands out and doesn’t need a lot of extra details.
More intimate parties
Smaller weddings are in style, and that counts the bridal parties, too. Instead of a whole bunch of friends, brides will be really choosy. Smaller gatherings allow for more intimacy, and for the couple to use the money they’ve saved on really special details and food. Instead of a big party, these weddings will really be all about the most important people in the couple’s lives.
The traditional wedding entertainment of a DJ or band is getting old. Planners predict couples will start getting creative by hiring magicians, sketch artists, blackjack dealers, comedians, and more. Not every couple loves dancing, so 2018 weddings will also incorporate specific interests and opportunities for more interactive experiences for the guests.
New cake flavors
Wedding cakes have changed so much in the last decade or so. There are entire TV shows devoted to the art, and the wedding cake has become a major symbol of each couple’s personalities and interests. 2018 continues that trend, and you’ll see more unique flavors, too. Ready for hazelnut mocha, pink champagne, key lime, and ginger spice. The latest royal couple – Harry and Meghan – are on board this trend and chose banana for their cake.
Textured, colorful suits
Men’s fashion for wedding doesn’t change much, but tradition may finally take a backseat to more interesting outfits. Check out this skinny wine-colored suit from ASOS! Different textures will also be popular, like tweed. It’s the groom’s big day, too, he should get memorable, great-looking photos
Keep it colorful
Speaking of color, color in every part of the wedding is in. Couples will embrace colors that reflect their personalities, and even clashing colors will be making appearances. Where the colors shows up is interesting, too: expect more colored glassware and candles.
The traditional 3-course meal of salad, fish or steak, and dessert is out. This generation is known for their love of food, and couples will be hiring food trucks or serving ethnic cuisine for their guests like sushi, tacos, and more.
Opting for a dessert buffet instead of a meal is not new, but couples will continue to experiment with treats to stand out from the crowd. Donuts, macarons, bite-sized cheesecakes, and more will be showing up at tables all over.
Marbles + metallics
Rose gold, copper, and marble have been making a comeback in home decorating, and it makes sense that wedding decor would follow suit. These shiny and smooth colors and textures look luxurious, but without a high price tag.
Often the centerpiece of wedding photography in a fashion magazine online and print, the cake has evolved significantly since the old days. How did this tradition start?