I love this time of year! Newly engaged couples are beginning the wedding planning process.
I’m frequently asked….”What are the hot, new trends?” Well, this is an exciting year. Many of the great trends over the last couple of years are continuing to be popular. Think….. neutral and pastel colors, destination weddings, and of course, barn and rustic weddings are still BIG!
Top Wedding Trends
Barns and Rustic Weddings – For some of the cutest barn wedding ideas ever, check out Rustic Barn Weddings at Lillian Hope Designs. Stunning is the only word for the white and pink balloons with greenery that decorates the dessert table!
Balloons! – I LOVE this trend. Balloons are a great way to add height, texture, color and whimsy to your décor.
Woodsy is in according to Wedding Wire. This includes wooden details including table numbers, seating, chargers and signage.
Colors – Bright, bold colors are trending. Think jewel tones, eggplant, mango, plum, deep red, teal and burnt orange. Metallic is big this year. Silver, gold and chrome touches on tables and reception decorations according to Mindy Weiss’ Top 10 Wedding Trends for 2018 post on the Bridal Guide.
Desserts – Most of the experts agree that non-traditional desserts are on an upward trend. Think donuts, pies, ice cream sundae bars, pretzels….the options are endless. But, this doesn’t mean that the wedding cake is going away. According to Beth at Wedding Wire, “Wedding cakes are back, and the cake cutting ceremony is coming back. Couples want that photo in their album, the same one their parents have in theirs.”
Escort Cards – Couples are using this as another unique way to incorporate their personalities or wedding theme.
Family – Look for different ways to let your family know how special they are. The first look doesn’t have to be just for your fiancé. Have a first look for your mom and dad. Or give your grandparents a few minutes alone with you before the wedding. Flower grannies…… is there anything cuter?
In the end, it’s about you and your fiancé. Choose the trends that work for you and customize your wedding so it is special and a day that you will treasure forever!