Summer is here which means the boom of the impending wedding season is just around the corner and the dawn of a new year is on our horizon. And there’s nothing like a new year to bring new ideas for all things wedding to get excited about! While some timeless wedding traditions will always remain a large and unchangeable part of the day, there are some new 2018 wedding trends emerging that will help to set your day apart from the rest and make it perfectly personalised to you and your partner.
Get inspired and take a look at our guide to the top 2018 wedding trends…
CAPES AND CAPELETS
That’s right, capes are in! On the bridal runway in 2017 nearly every designer showed at least one wedding dress topped off with either a cropped capelet or a full-length cape. This trend is inspired by and in replacement of the traditional veil and train – just the royal touch brides are looking for!
Think vintage! In 2018, colours won’t be as important as achieving the vintage vibe of the wedding style. Blush pinks and creams with jewels, baby blue with sparkly shoes and all with a smooth textured hair style to cap it all off. Colours will vary and accent each other but all will stay within a soft complimenting palate to accent the greenery and soft glow of the day. Stand out colours of fuchsia and lime will not be on the cards for 2018 brides.
The 2018 wedding menu will be a reflection of the couples’ personal taste by choosing food they love – from big sharing plates to food vans and portable pizza ovens. Menus will take a full turn from the traditional 3-course menu to more alternative options like Mexican, Japanese and grazing boards with a mixture of different cuisines all rolled into one.
Florals will see a change up from the large flowers, big bouquets and potted floral centrepieces to a lot of greenery and foliage as a main element and colour to the wedding palate. Bouquets and decorations with plenty of beautiful leaves in vibrates greens will be all the rage – and will not only provide the natural woodland look that brides seek, but also be a lot easier on the budget!
In 2018 brides will move away from the burlap trends of years past and we will see more wooden details including elements within table numbers, seating cards, signage, chairs and more. The term ‘Woodland’ has already been coined for themes replacing the rustic trend of burlap and lace.
Wedding hashtags have been in use within weddings for a couple of years but 2018 will see a large boost in their popularity, with the hashtag being pre-printed on invitations and signage throughout the venue. Unlike the unplug and enjoy trends of years past, 2018 sees couples embracing technology at their wedding and using wedding hashtags as a great (and inexpensive) way to collate wedding guests’ photos on social media – making it an easy to be able to skim through the photos after the big day and see it from your guests’ eyes.
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