When it comes to yearly wedding trends it can be a little frustrating to get your head around what is ACTUALLY on trend. To be completely honest with you, trend reports are usually designed by large corporations and influencers to suck you in, getting you to buy the latest must haves. Isn’t that how everything works these days? I usually find that websites can list the latest design trends that were listed by another website one or two yearspreviously. It really is based on the powers above and what the ‘experts say’. Due to working as a wedding and event planner I like to list design and decor trends that I see becoming increasingly popular over the previous year which filter over.
Future brides, lets get something completely clear. When it comes to wedding design, you cant go wrong! Your wedding day is a reflection of you and your partner, it doesn’t matter if you have the most popular flower in your bridal bouquet or the ‘latest’ metallic colour featured within your table design. A friend of mine who is getting married in 2018, was stressing out because she hadn’t incorporated any of the ‘current trends’ within her wedding day. However, trends are there for inspiration, get you thinking outside the box, based on what others are creating and utilising within their theme and style. It gives you alternatives as to what you normally see showcased at wedding venue open days, a step away from white tablecloths, white chair covers and baby pink organza sashes.
I am usually influenced by American based designers such as Casa De Perrin who showcase the most beautiful tablescapes and of course always influenced by other design and wedding planners around the world. After researching a LOT of wedding blogs, websites and bridal magazines, I have listed below some inspirational ideas that I personally love and what industry experts are gushing over in 2018.
Bigger is better! Oversized bridal bouquets were trending in 2017, and this year they have gone supersize. Large bouquets make more of an impact and ensure that your wedding shots make a statement.
Busy tablesscapes, bold, printed patterns and lots and lots of colour! Mis-matched glassware in an array of colours against clashing prints. Many are moving away from crisp, clean colours and creating a colourful feast for the eyes.
These days you have lots more variety when it comes to marquee and tent structures. Clear Span, Traditional Pole, Chinese Hat, Tipi’s, Yurts and believe me, there’s more! If you don’t have a clue what I am on about, I shall ensure I do a blog dedicated to all the wonderful event and wedding marquees available. Marquee’s are great, you can plonk one anywhere, well not literally, of course you will need a decent amount of land. Marquees allow you to be a little more flexible with your wedding venue on the grounds that they have, well, grounds. Clear roof marquees are perfect for creating a light and airy atmosphere as well as taking advantage of the beautiful night sky without getting rained on. They are also fantastic for hanging floral decor and gorgeous ambient lighting.
Trends that stormed the 2018 bridal runway saw the return of pretty bow details and princess capes. Monochrome has been showcased by designers such as Marchesa and Reem Acra. Lace, illusion and cap sleeves are popular along with high-neck gowns.
Keep an eye out: I will be posting another blog dedicated to 2018 wedding trends next week. Featuring wedding cakes, bridal style and food inspiration.