If you followed wedding magazines and blogs closely last year you will know that weddings in 2017 focussed on three main themes: modern, bohemian and tropical. Drip cakes, greenery, dessert tables and wedding doughnuts were also some of the biggest trends for couples celebrating their big day. While classic, timeless touches will never go out of style, up and coming trends for 2018 are worth considering if you are saying “I do” this year. From new food and décor trends, to floral updates, we have looked at what the wedding planners are predicting as the “must have” trends in 2018.
The pantone colour of 2018 has been revealed as Ultra Violet. Last year’s colour of the year, Greenery, saw an influx of brides opting for green décor within their bouquets, tablescapes and installations. We’re predicting purple invites, purple table décor such as napkins and place cards, and plenty of purple floral inspiration.
While we are on the topic of colour, coloured candles are also set to be a big trend in 2018. They are an easy way to add a pop of colour to your tables; and if you choose purple, you will be bang on the Ultra Violet trend. Place cards are also set to get much more creative this year. Paper will no longer cut it when it comes to directing guests to their seats; think edible, drinkable and living options – plants that is!
Soft, lush flowers in light and airy colours such as blush, mint and peach has been a popular floral theme for a while, but things are set to get much moodier in 2018. Richer, more dramatic hues like burgundy will appear in floral arrangements, and edgy black accents will make an appearance as well. The greenery trend from 2017 seems to be spilling over into this year with brides and grooms keen to create a natural environment. Potted plants have been tipped as aisle décor, hanging floral installations are still popular, and “living” bars with freshly cut foliage are set to take centre stage this year.
Food & Drink
A more casual approach to the wedding breakfast is becoming more and more popular with options such as food trucks and prosecco vans becoming the caterers of choice. Even the style of food is becoming more relaxed with paella, fish and chips and burgers being served up as opposed to the traditional three-course wedding breakfast.
Whether you are recently engaged, helping a close friend or family member plan their wedding, or simply enjoy dreaming up what you might want your own nuptials to look like when the day comes, ogling wedding colour palettes and decor themes is always inspiring and entertaining. As weddings become less traditional and more modern, there’s plenty of scope for you to create something completely different which is unique to you and your partner. Classic and timeless touches never go out of style but it is always exciting to see what little “on trend” twists you can incorporate into your big day.