New Year, new 2017 wedding trends! Last year brought some gorgeous design & décor ideas, but experts have already released what they predict is going to be hotter than ever this year! If you need inspiration for your special day, here’s what to look out for during the planning process.
The 2016 wedding season had many couples requesting rose-gold and copper metallic shades for their wedding stationary (ie: invitations & save the dates) and the trend shows no signs of disappearing anytime soon. This year, people are already planning to have copper included in their colours. Think copper cake decorations, copper mugs, copper table numbers, copper foil invitations… the list goes on. This bold hue goes beautifully with another popular new trend in wedding design: greenery!
Organic, modern and rustic, greenery wedding themes are taking over Pinterest boards everywhere, and for good reason! This beautifully modern décor is suitable for many different tastes including rustic, earthy or elegant so whether you’re planning a garden themed reception or a rustic-chic party, botanical décor is suitable for nuptials in any season. Some tasteful foliage design options can include botanical invitations, rustic flower crowns, and organic foliage wedding cakes.
From hoop wedding bouquets and backdrops to hoop chandeliers and embroidery decorations, these unique circles are popping up to be a hot trend this year! Some couples are keeping it simple with a pretty bouquet of lush foliage paired with fresh flowers like garden roses. Others are going big with gorgeous hoop backdrops complete with calligraphy. The choice is yours, but one thing’s for sure… hoops are a great option for budget-friendly wedding décor.
Neutral tones are still very much a sought after reception theme, and an increasing number of couples are pairing off the pastels with brightly coloured accents. Brides and grooms will never stop seeking ways to save money, so DIY ideas are always popular. A fun idea: Pair neutral colours with a watercoloured theme. Incorporate watercolour cake decorations with watercolour table linens. Just make sure you balance the funky theme with a nice dose of subtly.
Out of the Ordinary Invitations
First impressions are everything so what better way to show off your stunning personality than with unique save the dates and invitations? Try mixing two patterns or if you’re feeling bold, designing unique and creative invites. Another trending idea? Textured paper and hand-calligraphy. By giving your guests a fabulous first impression, you’re already doing a wonderful job at creating an unforgettable day!
Funky Food Stations
Gone are the days of same old, same old. Out with buffets, 3 course meals and standard cocktail hours and in with funky food stations for an added reception bonus! Need some creative food station ideas? Think build-your-own taco stations paired with mini margaritas, an artisan bread and cheese bar, a build-your own crostini station, a mac-and-cheese table… the options are endless and your guests will love it.
Large Scale Installations
Large-scale installations are becoming cutting-edge in the world of reception décor. If you want to try something that will really wow your attendees, try incorporating ceiling flower decorations, tall centerpieces, alphabet balloons, flower and moss letters, or creative drapery. With large scale installations, the wedding photography will be excellent and your special day will be extra memorable.
Extravagance doesn’t even begin to describe some of the unique wedding entertainment ideas people have come up with lately. In the coming months, expect to be blown away with the amount of different activities you’ve probably never even heard of before. While you don’t need to introduce over-the-top acts like acrobats or illusionists on your big day, a simpler option could include board game centerpieces, scavenger hunts or karaoke.
Worrying about going over your wedding budget? Don’t worry, these ideas can mostly be done at affordable costs so you won’t have to stress about breaking the bank. To see your concepts be brought to life, our vendor directory can bring the wedding trends you’ve seen in pictures and turn them into a reality.