12 May The Biggest Wedding Trends for 2018

 If you’re getting married in 2018, your wedding planning is probably well under way. So many of the wedding trends that will pop up over the next 12 months are already in the works. Which means the vendors making them happen can tell us what to expect from 2016 weddings.



Freshly Picked flowers

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Arrangements that feature both whatever is in season and whatever is local are gaining traction.  These free-form bouquets and centerpieces often include a mix of big and small blossoms in more than one color.

Homemade Wedding Favors

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Because who can say no to something sweet and decadent to help nurse that post-wedding hangover? Home cooked favors are a wonderful way to bring something special and personal to your big day.

Bright Colors


Bye-bye blush, hello color! This year, Blake Bush, associate wedding planner and event designer at Pure Luxe Bride, predicts there will be an even bigger shift from the popular neutral blush palette to bold, rich hues. “Think bright colors incorporated into florals with a more organic feel and hand-tied bouquets with hot pink, yellow and warm oranges that seriously stand out!”

Sparkle & Metallics

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From table linens to bridesmaid dresses, metallics and sequins are back in a big way. Sparkle and metallic textures will make a statement  on the cake table, the guest table linens and even some of the chain décor. Think old Hollywood glam meets modern day glitz.


Glitzy Invitations


Shimmer, sparkle, glitter — across the board everyone loves high shine,” says Amber Harrison, style expert for Wedding Paper Divas. Warm tones like rose gold and copper are the most requested metallic shades for 2016. And the trend is showing up on stamped and foil-pressed lettering and in shimmery papers.


Creative Seating


With couples craving a “homier” feel to their wedding Creative Seating Plansd inners, you can expect family style receptions to continue to grow in popularity.  Couples are moving away from a reception layout based on large round tables, which has a tendency to feel too much like a conference event, and are instead opting for either very long, rectangular tables or a mix of long tables surrounded by smaller square and round tables — all for a more intimate vibe. There are many seating options to chose from… time to get creative!

Non – Floral Centerpieces

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Non – floral centerpieces allow you to be creative and save cash while you’re at it. Why not give it a shot?

Naked Cakes

creative_wedding_cakes_5 The old saying, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts” certainly applies to this   wedding cake trend: the naked cake. No, you don’t have to blush at the sound of this dessert — we promise, this is one aspect of your wedding day where it’s totally acceptable to be in the buff. Instead of frosting the outside of the cake with layers upon layers of fondant or buttercream, many bakers are increasing the filling between tiers and leave layers exposed, for a fresh (and delicious!) look.


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