Getting married can be more than a little nerve-wracking. With so many things to plan, from the flowers to the guest list to the venue to the food, the devil is in the details — and weddings are full of details!
Well, let’s hope we can now take some of the fuss and worry out of your own wedding planning by giving you some fun ideas for ways to stay in vogue with the hottest trends in the wedding industry in 2018 while also staying true to whatever your own wedding vibe may be. While there’s no need to take all these on board, there’s certainly something here for everyone. Are you looking to brighten up dull tablescapes? Looking for a way to wow guests when it comes to the dessert selection? Or is choosing the perfect bridesmaid’s dress color driving you up a wall and you just need an easy suggestion ASAP?
Well, fret no more and keep reading. These 2018 wedding trends will surely intrigue you.
1. Creative, quirky desserts & dessert tables
Who says the main courses get to have all the fun? Sweeten up your wedding by turning your dessert table into a place where you can bring together all kinds of bright and fun desserts. Macarons, as you know, are always good to go, but small cakes, petit fours and any other lavish patisserie assortment will certainly leave a good impression.
2. Hanging floral arrangements
Chezelle Rodriguez of CD Weddings spoke to WeddingWire about one unique way to spruce up your floral arrangements: hang them. “Couples are keeping their guest tables simple and focusing more on ceiling treatments,” Rodriguez explained. Neat, right?
3. Darker accent colors
Nora Sheils of Bridal Bliss Event Planning spoke with WeddingWire about the ways in which color palettes will be transitioning in unexpected ways in 2018. It sounds like navy will make a major statement, while silver, chrome and even black will act as accent colors. “Instead of a classic black and white engraved invitation, couple’s [sic] are opting for a deep midnight blue letterpressed invitation, and we’re seeing a lot of navy blue bridesmaid dresses too,” Shiels revealed.
4. Colorful candles
Centerpieces can get an easy shake-up with some colorful candles. As event planner Mindy Weiss tells Martha Stewart Weddings, “Instead of the standard white and ivory candles, couples are looking to add a splash of color. Colored candles on tablescapes or peppered throughout the event space are an easy way to add something unexpected to your décor.”
5. Fun place cards
Jacin Fitzgerald spoke to Martha Stewart Weddings about the ways in which place cards provide the perfect opportunity to get bold and fun. “While paper will always have a place in weddings and events, there is an ongoing trend to think outside the box. The new year will weave creative place cards into the event’s aesthetic. They’ll be edible or made with unexpected mediums, such as plants or vases.
6. Accent colors on the wedding cake
A small pop of color on your cake will add chic, subtle detail that won’t overwhelm what will likely be the centerpiece of your menu and focal point of the table.
7. Keep it woodsy
According to Taylor Green of Taylor Elise Events in St. Louis, the outdoors are still in, but in smaller doses. “We’ll also move away from burlap and see more wooden details,” she told WeddingWire, as reported by Refinery29. “Wooden details can include the invitation, table numbers, seating cards, tags, chargers, signage, chairs and tables.”