Excited to have Wendy from Azazie guest blog about some of the top 5 wedding trends this year. Also - enjoy this sneak peek into Christine & Michael's GORGEOUS Tate House wedding!!
Hottest Wedding Trends For 2017
The past few years have leaned toward the super-elegant and formal wedding. Colors have balanced between traditional pastels and sleek black and navy blue. But the bride of 2017 is ready to shake things up a bit.
Let’s begin with the bridesmaid’s dresses. This year strapless is the way to go. Beautiful metallic colors are making a statement from steel blue and gray to gold and silver. The bride who wants an ultra-trendy wedding while staying on the side of understated chic will love this choice.
The hottest trend in bridesmaid dresses is the bright and bold colors of nature, balanced with some soft earth tones. The color of the year is a beautiful garden green (Pantone) which pairs beautifully with cream, very light peach, or warm beige. You can see all the latest styles and even order a sample dress for a small deposit at Azazie.
Design and Decor
The flowers are large, bold blooms in a variety of subtle colors. The bloom is the attention getter, not so much the color. The bolder colors throughout the wedding make this the perfect balance. However, the bridal bouquet must be the show-stopper. It should have all the accessories, blooms, and colors you want. All eyes are upon the bride.
Shapes are sharp and daring. This includes place settings, table covers, invitations, save the date cards and everything else. Go with daring lines of squares, triangles, and circles.
This is also true of the wedding hall. Opt for long and flowing materials rather than a lot of drapery.
Fun With Food
The sit-down dinner is fading away and making way for the stand-up cocktail party. Have some entertainment with the food. Perhaps a waiter shelling live oysters, or a chef making kabobs on a grill. Have someone pouring the champagne fountain.Maybe you can have some food trucks come by and set up stations, or make a great ice cream buffet. Your guests can serve themselves and this is a delicious way to save money on a sit-down affair. This combines beautifully with the latest trend of providing a candy buffet instead of wedding cake.
This is the way entertain and gives your guests an event they will not soon forget. Bring in games like horseshoes, yard darts, and cricket. Have beautiful swings set up for the bride and her party to play on. The ropes should be decorated with vines and flowers. You can also have magicians walking around doing magic tricks. Hire a sketch artist to mingle, drawing sketches of the guests and wedding party.
Include some small animals to wow the guests while at the reception. A balloon artist will also go over well. Another hot trend is the return of the photo booth. This is a big hit with guests, family, and you could end up with some unique memories.
Finally, the bride and groom are opting for telling their guests what they really want. The creation of honeymoon registries has paved the way for open and honest gift requests. Honeymoon registries allow for traditional wedding gift requests like a toaster oven or coffee maker, but they also allow for a romantic dinner under the stars at a beach resort or a candlelit massage for two at your hotel. Bottomline is, whatever you desire can be yours. It is okay to ask for it!
The weddings of 2017 are anything but boring. They are all about love, light, and laughter. They are big and bold, bright and fun. It is a celebration and everyone leaves happy for the newlyweds and happy they came.
Wendy is a super-connector with ManageBacklinks.io who helps businesses with building their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. Wendy frequently writes about the latest advancements in the SaaS world and digital marketing.