2018 is upon us – can you believe it?! Couples who are saying ‘I Do’ in the new year have been anticipating it for a while, and are already setting the color palettes, fashion, and decor you will see next year. However, we know some of you just became engaged (congrats!) and are looking for what to – and not to – do while planning your wedding. So, we’re sharing the 2018 wedding trend predictions from the pros. From floral and dress designers to planners, these industry professionals know what’s about to be big…
When it comes to the color palette…
Nora Sheils of Bridal Bliss says, “One theme that we are anticipating will have a stronger presence in 2018 is going uber elegant – we are seeing cleaner florals, classic tuxedos (we love this!), a hint of sparkle – specifically on the bride or her maids, over-sized bows, and our personal favorite, the touch of black being brought back into the color palette. This can take form more traditionally on invitations/paper goods or in bridesmaid dresses, but we also love the bold bride who adds black to her tablescape or even her own attire whether it be in a black shoe or an embellished sash – so pretty!”
Lisa Costin of A Charming Fête weighs in, saying, “We’re seeing the color blue (from pale/dusty to indigo and wedgwood) becoming more popular. This is also an amazing color to pair with colorful florals, it can really set off the design.”
From Sara Fried of Fête Nashville, “More feminine pastels are coming back around again… blush and other shades of pink and peach are popping up in flowers, bridesmaid dresses, linens, and lighting. Pastel shades of blues and violets are also going to be hot for 2018, matched with traditional white or ivory.”
When it comes to fashion…
Sylvene Tsai, Designer at VENE Ai Studio, says “I see the 2018 wedding gown trends going towards bride’s wearing wedding pants. So chic!”
Lindsey Bennett of Azazie says, “High necklines on bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses will be everywhere in 2018. No more sweetheart necklines or deep V’s here!”
“Caped dresses are completely chic and will add just the right amount of drama to your bridal party look. They’re also super flattering and ladies who are conscious of their arms are going to love this trend,” says the designers at White Runway.
When it comes to Flowers…
“Fresh-picked, “loose and airy,” carefree, garden look, and effortless, are the descriptive words that 2018 couples are using the most when it comes to florals!” says Liza Roeser Atwood, Founder and CEO of FiftyFlowers.com.
Euri Wong, Lead Designer at Bloominous, “Repurposing old bottles will never go out of style! Also, circular backdrops are really becoming a big trend, so we’re seeing a partnership between garlands and painted hula-hoops!”
When it comes to the little details…
Kari Dirksen of Feathered Arrow says, “Clients are starting to serve food that represents them and what they love, whether it’s a taco bar, food trucks, pizzas, or their favorite Italian dish or appetizer. Couples are mixing it up from standard and set menu options and starting to serve more comfort food.”
She continues…“Hashtags. You can’t go to a wedding anymore and not have a hashtag. Couples have to start getting really creative around the name of it so that it’s not overused by other people. It’s a great way to see photos from the day and clients are coming up with some pretty great hashtags!”
Danielle Aspromatis of d’Luxe Events says, “I think 2018 will be a big year for DJ’s to gain dimension with accompanied live musicians. It’s the best of both worlds to have a DJ but also have a few great pieces of live music sprinkled in throughout the reception….sax and bongos are big but the possibilities are endless, down to electric violin!
“The neon sign with the couple’s last name has a modern look that we would love to see more of in 2018; as well as Batik napkins, they give a colorful and unique touch to any table setting,” says Valorie Darling of Valorie Darling Photography.
Tyler Speier of Tyler Speier Events weighs in on stationery, saying, “Clean, classy typography will be increasingly popular, over romantic calligraphy in 2018. Couples are aiming for a more simplistic, timeless, clean look.”
What wedding trends do you hope to see in 2018?