2018 has just begun and with the fresh energy that a new year brings, it also allows us to reinvent the wheel and expose ourselves to new ideas and trends! While trends are constantly evolving and becoming refined, I have pinpointed some of my favourite movements that I predict will be wedding hits in 2018!
My 5 Favourite Trends for 2018:
1. Cocktail Receptions
Over the past four years we have been seeing couples ditch the formal dinner and stick with a cocktail hour, all night long. This is my FAVOURITE way to do a wedding reception. This allows guests to celebrate, mix and mingle all night.
2. Alternative Bouquets for the Bridal Party
Couples have been starting to give their bridal party something more interesting and eye catching to hold instead of traditional bouquets. Often, these arrangements will be repurposed as décor for the reception. It gives the wedding a really unique aesthetic, and the bridal party is gifted with something really beautiful to take home and cherish!
3. Copper & Marble
Together, these two make a beautiful combination. They have made their stylish debut in recent years, and they are here to stay for 2018.
4. Potted Plants as Décor
I am so thrilled to already have two weddings with this planned for 2018! Hunting for pots for your plants is tons of fun, because there are so many rare and precious finds out there. Best of all, it leads to very little waste- you can either take the potted plants home with you or gift them to your nearest and dearest.
5. Mixed Dessert Tables
Doughnuts, cupcakes, pies and macaroons have all had their moment in past wedding seasons. How do you single out just one of the above when they are all so tasty? It’s simple: CHOOSE THEM ALL! Gone is the way of the past where only one type of dessert is highlighted. Now, we are seeing mixed dessert tables with lots of options for guests to enjoy!
With regards to the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2018, much of the wedding and event industry have had mixed reactions. Personally, I don’t anticipate that this particular choice will have as much influence. I think the 2017 conception and colour of Greenery will continue to hold strong.
I anticipate that there may be added trends for this year following the much-anticipated royal wedding in May. I predict that it will be the most modern Royal wedding to date, and their choices could have a wide ranging influence on trends moving forward.
The start of the year is always an exciting time to look forward, refine and reimagine what you want your wedding to look like! If you need any guidance in pulling together some ideas for your day, please don’t hesitate to contact me!