We’ve seen many trends come and go (think burlap, chalkboards, flower crowns and lots and lots of blush), and the new year brings new trends. Here’s what we’re looking forward to seeing next year:
Pantone announced Ultra Violet as the Color of The Year and we’re excited to see how this bright pop of color will make its mark in the wedding scene. We predict a step away from the more muted and monotoned pastels, replaced by moody, romantic and dramatic colors. Complimenting the tone of the floral color palette, we’re also looking to see flowers and greenery that offer a lot of texture to create dimension and flair within the design.
We’ll also be seeing a trend away from the traditional chunky flower crowns with more brides opting for dainty flower tiaras, bloom-adorned hair clips, or even body jewelry instead. Perhaps even coordinating the groomsmen’s boutonnieres with a dainty floral necklace on the bridesmaids would make a unique statement.
Brides are getting more and more thrifty when it comes to their floral pieces. One of our favorite ways to cut some costs is by repurposing ceremony decor into the reception. Chair ties and aisle decor can turn into table runners, altar pieces can move to frame the sweetheart table, and potted plants from the aisle can turn into centerpieces (which leads to our next favorite).
We love to create keepsake pieces that can live on the the happy pair after the wedding. As mentioned, those potted plants can go from aisle decor, to centerpiece, then home with the couple to grow with them. Plants are also a great favor for the guests, taking a piece of the wedding home with them to live on in more than just their memories. Using modern wreaths as the bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets has also been a new trend we see popping up, and they can easily be repurposed hanging on a wall and changed out with the seasons.
Another trend we’re looking to see in 2018 is a move away from centerpieces as we know them. More brides have been opting for hanging centerpieces to create more space on the dining tables and encouraging more interaction among the guests.
We’ve also seen a move towards clustered bud vases sprinkled around the table, rather than one focal centerpiece. Incorporating other elements, such as plants and colorful tapered candles, add a personalized touch to the tablescape.
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