If you’re planning a wedding in 2018, you’re in luck. While classic, timeless weddings will never go out of style, up and coming trends are definitely worth your consideration. The reason? These contemporary details are coming straight from the top. After our research, this is what is trending in 2018.
Couples are getting much more comfortable with ditching traditional aspects of a wedding by incorporating who they are into their wedding.
Statement table seating charts
Weddings in 2018 will give way to the amazing escort seating charts that incorporates the couple’s personalities. Create a flower wall and allow guests to “pick” their seats and take home a gorgeous flower. Love tequila? Welcome guests with a shot in shot glasses with their names written on it, filled with tequila and topped with a lime.
Unique wedding favours
More couples are opting out of favours and prioritizing the experience over a simple takeaway. They’re treating guests to extras like a speciality sip station, a lipstick touch-up bar or a sunglass or a flip-flop station. Thoughtful welcome gift bags for destination weddings are still all the rage and this year. Out-of-towners are welcomed with the essentials, followed by a sweet treat at turndown and a parting gift for their travels home.
With the cost of weddings increasing, most couples prefer to just keep to themselves and have their wedding and honeymoon in one by eloping. Whatever works for you!
As couples move away from providing favours and takeaways, they’re focused on creating a memorable experience for guests, with entertainment taking the main stage. Instead of hiring one form of entertainment like a band or DJ, don’t be surprised to see a steady stream throughout the night, roaming sketch artists, tarot card readers, astrologists and magicians. Couples are pulling out all the stops to create an interactive night that’s personalized to their interests.
Signature food and drinks
Whether the couple name a dish after themselves, invent a signature drink or let guests invent their own drinks, it’s still pretty memorable.
Single-Stem Bouquets & the comeback of Baby’s Breath
Single-stem flowers are making a comeback. Opt for a sculptural stem, like an oversize tropical leaf, a calla lily or a big-headed bloom like a peony or dinner-plate dahlia for maximum effect.
Baby’s breath, that inexpensive stem of tiny white flowers, is also making a return in big and small ways. It goes perfectly with on-trend greenery and works well for flower crowns and other small hairpieces or details.
Moody, colourful florals
We’ve been in a beautiful lull of soft, lush, flowers with lots of greenery, but dark colours are going to be making an appearance in 2018.
These are just a few trends we think are going to be big in 2018, do you agree? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below!