Wedding Trends 2016
Nothing gets us in the mood for the forthcoming wedding season more than perusing future trends and predicting which ones will stick. So what’s grabbing our attention for 2016?
Warm and cool tones unite in Pantone’s colours of the year, with Rose Quartz and Serenity topping the list.
Mountains overtake beaches as the go-to outdoor setting.
Hand-written invitations featuring modern calligraphy will be hitting doormats, supporting an emphasis on personalisation.
Home or abroad, the wedding world is falling in love with small, intimate celebrations. We’re expecting to see a ruthless culling of guest lists as couples include only their closest loved ones.
Plunging décolletages, high necklines, detachable overskirts, 3D embellishments, illusion bodices, jumpsuits and stylish separates have all been prominent features on Spring 2016 catwalks.
Separates will replace dresses, giving bridesmaids a chance to experiment with mix and match colour combinations and edgier lines
In 2016 your wedding guests won’t just be watching you during the ceremony; visually stimulating backdrops will be grabbing their attention too.
Long banquet-style tables and U-shaped formations are having their moment, allowing you to get creative with your seating plan.
Cabbages, succulents, ferns, leaves and herbs will be popular not only for loosely-arranged bouquets and table decorations, but buttonholes too.
Naked cakes may well continue to trend in the coming months, but looking beyond that we expect to see a rise in hand-painted cakes and edible 3D accessories.
Personalised touches are on a never-ending incline, with greater numbers of couples choosing to channel their specific interests into the smaller details such as favours and guest books.
Modern graphics and laser-cut messages will be prevalent for anything that can be signposted.
Sustainable catering and the informal Gueridon style of service will gain popularity, and menus will increasingly feature fresh, clean-eating, “free-from” foods which accommodate a growing population of allergy sufferers.
Craft brewers predict saison will be the next big thing in the alcohol industry. This pale Belgian ale will be especially popular at summer weddings thanks to its fruity, refreshing taste. Make it ultra-trendy by dispensing it from a beer station and let guests serve themselves.
Venue restrictions might dictate when the band stops playing, but venues will no longer fall silent at midnight once silent discos make their wedding debut.
As contradictory as it sounds, it will also be trendy not to be trendy. We’re seeing a surge of brides embracing their own style and designing weddings which accurately reflect it. The days of “Pinterest weddings” could be numbered as couples go against the grain and focus on what suits them, as opposed to internet fashions. This beautiful bride opted for atypical white dungarees in lieu of a traditional dress for her recent NYC wedding, and you can’t deny her bridal glow.