A Collection Of My Top 10 Favourite 2018 Wedding Trends…As Per The Experts

The 2018 wedding season is ramping up and I found myself reading a whole bunch of what we’ll be expecting to see this year in décor, colour, gowns etc.  And as I kept researching I found myself a bit overwhelmed with the volume of articles on the subject! Holy cannoli anyone and everyone had their expert predictions for what 2018 weddings trends will be the winners for this year.

So after some rigorous research, I decided to compile a collection of MY top 10 favourite wedding trends as spoken by the most reputable experts from The Social, The Knot and Martha Stewart Weddings.

So get ready for some serious wedding inspiration!  I mean, I am really contemplating doing a vow renewal ceremony for me and hubby just so I can incorporate some of these jaw-dropping trends!

PLEASE NOTE:  Below is a collection of the 2018 wedding trends from multiple reputable sources.  I do not take credit for any of them.  It’s simply a list of my most favourite trends based on their insights with direct links to the full articles from each source for your reading pleasure 🙂

  1. Pantone Colour Of The Year – UltraViolet – Dark and moody is right up my alley!
    Source:  The Social – The Biggest and Best Wedding Trends for 2018
    “Pantone’s colour of the year is UltraViolet. So expect to see dark and moody florals this year along with décor, dinnerware and even desserts”.
  2. Capes and Capelets – You now get to feel like a goddess superhero! What?! LOVE IT!
    Source:  The Knot  – Top Trends From Fall 2018 Bridal Fashion Week
    “Not into veils? A full-length bridal cape or shorter capelet is the perfect alternative: It still adds dimension to your gown but feels modern. Plus, this trend is an easy way to pull off a mid-wedding outfit change. Wear a cape or capelet for a more formal feel during your ceremony, then whisk it away to reveal a different look for your reception”.
     
  3. Crowns – These headpieces are fit for a goddess!
    Source:  The Social – The Biggest and Best Wedding Trends for 2018
    “The return of bridal crowns is a nod to the royal weddings this year. They’re glamorous and regal for the bride who wants to be a queen of the day”.
  4. Stationary with Wax Seals – I’m obsessed with the wax seals!
    Source:  The Social – The Biggest and Best Wedding Trends for 2018
    “Stationary this year is getting the royal treatment with wax seals making a comeback. Ultraviolet and other bold colours and patterns are keeping it trendy and celestial themes are popping up too. Experimentation with texture is also big right now and invites could incorporate different materials such as fabric, Perspex (Plexiglas) and natural elements like stone and wood.
    Don’t worry: blush, cream and gold are still popular as neutral compliments to the bold ultraviolet”.
     
  5. Living Bars – I just want one everywhere really
    Source:  Martha Stewart Weddings – 13 Wedding Trends To Watch For In 2018, According To Planners
    “According to Charleston-based planner Calder Clark, custom “living” bars will be hot this year. “Freshly cut foliage fronted with a laser-cut painted wood veneer or stained latticework covered in climbing clematis are just a few snap-worthy ways of transforming the bar experience,” she explained”.
     
  6. Statement Escort Card Displays – Really lovely idea
    Source: The Knot  – Top Trends From Fall 2018 Bridal Fashion Week
    “Weddings in 2018 will give way to the wow-worthy (think: totally Instagramable) escort card installation that incorporates the couple’s personalities. Create a flower wall and allow guests to “pick” their seats and take home a gorgeous stem. Or set up a large display of personalized thermoses for a woodsy-themed wedding. Love tequila? Welcome guests with Himalayan sea salt shot glasses with their names written in edible ink, filled with tequila and topped with a lime”.
     
  7. Balloons and Arches – This can be used for any event in my opinion. Fantastic!
    Source: The Knot  – Top Trends From Fall 2018 Bridal Fashion Week
    “Balloons make the perfect fun and festive flower alternative and can easily transform a space. Pair colourful Mylar options with basic latex balloons in varied sizes for a real “wow” factor. They can be strung like garlands, suspended from the ceiling or shaped into a mural-like wall installation. 
    The classic altar setup is also getting a revamp, with round archways or an almost closed circle to stand under and say your “I dos.” The circle is a unique spin on the expected and symbolizes eternity”.

  8. Unique Dance Floors – These dance floors blew me away!
    Source: Martha Stewart Weddings – 13 Wedding Trends To Watch For In 2018, According To Planners
    “Texture will reign supreme in 2018,” said Calder Clark—even on the ground! “Our latest favourite is deploying Calacatta marble for a jaw-dropping dance floor,” she explained. Just be sure to take an aerial photo to capture your guests twirling on the swirled marble”.
     
  9. Textured Linens – I couldn’t love this trend more
    Source: Martha Stewart Weddings – 13 Wedding Trends To Watch For In 2018, According To Planners 
    “Planners and brides are “taking cues from the runway” for linen inspiration, said Julie Savage Parekh of Strawberry Milk Events. “We’ll see more laser-cut, illusion reception details in white and neutral tones,” she explained. “Think lots of textured linens.” Case in point? This laser-cut overlay from one of Parekh’s recent projects, which brought an expected layer to a cream tablecloth”.
     
  10. Translucent Touches – I’m already starting to see this with wedding arches and translucent chairs.
    Source: Martha Stewart Weddings – 13 Wedding Trends To Watch For In 2018, According To Planners 
    “With the reemergence of classic mid-century design, it’s no surprise that lucite and other see-through mediums are about to have a major wedding moment. According to Allison Jackson of Pineapple Productions, “couples are opting for the modern, architectural, and clean design translucence offers. Clear tents, venues surrounded by floor to ceiling windows, glass tables, and lucite invitations and place cards are all examples of the see-through details to come”.

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  • DavidApril 30, 2018 - 10:24 pm

    I have to agree on Ultra Violet this year especially the header image your using for the post, its amazing. As for Capes, I watched some recent videos of flying capes and veils. I’m on the fence about it. Almost every picture I’ve seen for dance floors is breathtaking. Custom logo’s on the floor, suspended lighting and fabric covered ceilings. Great Post! 

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