Hot or Not: Top Wedding Trends We Are Seeing This Year

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Weddings are never a stagnant affair. They are full of surprises as couples and the people who help stage such events are always on the lookout for fresh and never-before-seen ideas. Thus, your friend’s wedding a few years ago can look dated vis-à-vis a more recently held one.

Truth be told, wedding trends are subjective at best, and you are free to adopt any for your own. However, influential people like celebrities wearing this or doing that on their vows and what-not tend to speed up the spread of these ideas to mainstream consciousness.

Are you getting married anytime soon and collecting ideas from the four corners of the internet? If so, you’ve come to the right place. From the ensemble to the cake, here are trending ideas. Are they hot or not?

The Engagement Ring 

Before you jump into the marriage wagon, have you gotten the ring yet?

Engagement rings symbolize a lifelong commitment and fidelity. Decades have passed, and diamonds remain a timeless symbol of this promise to matrimony. Emerald-cut diamonds are in vogue, alongside solitaires and marquise cuts.

The trend inevitably favors big and prominent center stone that a 2.5.-carat diamond ring captures. Despite its big size, the 2.5-carat diamond is still considered more affordable than the next weight range, which is 3 carats. You can check diamond engagement rings online for prices and sizes.

The Signage 

The existence of chalkboards in many countless weddings is being erased by acrylic. Custom acrylic wedding signs look neater and classier with many things you can write on them, including the seating plan and place cards. The Welcome acrylic signs are often adorned with flowers, greenery, and accents mounted on gold stands.

The Cake    

Flowers are mainstays in wedding cakes; the more ornate, the more festive the cake looks. But fruits are also making their sweet entrance, adding freshness and nature’s color to the main dessert. These fruity details are set against and on top of fondant or buttercream-iced one. Fruit-topped cakes also give you a reason to try naked cakes.

The Table Setting

In decorating reception tables, you can follow the “less is more” route or go all-out. But trends this year lean toward a leaner but more colorful setup. You have a floral table runner or flowers held in vases and tapers and candles. Gold flatware gives a pop of class to a predominantly white and crystal table setting.

The Bouquet

More than a bunch of flowers, a wedding bouquet symbolizes fertility. Bouquets nowadays have returned to their roots with herbs mixed into flowers. Greenery like ivy and eucalyptus and pampas grass are also a modern take on bridal bouquets.

The Color

Living coral is the color of the year, and it’s not surprising for this shade to join the current wedding palette. It can figure into the bridal bouquet, table setting, cake, and the ensemble for the entourage. Coral can also match with navy blue, yellow, turquoise, green, white, and a whole lot more.

The Bridesmaid’s Dress 

The nineties’ fashion staple, cowl-neck dresses are reclaiming their spot in the fashion scene. This style is also a top contender for bridesmaid dresses. More options include flowy one-shoulder gowns and short lace dresses. Mismatched bridesmaid dresses remain a trend in which the girls are dressed in different styles or necklines of the same color or shade.

The Wedding Dress

Tulle, lace, chiffon, silk, crepe—there’s an A to Z of wedding-dress fabric. With two royal weddings in recent memory, wedding gowns are experiencing a romantic movement with ruffles, long/full sleeves, ball gowns, and sheer sheaths, as The Knot recaps. It’s not surprising for tiaras and dramatic headpieces to make a comeback.

As with any trend, nothing is etched in stone. A thing can fade as soon as it gained popularity or never take off at all. You and your partner are the principal planners of this milestone, so map out all the details with a little help from your friends and the internet, of course.

By Sam

Sam Lowy is a writer, actor, comedian, musician, and everything in between. A true jack of all trades, Sam is constantly striving to learn and grow. Whether it's for a festival or just a once-in-a-lifetime club show, Sam loves to travel across the country to catch the best artists around. When he's at home in Tempe, AZ, Sam enjoys reading, playing guitar, and watching Frasier, Seinfeld, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.