A row of mason jars and a burlap runner no longer a stylish wedding make. This year it’s all about touches of the unexpected—we’re talking unique florals, mixed metallics, and nontraditional venue choices.
1. Unique Venues
Vintage glamour is the theme this year and it’s all about mixing old and new. More and more brides are opting out of a traditional banquet hall setting and are taking their ceremonies to industrial warehouses or rustic barns. With the right décor, these venues can be the perfect setting for your big day.
2. Unexpected Florals
Florists have seen an increasing number of brides asking for locally grown, garden-inspired, seasonal blooms. Think cascading bouquets with a sophisticated twist. Following along on the natural route, branches, leaves, and vines are also making their way into weddings in the form of wreaths and garlands.
3. Mixed Metallics
From metal-rimmed glassware, to brass candleholders, to foil stamping on the invitations, mixed metals are key to lending a casual feel to even the most formal weddings this year. Copper, rose gold, and pewter are wedding favorites because of their versatility. If you really love this trend, most bridesmaid dresses are now available in metallic colors, so you can base your color scheme around this trend!
4. Mix and Match Bridesmaids Dresses
Mix and match bridesmaid dresses have gained momentum in the past few years, and are a stylish and modern way to add color and depth to your wedding palette. Each member of your bridal party is sure to have a different personality and a different sense of style, so why not let them show it off with their dress. This is also a great option if your bridal party is spread out across the country, as it is easier for them to pick a dress in the same hue than it is to make a separate trip out for a group shopping trip.
5. Destination Weddings
While there’s always something to be said about a tropical destination wedding in Mexico or Hawaii, this year destination weddings are said to take a turn to unexpected destinations. Places like Iceland, Canada, and Italy are key locations for couples looking for a bit of adventure.
6. Tiered Cakes
If you’ve been to a wedding in the past few years, no doubt you’ve seen a shift in the desert options. Doughnuts and cupcakes have replaced your traditional tiered cakes, as brides embraced these bakery options. But if you’re a fan of keeping with tradition, fear not! This year tiered cakes are back in style, as brides are making this classic cake option in vogue again.