As 2017 continues to shift the cultural balance between formal and casual fun, wedding trends are following suit and pressing the boundaries. Couples today are seeking hyper-personalized experiences that fully engage their guests and provide a night to remember. We are seeing so many great things right now, including these trends that are shaping 2017 weddings.
From engagement day to wedding day, millennial brides are organizing their lives by having every detail, timeline, and contact number in one easy, portable place: their cell phone. With versions from big names like The Knot and Wedding Wire to more focused options like myPantone for colors or Minted for invitations, a bride can have one or more apps for every wedding need she faces. So long, over-sized binder.
Mixing Textures, Patterns
With apps helping organize her life, the bride still has to make decisions about the big day. Color, feel, and design are usually the first steps because they influence everything from the invitations to the bridesmaid dresses to the centerpieces. Wedding trends are right on par with fashion and home decor in a shift towards bolder choices, mixing textures, patterns, and colors. Formal does not have to mean white-on-white anymore. Instead, try putting a floral invitation into a striped envelope. Your wedding is immediately more personalized, more unique, and more you.
Pre Wedding Cocktails
Signature cocktails have become a must at weddings, but now couples aren’t just saving them for the reception. As “bride reveals” and “first looks” grow in popularity, couples are celebrating even before they say “I do”. Now bridal parties gather together to makes toasts and enjoy some beverages before heading down the aisle. This is a fun, simple way to make the bridal party feel even more valued and involved – not to mention get rid of those last-minute jitters!
Metallics + Greenery
Move over, white. There are new neutrals in town. Rich hues of rose gold, copper, silver, and gold are showing up everywhere, from dresses to antique lanterns. Metallics are an easy way to please everyone, from your traditional Grandma who is contributing the candlesticks to your fun-loving bridesmaid who wants an excuse to wear sparkles.
Greenery is also redefining the wedding landscape. Garlands, boughs, and suspended arrangements are at once whimsical and formal. This trend can give any wedding the popular outdoor feel, regardless of the weather forecast or the season.
Renee Patrone owner of Events by Renee contributed to this story.