It’s almost the new year, and that means new trends to look forward to across the spectrum – from fashion to decor to weddings. We’ll be focusing on the 2018 wedding trends here, but really, they’re not so much trends as they are an evolution of things couples are already loving and incorporating into their celebrations.
Here we have 5 wedding trends that are already taking off and will continue into 2018.
1. Ultra Violet
Every year, Pantone announces a color of the year to inspire and guide creatives and everyday folk. 2017 was the year of Greenery, “…a zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore, and renew.” You may have seen Greenery woven through many 2017 weddings through the use of natural elements, green-infused bouquets, and eco-friendly items.
Pantone already announced the 2018 color and its…drumroll…Ultra Violet!
2018 wedded couples might use purple-toned lighting to create a harmonic and inspired mood, one that calms as well as energizes. Couples might also use this enigmatic color as inspiration behind themes such as spirituality, the cosmos, royalty/luxury, and boundary-pushing creativity. Sounds intriguing!
2. Navy is the New Black
Color transitions seem to be a big theme/trend for 2018. Couples are gradually moving towards darker accent shades like navy paired with gold and cream. Bridesmaids dresses, venue decor, and table settings can all get a decadent boost from navy blue. The color looks especially stunning when paired with flower arrangements in sunny yellow or even monochromatic white.
3. Rose Gold Replaced with Silver and Chrome
Yep, here is another color evolution the wedding world will see. Rose gold had a good, long run, but its days are fading, and silver and chrome are taking its place. Whereas rose gold emits a truly feminine and romantic aesthetic, silver and chrome are more male and female friendly and can be paired with other colors and textures to create an air of elegance and/or modernity.
4. Hanging Flowers
Floral displays get a boost, literally, in 2018. Instead of blooming flower walls we’ll see hanging flowers and greenery. This can range from simple displays of single stems hung from ceiling beams to lush leaves and flowers clustered around a chandelier.
The woodsy theme isn’t so much about the rustic aesthetic as it is a move toward more natural elements. Think all things outdoors (whether your wedding is or not) like lots of greenery, flowers, and wooden accents. You can take inspiration from nature itself by incorporating complimentary colors (which ones do you see when you go for a walk in the park?), earth tones, and found objects (pine cones, tree stumps, branches, leaves, etc.).