In my line of work, I get to be hands on with all sorts of events. Secretly, weddings are my favorite. OK, it’s not a secret anymore. However, in the days of Pinterest, weddings were starting to look very cookie-cutter. That’s why I’m so glad that the trends of the year are breathing new life into the wedding world. Read below to find out my favorite wedding trends of 2016.
- Freshly Picked Flowers
This may seem like a throw-back, and that’s because it is. During the upswing of the D-I-Y movement, brides were opting for silk or paper flowers. Some brides were even cutting out flowers all together in an effort to save money. Now couples are opting for local, fresh-picked flowers to adorn their venues.
- Banquet Style Seating
For a long time the only option for brides were round tables, which are not that easy to use in unique shaped venues, and really don’t offer many seating options. With banquet, or rectangular, style-tables, you can maximize your space, create unique table patterns, and make use of another trend: family style receptions!
- Shimmer and Shine
One sure fire way to glam up your wedding, or any event, is to add some sparkle. Sequins, glitter, and metallic materials are making a huge comeback in 2016, and I am beyond excited. Brides are adding the shine to everything from linens, invitations, and even bridesmaid dresses! Note: while I’m all for this trend, everything that glitters is NOT gold. This trend is best suited for evening weddings.
- Scrumptious Wedding Favors
Jordan Almonds were the go-to wedding favor for many years. They were cute, cheap, and easy to use, but they are also disgusting. I’m sorry (not really) if you are a fan of the things. The topic of what kind of favor to give always comes up in my bridal consultation, and I’m glad to see that many brides are embracing the idea of homemade treats. Not only are they delicious, but once your meal has been served guests can tear into their favor for an after-party snack or to get a burst of energy for a final round or dancing.
Comment below and let me know if you will be incorporating any of these trends into your big day!
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