Looking Ahead to 2018 Wedding Trends

While it seems hard to believe, we’re merely days away from 2018. The New Year will bring a host of new wedding trends along with it. Curious what you’ll see at weddings this coming year? Check out what wedding sites like WeddingWire.com, Brides.com, and MarthaStewartWeddings.com predict, as well as what we’ve seen ourselves at the top of the 2018 trends:

  • Something blue. Pantone’s Color of the Year maybe be Ultra Violet, but we’re seeing a lot more blue in our couples’ theme colors. Navy blue is overtaking black in popularity as a neutral tone, with light blue shining through as a popular base color. Couples in 2018 will have their décor serve as their “something blue!”
  • Formal with a side of whimsy. Couples are gravitating away from the more casual weddings of years past and investing in formal designs. Rather than “stuffy” formality, however, 2018 will bring a sense of whimsy alongside grand wedding elements.
  • Industrial venues. Couples are moving away from barns and rustic venues and leaning more towards urban, loft-inspired locations. Open spaces with see-through elements and an airy feel will dominate in 2018.
  • Marble and metallics. The trend of using metallic accents continues with a shift from yellow and rose gold to copper and silver. You’ll also likely see marble in elements like charger plates or even dance floors.
  • Engaging floral. This year will bring in more trendy floral elements like living bars and floral chandeliers. Brides are requesting large, wispy, cascading bouquets with bold colors in their blooms.
  • Shape and texture. Receptions will feature a variety of shapes (especially geometric designs!) and textures in the linens and décor accents. Velvet is a newer trend we expect to see a lot more in 2018.
  • Fun food experiences. Couples continue to focus on bringing memorable food experiences to their guests. This year we expect to see plenty of vibrant and delicious donut displays, whimsical Popsicle bars and root beer float stations, and menus designed around local food cultures.
  • Smaller wedding parties. Where the past couple years saw a boom in wedding party size, 2018 will usher in smaller, more intimate wedding parties with just a Maid of Honor and Best Man (or Man of Honor and Best Woman) or possibly up to four total attendants.
  • Balance. Couples will look to balance the hot trends they love with the treasured traditions of generations past. We love blending the old and the new!

Are you among the many happy couples who just got engaged over the holidays? Let us help get your planning off on the right foot! E-mail us at info@justmarry.com and we’ll get back to you right away to get started.