Every year brides and grooms try to top the previous years trends and “must-haves,” and 2018 will certainly be no different. We expect wedding trends for 2018 to be bigger, better, and bolder than they’ve ever been before, and we’re here to tell you exactly what this particular year has in store. Of course, one of the biggest trends that has swept across all aspects of wedding planning is the idea of turning a wedding into an experience for the guests, meaning more interaction, more focus on atmosphere, and more whimsical elements to turn every last wedding detail into its own unique feature.
Traditional Wedding Cakes into Unique Desserts
Gone are the days of traditional white wedding cakes being the center of attention at wedding receptions. Today, young couples are opting for other unique desserts and cake styles. It’s all about elegance, ease, and unconventional approaches for 2018, meaning donut tower wedding cakes, “naked cakes,” cake bites, hand-painted cakes, crazy new cake flavors, and more are sure to turn up at most parties. The sky is the limit and no one will criticize your creativity, 2018 is the year for unlimited cake potential, so go for it.
Traditional Centerpieces for Hanging Floral Pieces
No one is arguing that flowers are not absolutely essential to a wedding. After all, they are beautiful, they smell wonderful, and there are so many different styles and colors to choose from to personalize your wedding, but interestingly enough for 2018 wedding flowers are getting “elevated.” From cascading vines to suspended roses, treating your ceiling with a little floral flair is becoming 2018’s go-to wedding trend.
Rustic into “Woodsy”
Everyone knows that rustic country weddings have been making a splash, but it looks like couples in 2018 are trading in their burlap and mason jars for real wooden décor elements and plenty of fresh greenery. This slight transition doesn’t completely forgo some of the simple ideas of years past like fairy lights and candles, but only time will tell what the future has in store. In the meantime, grab your favorite hiking boots and head over to a local wooded area to scope out some ideas for your 2018 wedding.
Getting your guests involved is a great way to keep everyone entertained all night long. Go beyond dancing and dining and offer something new and exciting that will have your friends and family talking for years to come. The most popular wedding trends for 2018 are DIY drink/snack bars and photo booths! Have a fully stocked bar area for adults, and perhaps even a special kids bar with age appropriate options, so guests can come and mix their own favorite drinks. This also would work with milkshakes, ice cream sundaes, and more. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a photo booth? Trick out your booth with a few interesting props and guests of all ages will have the chance to make memories and souvenirs all at the same time.
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