Another year, another of fresh wedding trends for 2018 to get excited about! While a lot of wedding traditions you’ll want to stick to timeless themes, there are some new 2018 wedding trends emerging that will set your day apart from the rest and make it even more personalised to you and your groom’s taste. From floral updates to new food and décor trends, here’s what 2018 will bring in wedding newness.
2018 Colour Of The Year – Ultra Violet
The Pantone colour of the year has been revealed! And this is always a big indicator of what’s to come in wedding trends. 2018 is all about Ultra Violet purple. So expect to see plenty of purple floral inspiration, as well as invites and table decor; like napkins and plates, plus new-age additional like crystals and agate coasters used as name places. It also makes the perfect partner to gold accents to luxe up any Ultra Violet styled look.
Hanging Floral Installations
These have already started to appear in some of the most stylish weddings of 2017, but for 2018 expect to see more of a creative approach to floral displays. Hanging flowers or greenery above tables creates a great dynamic to the space, playing with heights and viewpoints. It also gives more space on tables if you’re choosing more candles or big sharing plates.
Black Accents You might think the idea of incorporating black into your classic white bridal look is madness, but when you see how the designers have done it, you’ll see it gives a modern and effective monochromatic twist, that will add drama to your day without fail. Take inspiration from Vera Wang, Marchesa and Reem Acra Spring 2018 bridal collections.
Moving on from rose gold accents, 2018 will see similar metallic touches in the form of a more industrial look copper. The great thing about this material, is that it’s super cheap! But looks so effective – especially when reflecting candle light – so lanterns and tea light holders will be key. You can also incorporate copper details in cups, cutlery, chairs and even ribbons. The effect will particularly look great for an autumnal wedding color palette.
Wedding Planner & Blogger, Charley at London Bride (london-bride.com), tells 2018 will see a surge in see-through settings and décor. ‘Everything from the venues themselves think Glasshouses, or light bright spaces with full windows to Perspex hanging seating plans, tablescapes featuring an abundance of glass details with printed goods on semi-transparent paper. Great for modern and minimalist couples who like clean lines and Scandi vibes’.
Modern couples are more often opting out of the traditional 3-course set menu for their wedding breakfast. Instead, choosing food they love – from big sharing plates to food vans and portable pizza ovens, wedding food is definitely seeing a change. 2018 predict more alternative options like Mexican, Japanese and Peruvian inspired cuisine – with tacos, sushi and ceviche on the menu.
The accessory trend that’s coming back strong. Not just in earrings, but headpieces, rings and embellishing dresses, too. A classy way to incorporate embellishment, if you’re not a fan of sparkle. Silver petal and pearl clip,
Not just for Christmas, wreaths are becoming a popular alternative decoration for weddings across all seasons. Wispy grasses, sweet smelling eucalyptus and wild flowers, these bohemian rings will have your guests impressed by your modern flower installations!