Another year means fresh wedding trends of 2018 to obsess about! Whether you’re recently engaged (congrats!), helping a close friend or family member plan their wedding, or simply dreaming up what you might want your own nuptials to look like when the day comes, looking up wedding color palettes and decor themes are always inspiring and entertaining. Get your Pinterest boards ready, here are 6 trends you’ll fall in love with!
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 candlelight, so lanterns and tea light holders will be key. You can also incorporate copper details in cups, cutlery, chairs and even ribbons.
Not just for Christmas, wreaths are becoming a popular alternative decoration for weddings across all seasons. Wispy grasses, sweet-smelling eucalyptus, and wildflowers, these bohemian rings will have your guests impressed by your modern flower installations!
Pantone named ultraviolet the color of 2018, so we’re forecasting wedding color palettes to take a turn towards shades of purples, including wine, lilac, lavender, and mauve.
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. For 2018 we predict more alternative options like Mexican, Japanese and Peruvian inspired cuisine with tacos, sushi, and ceviche on the menu.
It’s all about the sleeve! From caps and bells to barely there, sleeved silhouettes will be big this year. Also hot for 2018 is the cape. Sheer capes, lace capelets, hooded style and pearl-encrusted designs all made their way down the runways. What’s not to love about this removable trend that’s a more fashion-forward take on the classic veil?
The big trend for 2018 will be darker, detailed, and textured florals. We’ve been in a beautiful lull of soft, lush, flowers with lots of greenery, but dark colors are going to be making an appearance in 2018.
Interested in what 2018 wedding trends are best for your day? Contact the wonderful Kaitlin at Pocketful of Plans she is an amazing wedding planner in Monterey (we’ve had the pleasure of working with her many times!) and she is always ahead on the trends & must haves for your wedding day.